Though it’s nestled in English countryside, Chelmsford is within easy reach of the capital. If you’re a food aficionado visiting the town, you’ll be glad to hear that restaurants in Chelmsford are many, varied, and rather good. Along with a series of reliable chain venues, Chelmsford restaurants include a great selection of pubs and independents.
For modern British flavours in a truly gourmet style, it has to be The County Kitchen. This AA Rosette-winning venue boasts an extensive seasonal a la carte menu, along with a series of bar meals and set menus, including a pre-theatre option. On Sundays, The County treats its guests to a carvery menu, and an ample wine stock features bottles ranging from the budget-friendly, to the extra-special.
For oriental flavours, a local favourite with top reviews is the Zen Noodle Bar. A contemporary and atmospherically lit interior makes for a relaxed setting in which to enjoy a selection of Chinese and Japanese delicacies. Expect all the classics, as well as delicious udon noodle dishes.