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The Chequers

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Matching Green CM17 0PZ, England
+44 1279 731276
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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West Lulworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our way home to Dorset from a family celebration in Norfolk we decided to look for a country pub for lunch. We struck off the M11 after the Stansted turn, and shortly saw a sign to The Dove and Rainbow. It was a promising name, and looked delightful, but we hadn't booked, it was Sunday, and it was full.... More 

1 Thank Gay C
Witham, United Kingdom
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470 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch with two work colleagues. Beautiful pub restaurant. Service a little slow for lunch time but nonetheless excellent when it arrived, thoroughly recommended

1 Thank Graham P
Loughton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last Thursday we enjoyed a lovely family lunch for 12 following the funeral of my dear father-in-law. We found the table set in an area we could call our own, with a view - for the ones nearest the window - out onto the green. The food and service were both excellent, and we were allowed to linger as long... More 

1 Thank BryonyMoira
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for the first time on a party night (which we hadn't expected as it had been booked by my daughter) for a birthday celebration dinner. for a fixed price of £60 per person we received a glass of bubbly on entry and a three course meal followed by a live cabaret show with a very entertaining singer. The food... More 

1 Thank Robert P
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Been here before and really enjoyed it but this second time was very disappointed with our meal. We had lamb cutlets which was mostly fat and hardly meat. Said served with vegetables but nothing much came. Was v small portion and we were hungry afterwards. We told the male waiter who didn't even say sorry and we felt this was... More 

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London, England
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I've been here a few times and I must say I always enjoy it. The place has a good level of staffing so you never have to wait, and they're very attentive. The food is lovely, looks good, tastes even better. The decor is good, quite classy and the location is great, especially when there's a cricket match on! I... More 

Thank Snickerbar
Loughton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

After a disappointing Afternoon Tea experience at the Down Hall Country House the 11 girls decided to find somewhere friendly to have a drink and something proper to eat!! When we arrived the staff were so friendly and helpful and they moved all tables about so we could sit together comfortably. They were so nice and made us feel very... More 

1 Thank HeidiOliver
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant wasn't full and the staff were so much more user friendly and edible than the steaks! Our starters of Moules and Tiger prawns were very good but thence, all went downhill. The steaks, both ribeye and sirloin were tough and sinewy and we were charged extra for chips and veggies - why? That was another six pounds. With... More 

Thank Pete K
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Hot seafood platter to share was huge and absolutely delicious with the lobster & the kind prawns being particularly tasty. The Turkey roast was almost excellent & my daughter really enjoyed her fish and chips . The desert menu was a little limited but once again very tasty. We came for a birthday celebration and everyone throughly enjoyed their... More 

2 Thank Bytsea
Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Went here for my sons 21st birthday, really disappointed. Poor service had to ask for plates for the platter starters. A few of the group had steak, it was like old shoe leather. Very over priced for the quality of the food. Real shame as the setting for this restaurant is fantastic. Small time restaurant thinking it is bigger and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$50
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Matching Green CM17 0PZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Matching Green
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 731276
A village pub / restaurant overlooking the Green offering modern British cruisine with Mediterranean twist using the freshest ingredients. Homemade and where possible sourced locally including vegetables from their local allotment and fresh herbs grown in the Restaurant's herb garden.

The Chequers is located in the heart of the delightful village of Matching Green on the Herts / Essex border not far from the M11. It is very much part of local the community.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?