What a hidden gem! I had read the reviews but was not expecting it to far exceed them! We went for my dad’s birthday and he was absolutely thrilled. The food was amazing and the staff were lovely - just the right level of attentiveness. We will be visiting again and have already recommended to friends!
The olde world charm and limited amount of covers creates a pleasant homely atmosphere. The food and service was excellent. Wel worth a visit.
Tasting menu, food was amazing, interior was cozy service was exceptional. Would definitely recommend
Fantastic Sunday roast, excellent quality and service.
Very tasty local food. Friendly staff who were very helpful when we asked questions. Beautiful venue.
This is my favourite restaurant right now - fantastic food, intimate dining and great service.
Food was absolutely stunning, the Chateaubriand was cooked to perfection. I agree with other reviews regarding the scotch egg, it was delicious and the egg beautifully cooked.
My only negative was that it is advertised as a tasting menu online, however when we arrived we were told they have recently gone back to a la carte. This wasn't an issue as the food was divine, but it was a shame as we were looking forward to a tasting menu.
Mine and my girlfriends favourite local restaurant/pub if you know what nice food is then you will appreciate this place
i would highly recommend this restaurant, the menu choice was spot on, the ambiance was warm and friendly and the staff were knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The food tasted fantastic and we will defiantly will be back again.
Had an amazing night,we went for the tasting menu,and what an absolute delight it was,every course was delicious, add that to such friendly and efficient service and a warm atmosphere, and exceptionally spotless toilets,the Windmill is a must!!! I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Big thank you to the Windmill, best wishes,Ronnie & Nicola Buckingham
Sunday roast with high quality meat at a reasonable price. Cooked to perfection. Friendly service and plenty of room.
As always fantastic food & service. Highly recommend.
Absolutely would recommend every time
Delicious food and good wine
Has got to be the best roast I’ve ever eaten in a restaurant
Stunning restaurant with great eye for detail
Wonderful! Poached Maldon smoked salmon in sorrel sauce was magnificent, fillet of beef to die for and the delicate poached rhubarb a delight. Never fails to impress.
Great as always, the only concern was that the vegetarian main course option has substantially appeared for the last 3 times we visited. May have been bad timing (ie it came around again) and it was very tasty anyway!
Lydia makes you so welcome and serves the most delicious food.
Beautiful food, excellent service and the Sunday lunch was very reasonable.
Food was up to the standard we expect but on this visit the drinks service was desperately slow. Two drinks orders were forgotten.
First class food and excellent service . Highly recommend.
Excellent meal - three courses for £28. Lovely setting and friendly service.
Lovely owner Lydia and all staff very friendly. Cosy welcoming atmosphere.
Food excellent — not cheap but worth it.
Lovely atmosphere on arrival, attentive staff all way through. Enjoyed the food, the only criticism is trying to get the fat from the beef was difficult because the knives were not sharp, maybe steak knives could have been offered.
Would come again, much prefer a small cosy restaurant,than the larger establishment. However do enjoy background music.
My husbands birthday
a lovely evening only spoilt by a very loud party in the bar which made the dining room impossibly loud...luckily they left to have dinner in the private side leaving us to enjoy our evening and not listening to over excited men shouting!
Spot on as always ! Love this place !
Extremely beautifully prepared and flavorful food.
We had a lovely meal and I could not fault the service, so friendly and cheerful.
Great food in a cosy ambience. Attentive service. A gem of a restaurant in Chelmsford! I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.
Amazing food and service as always. Best Restaurant in Essex!
went on Saturday lunch time great value excellent food
An amazing place, wonderful food and lovely staff! It’s a must!
Top notch food served by delightful Staff. Will definitely return.
Mick & Lydia have created a wonderful, warm and welcoming gastro pub. The food is outstanding, the service is spot on and the atmosphere is friendly and comfortable. Can't recommend this highly enough.
Great food but we went on a Sunday at 15:00 so probably the last table to sit down so it was very quite after a little while
Brilliant, as always. Looking forward to the next visit.
Lovely country pub with great food and wine. Service exceptional!
The ambiance in The Windmill immediately makes you relaxed and at ease. The menu is interesting with some varied dishes not found at most restaurants but always include some standards and an excellent vegetarian selection. The outstanding service helps to make for an overall great dining experience and in my opinion one of the best in the area.
Fantastic food and food service. Very small environment and we just happened to be seated next to a bigger party which meant we could not hear ourselves speak.
Would definitely visit again and recommend
Nice surroundings, good choice of menu.Service excellent, could not have been more accommodating. Will definitely be back
Great place, outstanding food and the service was impressive, strongly recommend 👍