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Chutney House, Maldon, Essex

Chutney House

4.2
4.2
88 reviews
£26 to £40
Indian
Welcome to Chutney House Maldon for a magnificent ambience catered to suite your needs with the 18th and 20th century grandeur style purely for your entertainment with your taste in mind offering you an exceptional vault's design with the restaurant and gardens.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Asian

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Afternoon Tea Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01621 493502

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Nizam

  • Catering

    Please contact us.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact to restaurant for special arrangement.

Experiences

  • Live Music Event

    £65.00 per person

    27 Aug 2022 only
    Take That Tribute Live Event ( 3 course meal included)
  • Live Music Event

    £35.00 per person

    17 Aug 2022 only
    Michael Jackson Tribute Live Event (3 course meal included)

What 88 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Essex

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Essex

    Special Occasions

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time, after having a drink in the garden we decided to eat out there as well. Food was amazing and the salmon tandoori dish was one of our favourite ever of any restaurant! Thank you
  2. d

    donw

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A family celebration for my wife’s birthday and everyone at Luigi’s made sure it was a great day. Excellent food and service !
  3. CT

    ChrisTC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The welcome was warm, the host enthusiastic and informative and the food was delicious. Everything tasted fresh and the depth and subtlety of flavours was a revelation. The wine was of good quality for the price in a restaurant. We are looking forward to trying the lunch and garden menus.
  4. JS

    JoaniStC

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful decor, attentive staff and delicious food, we would definitely recommend 👌
  5. l

    leel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had lunch at the restaurant and I had never thought of going to an Indian restaurant for lunch before. I will definitely be going again. The food was amazing, very authentic and delicious. My friend and I both remarked how we didn’t feel bloated after our meal like we usually do and we put that down to the chutney house only using natural ingredients and none of the additives you normally find. The staff are very friendly and helpful with what to choose from the menu, suggestions on what goes with what. We sat in the secret garden which was very welcoming on such a hot day, plenty of shade. The interior is gorgeous too! I have been before on an evening and this is definitely my go to restaurant for a meal out 🥂
  6. CM

    ClareM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal we've had, not just in Maldon but anywhere. Will definitely be going again and again.
  7. LP

    LauraP

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, amazing food, fantastic service
  8. LB

    LaurenB

    Essex

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Chutney House clearly has some good ideas, however these were not always executed clearly. The decoration and arrangement of the rooms, so give a reception room for arrival drinks is a nice idea. However it is fairly pointless if as soon as drinks are received you are moved to table. The table we were placed at was awkward as it appeared to block the route from the door for the waiting staff; at one point the maitre’d barged into the side of my chair and appeared confused rather than apologetic. The young waiting staff were enthusiastic but appeared forgetful; losing drinks orders etc. The only waitress was much more competent than the others; but did appear to be carrying the rest of them. As for the food; a complete mixture! A monkfish coconut curry was good; balanced flavour with depth and interest. I ordered saffron rice and sag aloo as is my preference, which were good. Although I wouldn’t bother with the starters again - over powering flavours and over cooked prawns. However my partners food was a disaster; ordering the tandoori chicken the green marinade was so dry after cooking it was practically inedible. No sauce was offered, it was extremely disappointing. Moreover the descriptions on menu gave no clue how dishes were served, and asking the waiting staff for comments or suggestions was pointless! I won’t be rushing back…..
  9. L

    Ladyinred

    Essex

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic Restaurant. Great food and service. Will definitely return. Thank you guys.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greeted at door and made to feel special. Delicious food served by attentive friendly staff. Great experience from start to Finnish
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Food was excellent, not your usual Madras curry house, low score on service because slow but after talking to manager everything is freshly cooked so can forgive that because it definitely shows in the quality of the food despite that was a lovely relaxed evening great ambience
  12. p

    philipc

    Essex

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I would not recommend this restaurant as the service was terrible. Very slow, and the wrong food was delivered to our table. Then that food was taken straight over to the next table. We also had to ask for a jug of water. Very high prices, for an average meal too.
  13. CS

    CharmS

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Service was poor, the waiting times for food and drinks was not good, with little or no explanation, and no apologies. As w a large party (x12), and celebrating, chatting these long delays were bearable.
  14. S

