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Le Benaix Bar & Brasserie

Main Road | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8DY, England
+44 1245 987888
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pork” (18 reviews)
“mussels” (14 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Main Road | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8DY, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have been here 4 times now and I can honestly say the service and the food have been faultless. Highly recommend. Lovely gin & cocktail list too!!

Thank Aime G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a tree a clock booking. No hanging around sat down early. Lovely young waitress who couldn’t have been more helpful and knowledgeable. The meals were delicious the only little moan was the beef was very rare but the taste was excellent. First time here...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely meal in the orangery for 20 people, the meal was lovely the custard tart which I asked for was the best I had tasted, we were not rushed, all the guests said how lovely it was they served cheeseboard to one...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried this place for a second time as it was our friends birthday but left quite disappointed. Service was fairly slow and our mains were Luke warm (cold plates). Such a shame as this place has quite a lot of potential.

Thank Carrie_S1987
Reviewed 1 week ago

Place is lovely. Food was cracking and good options for kids too. Little pricey would be my only negative but you get what you pay for keep up the hard work

Thank Adventure31972377144
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a special meal and loved it. Very welcoming staff and nice area to peruse the menu and have a pre dinner drink. Great food and a bonus was the live piano music. A problem with the order was dealt with and...More

Thank les s
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We received a 25% off voucher via email and needed no other excuse to visit LB. Reception and service were very good as usual and the food was excellent. My wife had the Lemon Sole and I the pork. Both dishes were well presented and...More

Thank Barry B
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Place is well decorated and the gin menu is great. Came here for an ad hoc lunch. It wasn't very busy (which I like) had some olives and a gin at the small bar area. Great garnishes. Had a lovely meal. My partner had pork...More

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions. It is a very smart restaurant with excellent service, wonderful food and drink. This is definitely a place to go for treat. See photos.

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Having driven past this establishment many times and every time saying we must try it one day we finally did as a last spur of the moment Saturday night. We were fortunate enough to get a table for two as a walk in Our first...More

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Response from goodtimesdavid | Reviewed this property |
Cannot say I have ever looked at prices pre visiting, and can say once you arrive, you will see prices, Le Benaix is not a venue to visit on a low budget, its prices reflect the total experience and fanastic delights... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Rettendon, Chelmsford CM3 8DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 987888
  • E-mail
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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