Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Essex
  4. Chelmsford
  5. Chelmsford
Preto Chelmsford, Chelmsford, Essex

Preto Chelmsford

4.3
4.3
368 Reviews
£25 and under
Brazilian Steakhouse
Situated in the Heart of Chelmsford's shopping district next to the Meadows Mall. Preto Chelmsford offers a vibrant atmosphere with seating for up to 140 guests. Our outside seating area will seat 30 guests.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
  • Logo image for Just Eat
  • Logo image for Uber Eats

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    01245 290434

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 368 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Essex

    Child Friendly

  • Essex

    Fit for Foodies

  • Essex

    Group Bookings

  • Essex

    Hot Spot

Sort by

Filters

  1. SN

    SamN

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    I was recommended to go to Preto as my teenagers would love it, the menu is very simple everything is included in the grill and we were offered delicious sides and desserts (though a bit rich for my tastes). We used a voucher code which made the meal very reasonable, however I wasn't made aware (and didnt spot) the discretionary 12.5% which was added to the bill. I appreciate the hard work of all the staff, who do the best to make the restaurant welcoming, it was a largely empty space and not very cosy, but it did seem a bit steep not to be pointed out. Other establishments tend to add the discretion to the bill at the point where you pay for the food, with your consent. This left an unpleasant aftertaste to what was a very tasty meal.
  2. L

    Ling

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice steaks grill. Variety of side dishes are great.
  3. J

    Jools

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    Totally won over by the food, which was fresh, hot and very tasty. Servers were excellent; friendly and attentive when needed. However, the ambience is a mess and the attempted Copacabana faux beach cafe style really doesn’t work. Being in a shopping centre probably doesn’t help… I question the pricing; yes I know that it’s all-inclusive of any mains and sides, but it’s a lot of money for what and where it is. With just one drink each and no pudding, our bill came to £107 which is a lot on a Monday night.
  4. s

    shopic09

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Enjoyable experience! Maybe lacks a bit of ambiance but overall it was great and we left happy and full! Would definitely recommend to friends 😊
  5. T

    Tennessee

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Need more improvements and staff need more initial training and sides should be fresh and chips oil must keep fresh
  6. GB

    GabrielaB

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. K

    Kyat

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and staff as always, highly recommended.
  8. NG

    NandaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and service was outstanding 👍🏼👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  9. C

    Clairec

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant service, excellent food. Will be back asap
  10. CP

    CarlyP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Recommend to anyone who enjoys Brazilian food. Really good price for fantastic food.
  11. BK

    BarryK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Still a good restaurant but, not the same as before Covid. I know it's not their fault but just not so much bonhomie as there used to be.
  12. S

    Sugar

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The meats were cooked well, but the rest of the food was basic and some of it was dry and tastless. Minimum spend is £20. Could not just have a small side dish and drinks prices were ridiculous. £4.50 for a glass of lemonade and £5 for a bottle of tap water that tasted horrible. The pudding was expensive but tasted nice.
  13. Y

    Yjjb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food was good but, on this occasion, the restaurant was quiet. This meant that the usual pace, flair and variety of the meats on offer was not as good as it could be. I've visited many times during busier periods and had a much better experience. So, to sum up: excellent food, attentive staff and comfortable venue, just expect a little less and a slower experience mid-week.
  14. RB

    ReeceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was absolutely spectacular and the service was excellent.
  15. AG

    AjGS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time, was out as a group of 7 for a friends birthday and the service was attentive and great, and the food was awesome.
  16. HL

    HeatherL

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful evening. We took advantage of their Wednesday 2 for 1 offer and were not disappointed. We enjoyed a range of fantastic foods and drinks: meats hot from the grill, hot and cold side dishes and a lovely couple of chilled draught beers. Great service and atmosphere. Thank you
  17. VS

    VickiS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic family meal. The staff were accommodating and very friendly especially with the children. They ensured we had everything we needed. Food was amazing ad always and we all ate far too much! Would always recommend.
  18. AM

    AnnaM

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Lots of food but no flavour,very blunt, everything too salted.
  19. A

