We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Riverside Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
+44 1245 266881
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“halloumi” (5 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
“ribs” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (206)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with 20+ friends and dined upstairs. The service was faultless, the food outstanding (given the difficulty in simultaneously feeding 25+ adults). Prices are reasonable - perfect place for a private function.

Thank Duncan T
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Excellent staff - helpful, patient, cheerful. Good ambience - decent background music that was not intrusive, comfortable seating, very pleasant outdoor area. Food - Gorgeous lamb shank, mash and vegetables. I'm not particularly keen on veg, so I often judge a place on how good...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Never visited before. We booked last minute for three of us to have a Sunday lunch as I'm not often available Sundays due to shift working so this was a special treat. The actual service wasn't over whelming. At first they couldn't find our booking...More

1  Thank AmyHorton
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Having tried the William B groupon deal we thought we would try the riverside groupon deal- run I understand similarly by the blue group. We walked there..but can park nearby. Venue is cosy and garden is beautiful. The deal was two courses and cocktail or...More

1  Thank Lynne-Louise B
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Fish was bland and had yellow oil running out of it (a radioactive looking substance). Visited as a group of 4. 3 had fish and each only had a few bites. The waiter asked how the food, we gave our opinion. It seemed a hard...More

Thank Kimmie_Rose
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This pub is beautifully located in Chelmsford and wonderful in the summer to sit outside. However, when you order food outside, starters and main courses, it all has to be delivered at the same time!!! This is a managers decision apparently because it gets so...More

1  Thank dumplingChelmsford
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Had dinner here on 27th June. Food was very good (excellent value as main meals 2 for 1 on Tuesdays), atmosphere Ok (not very busy) although 'background' music was annoyingly loud. I have to bring attention to our fabulous waitress Tula Smith. She was exceptionally...More

1  Thank Janet M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Choice of two 'cocktails'? only, and choice of four starters and four mains. Tons of chips, tiny amount of salad, my vegetarian red onion and cheese soufflé ok, but solid on top. The dipping sauce in my starter was too hot for dipping my mozzarella...More

Thank Kerry F
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Bar service was efficient but at over £11 for a glass of wine and a pint of lager, drink prices are very expensive! My boyfriend and I ordered five starters between us, instead of a main course each, as a lunchtime meal. Pork crackling -...More

Thank White-Angelwings
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times over the years and the food is always great. However on our most recent visit we were informed that sitting outside in the sunshine we had to order and pay as we went on food and drinks. Getting up...More

Thank Michelle A
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Byron Chelmsford
191 reviews
.31 km away
Prezzo - Chelmsford
280 reviews
.28 km away
Stone Grill
23 reviews
.18 km away
Bill's
217 reviews
.30 km away
Nearby Attractions
Chelmsford Cathedral
190 reviews
.49 km away
Essex Police Museum
54 reviews
.75 km away
High Chelmer Shopping Centre
27 reviews
.56 km away
Central Park, Bell Meadow and Sky Blue Pasture
18 reviews
.74 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Riverside Inn staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 266881
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing