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The Wine Cellar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
British, Wine Bar
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4 Duke Street, Chelmsford, England
+44 1245 349646
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 01:00
Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've visited here a couple of times before and very much enjoyed the experience. Unfortunately this visit was not so good. Service was extremely slow (table booked for 8 pm, main course served at 9.50 pm), and we felt some dishes served to us bore no resemblence to the description in the menu. The bar area was buzzing and lively... More 

3 Thank Janet M
London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to follow if your looking to celebrate a special occasion. The food is good and the menu is varied so should suit everyone's taste. Would be happy to visit again.

1 Thank THOMAS D
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for the second time last night and it was a fabulous experience. The staff are so warm and lovely and the food was excellent. We had the duck wonton to start, which was a decent size and very flavourful. Then I had the king prawn and chorizo bread dish, which was exceptional and my fiancée had the... More 

Thank SianGLondon
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I have always liked the wine cellar as a venue for a few drinks but hadn't appreciated how good the food is. We had a table of 8 this evening for dinner and the food was excellent. Tasty, well cooked, piping hot dishes with great service. Blows the socks off all the chain restaurants. Plus the underground setting is nice... More 

2 Thank Pickypabs
Colchester, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

On entering this place there was a real buzz which was encouraging, and a great choice of drinks - this was a good start! However the food let this place down no end and I'd certainly not want to visit again in a hurry! Also one tip, worth checking the male toilets during the night as it's not particularly pleasant... More 

4 Thank philc81
Vicenza, Italy
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The wine celler has been there for years..if you havent been or not visited for years like myself..you must try it. Ive visited twice in recent weeks and both times it was exceptional.. Lovely decor..freindly staff..great food...wot more could u want....oh yes lovely cocktails :0) reasonable prices..excellent food and service..i recomend the curry nites..resident chef has spent a lot of... More 

2 Thank markabitoby1974
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Seven of us came here for my birthday and everyone thoroughly enjoyed all three courses without exception. Some people had the curries which were clearly made by someone who knew what they were doing. The cuttlefish starter was delicious. Don't expect the quickest service - if that's what you want then go to a chain where it's all pre cooked.... More 

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Falmouth, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We popped in here for a quick drink with a few friends. Lovely quant bar with yummy cocktails to offer. There isn't huge amount of seating so people end up using the bar as a table so can be a little difficult to get a drink but will definitely be going back.

Thank Lauren S
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere packed out Beaujolais day!! Booked in for lunch was not disappointed I had French onion soup hot and tasty and for main course ribeye steak just melted in my mouth with delicious vegetables

Thank julicrox
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

A super evening at the Wine Cellar in Chelmsford. Good price point on the wine and great quality food. Enjoyed the service as it was personable, a really nice touch with the candle in a bottle that was used as a lamp which had our name on it!! Even though the food area is intimate you always had your own... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
British, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Duke Street, Chelmsford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 349646
Situated in the quaint alleyways infront of Chelmsford Cathedral. The Wine Cellar is a unique and stylish place....providing first class food and wine menu. We also offer Boutique Beers allowing you to travel around the world with our unique selection of Worldwide beers.

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