Preto Chelmsford

4.3
243 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.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 243 People Are Saying
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Mark
Essex
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Yes it was ok, very expensive for what we had, not sure sure if I’d go again, meats were nice although a bit rare for my liking. £100 for the 3 of us is expensive for a Tuesday night with No atmosphere

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SarahM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, location and vibe.
Slight problem getting the bill at the end of meal (had to ask 3 times) but the restaurant was very busy, so somewhat understandable!
My 2nd time there and would definitely go again - great, especially for meat eaters (obviously) but also for vegetarians as they had a good choice of vegetarian and vegan burgers.

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ShaunK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a family meal for a birthday on a Sunday at 6.15pm, and when we arrived it was like a saturday night in A nightclub at 11pm, about 60 people dancing around all the tables, a live band playing so loud I couldn't hear anyone I was sat with talking. We sat thinking maybe it won't be that bad after a while, but the staff were too busy watching the band, and left us for 15 minutes without even offering a drink etc, so we got up and left. I don't know why we wasn't informed when booking there was a mini carnival taking place at the same time

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AnaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I love it that place, the staff is very friendly, and the food soo good.

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JamesC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Great food, good service. Too bright and not very busy

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LianneB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating here, lovely family fun place. Great food

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Kade
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The food was okay, some of it was bland or too salty. And the service was a bit slow apart from a couple of attentive waiters. Nice venue for a get together/catch up though

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Lizzi
Essex
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive upon learning my dad has an allergy and made sure we were informed and reminded of ingredients. Thank you very much!

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Davide
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food loved it would recommend for any type of occasion I now want to try everything on the menu

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Curtis
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The cuts of meat were very good, the staff were friendly. There was some confusion when ordering the sides but all things considered it was a good night out.

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Marco
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice situated in a mall, plenty of parking areas within 0.3-0.5 miles away. Nice welcoming friendly staff. I went on a weekend while Dinner menu is available with 6 types of meat available of which only 2 steak available (beef joint and sirloin) and the rest are chicken, pork variations (average quality of meat in general after trying them all!)Good salad buffet although not available for self service and you need to order it. Good desert menu.

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Victoria
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really good, friendly and personable service. The vegetarian mains are limited to burgers but lots of the sides are vegetarian and the servers were quick to let us know that vegetarian members of the group could join in the sides.
Only downside was we got too full too quickly to try everything!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Im a frequent client at Preto in Putney, despite having had an amazing time At Chelmsford branch I have however disliked the food seasoning. Brown beans was bland not season at all, flavourless food. Luckily my guests loved everything. I’m glad they all had a good experience in overall.

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DaveF
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Preto restaurant in Chelmsford is an excellent choice of venue if yr a meat eater. Greeted with a friendly smile we was shown to our table where menu's and drink orders were sorted out. The service was excellent, fast and very friendly. The staff are excellent and attentative in every way. Onto the food. There's a good selection of starters including salads, chips and hot dishes. Order up what you fancy and it's served up pretty quickly. Once you start eating the waiter comes to yr table with skewer after skewer of freshly cooked meats. He carves it for you until you say stop. To name a few meats there's chicken, gammon, rump steak, sirloin steak, sausages etc. It just keeps coming until you say no more. The food is always very hot. Only disappointing part was we we're offered a choice of different sweets but didn't realise they weren't included in the price. £3.00 extra per person. Other then that this is a must eat restaurant. All very good and every member of staff we're extra friendly 😀

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MarianneT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Food was outstanding and can’t wait to go back!

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service brilliant food I would come again outstanding 👍

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NicolaH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time at Preto. Nice experience, friendly staff, will definitely visit again.

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Teepee66
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good quality food. Service was reasonable. Would definitely go back again

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LynnS
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Drinks can be very expensive. 4 adults and 4 kids and even with kids eat free came to nearly £250

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KelsieR
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Table behind had a group of 10 “lads” sitting at it that were being a bit too loud. One like the sound of their own voice a little too much. But the food was really good. We didn’t leave hungry at all.

