Dining at Le Benaix

The main restaurant serves both Mid-Week and A la Carte menus, overlooking the private gardens. Our Bar & Brasserie area allows you to have a relaxing drink or enjoy a dish from our Bar 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.


Cancellation Policy

Credit/debit card details are required for Saturday Night and Sunday lunch bookings only. The Credit Card will not be charged. However, should you cancel your table giving less than 24 hours’ notice we reserve the right to charge a £15 per head cancellation fee, if we are unable to resell the table. In the event of a “No Show” without prior notification your card will automatically be charged the aforementioned cancellation fee. We are sorry that cancellation charges have become necessary but regrettably our past experience has resulted in the need for us to implement this policy.


Bookings - Walk-ins

Booking in advance is advisable, however we do accept walk-in parties of up to 6 people, excluding Saturday Evenings.


Large Party Bookings

“Please note that for tables above 8 diners we require a £10 per head deposit to secure the booking”


Dress Code
Smart Casual
Tailored shorts only
NO sportswear
Appropriate footwear to be worn at all times


Hours of Operation:

Wednesday to Saturday 12:00 to 23:00
Sunday 12:00 - 18:00

Bar Menu available
Wednesday - Friday 12:00 - 14:30 

Saturday 12:00 - 14:30

A' la Carte Menu available 

Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 21:30

Sunday Lunch Menu available

12:00 - 16:30


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
Outside Patio/Garden Area - 75 covers.
Cosy period conference room / available for private/corporate hire.
Large car park for up to 80 vehicles.
Air-conditioned throughout
Free 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.

Opening Times

Mon & Tue Closed (Le Bouchon Open)

Bar Menu

Wed - Sat 12noon - 2.30pm & 5.30pm - 9.30pm

A la Carte & Set Menu

Lunch - Wed - Sat 12noon - 2.30pm

Dinner - Wed - Sat 5.30pm - 11.00pm

(Last Orders 9.30pm)

Sun - 12noon - 4.30pm

Bookings advised Saturday evenings & Parties above 6 covers 

All other times walk-ins of up to 6 covers



Get In Touch

Main Road, Rettendon

Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8DY
Tel No. 01245 987888


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