Brasserie Le Benaix

4.6
775 reviews
£26 to £40
French
To book outside between 15th April - 16th May, please call 01245987888.

This is the Sister restaurant to Le Bouchon Brasserie & Hotel, opening early July 2016.
Offering a blend of French and English Cuisine The former Wheatsheaf public house located on the old A130 has been transformed, yet due to its listed status has maintained many of its original period features.
Log burners in original fire places situated in the Brasserie where diners can enjoy a pre dinner drink, dine from the Brasserie menu or relax with an after dinner liqueur.
The main restaurant serves both Mid-Week and A'la Carte menus. Overlooking the private gardens, you can enjoy cocktails in our Orangery bar together with the option of dining and private hire available for that special occasion, with beautiful views across the countryside.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 775 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a pleasant dinner in the garden area Good food and service only criticism was the portions which were a little on the mean size for the price particularly the starters with no bread offered .
The ambiance made up for a lot

PD
PaulD
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service and surroundings, will definitely be visiting again. Highly recommended.

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Alg96
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure dining at Le Benaix, great quality food and excellent friendly service.

JN
JohnN
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sunday lunch. Excellent food & service. Good value for money for the overall experience.

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TimE
London
7 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourites, execllent food and service plus you never feel rushed. Glad to be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and attentive service. Can’t fault it.

WB
WendyB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, great food.
Always have a nice evening.
What I call a restaurant not one of the
Same food chain restaurants.

DB
DonB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The menu was very limited not enough selection but what you got was beautifully cooked and the ice cream didn’t have a lot of flavour

LM
LeonardM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service excellent throughout definitely going back

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Fazzaa
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a small-ish but really well thought out menu. The food was superb as was the service and ambiance.

We’re already looking forward to the next visit!

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IanO
Essex
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Noticeable improvements from earlier experiences.
SOLE Fish size disappointing.
Starters portion size could be increased.
We will return and hopefully enjoy again.
Thankyou
Ian.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really great evening. Food and service excellent. Looking fwd to coming back soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Pastry chef was brilliant the desserts we had were amazing. Service was impeccable. Surroundings are bit dated however garden was lovely.

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CaptainHaddock
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Firstly the restaurant is in a lovely setting and the gardens are fabulous. We went for lunch on a Wednesday and there were only 4 other diners so not much in the way of the atmosphere. The dining area, the Orangery the bar all tasteful and sophisticated classy decor throughout. Perfect for a wedding.
The lunch was very nice although portions small, especially the starters. It was a Birthday lunch and although we mentioned this when booking there was no freebie. Our bill with one drink pre-lunch and one bottle of wine £209 inc tip.

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BrianG
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most enjoyable experience, good food, well presented, knowledgeable and attentive staff, our food was enhanced with the overall ambiance.

RB
RoystonB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Got to be one of the best restaurants in Essex .
Standards and quality good enough for the most special of occasions.
Always an enjoyable experience .

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lisaw
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and place well worth a visit. Their soups are fantastic

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lunch after lockdown. Lovely food and terrific service. Also excellent value for money. Only negative was the awful music playing in the restaurant - collection of 80s soul disco music. That didn’t quite fit!

JL
JulieL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, beautifully presented. A very lovely evening indeed.

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Pw27
Essex
9 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Your good as normal very well fainted staff pleasure to eat there

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dina
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Some of the food was bit too salty. The staff could have been a bit more hospitable. In general food was good and was served quickly.

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Pw27
Essex
10 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been to this restaurant in several occasions and will be going again soon.
The service and food is very good.
The garden and surrounding area is also pleasant.
I feel confident in recommending this restaurant.

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None
Essex
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice restaurant food was lovely although the men in our party could have done with a bit more, surrounding very relaxed and service was good,quite expensive though so would visit for just special occasions.

MC
MeriC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. Felt safe and if it wasn’t for staff wearing masks you wouldn’t think of bl…y COVID at all. Definitely going again soon.

CD
vipCliffD
Essex
28 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here since it opened as Le Benaix . Food / service and ambience is usually very good but last nights meal was one of the best I have had there in a long time.......is there a new chef?

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Zanna
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening in beautiful surroundings. spaced out so could hear my friends. Food was lovely and service great, can highly recommend and will definitely revisit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was really lovely. Some of the cooking of the meat was a bit too done, but the overall meal was really nice.

MH
MikeHunt
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exceptional. Would definitely recommend and return again.

EH
EatHangry
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Le Benaix and were really pleased, the service was attentive and friendly and the food was superb. It was a bit quiet but we're were there for an fairly early lunch. We will definitely be back.

GK
GaryK
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Good to be back after so long. Really enjoyed the evening, felt safe and service was excellent.

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HowardS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We have eaten at LB several times until about six months ago at which time we felt that standards had fallen somewhat. On our last visit on Friday last we were very pleased with all aspects, Service and food were excellent. Well done!

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Aitch
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food beautifully prepared & served promptly & professionally

DW
DavidW
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We love La Benaix and their sister restaurant Le Bouchon; we have used their take-away service during lock down and enjoyed this meal even though we were forced to eat outside due to current restrictions.

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StanC
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

lovely place foods good but service is very slow , and no concept of keeping in touch with a table you are left on your own for long spells

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NicolaA
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great service and fantastic food! We will be back !

NB
NButler
London
25 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always at Le Benaix. Making the best of a bad situation with outside dining. Heaters and blankets. But most importantly great food!

JL
JulieL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food great,service was good,the only thing that spoilt it was a nearby table of 3 who were constantly swearing with no regard to others around them.Aside from that I would definetly recommend.

MC
MichaelC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will not find a better place to eat. Excellent

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PaulO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my Wife's birthday on Saturday. Staff as always very friendly and welcoming. Food lovely and looking to going again when we can eat indoors.

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LYD001
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, friendly staff, good choice on menu, food delicious.

FAQs

Brasserie Le Benaix offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01245 987888.

Brasserie Le Benaix is rated 4.6 stars by 775 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.