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Le Benaix Bar & Brasserie
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Ranked #31 of 415 Restaurants in Chelmsford
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Following in the success of sister restaurant Le Bouchon, the owners decided to open a sister venue in Rettendon Common on the outskirts of Chelmsford City, Le Benaix. A major restoration took place of the 16th Century heavily timbered period building which has been extended significantly to include; an Orangery which holds approx. 60 people, a Tudor Room which holds 16 people for an intimate family dinner or corporate dining affair with the Main Restaurant holding a further 75. Their welcoming oak beamed Bar and Brasserie area holds a further 40 people which during the winter months boasts two glorious log burning fires. Throughout summer months, you may dine Al Fresco in the beautifully landscaped and screened gardens with secluded intimate tables and a wider open lawn open area. The car park which is extensive, holds up to 80 cars. The venue caters for Private Functions and Special Occasions such as Birthdays and Wedding Anniversary dinners. Both venues offer a blend of French and English cuisine It’s the place to visit, have you booked your table yet?
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Description: Following in the success of sister restaurant Le Bouchon, the owners decided to open a sister venue in Rettendon Common on the outskirts of Chelmsford City, Le Benaix. A major restoration took place of the 16th Century heavily timbered period building which has been extended significantly to include; an Orangery which holds approx. 60 people, a Tudor Room which holds 16 people for an intimate family dinner or corporate dining affair with the Main Restaurant holding a further 75. Their welcoming oak beamed Bar and Brasserie area holds a further 40 people which during the winter months boasts two glorious log burning fires. Throughout summer months, you may dine Al Fresco in the beautifully landscaped and screened gardens with secluded intimate tables and a wider open lawn open area. The car park which is extensive, holds up to 80 cars. The venue caters for Private Functions and Special Occasions such as Birthdays and Wedding Anniversary dinners. Both venues offer a blend of French and English cuisine It’s the place to visit, have you booked your table yet?
Reviewed 14 July 2018

We were given a table in the orangery, which is very nice and spacious. For the first 30 to 45 minutes we were the only one's in there, so we were a bit overlooked. We did get served a drink, but they didn't take our food order for a good 45 minutes. Once things got busier it that part of the restaurant, things picked up as there were definitely more staff about. The food was very nice and the portions were just right.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

First time here and wont be the last. Michelin quality food. Best food i have had in Essex.
It was a treat from Son, so dont know the cost, but he said it was reasonable.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jerry A
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

We went on a Tuesday evening, so the restaurant was not busy, the waiter was very attentive and went out of his way to answer our questions on the food and the restaurant.
The food was excellent and the flavours blended beauitfully together. Although its not the cheapest restaurant around, but they offer discounted meals at certain times of the week and day, you pay for want you get and what we got was an excellent meal. We will certainly return.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank Peck2411
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Lovely Ambience staff very attentive and good food to be had for special occasions. Pre-drinks in the lovely garden before shown to our table and a very good magician which was fun.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank Miller3433
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Went with other family members for a Sunday lunch.I was served with a crab starter which was watery and tasteless.My main course of roast belly pork was nothing but fat and it was hard to imagine how a professional chef could have presented that to be eaten. I was in a awkward position as I was with family and didn't want to make a fuss. I did however complain after my party had left. I was told someone would contact me but they never followed up.Not my Idea of good business practice.A very expensive mistake by me.

Date of visit: June 2018
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