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Bourgee Chelmsford, Chelmsford, Essex

Bourgee Chelmsford

4.1
4.1
393 reviews
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
Bourgee was founded on the belief that luxury dining can be served at affordable prices. That’s why we offer our customers the very best value for exceptional food, drink and venues that never cease to delight.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:45 pm Sun 11:30 am–4:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01245 350322

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • £10 for 3 Tapas Options

    £10.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Quiet night ahead planned? Not anymore... Change up your Tuesday routine and enjoy 3 tapas for Just £10 and 2-4-1 cocktails from 5pm-7pm.
  • £28.50 for 3 Courses

    £28.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Mix up your working week and indulge in a 3-course dinner for only £28.50. Sometimes you’ve just gotta have some fun on a Wednesday evening... whos joining us?

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What 393 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Essex

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was decent will return
  2. MM

    MrandMrsFoodie

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I've been to Bourgee a few times and am always impressed with the ambience, cleanliness and staff professionalism. Unfortunately, on this occasion, the food was not at the usual standard. The tomahawk was far too chewy, and despite the seasoning being adequate, the meat was simply overcooked on the outside yet rare on the inside. The smaller rump steak was cooked much better to the requested medium temp. The dauphinoise side dish was also bland. I always enjoy the nocellara olives, however after ordering the appetiser we were served with 'regular, jar-type' olives which was a significant downgrade despite this not being made clear before the order was placed (the menu specified nocellara). The drinks and mocktails were made to perfection and the staff were friendly as always. All in all it was not an unpleasant experience by any means, but it would be great to be informed of whether any of the menu items had run out (e.g., the olives). With tomahawk being one of the largest cuts of meat, it is also understandable that it is not exactly one of the easiest cuts to cook. However, a chewy tomahawk poses a challenge to anyone with relatively weaker teeth (such as young children).
  3. SL

    SimonL

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must visit ~ service brilliant food amazing and very tasty. Katie, amy and the chefs thank you for a great evening Bon Bon’s my fave. We will see you soon.
  4. AC

    AmyC

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere. Delicious food! Excellent gluten free options too
  5. DW

    DarrenW

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    They were very short staffed that evening and had a large family party who were a little demanding and very loud. The staff seemed very stretched and stressed. It’s a nice enough place but just lacks the polish it needs to charge £135 for a meal for two with a bottle of wine. Don’t get me wrong the young lady who served us was very nice but had only been there a few weeks.
  6. D

    Dave

    Essex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Thought that we had booked a medium to high end restaurant for the Essex area, we had been to the old Bourgee when it was in Southend. Not at all, reception untidy and not clean despite hoovers on view, no one appeared to be in charge of the floor at all, no real welcome. Service not great at all, no drinks offered just asked for food after sitting and waiting, dirty toilets and we went at the start of the evening, steaks stated on menu as should be medium so went with recommendation but when they arrived they were beyond well done and had to return them. My steak when returned was 30% inedible grizzle and fat it looks as though there is no quality control at the pass at all because I could see that before I even started but having sent one back already I just ate what I could and left. Sorry guys but we are used to visiting local restaurants like the Magic Mushroom in Billericay and Alex in Brentwood who are the same price point as you but you are falling way below the minimum standard set by those guys. I think the local gastro pubs that we visit regularly even leave you behind and that is well below your price point. Disappointed because we booked this for our anniversary for a change, but not again.
  7. SA

    SammyA

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Came in during week beautiful venue clean and was served by the lovely Amy excellent customer service nothing was to much trouble. We had the 2 course lunch menu yummy food thank you Bourgee we will be back!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Sadly the quality of the food and the service has declined. We have eaten here previously but things are not the usual standard they used to be. I ordered a filet steak and fries and the presentation was poor. The steak came in 2 pieces - one piece had a different taste to the other. My son ordered a lobster. The waitress had no knowledge on how the lobster was cooked (grilled or steamed) and had to go into the kitchen to ask. When the lobster arrived there was no appropriate cutlery to cut the lobster with and this had to be requested. Only positive was the drinks and cocktails were good. We saw that other diners also had issues with their food. Maybe they were having a bad day but I will not be returning sadly.
  9. A

    Alex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Where to start, booked for our 1st wedding anniversary, clearly outlined on booking - never acknowledged at any point. Staff were inexperienced with no sign of superiority for support. Told courses were not available when ordering, asked waitress to check with kitchen and they were… The tartare starter had so much dressing and fresh, chopped chilli the flavour was overwhelming and couldn’t taste the meat. I had finished my starter before my wife and the waitress came and took my plate while she was still eating… My wife had the rump steak which was chewy and had no flavour. I had lobster with my steak, though I clearly specified twice how I wanted it served it still came in a completely different sauce. When raised, we were given my wife’s steak for free but that was not the point, we just got an “ok” back and no sign of an apology. We planned a memorable evening but decided to cut it short as it was memorable for all the wrong reasons. Have no intension of visiting ever again.
  10. MH

