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The Riverside Inn Restaurant

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Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
+44 1245 266881
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seven of us had lunch here recently and we all had a very enjoyable meal. The lighting was very dim and seating felt crowded, factors which we all discussed as we like to see what we are eating and be able to read the menu. I would not like to be visually or mobility impaired in the restaurant. Several had... More 

Thank Lallysykes
Maldon, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

On visiting this restaurant for the first time, we found the staff very attentive and helpful, and the food good. We had the Salmon and a prawn wrap. The prawn wrap was a good size and full of tasty prawns with some lettuce accompanying them, also vegetable crisps. We sat in the garden adjacent to the river which was pleasant... More 

Thank paratanytarsus
United Kingdom
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The location is fantastic with the river running along the outside decking area. Really great seating area and the restaurant looks quite slick. Service a little lack lustre. The food is very nice and was served quickly however the wait for the table to be cleared was far too long which was quite frustrating and no offer of a dessert... More 

Thank DebPhelps83
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times in the past when it was under a different management and liked it. Thought we would give it a go again as since changed hands staff and service not as good. Unfortunately today was the same. Whilst the food was nice, the same couldn't be said for the staff. Greeted by a guy who asked... More 

Thank Mah80
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

A big group of us came here for a friends birthday on a Sunday afternoon. I hadn't been here in a while and it has changed quite a lot! A lovely surprise though and we were served some delicious cocktails in the beer garden by a very smart and professional lady called Jemma who was nothing short of lovely, despite... More 

1 Thank 629dawne
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

First time at the Riverside Inn. It is a place I have always wanted to visit but never had the opportunity. Great location. Beer garden overlooks the river. Plenty of outdoor seating. Some covered in event of showers. Attended this restaurant as a group of 7. 4 adults and 3 teenagers. Father's Day surprise for the two dads. Contemporary decor.... More 

Thank babilondom
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Had a menu as part of a grouping deal. Really nice choose of food- good Caesar salad. Really nice atmosphere perfect for a nice dinner. Lovely decor and looked very nice outside as well.

Thank amber4113
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Meeting with a friend we popped in early evening for some dinner. Staff were polite from the start, menu had some good choices, there were some pub classics, with some differing dishes added. Food was cooked well and tasted good, some nice little touches like the skin on chips just elevates the place. The ribs I had were huge and... More 

Thank Marky_Osborne
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Went here for a meal, it was a lovely place to eat, the food was amazing. The service from staff was very good and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a nice meal out.

1 Thank jadeyshadey
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

I went into The Riverside on Bank Holiday Sunday for a drink with a friend. The restaurant area was completely empty and when I asked the female member of staff (dressed in normal clothes), if it was okay to sit in that area, I was told "No, because it is set for dinner". This was at 9.30pm when the place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $36
Bar, European, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 266881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?