    Abbi

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    Easy to find, staff very friendly and prompt. Food is not the greatest that i have eaten at any other Brazilian restaurant.there was no ambient music to feel like you’re in a Brazilian restaurant. Clean and nicely organised. If they improve the food i could recommend this restaurant!
  20. DE

    DEBRAC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Food was fabulous, slow drinks service had to ask to order drinks and then took ages. When the bill arrived there was discretional 12.5% service charge which we only opted to pay half of, but was then almost aggressively approached by the door by a man telling us we had underpaid by £122.00. He had £100 of our cash in his hand but was arguing in broken English that we still owed money. Left us with a very negative impression.
  21. BM

    BradleyM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great staff I’ll will definitely be back
  22. MB

    MatthewB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We chose a "Unpopular" time (5pm on a Sunday) & it was for us, nice & quite. Food always freshly cooked :)
  23. LT

    LaurieT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing as always. Best restaurant in Chelmsford.
  24. DR

    DanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service Great food It's usually hard to find something for everyone especially with a larger group but this was perfect, thanks guys
  25. ES

    EmmaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was only one other table in than us on Thursday afternoon, but in a way it made it feel more private and unique. My partner and I had a lovely time, we really enjoyed the food. You almost don't need sides at all with all the meat you end up having! Everything is cooked deliciously and served wonderfully. It was my partner's first time there and he really enjoyed it, definitely will be coming there again.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Arrived early and was welcomed into restaurant the staff very friendly and the food was plentiful and best quality was a great meal if you love meat your love this place
  27. PO

    ProfOblivion

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wanted a different family dinner with grandparents, parents and 3 children. We ate early so the restaurant was quiet. Our waitress was very attentive and explained clearly how the ordering process worked, and the eat as much as you want service was timely, varied and tasty. Certainly to be recommended.
  28. MJ

    MichelleJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, really nice food. Lovely, clean restaurant.
  29. DW

    DougW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding would highly recommend. Staff where great and very quick to get the food out.
  30. DW

    DanielWild

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was clean, staff were friendly and helpful. Food was great left feeling satisfied. There were multiple groups of people there but the noise was fine as tables were well spaced out. Will definitely go here again
  31. TG

    TerryG

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service as usual. Highly recommend. Chef was on it taking orders for food and drinks as well as serving meat.
  32. NH

    NatalieH

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is definitely one of the best I've been to. I just feel like no one really knows about it because it quite deceiving from the outside. The food is delicious if you enjoy lots of different meats and the desserts are just yummy 😋 . I would definitely give this place a 10 out of 10. Waiters ans waitresses are lovely too 😊
  33. DS

    DonnaS

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Chelmsford Preto - expensive at full price but a lovely unique experience - the sides are all tasty and different from the norm and the meat is all cooked and flavoured to perfection. I don’t usually eat much red meat but theirs tastes so good
  34. C

    Catchup

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent, lots of it. Enjoyed all the hot sides. Lots of choice. Drinks a quite costly.
  35. MA

    MonjolaA

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Really poor customer service very rude manager would not recommend this particular branch
  36. AW

    AnneW

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first ever visit ,won't be the last as we thought it was excellent!
  37. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Sides a bit slow coming out, and when we ordered more sides they didn’t come out at all….. meats very nice will definitely go back.
  38. S

    Sandy

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely experience food was great good ambient definitely gonna go back !!
  39. B

    Bobbie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time eating here,staff very polite the food was fantastic plenty of it which kept being brought out.Definitely will be going again.
  40. JB

    JasonB

    Essex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Booked a table for lunch on a Saturday. The place was dead and I know why! The price! Almost £27 per head - just for the food! With drinks on top it would've made the price ridiculous! We suggested this to the waiting staff who did say they could get us 20%off but it would still have been far too expensive for a Saturday lunchtime meal - so we left. Apparently, it's only £12 per head during the week?? So why more than double the price on a Saturday?? No wonder the place was practically empty! A shame because the food looked delicious on in the pictures and the staff were friendly enough.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Preto Chelmsford does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber Eats.

Preto Chelmsford is rated 4.3 stars by 368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
  • Logo image for Just Eat
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Preto Chelmsford

1/3 The Meadows, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6FD

Additional information

  • Area

    Chelmsford

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo