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The Wine Cellar

Certificate of Excellence
British, Wine Bar, French
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4 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1HL, England
+44 1245 349646
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Every time I visit Chelmsford I have to visit the Wine Cellar. Used to be one of my old haunts many years ago and has got even better. Food is delicious and excellent selection of wines and beers etc. Lovely atmosphere and staff always friendly and helpful. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank squirrel372
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best place in chelmsford for cocktails! Also does amazing food! Perfect place to catch up with friends or date night or to celebrate! If you want special little touches for a loved one or to celebrate ask Ellie or one of the managers and they will make your night perfect :-) :-)

Thank Chloee-w-x
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited there on a mon lunchtime with my husband, used to live in chelmsford and used to love the place, probably last went there about 20 years ago, I thought things would have changed, but didn't realise for the worse, we ordered a bottle of red wine and a beer The waitress poured it, but didn't bother, to ask if... More 

Thank Pauline S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Feeling like in a real wine cellar I went there for a dinner. The place is quite little but cozy. The food was really tasty otherwise the quantity was not to much. It is a nice place to relax with your couple and have a quite conversation. Nice staff.

Thank Rayanne A
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh how things can change in the space of 6 months! After visiting at the beginning of the year, I told friends and colleagues about the amazing service here; one of the best experiences ever. The young waitress serving us knew everything about the curries (we went on the themed Indian night) and which one to recommend for each of... More 

2 Thank lcs942
TheWine C, Owner at The Wine Cellar, responded to this review

I am so sorry to read that your experience of dining with us was such a disappointing one. Please could you provide me with the date and time of your booking along with your -email address and I will personally undertake to look into this. Our staff and ourselves pride ourselves on giving people an enjoyable experience with us. More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Very good food and nice atmosphere , we were a group of 12 and although there is not a lot of room the Wine Cellar we were fine . when you book a table you get it for the night so there is no pressure to finish your meal because they have another sitting coming in later on. we had... More 

Thank Darren W
TheWine C, Owner at The Wine Cellar, responded to this review

Darren, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward in seeing you in the near future. More 

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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Great food, really tasty meals for all our table and the atmosphere is nice in the cellar. I kind of wish the staff were a little more attentive, they are not bad by any means, but I felt it could have been a little better. I loved the touch of a wine bottle decorated for the birthday girl.. thanks!

Thank mark191175
TheWine C, Owner at The Wine Cellar, responded to this review

Mark, I am so glad you enjoyed your evening with us and like the special touches with the bottles. I will speak to the staff and ask them to be more attentive, we ask our staff to give our customers space to relax and enjoy there company on there table but perhaps we need to up it a little. Thank... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable evening - party of four; excellent house wine (red and white) and really good food! Service was superb - attentive, friendly and alert. A real pleasure to return here after many years away - won't leave it too long before we return. Minor whinge - a rack of lamb is not two lamb chops...

Thank David C
TheWine C, Owner at The Wine Cellar, responded to this review

David Thank you for your kind words, we are glad you returned to us and we hope to see you again in the near future. I will personally look into the rack of lamb to ensure this does not happen again, apologies for this. Nice to read lovely and helpful reviews. More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Been here a few time, staff friendly food excellent - small place with a big feel to it - only draw back are the steps getting into the place but dont let that out you off - you will not be dissappointed book now....😀😀

Thank Barbara S
TheWine C, Owner at The Wine Cellar, responded to this review

Thank you Barbara what a wonderful review to read. The steps are a pain Barbara, but hopefully it adds to the character and charm of the place......and keeps me fit. We hope to see you again in the future. More 

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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

It amazed me that I missed this little jewel right in my own City. We sat at the bar and had pre dinner drinks, Ellie suggested a wonderful gin with strawberries, it was delightful. They a steak dinner with a bottle of wine special for two for about £33-35 pounds, now that is a great deal. Our waitress Elanor was... More 

1 Thank IssyBell
TheWine C, Owner at The Wine Cellar, responded to this review

What a wonderful read....it was wonderful meeting you on that night and lovely seeing you again with your partners in tow this time. I am glad you enjoyed our gins and cocktails and had a wonderful evening with us at the Wine Cellar. Thank you for writing an amazing review it means a lot to us all and makes everything... 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $14
British, Wine Bar, French
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 349646
Situated in the quaint alleyways infront of Chelmsford Cathedral. The Wine Cellar is a unique and stylish place....providing first class food and wine menu. We also offer Boutique Beers allowing you to travel around the world with our unique selection of Worldwide beers.

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