Pinchos Essex

4.5
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16 reviews
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£25 and under
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Spanish
Pinchos is a friendly and vibrant wine bar and tapas restaurant in the heart of Chelmsford. It’s the ideal place to meet up to sample some truly delicious Spanish food and drinks. At Pinchos we import many of our ingredients directly from Spain to achieve the authentic Spanish taste. All our fresh produce is sourced locally. In January 2019 Pinchos came under new ownership and management dedicated to continuing not only serving the great food Pinchos has become known for, but to also maintain the warm and friendly atmosphere we pride ourselves on. With a background in corporate events and private dining, the new owner Christopher Jagger is keen to soon be launching some exciting and diverse new projects, tying in to the Spanish theme.
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OT
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was totally wonderful! It can’t be faulted in our eyes the portion sizes are large and generous and there is plenty to go around. waiting staff were friendly welcoming and couldn’t do enough to help I will most definitely be visiting again very shortly in the future.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fail to exceed expectations
Thank you

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely staff would recommend!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food and nice atmosphere. Nice to escape the range of chains that fill Chelmsford

A
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, staff really friendly and attentive and made menu recommendations based on our preferences (my friend is vegetarian and there was plenty of choice for her). Lovely bottle of Malbec to wash it down with too! All for a reasonable price. Will definitely be returning.

C
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent staff and great food. A bit cramped on busy days.

OT
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Staff were helpful in explaining why our booking had been cancelled and helped us find a new booking. The food was nice and good value for money. Overall quite nice

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, we were so well looked after by Marta and Ella. Really friendly atmosphere in a beautiful venue. Highly recommend visiting here.

K
Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We have dined at Pinchos before and it was fantastic. However, at our recent visit the restaurant was catering for two large groups (approx 10 diners per group). One group were incredibly noisy/rowdy and their noise dominated the entire restaurant. Our food came out luke warm and one dish was burnt. The servers swapped the burnt dish for a fresh dish which was perfect. However, it was apparent during the visit that the serving staff and kitchen were focused on catering for the large groups and other diners fell by the wayside a little.

We would visit again, but not on a saturday night. I would also recommend the restaurant considers restricting the size or number of large groups. The restaurant space is small and not suited to huge groups.

JS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Have been coming to Pinchos for years and never ever been unhappy with the service. This is our first time in a while but they now bring water to the table and some nibbles before you even look at a menu which I think is a lovely touch. They also gave free shots at the end and a little dish of sweeties - which was a really nice touch. The staff were lovely, service was prompt and the food was delicious as always. Definitely would recommend this place :)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service good as always.
A nice touch having some entertainment albeit the singer was a bit loud in places which did make conversations a bit difficult.

Would always recommend Pinchos have been dining there for many years

DC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great location and atmosphere - had guests from out of town and they were impressed too. Will definitely be back.

j
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable evening with friends with great food.

EM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Highly recommend. Food was wonderfil. We will be back.

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was the first time we’d been to Pinchos since it changed hands. We both really enjoyed the various dishes we had chosen and we didn’t have to wait too long for the food to arrive, even though the restaurant was pretty busy. We were at a table upstairs inside and there were a couple of larger parties there which did make it quite noisy. However, once we finished eating we decamped to a a table outside and enjoyed the rest of our bottle of wine there.
Overall it was a very good experience.

LD
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! We shared many dishes so we could try a bit of everything and there wasn’t anything we didn’t enjoy!