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Channels Bar & Brasserie has recently been fully refurbished, to create the ultimate new destination dining bar & restaurant in Chelmsford. You’ll dine on the very finest locally sourced produce crafted into stunning and unique seasonal menus by their talented Head Chef Dan Pitts. If you are looking for that traditional Sunday Lunch- look no further. Our Sunday Roasts are known far and wide as being the best around and if you have yet to experience one, make sure to book your table so you can see what everyone is raving about! With live music on the last Friday of every month, Jazzy Sundays on the second Sunday, and our lovely 2 for 1 Menu running each Thursday - Channels really does have something
PRICE RANGE
£8 - £30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Gastropub, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Best roast in Chelmsford! Beef melts in your mouth. Cauli-cheese is amazing. All the veg and potatoes are tasty too. Cannot recommend that delish beef enough tho.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great experience having breakfast. Always well presented hot food In good time Service staff attentive. Brassiere very hospitable

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice food - although did not understand some of the terms on the menu - had to look up on google. Great staff and atmosphere. Recommend

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed an excellent tasty lunch on Easter Saturday with our family. There was 11 of us altogether and we were sat in a lovely private area. The service was excellent too.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building amd grounds were gorgeous. Food was absolutely amazing, service was quick and efficient, very polite staff. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere, great food and really friendly, happy staff. Loads of vegetarian choices, My only feedback would be to give gift vouchers a longer life than 3 months. In saying that though, we were able to extend ours with no quibble.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here this morning 23/3/24 with my daughters & two grandaughters for Breakfast. We were seated in the lovely Garden Room on a large middle table overlooking the garden. The food was really very nice as were the Beverages. The service/staff are first class, friendly...helpful nothing too much trouble. A lovely two hours passed. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is ok but no better than lots of other pubs or restaurants. I would say it’s decent but over rated, the service was ok and it’s on the expensive side. Some of our food was swimming in oil or butter which I know...some people love but not for me.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for the 2 4 1 Thursday lunch deal and it was lovely, mum had the fish and chips and I had the pie. Both were delicious although more mash would be nice.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant with nice atmosphere. We were a table of six so it was great to have a round table allowing everyone to be part of the Mothers Day celebration

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 March 2024

We're fairly new to the area and having tried the Sunday Lunch previously and loved it so was keen to come back and have Brunch for my wife's birthday and it didn't disappoint Service was attentive, polite and friendly and the food was brilliant, we...all really enoyed the few hours we was about We're very much looking forward to the better weather and coming over and sitting in the beer garden Would thoroughly recommendMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

Food and service is always great Who on earth ghought it was acceptable on a Saturday night to take a dog out to dinner That thing did not stop barking though our whole dinner

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 February 2024

17 close family joined my wife and I to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary. We booked some months ago and when the day came everyone had a fabulous time. The food, service and general atmosphere was superb. We were seated in our "own" area of...the extended dining room which is light and airy and suited our needs perfectly. We wouldn't hesitate in returning - in fact I think this is going to be sooner rather than later! Our big thanks to all the staff for making our day one to really remember. Special thanks to Amy.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Went for a Sunday lunch celebrating double birthdays, staff friendly and very helpful. Food was extremely good , presentation, quality also very good. Wouldn't hesitate going back again. Would recommend booking in advance as very popular.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Lovely venue and food but sadly table was by the open kitchen and the smell of food that was being cooked was overwhelming. Hair and clothes smelt of fish and chips when we left.

Date of visit: February 2024
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They live on earth but unfortunately not as it was before so are trying their best in these very strange scary times. I think it’s better to try understand that. They are working in very difficult different times, we are... More
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I reviewed the restaurant. I’m afraid I don’t own it. I wished I did
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Hello! Thank you for your question. We do have private function rooms for meals in the Brasserie. There is no minimum, however we have a maximum of 22 in our largest private dining space and you can hire these rooms out for... More
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Channels Bar & Brasserie is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5