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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
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Showing 167: English reviews
Norwich, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 

2 Thank Catx90
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86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in today Tuesday for spot of lunch . Friendly service especially the lovely lady on reception who handled my Christmas query amazingly . Lovely pasta dish chicken and chorizo . Staff friendly . Such pity it was quite as its a lovely venue . Will be back again . Well done to all X

2 Thank Waterfordboi1982
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband visited here on the weekend for our first night out together after having a baby. The food is delicious and the service was good to start with but after our mains had been delivered we didn't see a member of staff again! After waiting for over 40 minutes for our plates to be cleared and offered... More 

Thank Samantha J
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Some girlfriends and I went to The Riverside Inn for afternoon tea recently. The cake stands had a nice selection of sandwiches, scone with cream and jam, and a nice selection of cakes. We were offered a choice of speciality teas and were surprised when this turned out to be a teabag and individual small teapots of hot water .By... More 

1 Thank Hili
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Beautifully and sympathetically restored old building. Super restaurant inside, plus a bar area, outside must be really lovely in summer. Good food, perhaps a bit up-market for what we sought

Thank maceng-chattan
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Brilliant venue , food excellent and staff were brilliant especially the 3 lads upstairs bar Charlie and other 2 were absolutely brilliant hard working lads so polite and friendly .food was excellent for 30 people it came out altogether and was lovely and hot . I Recommend this place. Other staff were great too.

2 Thank luckystar32
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is always a great choice if you want to catch up with friends in a good environment although if you're buying around make sure you have plenty in your wallet as it's not cheap . As a gin lover it was nice to see that they offer a good variety and if you think it's nice then the garden... More 

1 Thank Steve F
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

As a family party of five, we visited this restaurant after attending our daughters graduation ceremony. It was my daughter who had booked the venue and it proved to be an inspired choice. The service was very good and friendly, the menu was traditional and I am sure that there was something for everyone. Comfortable surroundings and reasonably priced menu... More 

1 Thank John M

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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$32
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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?