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The Blue Bridge Bar & Restaurant
The Blue Bridge Bar & Restaurant

The Blue Bridge Bar & Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://thebluebridgewrittle.co.uk
  • Phone: 0124 542 2891
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:15pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:15pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Modern European
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please apply with requirements
  • Private Party Facilities: Please apply with requirements
  • Private Party Contact: Paul 0124 542 2891
  • Entertainment: Live singer at weekends

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Car Park
  • Parking Details: Approx 15 spaces in car park, off road parking also, and public car park nearby
A word from The Blue Bridge Bar & Restaurant

We offer our delicious A'la Carte menu Monday to Saturday lunch and dinner, alongside excellent value set menus*. Traditional Sunday lunch is accompanied by A'la Carte specials, (well behaved children are welcome on Sundays)

Our ethos combines over 20 years of knowledge and experience with a passion for food and service
The extensive selection of fine wines, beers, spirits and cocktails are brought to you by our owner, a Champagne and wine connoisseur who regularly scours the major and independent vineyards alike for the finest varieties available in the world today.
Join us every Friday and Saturday evening for live entertainment with one of our resident artists
* please note set menu is not available on Friday and Saturday evenings

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Nice Place.Friendly atmosphere and attentive smiling staff. I thought it was a little expensive but overall a great evening Thanks"
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "My friend ate the sea bass and I had the chicken - both were 'good' but not outstanding. Cutlery very difficult to use (although looked classy!) and my 'plate' was an excuse for a bread board with an indentation round the edges, which unfortunately was not deep enough to prevent my barbecue jus flowing over the sides. Music, initially pop, was wrong for this upmarket venue, but live band and female singer later on were much more suited. Recommend for special occasions as almost London prices."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "Excellent service with some very nice touches. This is where we now go for special occassions"
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "We travelled to Essex, from London, for a friend's birthday party on Saturday. We decided to stop for lunch on the way in Writtle after finding the Blue Bridge Bar and Restaurant on the internet. This is a very good restaurant indeed with excellent service. The food is very well cooked. I had cashew encrusted hake with an oyster mushroom and thai curry sauce. This was served with new potatoes and green beans and was excellent. My husband had the cod and chips and he was delighted with it. No frozen chips here these were proper hand made chips. We shared a rhubarb crumble and custard and whilst the rhubarb was perfect the crumble had far too much sugar so was consequently overly sweet and too hard. Would visit the Blue Bridge again."
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "Lovely lunch, shame a la carte is no longer available though."
    dined on 02/06/2014
  • "Booked a last minute dinner here. from welcome to finish we had a lovely service, started with oysters and finished with a good ristretto, made with nice coffee in a well maintained coffee machine. The wine was very good, small but well selected choice, the chianti was beautiful and well worth the money, the lamb was a little young, but not lacking in flavour and the waiting staff where not over bearing, paid attention to detail. If i was to nit pick, i would say that the apple tarin pastry was a little overcooked and my friends rum baba could have had a little more kick to it, but it was great to see nice desserts that were made fresh. Thank you everyone for a nice night "
    dined on 28/05/2014
  • "ordered champagne cocktail, saw Prosecco being poured, when queried was asked "would you prefer champagne?"!! that sums up the place really - not quite right. Long wait for main course, beef wellington cooked well, but with sausage skin in? apparently its traditional!! Thought food bit expensive - no veg came with Wellington so had to order sides. Wine was good. Don't really want to be kept told 'no worries' and "no problem' when ordering food/drink. Not on my list of return to places"
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "Ambiance was also really good until a large group arrived and it got incredibly noisy."
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "Nice venue, staff very helpful and polite. Mixed Meat roast ok, the pork belly is rich and tasty, beef was tasteless, aged prime beef with a good amount of marbling can taste wonderful, I have no idea where they source theirs from but it could have almost been boiled, a shame as the rest of the meal was passable, roast potatoes ok, veg was good, and pan gravy was passable, prefer slow reduction gravies, but not to everyone's taste, and many establishments cant / wont invest the time. Meal nicely presented Kids enjoyed the pasta"
    dined on 18/05/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, singer was really good . Overall a great evening , will definetly return "
