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Bridge Street Lounge and Grill

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1 Bridge Street, Chelmsford CM1 3EY, England
+44 1245 422891
Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Hockley, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Used to come here a lot a couple of years ago, even had a big party of 30 guests. It has changed its name and possibly owners since our last visit, we were disappointed when we returned with Groupon voucher. We were given a set menu that looked nice but the food we had wasn't!!! My wife had fish in... More 

Thank Stephen M
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I booked a table here for afternoon tea to celebrate a friend's birthday. The waitress was attentive without being over-bearing. I was able to substitute a tea for a hot chocolate. The sandwiches were delicious and the scones were fresh and warm. We particularly enjoyed the lemon posset and the brownie was delicious. The ambiance in the lounge was just... More 

Thank Louise P
Essex, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Consistently good food and service here eaten here many times before. Afternoon tea also very good. Prices very reasonable.

Thank v-essex
Great Baddow, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was given a voucher for afternoon tea for my 60th birthday I took my best friend of 50 years. We got greeted at the door very warmly and shown to our table. I have never been before I was amazed at the size and the lovely atmosphere. We was bought our Champagne and a pot of tea straight away... More 

Thank Elaine P
bridge_street_1, General Manager at Bridge Street Lounge and Grill, responded to this review

Dear Elaine P, Firstly I am delighted that you found our afternoon tea offering amazing in our sublime surroundings. It's no wonder why we serve over 2000 afternoon teas each month. It is disappointing however, that you were disgusted at the £3 charge for an additional pot of tea. We believe that our afternoon tea which is priced at just... More 

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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good groupon deal. Food was lovely, the one downfall was the £6 supplement for the steak meal. The steak itself was tiny and £6 could have bought you a nice junk of meat in a butchers. Saying that I would go again but be abit wiser.

Thank Fiona M
bridge_street_1, Manager at Bridge Street Lounge and Grill, responded to this review

Hi Fiona M, Thanks for the review, sorry to hear that you found the supplement on the steak a downfall, it is a really popular option with our Groupon visitors and I am sure as you can understand with the Groupon being such good value for money to enable us to include a Fillet Steak option for guests we have... More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Sunday lunch here for my Fathers 88th Birthday a few weeks ago. The food was very good and the waiting staff were very friendly and efficient. When they found out that it was my father's birthday they got the kitchen to produce a special desert which was a mixture of deserts and ice creams with "Happy Birthday" written... More 

Thank macthevoice
bridge_street_1, Manager at Bridge Street Lounge and Grill, responded to this review

Hi macthevoice, Really glad we were able to add a special touch to an already special occasion. I will be sure to pass on your lovely comments to the team. Thanks, Amy More 

Romford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I come here every couple of weeks. My family also eat here. We've never had a bad meal and I'm running out of good things to say. Easy parking, clean, spacious and airy restaurant. The food is always well cooked and nicely presented. Good portion sizes and lots of choice. All the staff are very friendly and... More 

Thank Peter P
bridge_street_1, Manager at Bridge Street Lounge and Grill, responded to this review

Hi Peter P, Thank you again for another great review, always a pleasure to have you visit. Hope to see you again soon. Amy More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this restaurant twice, once in a party of four plus child in high chair and once alone. On both occasions my reactions have been mixed but one significant complaint is about the roast potatoes. I particularise this because, surely, fish and chips and the Sunday roast are the signature dishes of our national cuisine and ought to... More 

Thank 166tychobrahe
bridge_street_1, Manager at Bridge Street Lounge and Grill, responded to this review

Dear 166tychobrahe, I thought we had responded via email in detail but it appears that you needed to air your views on Tripadvisor (which you seem new to!). Like we have explained via email, we buy our potatoes locally from Fairfields Farm in Colchester....not sure if you are aware of them but they are famous for their 'All Natural Award... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff were great from start to finish. I had 2 courses from the set menu which for £20 is very good. The Starter I had was satay chicken salad, lovely taste but the chicken was a bit dry and chewy, all of us that had that starter said the same that is why I did not rate excellent all other... More 

Thank Lesmas123
bridge_street_1, Manager at Bridge Street Lounge and Grill, responded to this review

Hi Lesmas123, Thank you for taking the time to review us and I am glad to see overall you had a positive experience - please be assured I will pass on your comments regarding the food to our head chef and I can only apologise about these issues. I do hope we will see you again. Amy More 

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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyable restaurant. Young waiting staff who were brilliant, made the experience very special. The food was amazing and creative, especially the pigeon Wellington for start, simply stunning. Lovely cocktails, nothing was too much trouble and just perfect.

bridge_street_1, Manager at Bridge Street Lounge and Grill, responded to this review

Hi BABAJANGAS, Thank you for such a fab review - I will be sure to pass on your comments to the team. Look forward to seeing you again. Amy More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$45
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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
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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