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Preto Chelmsford

4.3
4.3
290 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.

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Booked 8 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:30–22:00

  • Phone number

    01245 290434

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

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

Menu

Cocktails

  • Brazilian Pink£6.00

    Fruity with a Brazilian twist. Gordon's Pink Gin with London Essence Tonic and a dash of Cachaça. Served with berries and a slice of grapefruit

    • Caipirinha / Caipiroska / Caipirissima

      Fresh Lime & Sugar, with Vachaca, Vodka or Rum

      • Brazil 1984

        Fresh Lime, Sugar, Cachaca with a Guarana top

        • Danny Boys Mojito

          Fresh Lime, Sugar, Mint & Rum

          • Pina Colado

            Coconut Cream, Pineapple Juice & Rum

            Last updated: 6 August 2021

            What 290 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
            • 4.3Service
            • 4Ambience
            • 4.1Value

            NoiseModerate

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            • Essex

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            • Essex

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            1. JR

              JennyR

              Essex

              1 review

              3.0

              1 review

              Dined 3 days ago

              overall3food3service2ambience2

              The meat was good, the sides lacked inspiration, we also got charged over £100 for additional sides. Lots of the sides we ordered didn’t even arrive. So it really lowered the overall experience, the meal was considerably more expensive than it should have been. £9 for a glass of wine is also very steep. Also after an hour of feeding us promptly, our table seemed to be ignored despite having green cards showing. In general, not a bad meal out, pricey for what it was, done it now , but won’t visit again.

            2. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              London

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined 5 days ago

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Such good food and really good value for money! The lady who served us was so nice and helpful! Would HIGHLY recommend.

            3. LW

              LaurenW

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined 6 days ago

              overall4food4service5ambience5

              Very friendly staff, food was lovely and there’s a great choice of sides to order and meat that is brought round. we left very full.

            4. G

              Grav

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 15 January 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              First time for me and my partner and it definitely won’t be the last, the food was delicious and the customer service is spot on, usually I have something to moan about when eating out but I can for once say I don’t have any complaints, even the toilets were very clean! Keep up the good work!

            5. m

              meatman

              Denver

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 12 January 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Friendly staff, great value for the quality of food. Lots if meat eaten, would go again

            6. JO

              JasonOMM

              London

              5 reviews

              5.0

              5 reviews

              Dined on 8 January 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Second time at the resturant and it did not disappoint. The food was amazing and we change things up what we ordered on the menu and loved every dish. The staff are so on the ball and so friendly, I dropped my folk only to raise my head from Picking it up to find a server standing in front of me with a new folk. Looking forward to going again. 10/10

            7. VH

              VictoriaH

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 8 January 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience3

              Amazing food and the waiters were very helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back very soon😁

            8. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              London

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 3 January 2022

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Great food, fast and friendly service. Good value

            9. PH

              PaulaH

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 31 December 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Absolutely stunning food excellent staff would definitely recommend

            10. JO

              JOSHUAE

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 22 December 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Amazing food and service definitely going back there.

            11. DJ

              DavidJ

              Essex

              1 review

              3.0

              1 review

              Dined on 21 December 2021

              overall3food5service1ambience1

              The staff did not speak English very well, the concept of the menu was not clearly explained. Service was slow and there was a 12.5 % service charge added to what was a rather expensive menu. I was embarrassed as I had taken three guests with me. I had been here before but that was over two years ago.

            12. DH

              DanielH

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on 14 December 2021

              overall4food5service5ambience4

              Great place to eat. Only negative is that the chairs aren’t comfortable.

            13. H

              Hannah

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on 13 December 2021

              overall4food4service3ambience2

              Love Preto and the food, we’ve been a few times over the years. We came last in 2020 when the buffet had changed to ordering. So when we came this week we were surprised to see you still have to order the starters/sides and you couldn’t self serve. Some dishes that were advertised as hot were cold and you simply don’t get enough, I know you can ask for more but there’s only limited room on the table for these dishes. Guys serving meat are fab, waiting staff abit slow. I think with there only being 3 tables in during our meal they were trying to do other things so trying to get more drinks took about 5 minutes of trying to catch their attention when they weren’t serving.

            14. NC

              NicoletteC

              Essex

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 13 December 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Really good food, nice atmosphere. Definitely recommended and will go again

            15. TD

              ThaDias

              Essex

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 12 December 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Well done to the the staff! Amazing atmosphere, exceptional food. All staff went above and beyond to make sure the birthday dinner I had booked would be looked after very well - we had a great time!!! Thank you so much Ines 😊 very patient taking all orders :)

            16. L

              Lucyb

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 11 December 2021

              overall5food5service4ambience5

              Great food and great service!, defiantly value for your money!

            17. MC

              MatthewC

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 9 December 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Great food and plenty of it. The staff were really pleasant and we all had a fabulous time.

            18. HW

              HannahW

              London

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 4 December 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Lovely experience at Preto! Waiter was amazing and very knowledgeable and suggested some really good sides and told us about some of the meats. The time between the chefs coming up to you with the meats was amazing! Very frequent! And the quality of food was amazing

            19. IS

              IreneS

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 3 December 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              I aways enjoy going to Preto Chelmsford. My guests that I took there really enjoyed the experience. I enjoyed the food and I enjoy that I do not have to wait too long to be served at Pretos.

