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“Top Class Tapas with Splendid Service”
Review of Pinchos

Ranked #42 of 400 Restaurants in Chelmsford
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 4, 2017

It was the wettest day you can imagine & having tried elsewhere (change of management/menu) to no avail called in here with no prior warning except for a quick call to see if they were still serving lunch. Well what a welcome, a lovely lady showed us to a great table overlooking the street & took our drink order, unfortunately it was simple sparkling water as we were all driving that afternoon. Comfortably seated we were able to peruse the lunchtime menu.

Well we were spoilt for choice. With wonderful herb & garlic aromas swirling from the kitchen tantalising our taste buds we chose mussels, chick peas, wild boar cheeks, chorizo in red wine, tomato & onion salad, garlic bread, meat balls, sardines, tomato bread and I think that's it. Sounds outrageous but there were three of us!

It tasted glorious. What a beautiful indoor picnic, served in traditional terracotta bowls a feast for the eye definitely and absolutely mouth watering.

I'll be returning to this lovely establishment again - I want to try some of the wines that looked most interesting but were sadly not to be on this occasion. I think it's the type of place where anyone would feel comfortable and at home.

I can't believe I didn't expressly ask our lovely waitress to personally thank the chef but I'm doing it now and I look forward to sampling more of the wonderful treats this restaurant bar has to offer.

To sum up...
Great welcome
Excellent prices
Great service
A big thumbs up!

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Thank Vanessa F
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

We visited Pinchos on a horrible wet afternoon after being disappointed at another establishment, and were we so happy that the other place had let us down!

We had a wonderful welcome from the staff, a super table, perfect for people watching, and excellent service throughout our lunchtime visit.

Chosing the lunchtime special deal, we had 6 tapas dishes between the 3 of us, and added a couple of extras. Everything was served in good time and was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend the green-lipped mussels covered in cheese, the chorizo in red wine, and the chick peas and spinach, though everything we had was tantalizingly tasty.

We weren't rushed at all, had a wonderful time, and the total bill including 6 tapas, 2 different garlic breads, a small salad, and soft drinks (plenty for a filling lunch for 3 people - didn't need any dinner later in the evening) came to £40 BARGAIN!

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Thank Jackie W
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

Another independent still trading after all the competition - so good to see! staff are lovely and welcoming and food is good. Great wine selection too. highly recomend

Thank fernstreet2017
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Three of us ate lunch here today. It was warm enough to sit outside, great as the restaurant is located on a very quiet road.

Service was brilliant, not rushed, just effective and friendly. We started with drinks and took a while to pick our food choices from the menu. Our 3 tapas dishes were good, with bread , balsamic & oil and a dish of olives.......this was plenty for us. Pudding & coffee were good too.

Inside the restaurant looks really nice too , so would be great in the cooler weather. A taste of Spain.

We will go back and will pop in for a glass and snack during a shopping trip into the town centre for sure.

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Thank SUNTAN47
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Are here on a wet summers evening but Tapas brought a real taste of Spain to the evening . Great
Menu difficult to choose our dishes. We had bread and just 3 dishes between 2 which was loads of food. Wine was good and we were not rushed on once finished the meal
Highly recommend

Thank ACathy3
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