29 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2PZ 01245 409550
- 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.
Very attentive staff, lots of food
19 April 2018
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.
29 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2PZ
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Customer reviews for Samphire Restaurant
(**** 20 April 2018 by Kathy Bennett from Chelmsford
Food was ok but not great. Service was pretty awful! To order a second drink we had to leave our table and walk through the restaurant to find our waitress. No apologies that no one had been over to check everything was ok or see if anything else was needed. Rude attitude in general from the waitress serving us, and the bill was brought to us before we had asked for it making us feel as though we had to leave.
((((* 19 April 2018 by Lynn Amiri from Essex
Very attentive staff, lots of food
((((( 28 March 2018 by Elizabeth from London
Delicious food, one of the best afternoon teas I've had. We went for the best of British option. Staff really friendly, would definitely recommend and will return!
((*** 19 March 2018 by Ranjan Chaudhury from London
Mothers Day meal booked. Poor service, even for a busy mothers day lunchtime sitting. the waiters were more interested in setting up tables for the next sitting than bringing our next course or milk and sugar for the tea and coffee half an hour for in the first place. Food was OK. Atmosphere was nice and welcome was good. Felt a bit let down but the manager offered 10% discount because of the delays, which was fair.
((*** 8 February 2018 by Colin Jones from London
Food quality was poor
((((( 4 January 2018 by John Walton from Chelmsford
Had festive afternoon tea on New Years Day as it was my wife's birthday. Food was excellent and the staff very attentive and helpful. Biggest birthday candle I've ever seen!!
((((( 28 December 2017 by Helen from Chelmsford
The food was delicious and the table was beautifully decorated.
(((** 13 November 2017 by Zena Shean from RAYLEIGH
Afternoon tea was booked. Staff were friendly and helpful - scones were great. However I thought we would be eating in the restaurant but we were shown to a table in the bar. Not the best surroundings for afternoon tea which spoilt it a little. No idea why we were not given a table in the restaurant - no explanation given.
((((* 16 October 2017 by Denise Kempen from Ipswich
Very enjoyable meal .. booked online
Arrived at 8.05pm they had a big function on and attended to be closed that evening so very impressed they opened for us as it was my birthday. The service was attentive the food was outstanding and cooked to perfection they sang happy birthday Which was very nice
ONLY disappointment was wine list as our first 4 choices were not available so we had to buy a wine which was very good but £10 more then we would have paid .
((*** 16 August 2017 by Clair Buckley from Chelmsford
Slow service. Not great food.
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