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Russells Bell Street, Chelmsford CM2 7JS, England
+44 1245 478484
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Driffield, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had looked up the website to check the resteraunt was still there as it had been some years since we had visited. Lovely menu, friendly service and food delicious, we will not leave it so long again.

Thank sharon e
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332 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived early and enjoyed nice well served drinks and the menu was really exciting. Not a sniff of beer battered cod and chips, lamb shank or the house burger. A smart good quality menu rarely now seen in Essex. Food was very well served and in the main excellent only one complaint was a fairly flavourless and tough lamb.... More 

3 Thank JohnandCarolineUK
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Russell's last week after hearing good things. We booked a table in advance. We walked in and was greeted by the very friendly owner who took our drink orders and educated us on some of the whiskeys he had in stock. Russell's has a very unique feel about it, very warm and traditional. Me and my girlfriend both had... More 

Thank Gucci2711
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128 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit and one we have been promising for a very long time. We were not disappointed either by the resturant or the food. First class service and friendly staff. This was the first of many visits I'm sure.

Thank Jim41JNCN
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

After a warm greeting we were shown to the lounge area. We decided to start with a cocktail. I chose a white wine with our starters and a red for main. Our aged red dinner wine was perfectly kept from the temperature controlled cellar and was perfectly decanted with care. It tasted fabulous! This restaurant has an exceptional wine list,... More 

Thank Stephen C
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

We had a great meal with wine for 7 people. The restaurant was busy but we were not kept waiting for any part of our order, great service.

Thank Gerry H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We booked for a family celebration with three generations present. The food was amazing, but also the manager and chef were very accommodating towards the children. Lovely atmosphere - it was very relaxed. Scallops for starter were a particular highlight.

Thank mgpowers
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I have visited Russell's several times in the last 18 months and i must start by saying the food is always fantastic - faultless in fact. However on our third visit last week the service was terrible. On arrival we advised we had the groupon deal (2 courses + prosecco), and were looked at rather blankly by... More 

2 Thank RachelJane82
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Loved the relaxed but efficient atmosphere as well as the quality food. Difficult to fault - recommend the monk fish tail....

Thank Peter C
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from a fabulous lunch at Russell's. This was the first time we have been & will certainly return. As it was lunchtime there weren't many guests however the atmosphere was still very pleasant & we were not pressurised or hurried in any way. The food was delicious & even though we visited using a Groupon deal... More 

Thank Sue R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $52
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Russells Bell Street, Chelmsford CM2 7JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 478484
The heart of the restaurant is a magnificent timbered barn. Originally built in 1372 it is listed as being of architectural and historical importance. As you walk in the restaurant the spectacular high ceiling and the gallery overlooking the main dining area creates a wonderful dramatic impression as you enter a world of elegance and fine food.

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