            20. TH

              TeresaH

              Essex

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 3 December 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience4

              The staff were very warm and welcoming and the service was outstanding. Food was amazing and the selection was good. Would definitely return.

            21. S

              Storme

              Devon

              3 reviews

              5.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on 19 November 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              This was our first visit, we will definitely be back. What a fantastic restaurant, eat as much as you like for a set price. Eat as slow or quick as you like, fantastic variety and the food is always hot. Perfect

            22. AW

              AaronW

              1 review

              3.0

              1 review

              Dined on 18 November 2021

              overall3food3service5ambience1

              Very expensive considering you pay £25 a head then have to pay the service charge too but foods good, this time some of meat was a bit fatty

            23. A

              Anthony

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 13 November 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience4

              Lovely food great service bit pricey for the drinks

            24. TP

              TerryP

              Essex

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on 12 November 2021

              overall4food5service5ambience5

              Been a few time’s now and it’s great every time. Food is amazing every time. Would recommend

            25. CP

              CarolineP

              1 review

              3.0

              1 review

              Dined on 5 November 2021

              overall3food5service1ambience1

              Dined with my 2 friends on a Friday eve, foods was lovely BUT our plates were part cleared whilst one of my party was still eating, rule no.1 of hospitality, never clear table until everyone has finished and certainly do not lean across the guest! Second bad point was that a waitress brought our bill to the table along with the card machine and stood at our table waiting for payment BUT we had not asked for our bill! Very presumptuous and rude!

            26. KB

              KateB

              Essex

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 30 October 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              1st time visit. Waiter offered great explanation on how the service worked. Really friendly staff and quick service. Food was amazing. Fantastic value, as much as you can eat. Will definitely be going back.

            27. LT

              LaurieT

              London

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 29 October 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Amazing as always. My favourite restaurant in Chelmsford.

            28. EM

              EmanM

              Essex

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 27 October 2021

              overall5food5service4ambience4

              Lovely evening out. Great service and the food was lush. Chairs a tad uncomfortable, however overall experience was great.

            29. R

              Rodrigo

              Essex

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 25 October 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              One of my favourites restaurants, friendly staff and an amazing customer service. Absolutely delicious food.

            30. IC

              IreneC

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 24 October 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Wanted to try Brazilian style food for a change and it didn’t disappoint. It was a thankyou to some kind friends and they loved it. Will definitely pay another visit.

            31. s

              steves

              London

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on 23 October 2021

              overall4food4service5ambience4

              Excellent. Little overpriced, also the drinks Staff are amazing and attentive

            32. JD

              JennyD108

              London

              2 reviews

              4.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on 23 October 2021

              overall4food4service5ambience4

              Really nice lunch for my son’s 30th birthday. Pretty good value overall though under 12’s cost £7.95 my granddaughter is 3 and we had to pay for her and she didn’t really eat very much. Good choice of meats and side dishes

            33. ES

              EmmaS

              London

              2 reviews

              4.0

              2 reviews

              Dined on 22 October 2021

              overall4food4service4ambience4

              Great night out for a birthday celebration. We had a mix of menus and arrivals but the staff managed us with ease and kept the food and drink coming. Probably a little more beef than pork and chicken but I left very satisfied. I missed the salad bar but the alternative of asking for a selection worked well

            34. OT

              OpenTable Diner

              Essex

              3 reviews

              5.0

              3 reviews

              Dined on 18 October 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              A great day like always. My favourite restaurant !!! The meat is so tasty and juicy beautiful sides. I wish I could have some space for the dessert. Thanks for the amazing service. Staff are so special

            35. LP

              LauraP

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on 16 October 2021

              overall4food3service3ambience2

              Cheap cuts of meat, disguised by strong seasoning. Sides look like/taste something from a cheap canteen. Save you money and go buy yourself a steak and cook it yourself

            36. ML

              MarkL

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 16 October 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Staff are very friendly and was always there to help you

            37. CB

              CraigB

              London

              1 review

              4.0

              1 review

              Dined on 16 October 2021

              overall4food4service5ambience4

              Ate here on Saturday night. Food and service lovely but ordering sides as we went meant often sitting without any. Possibly a hangover from covid? Prefer if sides were help yourself Beautiful meat though

            38. LC

              LewisC

              Essex

              1 review

              3.0

              1 review

              Dined on 15 October 2021

              overall3food5service1ambience4

              Service could have been better but food was great.

            39. AE

              AnthonyE

              London

              1 review

              2.0

              1 review

              Dined on 15 October 2021

              overall2food3service4ambience2

              I thought this was going to have a buzz about it being a Brazilian restaurant but it was far from it no atmosphere

            40. C

              Chamvi

              Essex

              1 review

              5.0

              1 review

              Dined on 9 October 2021

              overall5food5service5ambience5

              Lovely food all waiters and waitresses happy and bubbly. Great place to eat with great vibes

            FAQs

            Preto Chelmsford is rated 4.3 stars by 290 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.

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            Booked 8 times today
            Google Map for Preto Chelmsford

            1/3 The Meadows Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6FD

            • Area

              Chelmsford

            • Hours of Operation

              Daily 11:30–22:00

            • 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

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