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The Riverside Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
+44 1245 266881
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“halloumi” (5 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
“roast beef” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Riverside Inn for a Christmas family lunch, had drinks in the bar, nice area to have a chat and peruse the menu. We were offered the Xmas menu and enjoyed all 3 courses, special mention to the attentive staff who would always ask...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had booked as a group of 17 people, on a Saturday lunch time, and this included a number of children. We asked for the menus in advance because of different diets, but when we arrived we were given totally different menus. They do however...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 10 November 2017

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 7 November 2017

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 19 October 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
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, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
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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