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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.

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

George Wiley 28 November 2016
from Essex

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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

4.2 ((((* (based on 23 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (13)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • lunch (7)
  • romantic (6)
  • luxury (4)
  • business (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • value (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((( 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

  • ((((( 23 August 2016 by Julie Selby from Billericay

    Lovely afternoon tea with lots of sandwhiches, cakes, scones and pots of tea. The table looked very nice and the overall standard and service was very good. The staff were superb and could not have done more to be of help and nothing was too much trouble. As it was for my elderly mums birthday, I was even more surprised and delighted that they all came out to sing her happy birthday and bought a little cake with candles in. This is my second time here for afternoon tea and I will definitely be going back again. Thank you for making it a really pleasant afternoon.

  • ((((* 21 June 2016 by Kate Lennie from Basildon

    Booked here for Fathers Day. Was worried initially as it was a last minute booking, why would they be available?
    They need to advertise more as this place is fantastic. We all loved our food and the portions were big. I would definitely return, although we felt like VIP's with it being quiet we enjoyed our meal. We felt that people are missing out!

  • ((((( 24 May 2016 by Julie Selby from Billericay

    Lovely afternoon tea, plenty of good food and very helpful staff. Would totally recommend.!

  • ((((* 9 May 2016 by J B from Chelmsford

    Good food but nobodyelse in the restaurant. Chelmsford lacks good restaurants and the County hotel does not market itself to encourage people to eat there

  • ((((* 12 March 2016 by Margaret Turner from Braintree

    Really lovely experience all the staff were very helpful and the service was good. Great to have coffees in the lounge first and although the only ones in restaurant had a lovely round table in a select corner by window. Good to have homemade soup and all the dishes were great. The chocolate pudding was to die for.

  • ((((* 11 March 2016 by Paul Fenton from Chelmsford

    Great food, very quiet, little atmosphere.

  • ((((* 2 March 2016 by Nigel Stockwell from Colchester

    The service was very attentive, with no undue delays between courses. The ambience was pleasant if a little quiet and the food was very enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed the devilled spatchcock and my friends said the cod was excellent.

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