Channels Bar and Brasserie

Bistro, British·

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Bistro, British
Luxury, Traditional, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Sunday roast
Special Features
Dog friendly, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Celebrations, Child friendly, Group dining [8+]
Food Hygiene Rating


Channels Bar and Brasserie is always voted one of the best fine dining restaurants in Chelmsford. Perhaps best known for The Essex Barn, which is one of the top wedding venues in Essex, and just down the road is the company’s sister company Little Channels (a sweet and intimate wedding and events venue with a pay and play golf course and driving range), Channels has become a favourite amongst locals and visitors alike.

Begin your delicious meal with a great selection of starters. The pesto and Parmesan music bread sets the tone for great things to come, complemented by the rich combination of house maple bacon with succulent scallops, parsnip toffee, and dukkha. Explore the grilled hispi cabbage, served with truffle mayo, a poached egg, and the distinctive notes of Manchego, or try the salt baked beets paired with whipped feta and crunchy walnuts.
For your main course, the pie of the day is a comforting choice, featuring whipped rooster, baby carrots, and a luscious gravy. Enjoy the exquisite miso blackened cod, accompanied by bok choy, a leek and shiitake broth, and zesty pickled ginger. The vegan friendly offering of crispy pumpkin with hazelnut ricotta, dill, and cucumber, caters to diverse palates.

On Sundays, make your experience special with corn ribs drizzled with lime, paving the way for the star of the show – treacle house cured beef sirloin. Each Sunday roast is a feast, accompanied by garlic and herb roasties, honeyed carrots, cauliflower cheese, green vegetables, thyme Yorkshire puddings, and a generous pour of gravy. Don't forget to dust things off with a dessert, like the apple and pear crumble tart with creme anglaise and vanilla ice cream, or the milk panna cotta with Essex strawberries and frozen white chocolate.


Is there outside seating?

Yes there are lots of tables on the patio.

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Is it child friendly?

Yes, children of all ages are welcome.

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Channels Hotel, Pratts Farm Lane East, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3PT

01245 440 005 01245 440 005


Opening Times

All day
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:00-23:00
Thu 12:00-23:00
Fri 09:00-23:00
Sat 09:00-23:00
Sun 09:00-19:00


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