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The Wine Cellar

4 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1HL, England
+44 1245 349646
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (28 reviews)
“skewers” (3 reviews)
“curry” (8 reviews)
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British, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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4 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1HL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We went in for my birthday meal, there was a good atmosphere, plenty of people but not too many, the service was excellent and really good food. We’ll definitely go back!

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Thank jonathanhgriffin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a wonderful eve celebrating my daughter’s birthday, food was delicious, so much to choose from and great vegetarian options too, service was excellent, atmosphere so friendly and welcoming ,

Thank dancingtraveller2016
WineC C, Manager at The Wine Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good afternoon Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your daughter's birthday celebrations with us and enjoyed our vegetarian menu choices. We hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

From the warmth of the welcome, the friendly attentive staff and excellent food this place always pleases. Good choice of food, well prepared without too much of a wait and sensible portion sizes. This leave room for some delicious deserts. Great place tucked away underground...More

Thank Martin S
WineC C, Manager at The Wine Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Martin Thank you so much for posting such a great review. It was lovely to see you again. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Wine Cellar very soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we were sat near the bar which at times was a little loud and lively (it was a Friday early evening) we had a delicious meal with excellent friendly and efficient service and the whole ambience was just lovely. The menu was so varied...More

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Thank Angela L
WineC C, Manager at The Wine Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Angela Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us. You may be interested to know that we are due to launch our new wine list within the next couple of weeks....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Not been there for a few years. My boyfriend booked as he had been there for drinks the night before with his friends. If you're looking for an intimate meal then this probably isn't the place. It's a wine bar and it...More

Thank justcarolb
TheWine C, Manager at The Wine Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good afternoon Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It is certainly true that the bar can get busy on Friday and Saturday nights - particularly during the festive season. Might I suggest that, next time you book, to mention that you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our special birthdays together this year so we hired the wine cellar. We had been there to a party on a previous occasion and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had the venue all to ourselves which was perfect. We chose from...More

1  Thank carole522018
TheWine C, Manager at The Wine Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Carole and Brian Thank you so much for taking the time to review your special birthday celebrations with us. We love doing bespoke private functions for our customers because we can really personalise your special occasion. It was lovely to meet your family and...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Met a group of girls for a Christmas lunch. When I booked on the phone I was asked if we wanted the Christmas menu and I said no. When we got there only the Christmas menu was offered to us and no other available. I...More

2  Thank Avril B
TheWine C, Manager at The Wine Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Good afternoon. I am very sorry that you did not enjoy your lunch with us in December. Whilst it is true that you were offered the set 3-course Christmas Menu, you were also offered our December Menu (a combination of festive dishes and favourites from...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017

We booked a birthday meal for two several months in advance. A few weeks before the booking the restaurant called and asked for a £20 deposit to secure the table. When we arrived there was a large and very noisy Christmas party in full swing...More

1  Thank LexiHexifromTexi
TheWine C, Manager at The Wine Cellar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Good afternoon I am so sorry that you were disappointed with your visit last month. As a small independent restaurant, it is normal procedure to request a deposit for the table during December. Unfortunately we have no way of knowing how busy or noisy the...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

We went for a friend's party dinner for 25, Thai fish cakes, beef Wellington and a fantastic cheese board, definitely 're commend this restaurant.

Thank Rugbybiker
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Booked the Cellar bar as had been before and enjoyed it and know it us small On arrival they did not have a record of my booking, I had confirmation on my phone so they hurriedly laid a table. We were next to the drinkers,...More

2  Thank theoldone
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5 May 2017|
Response from Ricky C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what the menu is, worth checking the website. I know the chef spent time in Thailand so the curries are great. It's about a 10min walk from Brook street, just off duke street, opposite the fleece pub
Ros C
28 February 2017|
Response from Thirty_nine39 | Reviewed this property |
Riverside car park and walk up Waterloo lane from it and through the Cathedral garden.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 349646
  • E-mail
Situated in the quaint alleyways infront of Chelmsford Cathedral. The Wine Cellar is a unique and stylish place....providing first class food and wine menu. We also offer Boutique Beers allowing you to travel around the world with our unique selection of Worldwide beers.
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