Dining at Le Benaix

The main restaurant serves our A la Carte menu, overlooking the private gardens. Our Bar & Brasserie area allows you to have a relaxing drink or enjoy a dish from our Bar Lounge Menu. You can enjoy our Orangery 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 and botanicals and an extensive wine list. All the menus featured on our website are sample menus and may be changed without notice.


Bookings - Walk-ins

Booking in advance is advisable, however we do accept walk-ins.
To ensure the safety & well-being of our guests & team. There will be some changes to our venue & service, following the government guidelines, including a reduced menu, a slightly different layout, contactless payments where possible, clear screen dividers & table service only throughout.


Large Party Bookings

The largest table size we can accommodate is a party of 6, due to social distancing limitations.
Following government guidelines & advice from our local authority. We would like to make you aware of the current restrictions with regards to gatherings.
►Indoor gatherings should only be occurring in groups of up to 1 households (including support bubbles) while outdoor gatherings should only be occurring in a group of at most 6 people from any number of households. 

►We are unable to intentionally facilitate gatherings between a greater number of households than is permitted.


Dress Code (Main Restaurant/Orangery Only)

Smart Casual
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/Wine & Cocktail bar - 20 covers
Main restaurant - 50 covers
Orangery - 25 - 50 covers with canopied entrance
Outside Patio/Garden Area - 75 covers.
Cosy period conference room / available for private/corporate hire - 16 covers.
Large car park for up to 80 vehicles.
Air-conditioned throughout
Complimentary Wifi

All prices include VAT. For your convenience, a discretionary gratuity of 10% will be added to your bill for the benefit of serving & all other staff. All of the service charge here at Le Benaix is distributed fairly between all staff.



For information on allergens please speak to a member of our management team. Many of our dishes can be slightly altered to suit dietary requirements, however due to ingredients used in house, we cannot guarantee that a dish is completely free from any allergens.


Reservation Terms & Conditions

►A non-refundable deposit of £10 per head will be taken at the time of booking to secure your reservation for parties of 8 or more & on Special Days such as Valentines Day, Mother's Day & Fathers Day due to high demand.

►We reserve the right to cancel or amend your reservation without prior warning, however we will contact you in the unlikely event that this occurs & we would only do so with good reason.

►We cannot guarantee a particular table/area to a particular booking however we will always do our upmost to cater for your request.

►A 10% service charge will be added to your bill for the benefit of serving & all other staff. All of the service charge here at Le Benaix is distributed fairly between all staff

Customer Comments

Opening Times

Cocktail & Wine Bar
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 21:45
Sunday: 12:00 - 19:00

Friday - Saturday:12:00 - 20:15
Sunday:12:00 - 16:30

Afternoon Tea
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 15:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00


Thursdays Evenings Reservable as of 5th November from 5pm - 8:15pm.
We will be extending hours further for the month of December.

Get In Touch

Main Road, Rettendon

Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8DY
Tel No. 01245 987888


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