    MarcusH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time eating here, and won’t be out last. Meal was amazing, the fillet steak incredible, duck salad perfect. Highly recommend!!
  11. TL

    TLaBouche

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Very disappointing. The restaurant floor was filthy, and the toilets appalling. Lots of things from the menu not available. And the food we did have was not worth the money. Unfortunately shall not be returning
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Next to no wine selection outside of house wine Starter was served with what I can only describe as Asda basics garlic bread. No bottled still water Not what I expected for the price charged
  13. C

    Cottontail

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Unfortunately our food was cold when it came out. I ordered steak medium by the time it was reheated it was more well done.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure dinning here, management and staff treat us so well very professional polite and welcoming
  15. JC

    JamesC

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service - great food and a very smart setting - candle lit dinner
  16. H

    Happybirthday

    West Sussex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    We were waiting long time for the food and the desserts , overpaid for the service and food
  17. P

    Paula

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Lacked atmosphere & very dark although food was lovely
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing all round!
  19. s

    suffolkarcher

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very enjoyable, overall very good. Would recommend.
  20. LG

    LorraineG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    fillet steak was grey and tasted funny - clearly this had been frozen and cut in half to push a quick defrost before attempting to cook. cost far too much considering it was not fresh would 100% recommend it to be avoided and will never be returning to this franchise again!
  21. M

    stephenM

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely food,great service. afternoon tea delicious!
  22. MP

    MartinP

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic, Steak, Lobster, Lobster bon bon's all of it... Staff very pleasant and the service was second to none. Would highly recommend and hopefully return soon.
  23. BG

    BradleyG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing the flavours was on point will be attending again
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Had to keep shouting to get the waiters attention all night and it was more or less empty so annoying waste of 300 pound. Plus the food was basic ……
  25. LA

    LarissaA

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, great service and good food. Would recommed.
  26. DS

    DarrenS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    The food is always good, but the service is always shocking. I've been a few times because the food brings me back but I wish they would learn basic service skills.
  27. H

    Hope

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Awful service, awful food. Could hear waitresses slagging us off to eachother behind the bar because we advised our unhappiness with the food and service. Waited an hour and 45 mins for the food to come out. Worst resturant Ive ever visited.
  28. MC

    MichaelC

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and excellent customer service
  29. JA

    JuliaA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, huge portions, had the brunch menu which was great.
  30. LB

    LionelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eat here as soon as you can the food is amazing and so are the cocktails it’s not my first time and it won’t be my last many thanks
  31. SG

    SteveG

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Mixed reviews on this restaurant so was keen to try. Food was ok, overpriced perhaps versus the quality, steaks were hit and miss, 2 very good ones, 1 average and 1 a bit tough. The service for the class and price of restaurant is underwhelming, especially when compared to others, it was an ok meal but I wouldn’t rush back, think better value in miller & Carter, Gaucho for service and ambience.
  32. BA

    BenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter who served us for our afternoon tea was excellent, very welcoming and ensured we had all we needed throughout. This was the first time I had had afternoon tea at Bourgee and it was delicious and really nice to be set out differently from a conventional afternoon tea
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff always amazing food decent
  34. CR

    CraigR

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Had a birthday meal and was very impressed
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    We choose here to celebrate our anniversary. Firstly our food come out before starters Secondly it come out freezing cold Thirdly it was over cooked and wrong sides. It’s was a mess from start to finish. Staff was amazing and worked quickly to resolve the situations. The staff was the only good about our evening.
  36. M

    Meme

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food. Was a great place to eat before a night out
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    We had great food and had a nice booth upstairs however the service was extremely slow and being a chef myself I know how long things should take and we waited way too long for the food and the drinks took a while also. But once we got everything there were no complaints on the food itself at all.
  38. LR

    LenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother's Day lunch and it was absolutely delicious. Beautiful food, lovely staff and service, great vibe, really cool venue, and to cap it all, very reasonable. We will definitely be returning for more lovely food.
  39. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Waited an hour for our main, when it arrived the meat was cold so had to send it back, when the food came back it was still inedible, the meat was just really cheap and poor quality. Would not recommend.
  40. SM

    SaraM

    Essex

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    For a speciality steak resteraunt and for the cost I expected my steak to be cooked to my liking. I ordered it rare and it came out more than well done. The only saving grace was the kind and attentive waiter that looked after us. I will not be returning again and certainly wouldn't recommend the food

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Bourgee Chelmsford is rated 4.1 stars by 393 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bourgee Chelmsford

Unit 4-5, Exchange Way, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1XB

Additional information

  • Area

    Chelmsford

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:45 pm Sun 11:30 am–4:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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