Preto Chelmsford

4.3
167 Reviews
£25 and under
Brazilian Steakhouse
Situated in the Heart of Chelmsford's shopping district next to the Meadows Mall. Preto Chelmsford offers a vibrant atmosphere with seating for up to 140 guests. Our outside seating area will seat 30 guests.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 167 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.0
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4.1
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ClaireJ
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely lovely food and staff. Would highly recommend

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EmmaD
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal plesent staff good food amazing service. All fresh

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GillianC
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time but definitely not my last really good food and very clean xx

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Paulk
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening celebrating a birthday. The service was fast and very polite and the food was fantastic. We enjoy going to Preto as you don't have to wait for the food, it is fresh and so tasty and it's there within minutes.
If you are a meat eater, it's a must and the salad bar has a great selection also.

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JoeR
Essex
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!
Recommended..
Really enjoyed our evening out at Preto..

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JulianD
Essex
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Could not fault any part of it, outstanding food and service, very professionally and friendly, will be returning and would recommend anyone that hasn't tried Preto its fabulous.

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marcosb
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Salad option really poor, meat tasting old, I have visit the place a couple time before and last time was so bad that I won't be visiting a 4th time. Beign a Brazilian and been served meat that taste that pass the use by date is not OK..

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Dove
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The meat had weird smell and salads were just appalling.Disappointing

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91Jam
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, lovely food and cocktails
The lady who served us was a very professional

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Louise
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't ask for better service food was amazing young girl who served us was great

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FionaG
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always Excellent, staff friendly, great service, overall 10 /10

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SashaH
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place the stag are so friendly and welcoming and the food is delicious. I would (and regularly do) recommend.

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Rinalyn
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We love the food and we enjoyed the dining experience

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ShawnC
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Given the restrictions, we had a fantastic evening.
The food and the staff were brilliant. My wife had a lovely birthday meal and we cannot wait to visit again.

On a side note... Another couple were sat on the table next to us. The moment they sat down they were making complaints about non existent issues. Although they went through every meat available and asking for bigger portions whenever it was circulating, they still complained and refused to pay for their food.
The manager on at the time dealt with the issue fantastically. He calmed the situation down and sorted it out quickly and quietly.

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liannee
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Cold chips and rice
Only offered steak. No chicken offered.
Staff didn't seem to know what they were doing.
Asked for new chips and took 20 mins, after asking a further 2 times

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CJan
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Service nonexistent, waiter actively avoid making eye contact. Each meat brought around once then disappeared, chips brought at the very end of the meal. Service charge included in bill otherwise I would not have given a tip.
Very noisy - tiled floors and bare walls so the noise multiplies.
Not a great selection of drinks, cocktails not up to standard.
Meat was very tasty and cooked perfectly.
House white wine was good

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MalcolmY
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time m, all four of us enjoyed the food, the staff were extremely attentive and kept a constant Supply of meat and sides, well worth the money we will return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was pretty good, but far too slow bringing it to your table!
Drink prices ridiculous!

MR
MrsRyder
Essex
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fabulous quality of food as always

JO
JenniferO
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I understand that due to new restrictions the buffet is not possible at the moment but the availability of choice regarding the side dishes was so limited I'm afraid I will not return, shame because I very much enjoyed the varied choice

JP
JeremyP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Stopped doing salad buffet,bring out small portions instead,so you can't fill your plate halfway with salad,but meat is fantastic,didn't help management's children running around screaming,still expect same money without salad buffet

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NikNak74
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the food, freshly prepared, cooked to perfection. Highly recommended. Will definitely go back.

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EMOLA
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was lovely, the serve was great. We had a great time. It was my husbands birthday too. So we had great time.

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SteveB
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fourth visit really like food and restaurants would recommend can’t wait to have normality back staff did well at present climate

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NikkiR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Some of the beef was VERY chewy couldnt eat it, all of the chicken was so dry we couldnt eat it I love chicken wings but they were not nice!! There was no lamb or even as much on offer as usual. I think £70, for LUNCH for 2 adults 1 child is too much especially when the food wasnt great that was with no alcohol either as I realise that always bumps the price up.

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DonnaS
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The meat supplied here is cooked wonderfully, is absolutely delicious and the buffet/salad accompanying is lovely too. The servers are attentive and bring round the meat frequently

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AW1234567891011121314151
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the garlic steak and all of the meat but mostly the beef they do. If I could I would go there everyday. love de food love the service love the theme love the drinks. Love the way they have done the restaurant to deal with covid.

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JENNYI
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food as usual, great attentive service and extremely clean and safe in the restaurant 🙂

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DanielM
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going here after a friend recomended. It is a great place, food is amazing. The freshly cooked meat carved tableside is the main thing we will be coming back for. Staff super friendly and helpful staff aswell.

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TakisPanos
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Very expensive for a restaurant that resembles more to a takeaway. The food in the buffet was cold and tasteless

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eidb
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

There wasn't chips we had to ask 3 times and finally we got it. The rice was really dry even when they put more was dry. The black beans were nice and the meat too. The gentleman was nice but the lady I guess the owner wasn't too nice. After I question about the service charge she didn't like, when I question I was polite. I said I wasn't aware of the service charge and I wasn't happy to pay it. She said you have to pay it. I didn't start an argument. Then after few minutes we left we said thank you and bye and she didn't even reply. Very rude attitude and bad customer services, unfortunately.

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food quality is good I was expecting them to serve more types of meat at lunch time as the "mini" option is quite limited. And not having fries was really disappointing but one of the waiters kindly got us a serving. I do recommend this place but it just need to be more consistent .

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Luke
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality meat and excellent value. Perfect for anybody on a muscle building diet

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MarkC
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding can't wait to go back would definitely tell people to go outstanding food

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Craven
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Preto by far is my favorite place to eat. The meat just keeps coming and it is all as delicious as the previous bit.
The only bad thing is when your too full to eat anything else and more delicious food comes out and you have to turn it down... its soul destroying lol

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MatthewH
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and service. The meat was really tasty and it was a very unique way of eating.

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Nikki
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This is the second time I have been here and brought my whole family. But it didn’t live up to the first visit pre covid. Not much choices meat wise we had the sausages come around 4 times n only had 4/5 different types of meat

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ElaineW
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit, food is excellent. Staff are friendly and not intrusive. Look forward to my next visit.

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FilipeFilipe
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always I loved to be there and I would always recomend that to a friend.

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Issyb
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Buffet very limited choice
Meat very samey (basically steak) although nice. Not worth cost

FAQs

Preto Chelmsford is rated 4.3 stars by 167 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 reservations at the moment.