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Welcome to Le Benaix

This is the Sister restaurant to Le Bouchon Brasserie & Hotel.
Offering a blend of French and European 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.


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.


Child Policy

Children under the age of 8 years old are welcome in the restaurant Wednesday - Sunday 12- 230pm.
This policy does not apply however to children attending a private function in our Orangery or Private Dining room.
Please be aware that Le Benaix does not provide high chairs for babies or toddlers within the restaurant.


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

Wednesday - Saturday
Food served: Lunch 12 - 2.30, Evening 5.30 - 9pm
Bar open: Midday - 11pm
Food served: Lunch 12 - 4pm
Bar open: Midday - 7pm

Get In Touch

Main Road, Rettendon

Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8DY
Tel No. 01245 987888


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Customer Reviews

Dear Guest

It is with a heavy heart that we have had to make the difficult decision to temporarily close Le Benaix throughout the month of December, where we will be reopening on 8th January from 12pm.
We, like many others have been faced with a severe staff shortage throughout the hospitality industry and we would not want this affecting your experience with us.
All of our December reservations will be amalgamated with our sister restaurant Le Bouchon and if you would like to reserve a table please call us on 01621856511.

If for some reason, you have not been contacted by us and you have a table reservation with us in December please contact us on 01245987888 where we can discuss alternative table arrangements for you.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you and your guests but we look forward to welcoming you all back in January.

Kind regards
Le Benaix Bar and Brasserie’