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The Lantern House

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17-21 Broomfield Road | CM1 1SY, Chelmsford CM1 1SY, England
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow what a place, good staff, lots of them!!! The food was a amazing came out the kitchen quicker than the Lewis Hamiltons car!!! Even the prawn crackers are in a different league!! Sizzling dish sizzled for ages, perfect, Duck dish the same. Chow mein was excellent, as was the rice What a great start to the weekend, one of... More 

Thank Rob K
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Every time we go to this restaurant we end up asking ourselves why we don't do it more often? That's why we ended up choosing it over so many other places for a recent birthday celebration. This is a lovely honest "no frills" family run Chinese restaurant. The staff are outstandingly friendly and helpful and the food is straight forward... More 

Thank DrHoover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Impromptu stop after work, the family and I were hugely impressed. We have avoided Chinese takeaways for some time either because of poor food hygiene ratings or poor food, 5 stars for both. Will definitely use again!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

A group of 9 of us visited after watching the FA cup final. The restaurant was packed but they told us to come back in 20 mins and they would have us a table. They stuck to their word so 20 mins later we were all seated. We ate off the set menu and the food was really nice. Probably... More 

Thank fellatthefirst
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219 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I was working at the Civic Theatre and between the matinee and evening performance on the Saturday the whole Orchestra went here to eat. Although early the restaurant was already busy. There were about 15 in our group and it was nice that we were Sat on one large round table. We ordered a few of the set meals and... More 

Thank MartinLoS
Kessingland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Chelmsford for the first time in order to go to the Civic Theatre. We needed somewhere to have a quick meal. Five minutes from the theatre we found this restaurant. The food was very good indeed and served promptly - perfect for a pre-theatre meal. Staff were helpful and friendly. This is not a Chinese restaurant to... More 

Thank j_drinkwater51
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

This is our regular Chinese restaurant. The food is always good and consistent, plus the staff friendly and reasonable prices. You can't ask more than that

Thank Brian H
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Great food which is not greasy like some Chinese restaurants / takeaways I could mention. Not too expensive and good atmosphere.

Thank GlenAdams1968
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

This is the only Chinese I'd ever go to the food is amazing and good value for money. We've only ever had take away so do not know what the service is like to dine in

Thank 4everclaret
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231 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

You usually know what you want when you visit a Chinese restaurant. You will find your favourites here but prepared in a much tastier way, plus dishes had fresh vegetables as garnish adding extra flavour and texture. The place was also spotless (loo as well) -tables with crisp white linen, including the napkins. Delightful ladies served us in an unpressured... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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

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