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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” (5 reviews)
“roast beef” (5 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM2 6LJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pub and food good , more attention is needed on the hotel rooms , Bathroom door would not shut or lock . Tea tray was lacking choice and no milk . Fruit bowl had 1 apple and 1orange that was not fresh . No toiletries...More

Thank Mrsb2905
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had read some good things about dining at the Riverside Inn so my friends, husband and I thought we would go on Friday for the tasting menu in the evening. It was ridiculously quiet with only ourselves dining in the main restaurant, this could...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Our third visit to Andi Walker’s upstairs restaurant at The Riverside this time with family from Canada. Had another fabulous tasting menu experience which did not disappoint and enjoyed by all. The lamb course especially was cooked to perfection. Already looking forward to coming back...More

Thank fisky722018
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Let me start by saying we visited the pop up restaurant (at The Riverside Inn) 8 or 9 times and loved each and every visit as much as the last. Having launched in February we finally made it back and I am very pleased to...More

Thank JBUK28
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Above average on every dimension....and in a great location next to the river with parking opposite.

Thank Hallyborange
Reviewed April 15, 2018 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 March 26, 2018 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 March 27, 2018

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 March 13, 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 March 13, 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 March 13, 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
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Questions & Answers
March 13, 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.
March 13, 2018|
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Response from Needleworks | Reviewed this property |
Yes directly opposite is a car park. No problem whatsoever.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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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