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Back Inn Time

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Imperial House Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM1 1NY, England
+44 1245 269983
18:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Back inn time has long been one of my favourite restaurants. I cannot fault the food, I've never once had a bad meal here! Yesterday I had the chilli to start which was lovely and the portion size was more than generous! My favourite thing about this place is the fact they have smaller dishes of the main meals served... More 

Thank Dark-Rose-95
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my family have been visiting here for over 25 years, we've always had superb food and the service is second to none. People who are moaning about portion sizes - I'd love to see you actually finish a plate of food!! Keep up the good work back inn time, we will continue to keep coming back as I'm... More 

Thank Jademartinnn123
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this restaurant for a family birthday meal. Before I go to restaurants I usually look up the menu on the website so I can get a rough idea of the things I fancy. I would say that the website definitely needs updating because the menu is barely readable, for some reason the font is really close together and... More 

Thank RhiGF
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Go here quite often with my partner, and it is always so good, the food is lovely, the service is always with a smile and i can never resist their milkshakes. A true Chelmsford gem!!

1 Thank KristinaB18
London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good American style diner, with great atmosphere for all the family, good food, good value and great staff.

1 Thank BARRY C
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greasy food, poorly cooked and tasteless. The restaurant looks tired and could do with a good clean. Used to love this place but now trading on past glories.

Thank Michael F
Waltham Abbey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time in this American type diner with sixties music. We found the food, atmosphere and service excellent. Our waitress Sarah was bubbly, enthusiastic and very efficient. She arranged a birthday treat and song from colleagues at short notice which made the evening enjoyable and memorable. Will certainly return. Thank you Sarah!

1 Thank sallyrdeath
Taunton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited mid week and still reasonably busy- so very popular. Nice atmosphere, quick service, large portions and lovely food. Lots of choice and reasonably priced

1 Thank themaltesir
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited this place years ago and thought that it would be fun to go back as I was in the area. The parking in the area is difficult but just about manageable as it was a Sunday. The overall ambience, as it used to be, was still fun and quirky, with a little model railway train (well just the... More 

1 Thank djpe
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for a meal with my family. Booked around a week ahead, over the phone. 3 courses each with drinks came to around £125. Every 10 minutes or so the meal was interrupted by happy birthday by stevie wonder being played so someone could celebrate their birthday. Beware, they turn the lights off too. All good fun. Can't fault... More 

2 Thank c0lm4ns

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$41
American, Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Imperial House Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM1 1NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 269983

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Maldon, United Kingdom
over a year ago
Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?