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The Lantern House

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Chinese, Asian
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
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All reviews bean curd kung pao chicken chicken balls duck pancakes ribs seafood chinese restaurant in chelmsford special rice excellent food set menu nice surroundings very friendly service last night take away portion size cannot fault
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've recently started spending time in Chelmsford and have been looking for a good local restaurant. I can only give praise to The Lantern House - the staff are always welcoming, friendly and courteous, if at times quirky but in a fun and good way....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Paul W
Reviewed 31 December 2018

TERRIBLE. starters of sesame prawn toast and spring rolls looked, and tasted, as if they were made yesterday and reheated this,evening. No sauce with the spring rolls. Which is usual. Greasy, unpalatable. Next, crispy duck. Duck consisted mainly of skin,and bones - literally. Main courses...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Denise S
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Fantastic Chinese menu both sitting in at the restaurant and takeaway. Service with a smile. Very efficient takeaway service. I use this place regularly and would thoroughly recommend others to try. Authentic atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 873ChristineH
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

After re reading all the reviews here I can only come to the conclusion that to experience excellent food at The Lantern the diner would have to eat in. We had noodles and I have to say other than them being in the smallest aluminium...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carida
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Staff absolutely fantastic. Food out of this world. Duck, ribs, chicken sizzler, hor d'ovres what can I say. I have allergies but particularly strong taste buds. 100% amazing fantastic. No negatives at all.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank maoball
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

first visit for some time and it just gets better. A warm friendly welcome preceeds the selection of some reasonably priced and enjoyable wines. The food comes quickly and is exquisitely served with a flower on it as decoration. The quantities are just right for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank L8439WEmartins
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

I would be cautious if you have allergies. My husband bit into a spring roll and we didn’t know it had prawns in it. Lucky his allergy is not strong enough to have an anaphylactic shock, but I would be careful as all ingredients are...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mandy M
Reviewed 21 October 2018

An old friend and I ate here as our original venue was closed. We had a set meal of 2 courses, we had the platter each for starter, my friend had kung po chicken, and I had Singapore noodles. It was ok, but not special,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

I was so excited to get my Chinese after waiting an hour for delivery. I ordered chicken chow me in, egg fried rice and a beef curry. It all lacked in flavour, the chow mein was just oiled egg noodles I could have cooked them...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank victoriatait92
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Shirley managed to get 8 of is in on an extremely busy Saturday night! As per usual everything was perfect. We won't eat Chinese anywhere else now. Best place in Chelmsford and definitely worth a visit!.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank bananalana08
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13 March 2017|
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Response from 215esmep | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is parking behind The Ship pub which is across the road from the restaurant. You need to drive around the block to access it. It is a pay and display parking.
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