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Samphire Restaurant

29 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2PZ 01245 409550

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  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
  • Samphire Restaurant - Essex
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

Lynn Amiri 19 April 2018
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

4.0 ((((* (based on 42 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (19)
  • dinner (18)
  • lunch (10)
  • large parties (6)
  • romantic (6)
  • value (6)
  • luxury (4)
  • business (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • (**** 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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