    Shoes

    Essex

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The inside of the restaurant is amazing, really beautiful and glamarous and the staff were lovely, but for us we were slightly disappointed with the sharing starters, which wasn't worth the money at £20, 2 chops which were dry, 2 tempura prawns which was a little soggy and the chicken was fine. The portion size for the rice for the main meals were extremely small costing £5, which was disappointing and by far should have been larger as rice is such a cheap ingredient, the size of the pots were the size of small ramakins. My husband had the Jalfrezi and again, the portion was rather small and he wasn't wowed by it. Myself and a friend had the Pahadhi Shashlik which was lovely and my friend had Champaran and said it was lovely. Overall, sadly, wasn't wowed, but it was nice.
  15. JG

    JamesG

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant!! Food is freshly cooked (and you can really tell), superb selection of dishes which are all exceptional. Service was outstanding, Max and his wife/ partner were fantastic, as are the owners who take real pride in what they do which is so refreshing to see. Will be back again for sure!
  16. MF

    MelF

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit and we will be back. We had a lovely evening food was excellent along with the excellent service provided by Mahib and Mudesha who kept us entertained throughout the evening
  17. MC

    MatthewC

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful refreshing dining experience, great service and incredibly flavoured food. Excellent
  18. N

    Nibce

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Great food, lovely room, friendly attentive service.
  19. PH

    PeterH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chutney house was amazing just wished I visited sooner , I'm a big fan of trying something different and was not disappointed , I had the Chingri Puri for starters and tasted so fresh and not oily at all and prawns were amazing , for mains I had the Champaran and did not know what to expect , the flavour was amazing and the Lamb melted in your mouth . The decor of the building is stunning and plenty to look at . It was Also nice to see female staff in an Indian restaurant, service was great . Will definitely be back thanks
  20. B

    Bobp

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was pretty ok, just the restaurant and I mean this in a nice way but they put far too many tables to squeeze into the space the tables were rickety, and we literally could hear the conversation of the couple next to us we could ahve sat on the same table, they also had the same issue with the table. Food was quite good, I would say it was expensive for what it was I wasn't blown away and the overall experience was that as it was Friday they were rushed off there feet and just a bit too busy overall it was a great dinning experience. However the manger was lively and helpful and you could see he was busy but was trying to help choose dishes for the kids, perhaps it's not really a teenager type place. I had a duck and they served it in a glass jar. Not sure what that's about, it was slightly dry so overall I wasn't too happy about that. Worth a try but I wasn't impressed and I will keep looking for the perfect curry house
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and friendly staff, if you fancy a Indian what is a bit different and looking for fine dining in maldon this is the place 🍲
  22. JW

    JulieW

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the third time we have visited this lovely Restaurant. It never fails to impress. The food is fabulous and the service very good. All the staff are attentive and professional. We will be going back often.
  23. KL

    KeithL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh what a discovery! This is the kind of Indian food you'd think couldn't be found outside of Mayfair or Belgravia. And here it is in Maldon. On the site of possibly the worst Italian restaurant in living memory, comes Chutney House. What they've done to the building is truly magical (moving as far away as possible from their awful Italian predecessor) - the decor takes you back to the opulence of the last days of the Raj. It's beautifully done. But the food! Oh, the food. This was the best Indian food I've had for many years. Here, you will not find the bland commoditisation that has taken over the UK's Indian restaurants where everything tastes the same. Oh no, here you can taste every spice and every painstaking step taken in each dishes preparation. This is the food of love! The 3 of us feasted on dishes we'd largely never heard of, and never tasted before. These dishes are recipes fit for Royal Courts. The Potato and Chick Pea starter was a work of art that exploded in the mouth. Forks were passed around the table with "you've got to taste this" followed by looks of pure "wow". One of us ordered the Biryani (possible spelt Biriani) which raised an eyebrow from the rest of us along with "why would you order a Biryani when the rest of the menu looks so amazing?!" The waitress (wonderful girl) gave a knowing nod and said "oh you won't be disappointed" 20 minutes later, all 3 of us were experiencing waves of culinary ecstasy - led by the Biryani. All 3 dishes were excellent - but that Biryani was amazing. Now, at £18 it may be one of the most expensive Biryanis we've had BUT it was worth every penny. It was SO good, I'd even pay double that price, having tasted it. The wine list was very well selected and surprisingly reasonably priced. I cannot recommend Chutney House enough. It's more expensive than you're used to paying for Indian food, but you really cannot compare it. Really, you can't. We're rushing back!
  24. PG

