The Chequers Matching Green

4.6
389 reviews
£26 to £40
Mediterranean
Overlooking the village green our Restaurant and Bar is in the heart of delightful village of Matching Green, a few minutes from the M11 on the Herts and Essex border. The Chequers offers fresh, delicious food sourced locally where possible. So come and enjoy our mouthwatering home-made food. Our olde world charm and cutting edge style attracts visitors from far and near.
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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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 389 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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ChrissieL
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good food and with good company it makes it a fabulous place to get together.

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vipchris
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to be able to return and feel safe dining here

G
vipGaryk
London
27 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening, good atmosphere in the restaurant and bar, staff are great, food always good, exercising god hygiene program.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and very professional. The food was out of this world but were sold out of roast which I was a little bit gutted but I will be going back : )

JD
JayneD
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend The Chequers. Friendly attentive staff who make you feel very welcome. Great food. It’s my favourite place.

G
vipGaryk
London
27 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great evening in a busy restaurant, both had fish and chips, best fish I’ve had for years( Whitby still the best ) just a shame they don’t make the chips they used to. Fantastic staff, Best table.

G
vipGaryk
London
27 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another lovely evening at the Chequers’s, all round good night.

MG
MarianneG
Essex
11 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Sunday lunch. Food excellent as usual and Jay our waiter was very attentive, he made us feel as if we were the only ones there, no rushing and time to chat

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Sazzy13
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely delicious! Love the decor. Staff are attentive and polite. Great service

M
Min88
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Chequers is set in a beautiful village facing the cricket green. We had a midweek lunch when the restaurant was not busy. Staff were competent and helpful. A good choice on the set menu. Good value and a friendly environment. We will return

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Service was 👍🏻

G
vipGaryk
London
27 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, lovely evening, looked after by Roberto and his staff, good food.

G
vipGaryk
London
27 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, a good all round evening.

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Letsbehavinyou
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food served by friendly knowledgeable team. Good choice on the menu and some with a twist... helping this to be a little different from the high street chains. Long may it last!

NK
NatalieK
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely as always. A few noisy kids this particular lunchtime, but service, staff and food completely top notch as per usual. One of my favourite places for lunch.

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Disappointedfromdunmow19
Essex
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We have visited and enjoyed this restaurant for 20years and more but our experience last Friday is enough to make us take it off our dining list.
Our waiter was lackadaisical, the food was very below par and made us think there may have been a new chef. Tables were so crowded together that it was impossible to have a normal conversation and to top it all there was a very loud table quite close to us that everyone was complaining about but the staff didn’t seem to address. We paid £160 for 3 people which did not match the expectations.

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LOUISEB
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening great food super service only issue was i fell down the steps into the back of the restaurant i think they could light them better as they are dangerous i have the bruises and grazes to prove it.

G
vipGaryk
London
27 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, service and staff are the best.

c
vipchris
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Service was good the Sunday roast was disappointing the restaurant floor looked like it hadn't been cleaned in a while

MA
vipMASH
London
9 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful location and ambiance. Good food. Sunday menu was limited and so may return for the a-la-carte on a weekday.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Restaurant and reception was good, service was a little hurried.

CT
ClareT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service .. will go again. Was not hurried at all and the staff were very professional and friendly

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious fish platter, tight table space

N
Nickd
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Busy and lively if not a touch too noisy at times. Overall very enjoyable and with a lack of choice of decent restaurants in Bishops Stortford it was worth the 20 minute drive

JD
JackieD
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about the restaurant. The noise level was rather high but we were still able to talk, and the buzz adds to the atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely service, good food! Lovely pub/ restaurant in a beautiful setting

KE
KevandEun2015
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was quite simply a wonderful meal, where the food and service were faultless. The service in particular was both attentive and of a very high standard. Superb food and family birthday that was made all more enjoyable for being there!

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Nickd
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very enjoyable - pleasant, good service and food of a good standard - good choice from menu

GA
GoAgain
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love The Chequers. Beautifully prepared food served by excellent waiting staff. Highly recommend.

JW
JanetteW
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Fine food. Good service. Visit quite regularly

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Adam
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

It’s the 3rd time I’ve been to the restaurant in recent months and unfortunately every time I’ve been I’ve been disappointed but also optimistic that ‘next time will be better’.

The service is great and always friendly, the drinks are great and ambience is lovely however the food seems to be getting progressively worse. I had steak which was extremely fatty, chips that seemed hard and over cooked as well as a mac and cheese that could potentially be the worst mac and cheese I’ve tasted. It was bland and boring and barely even tasted of cheese.

I don’t tend to leave reviews unless positive but I feel the quality of food is slipping whilst the price stays consistently high!

I would return but I would avoid the high priced, poor quality of steak.

G
vipGaryk
London
27 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, lovely staff, good atmosphere.

J
vipJacs100
Essex
151 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Chequers at Matching Green; average all round: service, food, décor, ambience. No complaints during our meal but nothing special.

JD
JayneD
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Regular diners who always enjoy our visit.

CR
ChristineR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here before and, as previously, we were very happy with everything

AN
AndyN
Essex
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant caters for almost everyone and was a great experience considering we had one Vegan and one vegetarian in our group of 5.
Everyone enjoyed the wine and their meal.

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Nics93
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I took my boyfriend to the Chequers for our Christmas date night. It is a beautiful location and looked very festive and cosy inside. Our service was great and the waiting staff were attentive and friendly.

However, the meal was let down by the food. The prawn cocktail was nice except for the two King Prawns on the side were under cooked, and the bread in the bread/olives starter was hard and tasted slightly stale and there were no olives. My steak was really tasty but my boyfriend's burger was quite rubbery and pink inside.

JG
JillG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service. Booked my birthday lunch there and chose from the set menu which didn’t disappoint, our desert was delivered in style by three waiters who sang happy birthday to me..... we all throughly enjoyed the afternoon

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the chequers. Always great, never leave not wanting to return....

MD
MelanieD
Essex
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, professional, efficient staff. Nice ambience, comfortable seating. Excellent menu, food beautifully presented without being pretentious. Lovely evening spent with friends.

FAQs

The Chequers Matching Green offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01279 731276.

The Chequers Matching Green is rated 4.6 stars by 389 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.