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The Riverside Inn

Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
+44 1245 266881
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“halloumi” (5 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
“roast beef” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited for dinner and booked the tasting menu. The duck breast course was spot on and the presentation and skill of the cooking was unlike anywhere else in Essex. What a find!!

Thank Tobias G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited with my partner to sample the tasting menu and it didn't disappoint. Food was on another level to anything you will find in Chelmsford. Atmosphere and wine flight went hand in hand, the curried cod dish blew our minds!! Get there now before the...More

Thank tableclothdream
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went for lunch, 5 people. Nice place and great setting with the river behind it. No problem getting a table as there were only 5 other customers in the place. My cheeseburger and fries were good. Fish & chips, Lamb, sausages and mash were...More

Thank PeterG9883
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for a Mother's Day meal with my Mum and Dad the staff were very friendly and welcoming. I ordered the Chicken and mushroom terrine to start and then the braised lamb for mains and my parents both had the poached egg and smoked salmon...More

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as a group of 4 on Saturday 3 March. We had been to the restaurant before to have the 5 course tasting menu prepared by Andi Walker. We had said we would do this again but it took longer than we anticipated as...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on Friday and dined upstairs, where we were looked after by Andi Walker, Head chef, and Ben. The food and wine was excellent and the service friendly, unhurried and knowledgeable. Each of the five dishes was superb but we would have...More

Thank teamirons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First experience of the tasting menu at the Riverside Inn and it was exceptional. Five courses with wine pairing with all dishes beautifully prepared and very tasty. The staff were very friendly with Andi Walker, the Chef, coming out a couple of times. The tasting...More

Thank Ray T
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

This was an overnight stay as we were visiting friends in the area and was booked because it was a very reasonable price. And so, we probably had low expectations. We were very surprised. From the welcome, checking and being shown to our room, the...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 2 February 2018

I visited The Riverside Inn a couple of days ago for a family members birthday, and it did not disappoint! We shared dishes to try a little of everything, and I couldn't pick a favourite; the roasted cod with beans and chorizo was great and...More

Thank Camilla W
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

I visited Andi Walker at the Riverside Inn today and was very impressed! The service was amazing, and the food was delicious! I would particularly recommend the roasted cod and white chocolate cheesecake. I can’t wait to go back!

Thank Ella F
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13 March 2018|
Response from RiversideAdmin | Property representative |
We do not have a car park though there is a retail park a 2 min walk away that allows 2 hours free parking or a pay & display car park opposite.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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