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The Chophouse Braintree

Town Centre European, British £££ +100
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About The Chophouse Braintree

The beloved British chophouse is more than just a restaurant or a pub, and The Chophouse Braintree keeps this in mind with every single thing it does. It’s a modern take on British dining that retains all the well-loved traditions whilst embracing certain flavours and cooking techniques from overseas. Tastefully decorated, The Chophouse Braintree occupies a gorgeous cottage-style building on the town centre’s New Street that you simply can’t walk past without being lured in. There’s a variety of menus fit for any time of day with classic, indulgent flavours in each, making this chophouse a definite jewel in Braintree’s crown.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 18:00
The Chophouse Braintree, 34 New Street, CM7 1ES Braintree

Further Information

The British chophouse dates right the way back to the 17th century and the birth of modern commercial trading, when they served as gathering spots for businessmen going about their trade. Of course, after all the hard work, gentlemen would enjoy some of the finest food and drink that was available. The chophouse, then, has always been synonymous with quality and The Chophouse Braintree is certainly no different. Find it in the heart of Braintree sitting grandly on New Street, then delight at homely decor, earthy colours, wooden flooring and a general ambience that will make you feel comfortable. The Chophouse is an extremely pleasant place to sit and there are varied seating areas for all sorts of occasions.

The Chophouse Braintree is open for lunch, an evening meal or simply a round of casual cocktails. If you’re passing through the town centre early then you can enjoy a selection of appetisers, perhaps the chophouse sausage rolls, smoked salmon or baked Suffolk chorizo. If you’re a little more peckish, there’s pesto dressed linguini, steak and chips with bone marrow butter or a classic ploughman’s sharer. The main event, however, is the evening menu. Diners from all over Essex flock to Braintree to savour a duo of lamb with aubergine puree and dauphinoise potato, or perhaps pangrattato risotto with butternut squash, caramelised walnuts, sage and amaretti. As it’s clear to see, The Chophouse Braintree serves the best of British with subtle influences from abroad. The menus are simple yet sophisticated and we urge you to give them a try. Reserve your table now.

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94 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 94 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: great value
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2 reviews so far 6
23.07.2017 19:28

Excellent food and service as usual. Wanted to leave a tip via my debit card as had no cash but the extra goes to the management for breakages not the staff 😡 So if paying by card take a little cash for the excellent staff.

1 review so far 6
23.07.2017 08:12

Awesome. Food was out of this world, service excellent and staff so friendly. Definitely recommend this place, the whole evening was great and we will be going back again and again.

1 review so far 6
22.07.2017 19:39

We really love this restaurant, service, food, ambiance, friendly owners and staff. This is the place we always are sure to take our out of town guests. Be sure to try there music nights which are really good too!

1 review so far 6
20.07.2017 22:19

following our visit we would like to say that the service and food was very nice, great to see a busy restaurant, The menu is not massive but a good choice of dishes.

1 review so far 6
25.06.2017 16:00

Such a lovely meal at The Chophouse Braintree!! Speedy service & great food!! Lovely setting!! Would recommend to anyone!! Thank you The Chophouse Braintree! :)

1 review so far 5
04.03.2017 23:19

Attentive, friendly, smart, efficient and professional service by staff who know their product and take pride in their restaurant. Good, fresh, hot, clean tasting food, well presented Generous, flavoursome dishes, interesting choices from a menu that offers a chance to try something new with confidence. Surprisingly diverse, great use of ingredients. Unexpectedly "Vibrant"atmosphere thanks to a hen party in situ but that didn't spoil the eating despite somewhat limiting the opportunity for quiet conversation. Would recommend and revisit.

1 review so far 6
25.01.2017 09:37

Fab food, fab Prosecco! Our waiter Nial ensured our glasses were topped up from the moment we started sipping and he kept them full throughout our entire meal and after! The food was really good, the calamari was cooked perfectly and my beef stew and huge crispy dumpling was spot on....rich and full of flavour. We will be returning!

1 review so far 6
17.02.2017 22:20

It was our first time here, Excellent friendly service the staff were very attentive & helpful The food was outstanding I would recommend going to The Chophouse Braintree

1 review so far 5
16.04.2017 16:05

Quirky, small restaurant with a big heart. Good choice of food and drinks, impressive 'specials' and good service helped enhance the evening. Unusual menu choices, such as pork collar and ox cheek with the usual classics of steak and chicken, meant that all tastes could be catered for. A quite expensive evening compared to other restaurants in Essex, but worth it for the experience.

