The New London Restaurant and Lounge

4.8
300 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Located on New London Road in Chelmsford and extensively refurbished in March 2018, the | New London restaurant offers an enchanting setting, elegant surroundings, with a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere, effortless, yet impeccable, service.

Our seasonal menus change every 8 weeks and are inspired by the team of chefs and Justin Cracknell, Director of the New london, who has a passion for first-class contemporary cuisine with a classic twist.

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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
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 300 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Steve
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and good service. Well worth the bill!

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LHarbs
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, pricey but well worth it for a special occasion.

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend ate there on the Saturday afternoon and cam home raving about it.
It was just over 24 hours later that I took her back to try for myself and it didn't disappoint.
We both had the roast beef for our main course and it was delicious.

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TinaP
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening with amazing food. I will be going back!

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SteveG
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, staff are very personal, service is at your speed and the food as always is exceptional, my favourite restaurant in Chelmsford right now...

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VictoriaR
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite all the restrictions social distancing etc The New London are still delivering a superb dining experience. From the welcome as we went in to the Goodbye as we left. From the pre lunch drink to the cheese and coffee it was super. The quality of the food and the innovative menu are a delight.
Well done everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the best food in Chelmsford.

Can't recommend the New London highly enough.

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TinaH
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant and service during these difficult times we were made to feel very welcome. Highly recommend

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Doormouse
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a lovely family meal in very friendly atmosphere. Very accommodating for a toddlers request. Will definitely be back soon

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JaneJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent meal as usual. Always feel a little more green veg could be served with a roast, ànd beef slightly tough, but very tasty.
Lovely deserts, xmas pudding and cheeseboard.
Would recommend.

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DavidE
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Prensently, The New London is probably one of, or the best place to eat in Chelmsford. Having recently also eaten at Galvin's 'The Green Man', I would say that The New London does actually edge out ahead in the quality of food served.
The Green Man is better for larger groups simply due to the larger venue, but The New London is a far more intimate dining experience for couples or groups up to 6.
It's expensive, but you get what you pay for in life!!
If you can afford it, then go there! You won't be dissapointed.
Enough said!

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DermotS
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, really excellent quality - and attentive service (but not overly so)

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Amylou28
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Shame about the lack of veg!! the beef was lovely.. However I recieved one carrot with my dinner (actually more like 1/4 of a carrot and tablespoon portion of mash). me and my partner both left hungry! Such a shame as lovley atmosphere and the beef was cooked really well. Just not worth the money

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ElizabethS
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely time as usual . It was my son’s birthday and wasn’t sure the atmosphere was going to be as good due to covid but it was just as nice . The staff obviously carried out the measures they needed to but still allowing us a pleasant dining experience. Can’t wait to go back . By the way the cauliflower soup is amazing.

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SaraB
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and food is amazing!!! Would definitely recommend and can’t wait to come back

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OliverM
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The New London is consistent in their delivery of excellent food and wine to a level that is incredibly difficult to find in Essex and beyond.

The roast quail starter was my highlight on a seasonal menu that really all looks completely delicious, never leaving any guest dissatisfied.

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AdamW
London
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with our experience again, the food was delicious and we always have great service.

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DanielG
London
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of best restaurants in town. food is delicious and great service. NL really know its business!

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MarieD
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food!!

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HansF
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delightful to be able to have such a great meal out in The New London again last night. The whole experience was so good and whilst it is slightly pricey the whole experience for a special celebration makes it worth it.
The team in the Restaurant both front and back of house deserve praise for their excellence.
Thank you again

SB
SarahB
Essex
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we visit this restaurant, the food is always more than exceptional, the service is impeccable, the ambiance is boudoir with elegance, and there's always a great selection of music. We have recommended this restaurant to many of our friends as it is now one of our absolute favourites.

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paulw
Essex
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service without being intrusive.

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IvanH
Essex
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice to have something a little different from the standard “Pub Grub” and the presentation and service was excellent.

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AllysonD
Essex
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday lunch at this beautifully designed restaurant. The menu was varied and not limited to the usual Sunday roast options. All the food we ordered was exquistely presented and the vegetarian main was delicious and well thought out. The waiting staff were excellent, friendly, efficient and enthusiastic. We were very impressed by our first visit here and look forward to returning once lockdown is over.

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Steven
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Great meal, good service, lovely table and setting. Top marks!

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JamieB
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service & we had a fantastic time

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TimH
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy the delicious food and the ambience, definitely one of the best restaurants in Essex!

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NeilJ
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to the New London for date night on a Friday evening. It was the first time we had been there and we found everything to be high quality - from the decor, to the food and the service.

Highly recommend and we will definitely be returning!

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IanM
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lunch menu was excellent quality and value for money, the food taste and presentation couldn't be faulted, excellent.

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DarrenW
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and the Sunday Roast is epic 😉👍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Very slow service and too many people in the restaurant without any window ventilation, plus the Guineafowl for main course had a balsamic sauce that was about 90% raw balsamic vinegar, and when I explained to the waiter who tried to tell me I was wrong even though I explained in great detail.

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice little lounge area for pre drinks! Actual restaurant area very ambient and smart. Tables not too close together. Not a huge restaurant which is a plus and the service was brilliant. Food was really delicious and well presented, sides were really tasty and portions a good size. Would definitely return and have recommended already.

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Jeennin
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn’t know a nice restaurant like this was on New London road all this while.
We had a great evening.

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Raff
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service will definitely be returning

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ALN55
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Cheap parking available close by
Nice ambience and quality furnishings
Food of high quality
Service could have been a little warmer, efficient though
Cleaning tables next to us when waiting to pay the bill was a little irritating when paying £50 a head
Expensive

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DarrenC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food and wine. Not cheap, but definately worth the extra money.

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SallyH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in Chelmsford without question.
Food is always delicious, and menu is changed every 8 weeks. The service is excellent, they go out of the way to make sure your dining experience is as good as it can be. Cannot recommend enough.

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RichardC
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual it was an excellent experience.
Food delicious and the staff are always professional and helpful.

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DavidH
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, very quiet but not thier fault.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great bottomless prosecco brunch, food and service were excellent.

FAQs

The New London Restaurant and Lounge is rated 4.8 stars by 300 OpenTable diners.

The New London Restaurant and Lounge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ibookedonline.com/chelmsford/essex/the-new-london-restaurant-lounge/info.

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.