Enjoy Chelmsford's fantastic choice of places to eat and drink.

Chelmsford and the surrounding countryside have always been a haven for good food and fine drink. Ancient beamed gastropubs, craft beer festivals and fresh local produce abound.

In modern times, the bustling centre has attracted tons of independent and well-known chefs. With lots of restaurants opening their doors over the past 12 months in our city, there is a huge selection to choose from. There is also a wonderful hub of independent and family run places to eat in Chelmsford too. Check out the Exchange, Bond Street and Gray's Yard areas for slick, fashionable dining or hunt around Moulsham Street, Tindal Square and Duke Street for secret gems. A flavour to suite everyone's taste.

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We have a vast choice of restaurants, open for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Whether you're planning a romantic meal, a coffee catch up or a work lunch we have the place. All designed to help you relax and unwind, from quirky Jamaican food to a sophisticated steak and lobster. We also have an incredible selection of delicious independant and deli restaurants to choose from. Why not stay into the evening and experience Chelmsford's vibrant night life too? With a great collection of cocktail bars and also pubs to choose from.