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 Covid Update

Our first stage of reopening will commence Thursday 15th April with the following reduced opening hours..... 

Thursday - Saturday 12-8pm & Sunday 12- 6pm
Serving our - All Day Garden Menu
Luxury Afternoon Tea*
(Afternoon Tea 24hrs advanced booking essential)*

We have set up a lovely covered & heated dining area within in our gardens. To ensure everyone is as comfortable as possible, even in our unpredictable English weather.
Due to the limited space, booking is strongly advised. Reservations can be a maximum of 6 covers per table. With table service throughout, as always.
Our patio area is also open should you fancy a cocktail or two, perhaps a few canapes or just a cold draft beer, finally!

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Le Benaix@Home Takeaway

Our new drive through, contactless collection. takeaway service. Available Friday - Sunday delivery or collection. 
Enjoy our Restaurant quality mouth watering dishes, in the comfort of your own home. We offer both our main menu & afternoon teas.
The perfect gift or weekend treat. Click here to view our menus. 


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.



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.


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”

Customer Comments

Opening Times

Open for Takeaways Only Friday - Sunday, from 19th March - 11th April


Open for Outside Dining & Takeaway Only, from Thursday 15th April  

Thursday - Saturday 
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 18:00



Get In Touch

Main Road, Rettendon

Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8DY
Tel No. 01245 987888

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