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Russells Bell Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7JS, England
+44 1245 478484
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Russells Bell Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7JS, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us ate here on Sunday for lunch. As usual we had a great lunch. Very good service, not rushed , not over board......just relaxed. Good choice of menu for starters & main with fish, meat, chicken & vegetarian . Helpings we find are...More

Thank SUNTAN47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Xmas meal out with friends. Food was excellent and very reasonably priced for a Xmas menu. Pleasant atmosphere, and friendly staff.

Thank blackfritz63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times and particularly love Russell's theme nights. Last night we attended their Greek night for the third time. Great food which is very flavoursome and superbly presented. My friend has lots of food allergies and they can't do enough to...More

Thank karenb1958
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away out of sight from the main road, we have often said we would go to this restaurant one day but never quite got round to it....then we booked this for our wedding anniversary and only then did we realise that we really should...More

Thank Sunflowerlady77
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely place, food is fantastic and the service is so professional. Highly recommend you visit if you like fine dining

Thank sashford79
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Used to be regular customers but haven't been for a while. Pros - interesting menu, good quality ingredients Cons - very expensive childrens portions, the steaks not served as requested, ingredients missing e.g. Butternut risotto did not have either the pine nuts or the Parmesan...More

3  Thank familyholsHants
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I am reticent to leave this glowing review as we don't want Russell's to get so busy that we are unable to obtain our reservations at this heavenly place! We are so fortunate to have this outstanding restaurant so close to our home. This restaurant...More

Thank SRV2003
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

May I just say what a lovely evening in this place last night. Lovely food, attentive waiters and a great style of service! Will definitely go back. Brilliant family run business. Will struggle to find a friendlier atmosphere in Chelmsford! Espresso martinis were amazing!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We have tried most restaurants in Chelmsford but Russell's always remains our benchmark for all fine dining experiences' - after at least 50 visits - we can barely remember a bad dish, let alone a bad meal. Barry and his staff never fail to deliver!

Thank brien e
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We spent New Years Eve with Barry and the team and had a wonderful evening. The food was excellent and so too the service. The kitchen is one for any owner to be proud of. The extras at the tables, balloons etc just added to...More

Thank Michaelmith
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have vegan options?
19 April 2017|
Response from SRV2003 | Reviewed this property |
I have not required vegan options myself but would be surprised if they were not accommodating.
Kevin D
Do you cater for vegetarians ?
28 September 2016|
Response from Ali R | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do the are very accommodating
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 55
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Russells Bell Street, Great Baddow, Chelmsford CM2 7JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford  >  Great Baddow
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 478484
  • E-mail
The heart of the restaurant is a magnificent timbered barn. Originally built in 1372 it is listed as being of architectural and historical importance. As you walk in the restaurant the spectacular high ceiling and the gallery overlooking the main dining area creates a wonderful dramatic impression as you enter a world of elegance and fine food.
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