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The Wine Cellar

4 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1HL, England
+44 1245 349646
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (28 reviews)
“skewers” (3 reviews)
“halloumi” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Hours
British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1HL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love this place alway good food good service great night out Like the specials as there is alway something different to choose if you want to .

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Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was superb, beautiful presentation, flavours excellent. Service was attentive and not overbearing. Wine list amazing - &50 per head all in, service, 3 courses and plenty of drinks.

Thank turnermaynards
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am surprised to have to write a review like this as I have given this wine bar a really good review before. Arriving on Saturday with friends, the place was packed but we managed to get a drink and were prepared for what we...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great food and drink at a reasonable price, as always service was excellent and a great atmosphere, The Wine Cellar is a great venue either for a quiet mid week drink or a bit livelier at the weekend.

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1  Thank agltd
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Always friendly service and make you feel welcome on arrival. Menu specials give the food choice a constant twist. Rare to find places that manage to produce three good dishes in one meal out.i also love the wine list here. Sensibly priced and a decent...More

Thank andrew t
WineC C, Manager at The Wine Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Hi Andrew Thank you for taking the time to post this lovely review. I'm so glad that you like our new wine selection and enjoyed dining with us once again. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Good place with a good selection of sandwiches. Good food and good service, place is nice and not expensive. Coffee really good.

Thank ariannadp
WineC C, Manager at The Wine Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Good morning Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm glad that you enjoyed our range of sandwiches and Lite Bites. Why not consider coming to our Thai Nights on Wednesday evenings or Steak Nights on Thursday evenings? We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Can't comment on a restaurant side as only we just had snacks at the bar, but they were certainly nice enough, as was the selection of gin on offer and the very professional and friendly staff behind the bar. I'll be looking for an opportunity...More

Thank TheDaffens
WineC C, Manager at The Wine Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Good Morning Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I hope that you will come and visit us for lunch soon. As 'Gin Lovers' you may be interested to know that we are holding our annual gin festival over the Easter Weekend...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018

I am gluten intolerant and the restaurant staff were very helpful at the time of reservation and on the day to ensure I had a range of GF options. The Lamb shank was really tasty and we had an enjoyable evening. The service was very...More

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Thank Claire F
WineC C, Manager at The Wine Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Hi Claire Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely review. Our staff try to be as informative as possible when advising our customers with specific dietary requirements and always have our menu's allergen information to hand. Our lamb shank is one of...More

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant! We really enjoyed our lunch in this cosy restaurant. We were celebrating the marriage of our nephew and the staff helped to make it a lovely, warm occasion. They were so friendly and helpful. We ordered a range of dishes and...More

Thank Titchy M
WineC C, Manager at The Wine Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Hi Titchy Thank you for such a wonderful review. We were so pleased that you chose The Wine Cellar to host your Wedding Breakfast. Enjoy your celebrations in Mexico! We would like to wish the happy couple all the best for their new life in...More

Reviewed 19 February 2018

Went here for drinks with friends on a Saturday night. It was very busy, to a while to get a seat, but the atmosphere was buzzy and comfortable. We were not eating, but we eventually found a little corner to sit in the bar area....More

Thank Lorraine C
WineC C, Manager at The Wine Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Hi Lorraine Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Being underground and a small venue, we constantly struggle with sufficient seating in the bar area. There is, however, always the option to reserve one of the tables in the bar area if...More

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14 April 2018|
Response from Lorraine C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't hear any music while we were there, but we were with friends and it was very buzzy and very full of people.
6 May 2017|
Response from Ricky C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what the menu is, worth checking the website. I know the chef spent time in Thailand so the curries are great. It's about a 10min walk from Brook street, just off duke street, opposite the fleece pub
Ros C
28 February 2017|
Response from Thirty_nine39 | Reviewed this property |
Riverside car park and walk up Waterloo lane from it and through the Cathedral garden.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 349646
  • E-mail
Situated in the quaint alleyways infront of Chelmsford Cathedral. The Wine Cellar is a unique and stylish place....providing first class food and wine menu. We also offer Boutique Beers allowing you to travel around the world with our unique selection of Worldwide beers.
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