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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
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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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am fussy about Asian food having grown up in Asia but having looked at the reviews I thought this would be a good one to try as a delivery whilst staying in the town on business. It arrived on time, and the staff member taking my order was very helpful, but that is about as much as I can... More 

Thank Jan S
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are regulars at this restaurant and can not fault it. Amazing service and lovely staff. Would definitely recommend a visit here. It is a little bit off the beaten track but don't let this put you off. Lovely, piping hot food which always arrives really quickly. You will not be disappointed.

Thank yummy_mummy73Essex
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on four separate occasions whilst visiting Chelmsford on business. Always a warm welcome and the food is excellent. The pineapple and cashew nut rice is superb. Overall, very good value for money and very tasty food.

Thank 72carpro
Cinderford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant "on spec" with a friend. We were both delighted. The food was excellent, the staff lovely and friendly, and the service was great too. Even with a decent bottle of wine the meal was not expensive. Highly recommended.

Thank Ash B
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49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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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237 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 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

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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, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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