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“Posh Chinese Food”
Review of Zenxi

Zenxi
Ranked #6 of 366 Restaurants in Chelmsford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $52
Cuisines: Seafood, Chinese, Asian, Fusion
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Zenxi brings together the very best of Oriental fine-dining to Chelmsford. The design of ZENXI has been meticulously thought of and planned, the layout of the restaurant being set over 2 floors and uses modern materials, soft lighting, Italian furniture along with traditional visual impacts such as waterfalls and a grand piano which all harmonize to create a luxury setting, for you to enjoy at lunch or dinner. Attention to detail is of primary importance at ZENXI which is also carried through to our menu; Consisting of over 150 dishes, including many classic favourites to the very NOW dishes; Every dish is freshly prepared as ordered using the finest quality products, this ensures fresh and detailed flavours, something we know you appreciate. Our handpicked wine list is also vast with over 70 wines from around the world, champagnes and cocktails for all occasions to compliment your fine-dining experience.
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Posh Chinese Food”
Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you want fantastic, high quality, posh Chinese food, then this is your place. The food here is really good, but a little on the pricey side.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great night!”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

I visited zenxi for the first time yesterday after hearing some very good recommendations and I wasn't disappointed at all. The place had a great atmosphere very friendly attentive staff and the food was great! We spent three hours in zenxi and at no point felt we was being rushed. This is definitely the best chinese restaurant I have been to and will definitely be visiting again. Thanks for a great evening!

  • Visited March 2014
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chelmsford
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and buzz”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

This is far better than most chinese restaurants, simply because it doesn't try to be chinese. No "authentic" music, staff are not exclusively Oriental and there are no 'ethnic' dragon murals. Just tasteful decor, experienced staff and well cooked food.

It is somewhat pricier than a normal chinese restaurant, but the three bottles of wine we ordered didn't help. Mains were about £10 and our meal was £170 for three people, we ordered far too much and the portions were huge, we didn't have puddings.

The only downside for us was the musack from the piano player, the atmosphere was so good it didn't need it, it was packed with people who were dressed up and up for it. there is not much roadside parking, but you are near the multi-storey.

  • Visited January 2014
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“The best Chinese in Chelmsford”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have been twice now to Zenxi, while the price is in the upper end this justified and presents good value.

Staff are attentive, pleasant and on hand. On both occasions I have ordered the set menus because they simply blew me away the first time and so had to repeat the experience.

Duck salad and the Scallops were the highlights of these meals and I would recommend it to all. Surprisingly the set menu really is quite a lot of food, you'll probably need a doggy bad, which the staff happy to oblige with facilitating.

I have not been on an evening with live music, but the general ambiance is very nice.

  • Visited October 2013
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“Who would believe you are in Chelmsford”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

We first went on Boxing Day for my sons birthday treat, and boy was it a treat. It didn't feel like we were in Chelmsford more in swanky London. You do not come here for a quick meal but for an overall Chinese dining experience. The ambience is fab, calm, cool and sophisticated. We have also been on a Jazz/soul night and the music was delightful and added to the evening. Food was delicious but would steer away from the set menu and go it alone in choices. We found the set menu we chose to be quite similar in tastes and textures and a couple of the dishes not to our taste. Cost can soon add up so be prepared.

  • Visited December 2013
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