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Bridge Street

1 Bridge Street, Chelmsford CM1 3EY, England
+44 1245 422891
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“clotted cream” (9 reviews)
“steak” (49 reviews)
“scallops” (22 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
1 Bridge Street, Chelmsford CM1 3EY, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent service. Lovely food. Only down side was we were sat near the band and too loud to hear the conversation on our table. I think we were given this table as one of our party was in a wheelchair. Lovely touches like desert for...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely lovely! Used a Groupon offer which was great value. The food was plentiful and delicious and the place itself really stylishly decorated! Staff were attentive and helpful. Set in a lovely area too.

Thank jenak3
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed a nice evening here tonight. We had the 2 course Groupon deal which was amazing value. The food was lovely, staff attentive. I would definitely return.

Thank Danielle4ester
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very disappointing. Dreadful sandwiches, absolutely no imagination. Scones, jam and clotted cream very nice. Cakes dreadful - rice crispies/chocolate, stale chocolate brownie, small tartlet with unidentified filling, but an excellent lemon cake.

Thank Happylady999
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table of 4 as a celebratory Sunday lunch. Prawn cocktail x 3, the tiniest prawns ever in a very watery sauce, no butter on bread on table. Soup very tasty but served with hard chunk of bread, again no butter. Trio of roast...More

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bridge_street_1, Manager at Bridge Street, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow...What a shocking review to read by the sounds of things you truly had a terrible experience for which I can only apologise. I am quite shocked to be completely unaware of such complaints as all feedback from service is relayed by the team on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Groupon deal and never having visited this restaurant before we didn't know what to expect but food and service and prices were exceptional. Can't fault the quality and service given to us. Atmosphere very convivial and background music was quiet enough so that you could...More

Thank tandwbaker
bridge_street_1, Manager at Bridge Street, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi tandwbaker, Thanks for the great review and pleased to hear that trying us out on a Groupon deal means you will be back! We look forward to seeing you soon. Amy

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place nicely decorated with very good service from the start to the end, quality of the food not that great for the price you pay, better places out there if you like to try.More

Thank Quality_Matters76
bridge_street_1, Manager at Bridge Street, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Quality_Matters76, Thank you for your comments regarding our beautifully decorated venue and superb front of house team, we are very lucky to have a great team on board. In terms of the food, it is difficult for me to make any comment regarding the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a groupon deal, not expecting high quality. Nice bar area for pre-meal drinks, bar staff very good mushroom starter was excellent. house red wine very drinkable. Main course was complete let down, made bad choice of Chicken Pie which consisted of 4 small...More

Thank grahamnash1
bridge_street_1, Manager at Bridge Street, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi grahamnash1, Thanks for the review and glad to hear on the whole you had a positive experience, its a shame to hear you found the pie disappointing if you had mentioned this on the evening we could have quickly replaced this for you so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blue Bridge did not live up to our expectation and we would not risk another visit as there are several other restaurants in the area that never fail to please. When we arrived there were four staff at the bar serving 2 customers but...More

Thank Leonie602016
bridge_street_1, Manager at Bridge Street, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Leonie602016, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback of Bridge Street Lounge and Grill (we have not been The Blue Bridge for over 3 years now) and please be assured as you were on the evening that your comments will be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and a friend visited for afternoon tea at 12.15 on a Saturday. I was surprised by how busy it was with other women doing the same thing. It was extremely popular. We enjoyed a sparkling afternoon tea with a latte each. The setting was...More

Thank travelseekerLondon
bridge_street_1, Manager at Bridge Street, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi travelseekerLondon, Thanks for your comments and I am glad to see that on the whole you had an enjoyable afternoon which was good value for money. I am sorry to hear that you felt slightly rushed off of your table, on a Saturday due...More

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22 January 2018|
Response from 808grahamc | Reviewed this property |
No idea
23 December 2016|
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Response from bridge_street_1 | Property representative |
Thank you for the question we are a 10 minute drive from the main high street. We have ample parking on site also. We probably aren't the closest restaurant to the centre to be honest. We hope you both have a lovely day... More
Zoe W
8 October 2016|
Response from bridge_street_1 | Property representative |
Thank you for the question the answer to that is yes. It's slightly reduced but still on offer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$49
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bridge Street, Chelmsford CM1 3EY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 422891
  • E-mail
Hi and welcome to the bridge street lounge and grill. Situated 2 miles from Chelmsford in the quaint Norman village of Writtle, we aim to bring you the finest dining. Totally renovated and tastefully restructured with no expense spared, we have transformed the once aging Cock and Bell public house into a high class restaurant. From the best cooked steaks to our hand crafted desserts, our food will certainly impress. After your meal join us at the bar and enjoy one of our fine fresh fruit cocktails made by our professional mixologists.
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