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "we went for sunday lunch on 3rd may, it was as usual, extremely good! the service is second to none!. well done bluebridge!"
    dined on 04/05/2014
  • "Only used this restaurant as we had a voucher, food was ok but expensive. We wouldn't go out of our way to eat here again"
    dined on 02/05/2014
  • "Our second visit to The Blue Bridge and I would thoroughly recommend it. We had dinner before which was lovely but pricey so ideal for a special occasion. This time we had the set Sunday lunch which was equally delicious and really good value. Good choice of starter and main but we were too stuffed to have pudding. Will definitely be returning."
    dined on 27/04/2014
  • "We have eaten here before and really enjoyed the quality of the food and good service. We were not disappointed this time, another lovely meal enjoyed by all in our party."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "we went to the bluebridge on monday 14th april and this has fast become our favourite restaurant! my wife had the prawns with chilli jam and she said the best she has ever tasted!! i had the beef wellington wich was perfection. we are very happy eating here!"
    dined on 14/04/2014
  • "We booked for lunch on a Monday. The restaurant was busy without being full. Menu was varied and clear. Braised beef was absolutely superb, really tender. Sweet menu was basic old fashioned English, but none the worse for that. Great value, super food, we will be back"
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "this was our 4th visit to bluebridge, and i cannot find fault with anything in the restaurant. we came away very happy and very full."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "The food was pretty good with portions of veg large enough to share between two. The ambiance of the place was good with no rush to serve you although I would recommend the 2nd sitting in the evening. However....I do think this is rather an expensive restaurant and being charged £3.50 for EACH vegetable dish (mains don't come with any veg) I managed to get a bill for over £120 for two and we only had one bottle of wine! Would i go back.... only on special occasions"
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "My parents enjoyed a wonderful meal here for their Golden Wedding Anniversary and thoroughly recommended that others go there too. Thank you for making it special for them."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "It is a very nice restaurant. The service is fantastic and the food very good. Car park a little small but you can find a space in the surrounding roads."
    dined on 26/03/2014
  • "We used to be regulars at the Blue Bridge until we moved away but this was our first meal there for almost 2 years. Still as good as ever; great food, great value."
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "Disappointed with music as we booked especially for that reason. Noise meant that we could not hear music that well and it would have been better if your singer had moved around the restaurant which would have meant we could hear when in our area"
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "We celebrated with a meal at the Blue Bridge. Both of us have a special diet which was catered for without fuss. An enjoyable evening and attentive service. Food excellent although having been before a change of menus would have been welcomed. Would certainly recommended this place to all."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "I couldn't have asked for better, had my table request fulfilled. Food was brilliant, definitely my type of food. All the staff were very helpful and professional. Service was quick and didn't feel rushed. Will be and have been recommending this to friends and will be returning"
    dined on 19/03/2014
  • "Have been to the blue Bridge before but it is somewhere I forget about going to. We went on a Monday evening and I did think they may have had a cheaper menu for the week. The food was really good though, we had cod and chips, pork belly and steak and chips all of which were great! Our desserts were delicious! My favourite was the chocolate fondant. Will be returning sooner next time."
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "This restaurant has got great dining for a special occasion down to a fine art.The service fem start to finish is excellent and you are not rushed in any way.The food is as you would expect to the same high standard. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone with no reservations."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "somewhat disappointed with experience. My mother came to lunch and although she can walk with crutches, it is difficult. It was clear that my mother would have a problem with access and when we were seated this was not taken into consideration - made worse by the fact that when leaving we were partially obstructed by another diner - the table and chairs were too near the stairway. I complained at the time, but was informed that I should have booked a disable friendly table. Surely the staff could have seen the disabled person when we arrived and would need a more accessible position?!!! However, the staff were very courteous, it was just the food that was problematical and too much for me to expand on through this survey. J May"
    dined on 09/03/2014
