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Faces Kitchen & Bar

Kings Head Walk, Chelmsford, CM2 6FH

((((* European
Main course: £15
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Wednesday to Sunday: 11:00 - 17:00 & 18:00 - 22:00.

Restaurant ambience, service, decor and food were all very good

Sophie Hammond 01 October 2016
from Chelmsford

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An exciting blend of restaurant, bar and nightclub, Faces Kitchen & Bar is a striking setting, rich in contemporary monochromatic styling. The riverside terrace has its own bar, and there are traditional afternoon teas which can be paired with cocktails.

Fresh, locally sourced produce goes into the Faces Kitchen & Bar menu, which is based around their josper charcoal grill. There is a meze selection, as well as generously filled salads. From the grill, succulent kebabs of monkfish, harissa chicken, lamb kofta and other varieties come with bulgar rice, pickled cabbage and grilled peppers. All the steaks are 28 day dry-aged from acclaimed butcher Aubrey Allen, and there are premium sides like duck fat chips or cheesy truffle fries. In warmer weather, the restaurant also fires up an additional barbecue on the terrace.

Desserts at Faces Kitchen & Bar Chelmsford include indulgent treats like treacle tart with clotted cream, and Pimms jelly with strawberry, cucumber, orange and mint. There is a full wine list, and creative cocktails are mixed up at the bar.

A versatile and exciting setting for everything from relaxed dining to energetic evening drinks and dancing, Faces Kitchen & Bar is 10 minutes' walk from Chelmsford Rail Station.

Faces Kitchen & Bar

Kings Head Walk, Chelmsford, CM2 6FH

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Customer reviews for Faces Kitchen & Bar

3.8 ((((* (based on 10 reviews)
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  • dinner (7)
  • lunch (4)
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  • trendy (3)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • large parties (2)
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  • al fresco (1)
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  • ((((* by from Chelmsford

    Lovely food, excellent service.

  • (((** by from Chelmsford

    Food excellent, shame that they obviously forgot us - despite arriving before some large groups, who were served their starters before the two of us got our steaks! We were sat in front of the kitchen & upon arrival advised that we had to leave in an hour. Water & wine came very quickly, but after half an hour I had to ask for our steaks & we were just about to leave when they arrived. So we ate as much as we had time for & paid whilst eating. We were still late & missed the start of the film ??

  • ((*** by from Chelmsford

    Not a great experience. Been many times and always enjoyed it but not this time. I really don't know what was going on. Got there at 17.45 and the music was so loud. It took 15 minutes to get served at the bar. It just seemed that there were lots of staff but no action. We decided to go to our table as we thought it would be quicker to get a drink. Our table had been booked for 7 people but when we got to our table it was only set for 6. I was made to feel that it was my mistake and that I booked it wrong but I had the email confirmation with me. After showing them that I didn't have it wrong they squeezed another chair on to the table......very tight fit..... no apology. The table was in the middle of the dance floor so we were then asked to move before we had finished so that they could use the dance floor. They did give us another table but we had to take our drinks and move. The food wasn't great. Salad was dripping in oil and very limp. The chicken and lamb kebab very dry. We had a very nice friendly lady serving us but the other guy was quite kert and off hand. One of my friends said "rude".

  • ((((* by from Chelmsford

    Restaurant ambience, service, decor and food were all very good

  • ((((( by from Chelmsford

    Friendly and professional staff. Wonderful dishes. Easy to book and communicate. Very happy.

  • ((((( by from Basildon

    Booked online was ok. Even got a call back to confirmation.

  • ((((* by from Chelmsford

    We were shown to a very lovely corner spot as I was on crutches very helpful. Seats very comfy different from other places food amazing my friend had risotto with sole, I had lamb shank price was little expensive £19 snd £21 but we didn't leave any lol. Service little slow after dinner but we could stay sitting there all evening once we were there as your table was yours it seemed for the night. Pudding was choc brownie and ice cream afraid it beat me but my friend finished it. Very tasty and went down well with rose wine and bottle water was a lovely free extra constantly topped up when empty , nice not to have to ask for it ! Atmosphere lovely music and lights changed around 1030pm so added to a brill evening. Not cramped but quite a few people still but spaced out which was lovely and right kind of music
    Noticed not too young age group more around 30-50 kind of people and got busier after 2330. Would definitely recommend and return
    Bill was around 90-100 for two of us so not cheap to eat and drink if on a budget

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  • ((((* by from Chelmsford

    It was better than expected everything was very good. We're the staff over friendly not particularly so that's my only slight negative but an excellent night overall and good food

  • ((((( by from Chelmsford

    Great meal and excellent value. Service also good

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