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Russells Bell Street, Chelmsford CM2 7JS, England
+44 1245 478484
Monday
Closed
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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank Stephen C
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Gerry H
Reading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank mgpowers
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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2 Thank RachelJane82
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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....

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Thank Peter C
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Sue R
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Food was absolutely superb. Great waitress service and a good atmosphere in a beautiful setting. Top quality all round.

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Thank dsbeeson
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I went with a party of 20 for a special birthday and they did us proud we had booked are food in advance and it was so good the service most of my friends had not been there before and were very impressed with the staff menu and the decor they had a list of special nights and some friends... More 

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Thank adelaideogilvie
Woodham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

A return visit after a long absence but found the experience decidedly average. Food was acceptable but a midweek visit with only four tables occupied meant little atmosphere. Young waiters need focus on training and understanding of the menu.

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3 Thank Ronald C
Essex, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We had a family meal here last week. Everyone enjoyed their food, the flavours were lovely. One of the elements on the sharing dessert platter was not right, but we were given a bit of a different version of it and this tasted beautiful. My steak was over-cooked; I asked for medium rare, and it was medium-well, however they quickly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $56
Cuisine
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?