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The Lantern House

17-21 Broomfield Road | CM1 1SY, Chelmsford CM1 1SY, England
+44 1245 353009
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“bean curd” (3 reviews)
“chicken balls” (2 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17-21 Broomfield Road | CM1 1SY, Chelmsford CM1 1SY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The service is really good with friendly attentive staff. The food is consistently good, fresh and well presented. Good consistent Chinese restaurant in the heart of Chelmsford

Thank merlin03
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Wonderful food, and such a peaceful atmosphere. There were plenty of other customers, but it was calm and peaceful - so many places are loud and frenetic. I'm vegetarian and the sizzling bean curd is just gorgeous.

Thank Alison B
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

This place is soooo dead. The denied man coz I was brown and dat. They said minimum expenditure was £10 for lunch but the lunch menu is £6 so this make no sense.

Thank jjayaroobanh12
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Lantern house is a proper old school Chinese restaurant, good service quality food, the owner Shirley always makes you feel welcome, been going there for nine years standards have never dropped, we have to travel twenty miles to get there always worth the visit.

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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We got a takeaway from here as a change from our usual place, I wanted to try somewhere with more veggie options and this place has them! Food was great, my boyfriend was impressed with the chicken balls portion size! We will definitely be returning.....More

Thank Abbey O
Reviewed February 11, 2018

one of the best Chinese meals we have had- the restaurant ambiance is perfect, the staff great and the food was outstanding, we tried a set menu and all dishes were amazing - would certainly return

Thank alipaulwalsall
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Visited here by myself while staying in hotel close by. Was early evening so I was only customer in there so cannot comment on atmosphere but the food was simply superb! Honey Chilli Ribs were delicious and the crispy beef was just as good.. Would...More

Thank gstar091
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

Four of us visited mid week, and early one evening. The food was of good quality, massive portions and very tasty. We will be back.

Thank richardleigh
Reviewed November 19, 2017

Very friendly service and good food which is light on the MSG so you don't leave feeling bloated. They have a lot of regulars so getting a table is difficult sometimes. Best to book. Would have been 5* but the prawn crackers were not freshly...More

Thank invisible2016
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

The lantern house always delivers good food and the service is always great. Staff very friendly . Not much else to say really

Thank Bill C
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March 13, 2017|
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Response from Esme P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is parking behind The Ship pub which is across the road from the restaurant. You need to drive around the block to access it. It is a pay and display parking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17-21 Broomfield Road | CM1 1SY, Chelmsford CM1 1SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 353009
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