The New London Restaurant and Lounge

4.6
75 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
2 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
1 review
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
1 review
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.

JP
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited the New London for a family celebration. The food was excellent and served beautifully. We had a lovely time and will definitely be returning. The Sunday lunch menu was varied and interesting and all of the food was delicious. Many thanks for a lovely lunch.

MS
London
45 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was lovely, rich and tasty. A nice selection of wine by the glass, a good selection by the bottle. It was very busy, which accounts for the noise level and the ambience ratings. The service wasn't any the worse for the fullness.

TL
Essex
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was disappointing crab cannelloni starter was so salty you could not eat it. Lamb was salty too and white chocolate mousse lacked taste of white chocolate and strange consistency. Wrong cheese given with cheese board but gave up complaining

LE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here so many times now and we haven't had a bad meal. Will definitely be coming again.

AK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and lovely staff - will be visiting again soon!

RA
Essex
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food and ambiance.
But service could be improved by providing information on the food being served and quick enough to offer more drinks and clearing the table.
they may need to employ more waiting staff.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I’ve been eating in this restaurant since opening. Quality has always been consistent.

However, last couple of visits I don’t feel that the food is of the same level.

Sorry....but not what it used to be.

NC
London
98 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first visit and went with a friend for dinner. We shared the starters of pearl barley vegetable broth, burrata cheese, black garlic, basil and the butter poached chalk stream trout, samphire, new potato terrine which were both a delight and then be both had the rack of lamb, braised lamb breast, salsa verde potato, baby gem, lamb jus. The food was really good and so was the service. Looking forward to visiting again real soon :)

BR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Was very nice only problem was the 3 hours we was there didn't get asked if we would like another drink which was disappointing

JL
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our whole experience was great. Customer service was on point and the food was delicious. Drinks were expensive but for a special occasion we will definitely be back!

m
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Started badly when the waiter spilled a cocktail over my wife with no apology. The waiting service was inattentive throughout and requests were ignored. The food was on the cold side and took ages. It was a shame as the manager was very nice and off his feet making up for the staff. Disappointing as the food reviews were great. Maybe we came in an off night. Not good when it was Valentines. Maybe temp substitute staff?

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