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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
“tasting menu” (4 reviews)
“halloumi” (5 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 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 1 week ago via mobile

We decided last minute to eat out today, so glad we did! We had the best table: a beautiful view onto the river. The menu choices all sounded tasty but we went for the roast and were not at all disappointed- a gorgeous meal, served...More

Thank Jane D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was really excited for the re-launch of this place but unfortunately not much has changed. My salt beef sandwich wasn’t that great served with bread from tescos. Few items on the menu were missing. My fries were slightly warm. Place hasn’t had much atmosphere...More

Thank Carrie_S1987
RiversideAdmin, General Manager at The Riverside Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Carrie, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Our team are extremely disappointed that you didn't enjoy your time at Andi Walker at the Riverside Inn. We would like the opportunity to address this, please email our team at info@riversideinnchelmsford.co.uk and...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018 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 14 March 2018 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 13 March 2018

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 12 March 2018

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 5 March 2018

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 26 February 2018

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 26 February 2018

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
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Questions & Answers
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.
13 March 2018|
Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
There is a Pay and Display car park directly 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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