2 reviews so far 6
10.03.2017 21:48

Amazing food and amazing venue with beautiful ambience perfect for a conversation with partner or friends over a meal or drink. I had the simply gorgeous Bone Marrow for starters as recommended by staff. For main i had gammon and smoked mash. The smoked mash was out of this world. Desserts were heavenly

1 review so far 4
08.03.2017 07:41

The food was great, the restaurant and staff were lovely, BUT they ran out of Pinot Grigio, they didnt have the main course available that both my husband and I chose, so we had to opt for something else, and the soup they were serving was not as shown on the menu! Not a great first impression! But that said, we did enjoy what we had, and would go back to give The Chophouse a second chance.

1 review so far 6
29.03.2017 14:22

Good, well flavoured food. Vegetables are cooked to a very professional standard. Constantly changing specials board - which I always seem to choose from! Service is sufficiently attentive and you feel you could ask a question and you would be helped appropriately. Drinks slightly expensive. Now one of my local favourites.

1 review so far 3
29.01.2017 08:30

Nice venue although very noisy when it got busy. Table used for 4 was far too small so very cluttered. Starters and main menu good but desserts were a disaster. Very small on a large plate never looks good, one was not eaten due to it not being representative of the description and being tatsteless as well. Yes this was refunded and 1 complimentary coffee. A very expensive bill at the end finished off an overall ordinary experience so not what we call value for money and we do not worry about price as long as you get value.

1 review so far 3
02.04.2017 19:31

Couldn't fault the place or the staff. Getting us a drink as it was our anniversary was also a nice touch. However, the food was awful. Everything was way over salted and my wife's lamb was just a pile of fat. It's taken till now to stop both of us feeling queasy! And how on earth you can charge £10.50 for one scallop ravioli as a starter is beyond belief. The wine was lovely though. We could've spent £120 on something far better..... Don't be put off though, perhaps we just picked the wrong things.

1 review so far 6
01.03.2017 18:49

Brilliant service from staff that were attentive but not overbearing. Loved the little things like coming to our table with all the Tiptree gins so we could choose and their patience as we paid separately. We left with full bellies and big smiles. Well done team.

1 review so far 5
09.07.2017 10:19

The service was excellent and the waitress was very attentive and helpful. It was early and we were the only ones in there at the time. Good food and didn't have to wait too long. The place soon filled up and seemed to be very popular. Seemed very busy for a Wednesday evening in Braintree.

1 review so far 4
12.02.2017 09:42

Food was very good. Our table wasn't in a great spot, very cold every time other customers went out to the smoking area as we were right by the door. Felt like an extra table had been squeezed in to what should have been a walking area. Staff attentive although we had to ask for food menus after waiting for them for around 10 minutes after sitting down.

2 reviews so far 6
22.05.2017 07:07

Went on a Friday with parents, lovely atmosphere and the food was wonderful. My father had the mussels as starter which he was more then happy with he can be fussy. We all had the fish and chips and desert. We were very full...

1 review so far 5
10.06.2017 07:57

Really lovely evening food was great, service and staff really attentive. The only complaint would be one meal sent out very overcooked, the chef was defensive. However before we could complain the manager came over and apologiesed. He quickly took control and rectified the situation with minimal fuss. Would definitely go back.

1 review so far 6
11.02.2017 10:05

Love it here and for a local restaurant,a little treasure. Food is always good, the owner is always on site and friendly,he works very hard to keep updating. Well presented and good choice for lunch. They have specials in the evening too.

1 review so far 5
30.06.2017 18:54

Excellent quality food and great service in nice surroundings. Only slight criticism would be that it would be nice to have a better selection of vegetables to go alongside our main courses. Despite this, we'll definitely be returning as we've heard fantastic reviews about their Sunday roast dinners!

1 review so far 5
17.06.2017 07:15

Service was excellent. Atmosphere was pleasant. Food was good but not good enough to warrant the price tag. It was the same quality of food that you get in high street chain restaurants such as Bills and Ask, but cost a third more for no apparent reason.

1 review so far 6
23.04.2017 17:28

Lovely staff and fantastic food. Well worth a visit. We will definitely go back. Different angle on Sunday lunch but a great idea, 3 meats, 7 veg dishes potatoes yorkshires and pigs in blankets. Too full to sample dessert!

1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 08:33

Another great night at The Chophouse, excellent service, fabulous food & a really good atmosphere. I'm hoping they'll restock the St Germain so I can have a Left Bank cocktail on my next visit. See you again soon.

1 review so far 6
23.05.2017 09:08

First time at this restaurant as just moved to area. Food was very good. All tasted fresh and proper comfort food. Varied menu to suit all tastes. Customer service and relaxed atmosphere was excellent. Will definitely go again.

1 review so far 6
25.03.2017 07:33

Fantastic food, atmosphere and service. The Chophouse really have thought of everything - their attention to detail really shows not only in the food but in the surroundings also. Highly recommended - the best eaterie in Braintree!

