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The Chequers

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Matching Green, England
+44 1279 731276
00:00 - 23:59
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Chequers has been reviewed here many times and most people have positive comments. I went with my wife and son on a Saturday evening. We were greeted warmly and seated quickly. The atmosphere is contemporary and welcoming. We elected to have starters - I had pea & hammock terine that was very nice, my wife had goats cheese that... More 

Thank Jeff L
Benson, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to this restaurant although our friends had been before but sometime ago. The service was superb and very attentive. The food was of a high quality and the presentation of all courses was extremely good. The tables were not close to each other and made the dinning more enjoyable. A return visit to this eating... More 

Thank Philip A
Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Here for lunch with a couple of colleagues, one of whom is a regular, all ordered from the set menu. Portions were very small, but what struck me was what wasn't on the plate, rather than what was. Food was good but each course seemed to be lacking something. I had a pint of the the Doom Bar but sent... More 

Thank 007iknowwhatilike
Loughton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My second time here was pretty bad. Food was ok, but the thing that kept me from enjoying my food was the amount of flys that was about. There was no fly zappers either. We didn't say anything as the staff seemed busy enough and they couldn't do anything at the point. Not sure I want to come back after... More 

1 Thank Andrew M
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

New to area so our first visit. Very friendly wellcome, incredibly busy tonight as bonfire night celebrations. Staff great, efficient & friendly, food really good would definitely recommend.

2 Thank Heatherbig60
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148 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Hardly our first visit to this popular Gastro Pub but almost positively the last. We made our reservation fairly late in the day and knew that we would be seated in the lounge area of the restaurant which is pretty cramped but that hardly accounts for the tasteless and tepid food that was served to us. It's really sad because... More 

2 Thank Zeffy15
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Went for a evening meal on a Saturday at 6:30pm. Glad we ate at this time as when we left 8:30pm was packed and hard to hear due to noise. We had seafood platter between 3 people- plenty of good and tasty. The service was good. The burger was a bit dry. But the other mains were very nice- steak... More 

Thank jsg103
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat with either friends family or a romantic meal. Found the menu has a wide choice of dishes and flavours.

Thank Andy C
Newquay, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We used to go to this place quite regularly before we moved to Cornwall 17 years ago so we thought we'd give it a shot while we were in the area. So glad we did. On a Wednesday lunchtime this was exactly what we were looking for. At this time of day, at least, it was quiet and relaxed -... More 

Thank Bob H
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Saturday lunch was very quiet but lovely service as usual and as always have the burger, I find it friendly and very comfortable here it never fails

Thank sam b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$51
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matching Green, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Matching Green
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 731276
A village pub / restaurant overlooking the Green offering modern British cruisine with Mediterranean twist using the freshest ingredients. Homemade and where possible sourced locally including vegetables from their local allotment and fresh herbs grown in the Restaurant's herb garden.

The Chequers is located in the heart of the delightful village of Matching Green on the Herts / Essex border not far from the M11. It is very much part of local the community.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
9 months ago

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