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The Restaurant at Pontlands Park

West Hanningfield Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 8HR, England
+44 1245 476444
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
West Hanningfield Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 8HR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

9 of us went to Pontlands park last night for our girls Christmas party and it was fantastic. The venue is beautiful and felt so christmasy due to the lovely decorations and roaring fire in parts of the hotel. The staff and manager were fabulous...More

Thank Keely H
HLGroup, Owner at The Restaurant at Pontlands Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing our Christmas Party Night, we are so pleased you all had such a successful evening. Its wonderful to see everyone getting in to the festive mood enjoying this time of year. We hope you will visit us again throughout the year,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked Afternoon tea here. When I made the booking I informed them that one of our party was a vegetarian and they also didn't eat fish. Image to my surprise when they brought out the platter of sandwiches and I informed them that my daughter...More

Thank firstaidgranny
HLGroup, Owner at The Restaurant at Pontlands Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review. You have a very valid point and it is absolutely not the normal way we serve vegetarian guests. All forms of dietary requirements and allergens are served separately. It seems on this day my staff failed you...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Attended a function here. Plenty of parking, food very good, room very well laid out and helpful staff.More

Thank dmarti32
HLGroup, Owner at The Restaurant at Pontlands Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am pleased you enjoyed the function you attended at the hotel and that you found car parking made simple. We hope you will consider visiting us for another occasion, perhaps an afternoon tea, or even dinner in the restaurant. Our staff will very much...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017

We visited on a Thursday and the restaurant was very quiet. We had a pleasant pre-dinner drink in the lounge before going through to the dinning room. The rooms are impressive if a tad conservative in décor but very comfortable. The meal I had was...More

Thank garysuefranalex55
HLGroup, Owner at The Restaurant at Pontlands Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing your overnight stay and evening meal with us, we are delighted you enjoyed the whole experience and sincerely hope you will consider staying with us again when you are next in the area. Perhaps if you get the opportunity you could...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

King Edward VI Grammar School (KEGS) Parents' Association have had two fantastic school balls at this venue. The whole process of organising the event from booking to choosing menu options to setting up was made so easy because of the professional help provided by the...More

Thank CharlieVarley1966
HLGroup, Owner at The Restaurant at Pontlands Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you so much for your complimentary review, it really is appreciated by all the front of house team to read such lovely reviews, we look forward to welcoming you again next year to assist you in the next successful event for Kegs. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I stayed here for an overnight conference. Dinner was in a private room and it was delicious and beautifully presented. The staff were extremely helpful and accommodating.

Thank Jennifer G
HLGroup, Owner at The Restaurant at Pontlands Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for your lovely trip advisor review. I hope you stay at Pontlands Park in the near future and make use of the neighbouring leisure centre Reflections, which is free of charge for hotel residents. Jason Bartella Managing Director

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited the restaurant tonight and both agreed that the evening was an overwhelming success. The food was excellent with good portion size and compared to other restaurants we have visited it offered exceptional value for money. I had the skate wing...More

Thank Harvey1723
HLGroup, Owner at The Restaurant at Pontlands Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review following your evening meal with your wife. We are delighted that you both enjoyed the whole experience. We are very excited to let you know that our chef's new menu starts in October, if you are looking...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Our fish & steak meals were very good, and made quite good value by using a voucher. Great attentive service, although a little more small talk would have been nice, but appreciate a little difficult as English not their 1st language.More

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HLGroup, Owner at The Restaurant at Pontlands Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing The Restaurant at Pontlands Park. Sorry to hear your comment that the staff’s first language was not English, but in my experience all of our international staff speak very good English throughout the company. I am glad you enjoyed your fish...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Low key setting but a really tasty, pleasant breakfast buffet. I get to eat a lot of these on the road. This one had the usual staples but was a bit tastier, well cooked. Service was swift and coffee decent.More

Thank HansGH16
HLGroup, Owner at The Restaurant at Pontlands Park, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing your breakfast following your stay with us, we are delighted that service was efficient along with a good tasty buffet breakfast to help you begin another working day, our kitchen team enjoy to use fresh local produce to provide a taste...More

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed the night before a wedding so had a lovely meal, I had the steak and it was cooked to perfection Also the breakfast was fantastic very nice indeed I would recommend this hotel

Thank Keli S
HLGroup, Owner at The Restaurant at Pontlands Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for your review following your recent visit. It is always lovely to hear that guests have enjoyed dining with us and I will pass your comments on to the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Jason Bartella Managing Director

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sorry i dont know. les.
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Children are always welcome here at Pontlands Park in particular on a Sunday for our family friendly carvery. If you require any special items to cater for dietary requirements please do let us know at time of booking. We... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$47
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Hanningfield Road, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 8HR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford  >  Great Baddow
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 476444
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