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Samphire Restaurant

29 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2PZ 01245 409550

(((() British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £27
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 09:30, 12:00 - 17:30 & 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 10:00, 12:30 - 17:30 & 18:00 - 21:45
Sunday: 08:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 17:30.

We had a delicious afternoon tea

Kate Evans 08 May 2017
from Chelmsford

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Awarded an AA Rosette, Samphire Restaurant in Chelmsford provides classical British cuisine in an elegant setting. There is a contemporary dining room and a relaxing lounge bar.

Using fresh, seasonal produce, Samphire Restaurant at The County Hotel has a superb menu including signature dishes like butternut squash risotto, slow-roasted pork belly and venison steak. There is also a good selection of light salads and sandwiches, while the ice cream, pasta and fresh bread are homemade.

The tempting dessert list features decadent sweets like blood orange mousse with blackcurrant sorbet, chocolate truffle torte or spiced rhubarb tart tatin with liquorice parfait. The Samphire Restaurant has a well picked international wine list, along with premium champagnes.

Samphire Restaurant Chelmsford specialises in traditional British dining with a contemporary twist. Close to the centre of Chelmsford, County Hotel & Restaurant is within easy reach of Chelmsford Rail Station.

Samphire Restaurant

29 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2PZ

Contact +44 1245455700
Reservations 01245 409550

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Customer reviews for Samphire Restaurant

4.3 (((() (based on 30 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (15)
  • afternoon tea (13)
  • lunch (9)
  • romantic (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • value (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • business (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((( 8 May 2017 by Kate Evans from Chelmsford

    We had a delicious afternoon tea

  • ((((( 7 May 2017 by Mandie Belt from Chelmsford

    Wonderful food freshly cooked by a chef who obviously cares and is creative. Presentation was also lovely.
    Thank you County Hotel. A world away from generic chain ping food!

  • ((((* 24 April 2017 by Egle Watts from Brentwood

    Afternoon tea was lovely. Delicious sandwiches and lovely scones with cream and jam. It was my friend's birthday and staff brought her a cake with a candle which was super cool and we all sang happy bitthday to her. Had a pleasant experience. It was very quiet yhought, I would prefer more movement and more life... But we all enjoyed it.

  • ((((* 5 March 2017 by Victoria Goddard from Chelmsford

    Afternoon tea. Sandwiches were a bit disappointing . Eggmayo had to much onion the ham had few to many grains in .
    But the cakes were lovely

  • ((((* 17 January 2017 by Martin from London

    Food was very tasty so we fully recommend that aspect. The downside was that the room lacks atmosphere whereas not too much work could make huge improvements to make a more welcoming and comfortable atmosphere.
    Also by 9.15 staff clearing the laid up tables that weren't used made us feel a little like we should be eating up!!
    But the food was great!

  • ((((( 23 December 2016 by Claire Flood from Shenfield

    We have eaten here several times including with a large party of disabled people and the staff could not be more discreet and accommodating to their needs. The food is consistently good We have never been disappointed.

  • ((((( 18 December 2016 by Tracy Bullion from Chelmsford

    We liked the food, but the hot drinks were a bit on the luke warm side, and the waitress was a bit absent when we wanted more to drink. Also, it would have been nice to have a clean cup when I changed from coffee to tea.

  • ((((( 28 November 2016 by George Wiley from Essex

    Family party of seven. All pleased with choice available including a gluten free option. All courses very good quality.

  • ((((( 15 October 2016 by Rosemary Challis from Chelmsford

    Really nice that they put birthday confetti on table.

  • ((((( 25 September 2016 by John Stephenson from Cuffley

    Great food, service and atmosphere

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