  • "A very popular restaurant in Chelmsford. I took a friend and former work colleague to lunch. My first visit for a meal although I had visited the restaurant previously in a professional capacity. I booked a table but the dining room was not very busy due to the weather. Good lunch menu. I had ham hock terriene followed by catch of the day (ie Fish and Chips), an excellently cooked piece of cod. My friend had mackeral pate followed by pasta. Enjoyable food and attentive service. The meal with a glass of wine each, a dessert course for me, two coffee's and a tea came to just over £60 including service charge. I would certainly like to visit for dinner but I understand it gets very busy on Fridays and Saturdays so booking is probably a must"
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Nice Restaurant,but ver pricey. Ok for special occasions. Wine was very good quality. Shame about the shortage of parking spaces."
    dined on 26/02/2014
  • "I came to the Blue Bridge with my two daughters to treat one to a Birthday lunch, we had a super lunch and the waitress could not have been more charming, I have been to you before but they had not and will return in the future, we had a very enjoyable time. Yours Brigitte"
    dined on 26/02/2014
  • "Lunched with three friends. Cooking was sound without being sensational. Fair value. Service pleasant and well meaning but rather amateurish: men served before the ladies, clumsy handling of plates and dishes. All in all not quite so good an experience as our last visit. Perhaps we caught them on an off day. We would still recommend it though."
    dined on 24/02/2014
  • "Having had a few exceptional lunches at the Blue bridge we thought long and hard about booking for an evening meal ( it was mums treat and this doesn't happen very often!!) My reservation was because it is so much more expensive to eat there on a Saturday evening as opposed to a Thursday and this annoys me. I have to say it was worth every penny, food and service was truly superb, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "We enjoyed our Sunday lunch at the Blue Bridge (4 people). Food was very good, would have been perfect except x4 roast sirloin beef ordered and when asked how we'd like it done, x2 said medium to well-done, and x2 said medium to rare. When the plates arrived all x4 were identical. Good to eat but not quite what was ordered. We did raise it and were given a small plate of pinker beef slices, but it would have been better if weren't asked when we ordered. But that's minor. The dining room was very pleasant and the service was excellent."
    dined on 02/02/2014
  • "Had dinner with my wife on Saturday night, booked the late table at 9.15 so we didn't feel rushed to give up our table to someone else. We felt welcome from the start as the gentleman at the front of house took my wifes coat and asked for us to be seated early. Service was good all night, a singer was performing in the bar and she was quite good. The food was really nice and the time between courses was perfect, no long wait nor too quick . My only gripe would be that the food is maybe slightly overpriced (£106 for 2 and only 1 glass of wine) compared to other restaurants of similar standings and Im not a fan of service charges being put on the bill, I decide whether they deserve a tip, they shouldn't always assume they have done a good job"
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "Went with my wife for my sixty-something Birthday Lunch. Greeting friendly & we were shown immediately to our table. Tho the restaurant was nearly empty, we were shown to a table partly in a doorway. On request, the staff were happy to move us to a more acceptable spot. As usual, the food was good, tho the apple sauce was very sweet & seemed "manufactured"! The courses didn't arrive as promptly as they might have, but the staff were pleasant & attentive. The starters & main course were perfectly acceptable, but my lemon tart was merely adequate. All in all quite a pleasant experience & one we will probably repeat in the not too distant future."
    dined on 18/01/2014
  • "Bluebridge is my favourite local reastaurant for lunch or dinner. Beautiful food with lots of choice always perfectly cooked. Best Beef Wellington I've eaten and lovely choice of fish dishes. Sunday lunch is very good with a choice of early or late sitting. The set menu is good value with a great choice of dishes. Good choice of side orders. Excellent service and a nice bar for pre-pot dinner drinks or cocktails. Bluebridge never disappoints."
    dined on 13/01/2014
  • "I have been to the Blue Bridge one before and have always meant to return. My husband and I visited on his birthday and it was as good as I remembered. The staff are helpful without being over-bearing, the restaurant has a great atmosphere and the food is excellent. We ate from the set dinner menu which had some excellent choices. Can't recommend this place enough."
    dined on 13/01/2014
  • "A very good experience. We particularly like the good value for pensioners. good food with pleasant staff. a good place for groups of ladies of a certain age!!!"
    dined on 13/01/2014
  • "Great food, service, setting - would definitely recommend."
    dined on 12/01/2014
  • "We have been to the Blue Bridge on several occasions for sunday lunch and on a saturday evening,the food has always been superb and the staff are all so very welcoming and attentive"
    dined on 12/01/2014