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Bartellas

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Writtle Road | Margaretting, Chelmsford CM4 0EH, England
+44 1277 355021
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took our friends to Bartella's last night as they had not been before and none of us were disappointed. The food as usual was delicious plenty of choice 3 of us had the special Friday steak or fish night which is such good value & the fourth went for the a la carte as he loves mixed grill &... More 

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Thank Carterty
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant Friday evening, we all had a Fab time, having eaten here on previous occasions I was confident in taking my friends & we were not Disappointed. The Service, Food and Ambience was as impeccable as ever I had the Ballotin of Rabbit, Delicious & Well Presented, followed by the Mixed Grill Cooked to Perfection, Very Clean Plate... More 

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Thank Michael C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited on a Sunday (after many previous enjoyable visits to the "old" bartellas) and was sadly disappointed. I had a roast that was very lack lustre and basic, not what I was expecting for £15.... My other half had a T-bone steak which was ordered medium rare and came up well done... Which we would've happily paid £25 for... More 

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Thank Tish H
HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your most recent visit to Bartellas. We have been at our new home now for some time and the atmosphere and design has proved to be a big hit with the customers so I am surprised by your comparison to an airport pub. I can only apologise that we let you down when it... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lovely Saturday evening meal 10 of us had three courses with prosseco on a Groupon deal. Service by Terry and his staff excellent as always. Food always brilliant. Thank you again for a good evening.

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Thank v-essex
HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent celebration with us. I am pleased you enjoyed your meal and were well looked after by the team, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director More 

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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family came tonight for our Grandsons birthday. Another excellent meal. Fresh well cooked food, plenty of choice. All staff polite and friendly. Good service, clean, spacious restaurant. We come to Bartellas quite often, never disappointed. Recommended

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Thank Peter P
HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your most recent visit to Bartellas. I am pleased that you once again enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director More 

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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So in my job I speak to a lot of people and I had heard mixed reviews from various people, but I'm happy to say I was pleasantly surprised. We had the garlic prawns to start which were lovely, I had a battered cod for main which was perfect and chocolate fondant for desert which was AMAZING! Highly recommend goof... More 

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Thank Ayesha A
HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to Bartellas. I am disappointed to see that you had heard mixed reviews but pleased that you gave us a try and will hopefully be spreading the word about how great Bartellas is. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director More 

Chelmsford
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another fab visit to Bartellas.. went with my work for our Christmas work meal and couldn't fault anything in the slightest.. Staff all friendly, helpful and went above and beyond as always, food was 5* for everyone in all the courses and everyone commented to me about the wonderful atmosphere and decor.. Thanks again Bartellas for a wonderful night.. we... More 

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1 Thank Gemma1809
HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for review and for choosing Bartellas as the venue for your Christmas celebrations. I am pleased you all enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Bartellas as a surprise with my brother and his partner and my wife. Have visited several times over the years. The experience is excellent from the moment you walk through the door. The food is very well presented and with a varied choice and good value, The décor and surroundings are very welcoming. Terry the Manager is very professional... More 

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Thank johnwlong13
HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review following your most recent visit to Bartellas. I am pleased you enjoyed your meal with us and the service that Terry and his team offer. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, although we aren't just great for special occasions, our fabulous value Steak and Fish Friday's will be returning in January... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge thank you for a superb night at Bartellas. The staff were very helpful, fun and friendly and made the atmosphere brilliant! The food was delicious would definitely recommend to anyone. The ladies at Go30 loved it and they had a great members Christmas Party!

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Thank Yasmin H
HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your review following your recent visit. I am pleased you all enjoyed your evening with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon Jason Bartella Managing Director More 

essex
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356 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the best things we love about a night out or lunch at Bartellas is that it never fails to be a great meal and we do love the service staff, never in your face but always at hand. Last night was a seasonal christmas party night and as usuall every table was taken. Most had turkey but we... More 

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HLGroup, Owner at Bartellas, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words following your recent visit for one of our Christmas Party Nights. We want everyone to have a great time, whether they are grabbing a quick bite to eat or would like a leisurely celebration meal and I am pleased that is being felt by our guests. We look forward to seeing you all again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $49
Cuisine
European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Writtle Road | Margaretting, Chelmsford CM4 0EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1277 355021

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