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Le Benaix Bar & Brasserie

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Sponsored by: Le Benaix Bar & Brasserie

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Fantastic Food
1. Fantastic Food
"Had a fantastic meal,the food was stunning,"
karan_barry
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2. Luxury Afternoon Tea
2. Luxury Afternoon Tea
" friendly service and fantastic afternoon tea last Saturday afternoon"
Paul W
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3. Extensive Gin & Cocktail Menu
3. Extensive Gin & Cocktail Menu
" The restaurant also has an extensive cocktail and gin menu."
Wheelers30
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About
Following in the success of sister restaurant Le Bouchon, the owners decided to open a sister venue in Rettendon Common on the outskirts of Chelmsford City, Le Benaix. A major restoration took place of the 16th Century heavily timbered period building which has been extended significantly to include; an Orangery which holds approx. 60 people, a Tudor Room which holds 16 people for an intimate family dinner or corporate dining affair with the Main Restaurant holding a further 75. Their welcoming oak beamed Bar and Brasserie area holds a further 40 people which during the winter months boasts two glorious log burning fires. Throughout summer months, you may dine Al Fresco in the beautifully landscaped
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
French, European, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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If you are looking for a top quality, varied menu in luxury, yet relaxed surroundings this is the place for you! We are regulars here and we are never disappointed. The staff are attentive, the food excellent, and the little extras like the magician who...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Y995jno
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Enjoyed this place so much - Sunday lunch was lovely. A magician was going around the tables in between serving. Staff were lovely. Good selection of cocktails . Gardens were beautiful. Sun was shinning a lovely day had by all - must go again soon.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank wendy h
Reviewed 2 days ago

Have been visiting Le Bouchon, the sister restaurant in Maldon for some time but thought we’d try Le Benaix with some friends last month. Just as good as the Bouchon with a great very varied menu. Lovely ambience and great quality.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Karen H
Reviewed 3 days ago

A dear friend purchased us a voucher for the tasting menu as an Xmas gift for two. We went on a Saturday evening, the restaurant was busy but the staff as usual were very attentive, we were shown the menu to ensure we had no...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 3 days ago

I highly recommend Le Benaix/Le Bouchon. We have had many fine meals at both establishments. We have Sunday Dinners, Mid-week Dinners, Saturday Afternoon Teas and Have functions in the Orangery, both formal occasions and Family Gatherings. We were always treated warmly and the service was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bob S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited with friends coming back to Le Benaix after trying several different restaurants in the area and realising that this was the place to come for a relaxing Saturday evening of food and drink. Totally recommend it

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Companion556699
Reviewed 4 days ago

After using the conservatory for my wife's 50th last year I visited Le Benaix with my family for Sunday Lunch on 3rd January 2019 and we all thoroughly enjoyed a really great Lunch.We all found the food and service was top class. (The beef was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank gleesonjohn33
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dropped in late afternoon on Sunday without a booking but was still given a table. Service was exceptional from the moment we got there and the food was also very high standard. Beef and Pork main course's were both cooked to perfection. Raspberry cheesecake desert...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Simon R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Atmosphere and surroundings beautiful - food excellent along with the service and have eaten at this restaurant 4 times since its inception. Looking forward to going again soon. Highly recommend in such a delightful ambience

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank fullyfledged123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming to Le Benaix over the last 2 years and always happy with the service food and price. They cook very well, with good portion and will always come back. Worth a visit if you haven't been

Date of visit: February 2019
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Cannot say I have ever looked at prices pre visiting, and can say once you arrive, you will see prices, Le Benaix is not a venue to visit on a low budget, its prices reflect the total experience and fanastic delights... More
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