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The New London Restaurant and Lounge, Chelmsford, Essex

The New London Restaurant and Lounge

4.8
4.8
647 reviews
£25 and under
British
The award-winning New London restaurant has been on Chelmsford’s dining and social scene since October 2013 and it still is a relaxed yet sophisticated dining venue. The venue is full of elegance and glamour – now more than ever after an incredible redesign in March 2018. We have a reputation for seasonally inspired menus with a unique approach to homemade food which makes the New London restaurant a special place to visit. We pride ourselves on our excellent service with a personal touch. All our staff are proud of, and knowledgeable about, our dishes, wines and cocktails.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01245 266288

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Adam Townsend

  • Area

    Chelmsford

  • Parking Details

    The Moulsham Street 'Pay-and-Display' car-park is only 2 minutes' walking distance.It is also possible to park in some areas along Moulsham Street. You will need to look out for the parking regulation markings and signs (1 hour free parking Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm with no return within 3 hours - free after 6pm and weekends).

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan

What 647 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Essex

    Best Overall

  • Essex

    Best Food

  • Essex

    Best Ambience

  • Essex

    Best Value

  • Essex

    Notable Wine List

  • Essex

    Romance

  • Essex

    Special Occasions

  • Essex

    British

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  1. AH

    AnnH

    London

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening again at New London Amazing food and fantastic wine. Everyone we take there is genuinely surprised by the quality of the dishes, this place is a real Chelmsford gem
  2. GT

    GerardT

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic Saturday lunch with friends at the NewLondon not hurried food and drinks fabulous with really good service highly recommended.
  3. JF

    JulieF

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Ate here for the first time and was not disappointed. We chose an early slot, hence only 4 stars for ambience as it was very quiet, but I believe the atmosphere would improve with more customers later in the evening. Most importantly during this blisteringly hot weather, was that it was lovely and cool inside. From beginning to end, the service was spot on and the food was excellent. We will definitely return!
  4. LR

    LidiaR

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful meal, beautiful wine, very good service 👌 ❤️
  5. DM

    DerekM

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An evening to celebrate one of our daughter’s 40th birthday. Service excellent, food outstanding and overall a superb evening. One to remember!
  6. AS

    AndrewS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great food and nice ambiance. The interior is well done. No parking though.
  7. JP

    JamesP

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top quality food, friendly and attentive staff. The only issue is we can't get back often enough!
  8. LM

    LouiseM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Sunday roast. Always outstanding food and fabulous service. Thank you.
  9. L

    Leanne

    Essex

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Brilliant as always will always return. Justin and team are fantastic
  10. ND

    NadineD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a superb meal on Saturday night. Couldn't fault it. There were four of us and we all had different starters and mains. All excellent. We look forward to returning again soon
  11. CS

    CarlS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are very polite and efficient. The restaurant has very present interior and is very comfortable. The food was simply outstanding. Some of the best British food I’ve eaten for a long time. They change the menu every 8 weeks so will definitely return. All the ingredients were of the highest quality, the the menu is daring thus the food was unique and interesting. Highly recommended
  12. SW

    StephenW

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service, was our first time and we will definitely be coming back
  13. S

    Stephanie

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Love this restaurant, it has a good atmosphere, friendly helpful staff & the food is very imaginative & delicious.
  14. RJ

    RobertJ

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greta evening for a anniversary. Would 100% come back.
  15. RC

    RobertC

    Essex

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and superb service would definitely return
  16. NM

    NeilM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, service, as always, very good. I am always happy to recommend The New London.
  17. N

    Nikki1850

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit to The New London and we were so impressed. Amazing food, really lovely decor, great atmosphere and really good service. Cannot fault anything. We can't wait to come back!
  18. l

    lloyd

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been multiple times now and never disappoints. Service and food is absolutely top notch and will be returning and telling all my friends and clients this is the top place to dine in chelmsford.
  19. RT

    RuthT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best food we have had in Essex in a long time, we absolutely loved our meal and experience and we can’t wait to do back!
  20. S

    Steve

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent food.
  21. LB

    LeeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food presentation was immaculate. Helpful and kind service
  22. MS

    MikeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad experience, friendly staff, amazing food, relaxed atmosphere
  23. c

    cg50

    London

    81 reviews

    4.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good - although my friend didn't like her starter. The restaurant was really quiet - would have been better with a bit more atmosphere - not the restaurants fault.
  24. MS

    MongerS

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great and yesterday was no exception. Great food, lovely friendly staff and attention to detail. Left full and very happy. Tuna carpaccio was amazing and the wine spot on. Thank you.
  25. m

    michaelc

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff comfortable seating food absolutely superb very well cooked all fresh and full of flavour will be returning
  26. CK

    CarolynK

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing service , always made to feel so at home whilst also having an extra special time
  27. B

    Bead29

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service here is stunning, without question the best place to eat in chelmsford.
  28. G

    Grandad

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Wine choice also good and competitively priced. This is not an everyday pop out for a meal restaurant but for special occasions. The meals are also out of the normal run of flavours which seem to match up and work. If you are not put off by price and not a fussy eater you MUST give it a try. Will be back in the near future hopefully.
  29. GH

    GHCM2

    Glasgow

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal, the flavours and presentation were excellent. The staff were helpful and efficient. A great place for something special.
  30. G

    Gavin67

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food , we had chateaubriand which was cooked perfectly, the desert menu was very interesting and could have chosen anyone of them. Service was good if not a little slow but restaurant was busy and staff did their best, so no real complaints
  31. RP

    RichardP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very enjoyable experience. Would recommend it.
  32. SK

    SeanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow...the food was amazing, highly recommended, service and staff excellent, friendly and keen to serve, 11 out of 10.
  33. FS

    FrancisS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always very good, good advice and friendly staff, very relaxed and good drinks
  34. DH

    DavidH

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food- tuna carpaccio and pork tenderloin; wine choice good and trying English white and rose. Service attentive without being intrusive and it was pretty busy so well done.
  35. AC

    ACB59

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful way to celebrate a special birthday with long time friends. Great food, brilliant staff, convenience of being able to walk home!
  36. EM

    EllieM

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The staff was so so rude. Spilt all gravy over my jeans. Then I said this is terrible. The owner came up to me and started saying how dare u say my Resturant is terrible. Shouting abuse. Terrible place
  37. S

    Steve

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and service.
  38. L

    Leanne

    Essex

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful meal yet again. We love spending time here.
  39. PD

    PhilipD

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to this restaurant. Excellent level of service and well presented food.
  40. S

    Sibo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Time old saying of you get what you pay for applies here. We were relatively early 6pm on a Saturday and we liked being able to sit in comfort in bar area for a drinks first . Service was spot on all night. The scallops starter was amazing and my chicken mains cooked in a Indian style with a twist was worth the trip alone . I wasn’t aware asparagus could taste so exotic I almost closed my eyes and purred . Thankfully our friends were spared that embarrassment. Top quality food. The place was soon packed and ambience / atmosphere just right. I wish I could afford to eat here more often . I consider myself lucky to have had some fine meals in the past but this is right up there with the best. If you were considering a celebration of any kind in the Chelmsford area , look no further!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The New London Restaurant and Lounge is rated 4.8 stars by 647 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 13 times today
Google Map for The New London Restaurant and Lounge

147 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 0AA

Additional information

  • Area

    Chelmsford

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–11:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    The Moulsham Street 'Pay-and-Display' car-park is only 2 minutes' walking distance.It is also possible to park in some areas along Moulsham Street. You will need to look out for the parking regulation markings and signs (1 hour free parking Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm with no return within 3 hours - free after 6pm and weekends).

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Adam Townsend

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan

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