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KieranB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fab meat fest. Tasty variety of meats. Sides were nice too, especially the tuna salad. I wasn’t overly taken with the cocktails, which tasted a bit watery and thought the beer was expensive but overall good evening was had by all.

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DaveG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very friendly. Atmosphere was just right although noise level was a little loud. Food was excellent.

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bootzilla
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wide range of sides to accompany the constant supply of meat cuts. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing like always. Thanks to all staff for great service

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HorstB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food generally was excellent.A couple of the meats were chewy. The staff were excellent, very friendly.Would dine here again.

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AAALLLLQQQ
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Cover charge to hight and when you go in nobody tell about this Charge

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KrisT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went head for anniversary dinner and we had an amazing dinner! Plenty of food! Too much food! Choice of 20 sides hot and cold and continuous supply of meat from the skewers served by the staff

Staff very attentive and friendly, would 100% recommended and will return!!

Thanks for a perfect evening

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Melanie
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food was amazing and worth the price we paid for the buffet however the serving staff weren’t the friendliest and the service charge of £17 was excessive for 4 people .
This wasn’t optional which I think is disgusting as the service wasn’t worth this money

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Preto and we loved it! Our server was amazing, we tried a bit of everything and will definitely be back again!

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SaschaP
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My second visit here and again not disappointed 😃 I will definitely be back! Also the only place my son would eat stake. Nothing on the menu I haven't loved.

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ZoeR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was lovely as usually. Was very busy and very very loud. Me and my husband was completely shocked that they added there own service charge and we wasn’t informed before sitting down at our table. When I ask if it could be removed as I wanted to leave my own tip. We was told they wouldn’t be able to do this.

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AW1234567891011121314151
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love preto the food is amazing I love the garlic steak could eat a whole rod bymysefl and their sides snd sirlion omd amazing. There drinks there’s aesthetic all amazing. And amazing service.

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OlgaA
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Awful service! First the guy was pushing us to start ordering food, then they just stopped bringing meat even though we still had our green cards on the table. After we asked them where’s more meat, they brought few times more. Then the guy asks - are you done with the food? We looked at him like we don’t know yet, the cards are still green... he goes - ok I’ll give you 2 min and came back in 20 sec asking if we were done. So we just decided to leave it. Very weird service..

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AbigailD
Essex
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Preto and it was amazing! The different cuts and types of meat was great. Lovely hot and cold sides too! Loved the fried polenta. Thanks Preto

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GeorgeT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love it, staff were great, food was amazing, I would recommend you guys to everyone.

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JanetW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. Friendly staff. Excellent choice of meats & sides.

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MartinM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the get go. Seated and instantly offered drinks. Staff were fantastic and very polite. Food was constantly brought over to the table. Very nice would highly recommend.

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Shanie
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Very average food, not entirely impressed.

We went for Father’s Day which I can understand would be busy however to be told we have two hours before we have to leave before we’ve even sat down doesn’t scream welcoming, nor does the waiter asking if we’ve finished eating every 5 minutes. We had the waiter come to our table asking if we were finished more than the actual meat itself.

Depending on where you sit, dictates how much you’ll eat. We were just outside of the apparent “path” the servers take as they often walked back to the kitchen after they got to the table infront of us, completely ignoring and disregarding the green card we were told to display on our table. My dad even tried to get the attention of one as he walked past, only to be ignored.

The quality of meat, often it was fatty/greasy and really bog average. I’m not expecting 5* but ideally it would be nice not to leave a restaurant hungry

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AdrianR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food bad ..didn't come on time salad come after meet and a lot off waiting time and very expensive compered with a lot better restaurants!

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victoria
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Withbthe background noise and the servers wearing masks communication was hard.

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Preto Chelmsford is rated 4.3 stars by 243 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.