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Since Chelmsford was awarded city status as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. More and more restaurants have been opening up. This is a record of the new ones that I have tried in 2018. Roughly one meal a month with either my family or friends.
Galvin Green Man
Our wedding anniversary we had an amazing lunch at one of our favourite places, Galvin Green Man. We were supposed to be in Spain. But I am still not well enough to travel and the cold weather affecting my joints meant a lunch date. I did not mind. We arrived and were shown to our table and had the restaurant to ourselves for some time. It was a cold, rainy day in Essex and it was lovely to be warm by the fire.
We were both going to order either the steak or the burger. But then I saw the Sea Bass which I do like and told my husband to pick something that we would never ever cook at home. And we do like our fillet steaks, so he ordered the Pork Belly.
They were both delicious. I can not recommend this restaurant enough. We are definitely returning that is for sure !
I went to Zizzi, an Italian which I had never tried before. Where I tried the Pan-fried sea bass fillets served with a zingy lemon & herb salsa verde. This was delicious and cost £15.50.
At Colenzo’s I got this food for £12.50, sriracha hot pepper beef skewer, red cabbage slaw with mint yogurt and for my main, beef pave with skinny fries. This again was delicious !
I then went to Loch Fyne. This restaurant has been opened in Chelmsford for such a long time, but I have just never got there. But I am so glad I did. I ordered Salmon from the Fish Your Way with no sauce and the two sides were mashed potato and buttered spinach. This was delicious.
Then another visit where I tried the Yellow Fin Tuna Steak with the same sides as before. This is turning into our favourite.
My friends and I then wanted to try the new Brazilian steak house called Preto. I only had the beef and I was not a fan.
And the same day, I went for dessert at The Works and this was amazing ! A new favourite !
After my wheat free intolerance, I was a little anxious about where and what I can eat now when I see my friends. We returned to Cote Brassiere and I order the chicken and it was delicous. And a mix up meant our food was late so they reduced our bill. Between us, we all paid £6.25 for our meals. This was originally £12.50 and was chargrilled chicken breast with mushroom creme fraiche and thyme sauce served with gratin potato. There were lots on this gluten free menu and I will happily return there.
Back at Loch Fyne and this time, I had a starter of Prawn Cocktail and I tried Gilt Head Bream Fillet, with my mash potato and buttered spinach sides. All gluten free, the starter was fine but I did not like Bream and will not have that again.
Chelmsford finally has a Five Guys and fate also meant that I could not have one. No wheat, no burger for me. But that is life ! And in the autumn, my wisdom tooth was broken, and numerous trips to dentists meant I missed a few restaurants with friends. But hoping once it is out in the new year, I can try new restaurants that are opening up in Chelmsford City.