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The Lantern House

17-21 Broomfield Road | CM1 1SY, Chelmsford CM1 1SY, England
+44 1245 353009
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“bean curd” (3 reviews)
“chicken balls” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 14:30 Hours
Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
17-21 Broomfield Road | CM1 1SY, Chelmsford CM1 1SY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Probably still the best Chinese restaurant in Chelmsford . The staff are very friendly and pricing is competitive. Nice tables large and small , very clean and comfortable.

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The service is really good with friendly attentive staff. The food is consistently good, fresh and well presented. Good consistent Chinese restaurant in the heart of Chelmsford

Thank merlin03
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Wonderful food, and such a peaceful atmosphere. There were plenty of other customers, but it was calm and peaceful - so many places are loud and frenetic. I'm vegetarian and the sizzling bean curd is just gorgeous.

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

This place is soooo dead. The denied man coz I was brown and dat. They said minimum expenditure was £10 for lunch but the lunch menu is £6 so this make no sense.

Thank jjayaroobanh12
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Lantern house is a proper old school Chinese restaurant, good service quality food, the owner Shirley always makes you feel welcome, been going there for nine years standards have never dropped, we have to travel twenty miles to get there always worth the visit.

1  Thank Dean J
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We got a takeaway from here as a change from our usual place, I wanted to try somewhere with more veggie options and this place has them! Food was great, my boyfriend was impressed with the chicken balls portion size! We will definitely be returning.....More

Thank Abbey O
Reviewed 11 February 2018

one of the best Chinese meals we have had- the restaurant ambiance is perfect, the staff great and the food was outstanding, we tried a set menu and all dishes were amazing - would certainly return

Thank alipaulwalsall
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Visited here by myself while staying in hotel close by. Was early evening so I was only customer in there so cannot comment on atmosphere but the food was simply superb! Honey Chilli Ribs were delicious and the crispy beef was just as good.. Would...More

Thank gstar091
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Four of us visited mid week, and early one evening. The food was of good quality, massive portions and very tasty. We will be back.

Thank richardleigh
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Very friendly service and good food which is light on the MSG so you don't leave feeling bloated. They have a lot of regulars so getting a table is difficult sometimes. Best to book. Would have been 5* but the prawn crackers were not freshly...More

Thank invisible2016
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13 March 2017|
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Response from Esme P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is parking behind The Ship pub which is across the road from the restaurant. You need to drive around the block to access it. It is a pay and display parking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17-21 Broomfield Road | CM1 1SY, Chelmsford CM1 1SY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 353009
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