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Back Inn Time

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$$ - $$$
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Imperial House Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM1 1NY, England
+44 1245 269983
18:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 18:00 - 00:00
Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, great service, a simple recipe - yet so many places get it so wrong. Back in Time consistently hit the mark, no wonder you have to book even on a monday!!! Fab fab fab

Thank NicPic13
Basildon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's been a while since I have visited Back Inn Time but it still delivers. Decent food, reasonable portions and the special Happy Birthday music and singing by the staff. Some of the specials looked strange for this type of themed restaurant but stick to the old favourites and you won't be disappointed. Also be careful where you are seated... More 

Thank 7ES23
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say about Back Inn Time that I haven't already said in previous reviews. Good food and plenty of it. Fabulous cocktails, thanks to Scott. Nice fun atmosphere, thanks to Kerry and Jane. Really the only American style diner to go to in Chelmsford. The first and the best.

Thank Mrsfunny
Chelmsford, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food with very varied menu, lovely friendly staff and brilliant atmosphere and good value for money. This restaurant is still in my opinion one of the best in Chelmsford City Centre. So much better than all the usual chain restaurants.

Thank Rosalie C
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a party of 14 the staff was so friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was excellent and the food was hot. We're be going back.

Thank saffron531
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

21ST Birthday celebrations for Fifteen friends and family Having [ 1 ] no complaints about the very good mixed and ample food dishes [ 2 ] The very good and attentive staff [ 3 ] The typical American rock and roll music But the one downer being two of our party were unable to come [ still Fifteen in attendance... More 

Thank Derekforeman
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and generally decent service (the young helpful lad who turned 21 last year). However due to being offered a choice of 2 sittings times and opting for the warlord sitting (6.00pm) one of our party couldn't make it and 2 arrived late. One ordered a meal the other didn't realise they could as they were on another table.... More 

Thank msmac100
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another enjoyable night in the nicest restaurant, the staff are always happy to see us & on this occasion we were celebrating my last night out before a major operation. We were quite loud, laughing & really having a good time & had the best waitress who joined in with us every time she came over to check on us.... More 

Thank Fannyanddinkle
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here many many times over the years and always love it. Food always great and a brilliant fun atmosphere. No wonder it's in its 31st year! Looking forward to many many more visits.

Thank LinzTh
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I use to come here with my daughter when it first opened many years ago. I recently visited again. The food is still good American style food. I came for the ribs which were very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 41
American, Bar, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Imperial House Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM1 1NY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 269983

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Maldon, United Kingdom
over a year ago
Chelmsford, United Kingdom

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