The New London Restaurant and Lounge

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The award-winning New London restaurant has been on Chelmsford’s dining and social scene since October 2013 and it still is a relaxed yet sophisticated dining venue. The venue is full of elegance and glamour – now more than ever after an incredible redesign in March 2018. We have a reputation for seasonally inspired menus with a unique approach to homemade food which makes the New London restaurant a special place to visit. We pride ourselves on our excellent service with a personal touch. All our staff are proud of, and knowledgeable about, our dishes, wines and cocktails.
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Essex
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best restaurant in Chelmsford. Original dishes at sensible prices.

T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time and lovely food!
Been here few times before..
Maitre ‘d is so friendly and attentive..
Outstanding customer service.
Will keep coming back again and again..

MS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The New London was amazing as always yesterday. The food was great, the Prosecco kept coming. It was noisy but there were two large groups in so it’s to be expected. I’ll be back!

AV
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again amazing food, great service and a lovely setting.

DW
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

So much to love about this place - nice setting, location out the way from a crowded Chelmsford city centre of mostly chain restaurants and good food offerings.

Unfortunately let down by unattentive service. Empty glasses had to get waiters attention to order more drinks and ask for the bill. Understand a slow relaxed dining style but this was sub-par.

Food sounded good on the menu but execution not quite there. Roasted duck breast was dry.....maybe a drink would have helped but my glass was empty!

PH
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent restaurant for that special occasion. Meets the old cliche....."You get what you pay for. ..."

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We both really enjoyed our meals but we had lumps in our mashed potatoes with our meal and at this level and price is disappointing but overall enjoyable meal.

DB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Menu was fabulous in my opinion, very modern and beautifully presented, very nouveau cuisine, so a few sides are needed. Problem with some establishments with modern interiors is the noise level, we could hear ourselves speak. I would definitely return as I thought the food was superior to a lot of restaurants I’ve eaten in the Chelmsford area and afar.

TI
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Some dishes across our table were very good but other flavours combinations just didn’t work if I’m honest. It really feels like this restaurant is trying to be something it’s not, high end charging London prices. There was a considerable wait for both starters and our main courses and the waitress forgot our drinks on two occasions. I’d read good reviews but think it’s overrated.

GR
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent - staff very friendly and helful

GC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fine dining experience at the New London, always a treat, spoilt for choice on the menu, and sublime service and surroundings. Definitely recommend, never fails to disappoint. Support this independent restaurant, we are so lucky to have it in our city!

ER
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Went to celebrate our wedding anniversary with friends. First Visit. Very impressed with decor and layout. Staff very professional and attentive. Food excellent apart from 2 small things. One sauce on a fish dish had wasabi in it but not listed as so on the menu which wasn't to my friends liking and the strawberry millifeuille would have benefitted from a few more strawberries. These two small things aside a lovely evening, will definitely be back and will be recommending the restaurant.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top restaurant amazing food

ST
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely food in a calm atmosphere. We can never manage 3 courses but did manage 2 this time. The roast chicken was lovely and moist and the poached peach dessert was totally yummy.

JL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank Open table for recommending x
Excellent place

JJ
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely anniversary meal at The New London food was so tasty, the fillet steak was probably the best I ever had so tender and amazing flavour.

LL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is simply class, great atmosphere great service and wonderful food. A must try in our opinion.

JP
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely celebration Sunday lunch, thank you so much. We thorough enjoyed ourselves

SS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. Tried the set menu for the first time which exceeded our expectations

PM
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been twice previously to this restaurant but have not been for about 6 months. Food was even better than I remembered, amazing and with great service....I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone

G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb meal and wonderful wine in what is the best restaurant I've eaten in outside of London. Highly recommended.

LB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There isn't another restaurant in Chelmsford that gets near to The New London's menu for choice of starters, main and desserts. The menu changes regularly so you've got to keep going back to try the new options.
The service is always brilliant and very welcoming
I can't recommend The New London highly enough.

TM
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely evening. Great menu and the food was delicious. Service was wonderful and we will return.

RM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our best dining experience foe a long time. Everything from beginning to end was brilliant.
Greeting, service, food, staff, ambiance and value for money. The tomato and pepper soup, fillet
steak and the roast duck were perfect and a large wine list.

OT
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service excellent food

LV
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in Chelmsford!!!! The food is original, seasonal and delicious!!!! The service is incredible!!! So professional and lovely!!!! Great venue!!!! If you want somewhere that isn’t a depressing change restaurant, somewhere that is original with a touch of class then look no further than the New London.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, top notch service. Great wine selection

JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant and always had a great time when I go.
Staff are friendly and welcoming. Food is amazing.
Whats not to like :-)

SS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food & service as always. Fixed price menu would probably be better value for money. Will try next time

KJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit and I wasn't disappointed. A great variety of Gins which is very important to me. There wasn't many people so it was lovely and quiet. Great service and the food was excellent. My favourite restaurant in Chelmsford.

JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always an outstanding meal with fantastic friendly service

JH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. Would recommend and will definitely return. The dishes were all presented beautifully and tasted delicious.

DE
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Very pleasant experience.....a little overpriced but
the food was very good ....service a little slow but maybe a good thing as I hate being asked if everything is ok every 5 mins .....staff were friendly ....

AV
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 6th visit to the New London and yet again it did not disappoint!

Excellent food and excellent service, very highly recommended.

LA
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A great first experience! The restaurant is a nice sleek modern design and the ambience is the perfect setting for a nice meal. The food was very good quality and equally visually appealing and delicious. The service was fantastic and could not be faulted. A very enjoyable experience and great value for money.

AN
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Food is amazing, staff friendly yet very professional and extremely attentive. Look forward to going again.

CD
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group was 4 friends who meet regularly. None of us had ever been to the restaurant before and all 4 of us thought the food and service was excellent. The waiter had the right balance of knowing when to leave us and when to come over. However we were the only people in the place so obviously the service ought to be good. We all said we would return again.

PN
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, great food, I haven't been back here for several years, since it first opened, so a pleasant change.
It was rather quiet but it was a Thursday night, and lacked atmosphere for that reason.
But if it had been more vibrant would have been excellent.

SO
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

pleasantly surprised at the quality and taste of the food which was excellent. service was good attentive but not over the top. the menu was good with plenty of choice for most people. would recommend this restaurant.

P
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased with our meal, been meaning to visit for a while.

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