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Welcome to Le Benaix

This is the Sister restaurant to Le Bouchon Brasserie & Hotel.
Offering a blend of French and English Cuisine The former Wheatsheaf site located on the old A130 has been transformed, whilst maintaining many of its original period features.
Log burners in original fire places situated in the Brasserie where diners can enjoy a pre dinner drink, dine from the Brasserie menu or relax with an after dinner liqueur.

The main restaurant serves both Table d'hote and A la Carte menus. Overlooking the private gardens, you can enjoy cocktails in our Orangery bar together with the option of dining and private hire available for that special occasion, with beautiful views across the countryside.
Together with our food menus, we offer an exciting list of cocktails a wide range of gins with complementary tonics & botanicals and an extensive wine list.


Dress Code

Smart casual dress code for our fine dining restaurant
Tailored shorts only
NO sportswear
Appropriate footwear to be worn at all times


Under 25?

If you are lucky enough to look under 25 you will be asked to prove that you are aged 18 or over when you buy alcohol. If you are under 18 you are committing an offence if you attempt to buy alcohol.



Please note that children under the age of 8 are required to be seated before 6:45pm, however there are no restrictions with regards to children on a Sunday.

Brasserie - 30 covers
Main restaurant - 70 covers
Orangery - 50 covers with canopied entrance

Available for private functions Monday's & Tuesday's

Outside Patio/Garden Area - 75 covers.

Cosy period coffee lounge / available for private/corporate hire.

Large car park for up to 80 vehicles.

Air-conditioned throughout

Free Wifi


Le Bouchon – “Why not visit our sister restaurant in Heybridge Maldon”
  Claremont Garden Centre – “Why not visit our Garden Centre, based in Woodham Mortimer, Maldon”

Opening Times

Lunch service

Mon & Tue - Closed

Wed - Sat 12noon - 2:30pm

Sun 12noon – 6.00pm

Evening service

Mon & Tue - Closed

Wed - Sat 5:30pm - 11:00pm
(last orders at 9.30pm)


Get In Touch

Main Road, Rettendon

Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8DY
Tel No. 01245 987888


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