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The Riverside Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
+44 1245 266881
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
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“halloumi” (5 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
“roast beef” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Food was good but staff never asked how my meal was and if all ok, pretty basic customer service lacking. Room was ok (attic room)but carpet hadn't been hoovered and springs could be felt in the mattress. Bathroom seriously needs TLC. Parking across the road...More

Thank R2269SRdanielleb
Reviewed 1 week ago

7 courses of sheer culinary pleasure not only prepared by Andi Walker but served by him too with an insight in to how the dishes were cooked. Every course looked great and tasted amazing, from the first to the last bite, every mouthful was delicious....More

Thank Honeymonster777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing about this place is the decor! We visited on a Saturday night and it was not at all busy (by this I mean that 2 tables were dining) The kids meals were listed as "home made" and having had a quick taste,...More

Thank AmuseboucheUk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

DROPPED IN AT 3PM ,FOR IMPROMPTU LUNCH,AFTER SHOPPING foodand service top notch as always,staff on the ball including the cheeky manager cant fault this busy stylish venue,IF YOU HAVNT BEEN? GO SOON!!

Thank larry308
Reviewed 26 September 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 7:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
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