We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The Riverside Inn Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
+44 1245 266881
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

170 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 170: English reviews
Billericay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 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
Level Contributor
48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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
Level Contributor
74 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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
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 

2 Thank Catx90
Level Contributor
99 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 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
Level Contributor
101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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
Level Contributor
123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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

Travellers who viewed The Riverside Inn Restaurant also viewed

Chelmsford, Essex
Chelmsford, Essex

Been to The Riverside Inn Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Riverside Inn Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Riverside Inn Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?