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Russells Bell Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7JS, England
+44 1245 478484
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (19 reviews)
“wild boar” (5 reviews)
“duck” (6 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Russells Bell Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7JS, England
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

I’ve reviewed this restaurant only recently and I don’t think I need to elaborate on how good the food and service is. Having enjoyed our previous visit we decided to bring the family along on a Sunday for lunch, it’s a set price menu with...More

Thank AJ-200340
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Having read the reviews and had recommendations from friends, I was really looking forward to eating at Russell's. I was very disappointed with the size of the meals. I had three courses, which is not something that I can normally manage. I could have quite...More

1  Thank Claire D
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Beautiful surroundings and the staff were wonderful. There were 4of us and 3 out of the 4 were perfectly content with everything however I ordered the steak which was cooked to perfection but I did find the rosti a little soggy and the spinach on...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Never heard of or would of found this restaurant myself but a family member booked it as heard good things locally about it and they werent wrong! Very pretty inside, i liked all the flowers and sitting in the lounge with drinks while they prepped...More

Thank Carly S
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Over familiar front of house, inenible wild boar. An "Italian theme " night", with a total lack of anything Italian. Won't be going back.

4  Thank John_B186383
Reviewed September 28, 2017

I stumbled across Russells Restaurant when posting for another and after reading the reviews, I decided to book a table for the Saturday night. A little tricky to find at first but we parked in the public carpark and although the restaurant doesn’t look like...More

1  Thank AJ-200340
Reviewed September 9, 2017

We were looking for a special restaurant to celebrate a family occasion. We decided to book Russells partly because the restaurant was located in a barn, which dated back to the fourteenth century. The ambiance, despite having the restaurant to ourselves, was indeed superb and...More

Thank s3aview
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We have been to Russells a few times now over the years and never been disappointed. Everything is spot on; from the friendly greeting on arrival, the brief visit to the 'lounge' seating area where your drinks are served while the table is prepared, to...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

We took friends here for dinner. The food was excellent. The building is charming. We booked for 19:00 and there was only one other diner there. Very quiet. So much so that the waitress apologised. No problem - we like quiet. My wife has a...More

Thank exfordy
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Love these speciality evenings at Russell's . Four of us came to the Creole / Southern USA evening. We picked our starters from the menu , pulled pork & fish cakes......then to our surprise we were asked to help ourselves with chef at the BBQ...More

Thank SUNTAN47
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April 19, 2017|
Response from SRV2003 | Reviewed this property |
I have not required vegan options myself but would be surprised if they were not accommodating.
Kevin D
September 28, 2016|
Response from Ali R | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do the are very accommodating
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $60
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford  >  Great Baddow
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 478484
  • E-mail
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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