    PeterG

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual. Delicious, freshly cooked dishes, so different from the offerings at most curry restaurants. Would highly recommend.
  25. DC

    DavidC

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Fantastic food Fantastic decor Terrible music Staff not great Very expensive Staff need training Not very good to be asked if I want my change ☹️ Maybe tell people that the bootles of water are not free .
  26. G

    Graham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's exactly how a well organised restaurant should be. Its great that the food is cooked to order they obviously have a well trained chef
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the taster menu, food was excellent. We had the mix starters which was very tasty, fish for mains and a curry. The decor is lovely and relaxed atmosphere. Staff are very friendly and Mode served our table, she was very pleasant and explained the food when I questioned about the flavours. Will definitely return & good value for money.
  28. KP

    KiranP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Probably the worst Indian restaurant I’ve ever been to . Staff are fine but the food is below average. We ordered some chops , tandoori prawns and Afghani chicken tikka. I’ll be surprised if they actually have a tandoor in the kitchen . The prawns were “wet” and the garlic on it was raw . Chops were like rubber. I ordered a hot chicken main which had standard Restaurant Garvey with yoghurt added which would be fine if the yoghurt was cooked through. I could taste the tart yoghurt. Small portions and very expensive for what it is. My wife kept her coat on as it felt cold in the room as did a guest in our neighbouring table who also kept her hat on
  29. L

    mikeL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Booked on opentable for Mother's day- looked at the menu - nice. Surprised to find a £45 per head limited menu, which I hadn't expected or been made aware of. Food was nonetheless absolutely superb - really high quality and well presented, with helpful explanation too. Service was frankly a little bizarre - the restaurant wasn't busy and it felt like our party of 7 had caught them by surprise.....ushered into the wait room and counted (three times) before getting a drink and then being taken into the (sparsely populated, but well decorated dining room. the set meal was delivered in stages and the desserts arrived for 5 of the 7....and the remaining 2 5 minutes later - just all a bit awkward. I would go back for the food - which really is great....just be prepared for the service!
  30. DM

    DonnaM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and staff were more then happy to help with menu
  31. f

    fieryred

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing attentive staff and beautiful decor! Lovely vibe with good food although a little pricey 😊
  32. DK

    DianeK

    Essex

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Although the food was very nice and so were the staff, the service was a bit on the woeful side, they clearly didn’t have enough staff, it was 1 hour 40 minutes before we got our main meals, I asked for mint sauce and didn’t get any for the starters, have dined here midweek a couple of times and it’s never been a problem, definitely need more staff on a Saturday.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely lunch
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a excellent meal again ,max made fantastic cocktails
  35. H

    Halewood

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Lovely food - I would like to go back at the weekend when perhaps there would be more people in the restaurant
  36. C

    Curryclub

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Chaotic service, food not of the standard it reports to be. Tables very close together. Very loud dining experience.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Second visit and not quite there yet in terms of service we waited at the entrance having rung a bell. Eventually I went to the kitchen to find the staff and owner chatting. The food was interesting but not well delivered, over cooked bhajis and lamb chops. Mains were fine. Coffees were interesting as Irish coffees ordered one came and was fine the other had no taste of whiskey. It was returned and came back with whiskey. A third white coffee came with no milk and then asked for milk it never arrived. Overall service is slow they say it’s because things are cooked fresh! That wasn’t supported by dry over cooked starters? I’d really hoped this was going to be an improvement on my last visit but sadly not.
  38. TM

    TerenceM

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food was excellent. Service was too intrusive. Too keen to add extras and interrupted too often especially when we were talking.
  39. JU

    JohnU

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Terrible service, over sub scribed could not cope with the amount of people on the evening.
  40. DF

    DarrenF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Very disappointed with the service, it was Not the romantic night it should have been. The offer on Facebook was very misleading saying it included wine but I was just dismissed when I asked about it. I have often walked passed admiring what had been done with the restaurant and wanted my first visit to be special but not the case. Such a shame.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Chutney House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01621 493502.

Chutney House is rated 4.2 stars by 88 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 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Chutney House

116 High St, Maldon, Essex CM9 5ET

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Maldon

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Afternoon Tea Daily 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Asian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Nizam

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

  • Phone number

    01621 493502

  • Catering

    Please contact us.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact to restaurant for special arrangement.

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