1 review so far 6
24.06.2017 12:09

Great service and lovely food, good atmosphere and very friendly staff, wanted to try all their starters they sounded so good. Had a 15% off voucher and the kind staff gave me another one after the meal!

3 reviews so far 5
29.03.2017 04:20

Food was of a good standard and well priced (Sat lunch menu), with a varied wine list. Would definitely go back. Very pleasant service. We were sat by the door which felt a little cramped - best to ask for a table further in.

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 12:27

Fantastic evening - great meal, lovely staff and comfortable surroundings. Booked a table for two and sat upstairs as it was busy. Even though there the place was full all evening we got first class service.

1 review so far 6
07.05.2017 09:19

Booked The Chophouse at the last minute. Somehow we had missed out on going there for the last few years, even I though live in Braintree. Excellent, food, atmosphere and service. We will be back!

1 review so far 6
21.06.2017 08:01

Great food and atmosphere - flavoursome and variety of meals was great from fish to various meat and vegetarian options. Drink selection could be better but with such a small place - space is tight.

1 review so far 6
06.02.2017 07:12

Although the restaurant was busy the service was very good. The staff are friendly and professional. We all enjoyed the Sunday roast. Plenty of meat, accompaniments and range of vegetables. Certainly plan to go again.

1 review so far 6
01.06.2017 07:48

Went here for Sunday lunch with 3 friends. I can honestly say it was the best roast dinner I have ever had. Lovely waitress who was very friendly and attentive, can't wait to go back.

1 review so far 6
09.02.2017 17:40

Excellent food and service. Nice decoration and atmostphere. My mum is gluten intolerant they were accommodating and there was a great choice. This was the second time of visiting and had another great experience.

1 review so far 6
18.07.2017 20:51

Lovely restaurant, the food is excellent Best in town by far, puts the chains to shame! first class and I highly recommend this place perfect for romantic nights and also family meals out

1 review so far 6
05.04.2017 10:35

We had a lovely meal on saturday evenin. The food and service was excellent. It was our first visit to the Chophouse and I will definitely be visiting again in the future.

1 review so far 6
23.06.2017 22:00

Lovely meal, great varied menu using different ingredients. Great atmosphere and very friendly and attentive staff. Certainly the best place to eat locally and would highly recommend - more suitable for adults.

1 review so far 5
03.06.2017 00:21

Great service, creative food, lovely service, private dining looked good. We were made to feel so welcome. We will certainly visit again. Only thing I would change, not sit by the door. Great night, BIG thank you xx

3 reviews so far 6
19.07.2017 17:04

Just love having the wow factor when trying new dishes. The food is always fabulous as is the service. Feel so lucky to have this as my local restaurant. Well done!!

2 reviews so far 6
30.04.2017 19:19

Birthday meal. Sunday roast was superb. Set menu but very good choice of starters and desserts. You never feel rushed and can eat and drink at your leisure. Excellent as always

1 review so far 6
19.03.2017 23:05

The best meal I've had in a long time. Beats even the top restaurants in London! Beef Wellington to die for! I couldn't fault anything it was that perfect. Thank you

1 review so far 6
08.03.2017 09:07

Great food, If you can try to sit upstairs where you will get disturbed less by the front door opening straight into restaurant but still good service and great food

1 review so far 5
20.03.2017 08:34

Not sure if actual booking from this platform reached the restaurant although they were very accommodating. Apparently our waiter was in training, where it was evident he should not yet be waiting on his own yet

1 review so far 6
05.07.2017 08:50

Excellent food, excellent service & excellent atmosphere, we love this little restaurant in the heart of Braintree & visit time & time again. We would highly recommended it to everyone

1 review so far 6
04.05.2017 08:07

Wonderful meal , nice relaxed atmosphere. We booked as a treat for our son who has a great appetite and he wasn't disappointed. Will be going back for sure.

1 review so far 6
11.06.2017 10:30

What a great restaurant a hidden gem of Braintree. Perfect for any event. Amazing food from a great menu, good selection of wine, good atmosphere with lovely friendly staff.

1 review so far 6
22.02.2017 07:36

Atmosphere, Staff, and the food was of a very high standard. It was our first time here and we will definitely be going again. Fabulous! Highly recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
23.06.2017 07:15

The service was excellent and food wonderful. They could not have done enough for us and when we received our lunch it was mouth watering and cooked to perfection.

1 review so far 6
30.01.2017 07:37

Wow went for lunch with the girls, and had the most delicious meal, lovely staff, calming atmosphere and the most fantastic food at a very reasonable price. Well done

2 reviews so far 6
10.03.2017 21:48

So impressed on my first visit that i returned less than a week later. The beers from Bishops Nick are always a bonus as well as Aspalls Cider 😉