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The Riverside Inn Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
+44 1245 266881
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Wickford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked this for a date night with the wife. Wasn't that busy for a saturday night. We had potato skins and tempura prawns for starter which were both nice. My wife had lamb shank which fell off the bone and there was plenty of meat. I had the mixed grill which was great and a huge plate. Reasonable prices. Staff... More 

Thank pete3lions
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Andi walker was a masterchef semi finalist last year. The menu changes in a weekly basis, all sourced locally. We had a six course menu. All dishes are brought to the table an introduced, he also took time to speak to us after. The food was absolutely amazing, as was the decor and atmosphere. Highly recommended

Thank Kevin B
Helston, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here just before Christmas, The Riverside is an Old Mill and has a great out door area with rivers on both sides, not that we eat out their just went out for a fag. The food was excellent and so were the staff who were also most helpful, pity there is no parking, I parked across the road... More 

Thank VicDrees
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Limited but attractive menu, with the food being well cooked and well presented. The portions are huge so don't eat too much earlier in the day as you'll run out of steam after a starter and main course! Prices for a town centre were very reasonable and offered excellent value for money.

Thank Chris T
Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

We were a party of five (teenagers through to grand-parent) who picked the Riverside for Christmas lunch/dinner (3pm reservation). Food was excellent! Service was excellent. Ambiance was excellent. In fact, a GREAT meal out without a doubt. Our second vist and certainly not our last.

Thank Griff J
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

First time I have been to this restaurant. It was for a Work Christmas Do and the food was gorgeous. Portion size was lovely, food was gorgeous and the staff were very well presented and very polite and professional. Lovely place and will definitely be returning

Thank Ben T
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Service was a bit slow when we walked in . Once at the table the food was delicious. We had the chicken burger and it was very filling.

Thank JACQUELINE199757
Norwich, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We had an evening meal here, the staff were lovely, the food was very good and great value, it was very clean and a pleasant atmosphere,I would definately return again if I'm in the area

Thank Donna Y
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This is the best place to go in the summer, sitting out the back by the river is a sun trap. The beer and food is expensive though. We have experienced the room/bar upstairs that you can rent out privately for weddings/christenings ect and was pleased with it.

1 Thank martin b
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Huge thanks to our waiter Charlie and the rest of the great staff on Saturday (12th) who looked after us all for lunch! I'm sure we were probably the typical nightmare group and you were dreading serving us all but it certainly didn't show and you made our afternoon that extra bit enjoyable! Everyone complimented on how lovely the pub... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$31
Bar, British, Pub
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, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?