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Samphire Restaurant at the County Hotel

29 Rainsford Road, CM1 2PZ ChelmsfordSee map

Average price £27

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
Card payments accepted
Contactless, digital or single use menus
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served only at the table
Hand sanitizer for customers
Staff wearing masks & gloves
Temperature check at entrance
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Restaurant menu

Chef Roy Ortega
  • Average price £27
    Special request
Game Pie
Roasted Rack of Lamb
Grilled 8 oz Rib Eye Steak

Dietary options

Gluten free, , , Vegan,
See à la carte and set menus

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Ratings & Reviews


based on 20 reviews
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Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.7/10
Setting :7.7/10
  1. Shona c.
    Shona c.
    • one review

    Fantastic service. Bookings from the fork had not been received (not just ours) but the staff managed to rearrange and find us a table despite being a very busy evening with the 50% off ending and being a bank holiday. Covid precautions all in place, with screens at reception, hand sanitiser always near by, and staff were wearing masks, so felt safe the whole time. Our waitress was great, really friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious too. Will definitely be back soon.

  2. Sue J.
    Sue J.
    • one review

    The staff at Samphire restaurant were lovely, very attentive, professional and friendly. I had looked at the a la carte menu online before visiting and was tempted by the chicken with thyme and lemon. Unfortunately on the evening we visited , the a la carte menu wasn’t available for the time being, however, there was a varied fixed price menu in place with a good choice of five or six dishes for each course. Two courses £20 or three courses £25. I chose the sea bass with potatoes and samphire and wasn’t disappointed. I originally booked the restaurant due to the eat out to help out campaign and had not dined here before but having experienced this little gem, I will definitely be returning, though I would probably ring before hand to check the menu so as not to be disappointed if they’re not running the full a la carte menu.

  3. Sam M.
    Sam M.
    • one review

    Staff and service very friendly and would recommend to friends and family. A lovely evening and lovely food at great price. We enjoyed the Lamb and Chicken Thai Green Curry.

  4. Kate R.
    Kate R.
    • one review

    There was a tranquil atmosphere and the staff were discrete but attentive.

  5. Shirley F.
    Shirley F.
    • one review

    Afternoon tea

  6. Stephanie P.
    Stephanie P.
    • one review

    Lovely staff, brill location

  7. Jack E.
    Jack E.
    • one review

    Delightful, food was delicious, great service, 2 starters + 2 mains & 4-5 drinks was £50

  8. Philip T.
    Philip T.
    • one review

    Came for lunch as was my Wife's Birthday. Excellent service and food. Also would like to say a BIG Thank you to all of the staff, as they gave my Wife a drink on the house

  9. Naomi K.
    Naomi K.
    • one review

    Lovely place and great staff

  10. Christopher G.
    Christopher G.
    • one review

    The food was excellent, but there was something wrong with the service. We waited nearly an hour before we were given menus to look at. We should have been given menus immediately. We have been to the restaurant many times before, but we never had to wait very long. People who came after us only having tea and sandwiches were served much more quickly than us.

  11. Gillian C.
    Gillian C.
    • one review

    Took my mum for afternoon tea for her mother's day treat at the county hotel. This hotel is a lovely hotel,had the classic afternoon tea, it was a lovely choice of sandwiches and cakes especially the warm scones they were delicious! I also liked that we were able to have choice of drinks, tea, coffee, SOFT drinks or hot chocolate. Very nice tea for the price. Will definitely return again.

  12. Amanda H.
    Amanda H.
    • one review

    Had a fantastic experience. Tea choices were amazing and delicious. And the food was fantastic. Best afternoon tea I’ve had, made better because of the exceptional service from the staff. I did have a long hair embedded into my clotted cream, which was dealt with very well without my partner even noticing!! ??

  13. James T.
    James T.
    • one review

    The service and attendance by the staff was very good very good choice of food and well presented

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Opening time

Everyday - 12pm to 8.15pm

How to get to the restaurant

29 Rainsford Road, CM1 2PZ, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

Public transport

Chelmsford Rail & Bus Station

Directions to get there

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