Samphire Restaurant at the County Hotel

County Hotel, 29 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom, CM1 2PZ
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Breakfast - Monday - Friday: 7.00am to 9.30am
Breakfast - weekends & bank holidays: 8.00am to 10.00am
Lunch: 12.00pm to 3:00pm
Afternoon Tea: 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Pre-Theatre: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Dinner: 5.00pm to 10.00pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Free Parking

About Samphire Restaurant at the County Hotel

If you are looking for a romantic dinner date, private meal for family and friends or a scrumptious Sunday roast, look no further. Awarded a red rosette for creative cuisine, Samphire Restaurant invites you to enjoy the flavours, aromas and textures inspired by our innovative Head Chef.

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, British, Child Friendly, Locally Sourced, Steak, Sunday Lunch, Vegetarian Friendly
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

We unfortunately did not have the chance of the full experience of the Vegan Afternoon Tea at the Hotel restaurant but we had as a take away and the food was delicious and very well presented. Looking forward to 2021 and returning to enjoy the full experience. Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Very happy with our afternoon tea! Plenty of food and a lovely selection of everything.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

I had a lovely time very good service and would definitely recommend to which I have already

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

I have scored one on atmosphere purely because of COVID restrictions.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 December 2020

I am a fairly regular overnight guest at the Hotel and always find the Restaurant very good. This time I was particularly well looked after by Emily and Alex, and the food was, if anything, even better than usual. All in all an excellent stay and an excellent meal. I shall be back again before too long!

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Visited On Thursday, 10 December 2020

Staff are always helpful polite and friendly always aim to please when you order. We meet quite regularly for a quiet retreat from the outside world. Always rested afterwards

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Great food & very friendly service. I felt very safe with all the measures the County Hotel had taken in respect of Coronavirus. Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Cakes was good but some of the sandwiches was wet as the cress was wet that was in them. The tea was very weak and could not taste the tea. There was no atmosphere as we was the only people in the restaurant. The staff was removing all clean cutlery, plates ,glasses and tablecloth on the tables around up like they was closing. Had to ask at Receiption for a staff member as we was left on our own to pay bill and also take some cakes home. I took my mum for her 81st birthday which the restaurant know but nobody wishes her happy birthday.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

Excellent service

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Such an imaginative menu which 100% suited a committed carnivore and a fussy vegetarian. Lovely to have a choice of leaf teas. Way too much food, but we are still enjoying it at home. Staff very friendly and helpful. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

We loved our afternoon tea, especially the option of a children’s one.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Staff were very cheerfull and helpful.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

The food and service was great. Emily deserves a special mention she was fabulous and sorted out some issues we had she remained very professional and has such a friendly persona an asset to the business.

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Generous food portions, nicely cooked

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Visited On Sunday, 18 October 2020

Lovely, professional and friendly staff. Couldn't do enough for you. The food is fabulous! Highly recommended. Thank you. Sarah and Johnny.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 October 2020

Really lovely staff food was amazing made my little girl fill special at her first afternoon tea would book again if there any offer come up really enjoyed it

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Visited On Friday, 16 October 2020

Really well presented and changed around some of the sandwich’s with no hassle at all

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Visited On Friday, 16 October 2020

Great Hotel - will definitely be staying there again!

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Visited On Thursday, 15 October 2020

We had excellent service from our waitress Alex. I've only marked the atmosphere down as we were the only ones in for afternoon tea at that time. No one else in the restaurant.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 October 2020

Excellent couple of nights at The County Hotel! Really enjoyed it and will be staying again!

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Visited On Monday, 12 October 2020

we enjoyed an incredible afternoon tea here. Great options for vegetarians also which was very impressed with. Food and service was outstanding, could not fault. Great value for money. Would defiantly recommend here.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 October 2020

We enjoyed our time spent with you to celebrate a 60th birthday dispite the fact we couldn't all sit together we still had a very enjoyable time thank you. Christina

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Visited On Sunday, 11 October 2020

We had a lovely afternoon tea. The staff looked after us and couldn’t do more for us! Thank you for looking after us the food was amazing!

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Visited On Thursday, 08 October 2020

Service was excellent & a lot of thought has gone into safety which was reassuring. The warm homemade scones were fantastic. Excellent food.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 October 2020

Lovely afternoon tea. Very attentive service!!!

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