Samphire Restaurant at the County Hotel

Award-winning Samphire Restaurant in Chelmsford serves classical British cuisine with a modern edge. Featuring fresh, seasonal and local produce, the menu includes the likes of butternut squash risotto, slow roasted pork belly and venison steak, all served in an elegant dining room, complete with light-green panelled walls, traditional white table cloths and bentwood chairs.

Book a Table at Samphire Restaurant at the County Hotel


29 Rainsford Road
Restaurant Style(s)
Hotel Restaurant
Restaurant Cuisine(s)
Afternoon Tea
Open Hours
Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 09:30, 12:00 - 17:30 & 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 10:00, 12:30 - 17:30 & 18:00 - 21:45
Sunday: 08:00 - 10:00, 12:00 - 17:30.
Average Price for Meal
Average Price for Main Course

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Special Offers

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Today's soup with Homemade Bread £4.95

Smoked Duck and Artichoke Terrine, Celeriac Remoulade and Sourdough  £7.25

Acorn-fed Jamon Iberico with grilled Sourdough bread £6.95

Beef Carpaccio, pine nuts and rocket £6.95        

Mussels, Chilli, Aspall Cyder and Coriander £6.95 (starter)  £13.95(main)

Sautéed Chicken Livers, Rocket, Pumpkin Seeds and Rocket £5.95  

Fillets of Red Mullet, Golden Beets, Salsa Verde £5.95 (starter), £11.95 (main)
Salads & Pastas

Bingham Blue, Apple, Fig and Endive Salad with a Walnut dressing [v] £5.95 (starter), £11.95 (main)

Wild Mushroom and Tarragon Linguini, [v]  £6.95 (starter), £13.75 (main)   

Warm Salad of Sprout Tops, Salsify and Smoked Lardons £5.95

Risotto of Pumpkin, Rosemary and Parmesan [v] £5.95 (starter), £11.95 (main)

Char-Grilled Polenta, Chilli, Char Grilled Vegetables, and Rocket and [v] £5.95 (starter), £11.95 (main)

Warm Salad of Chick Peas and Swiss Chard [v] £5.25
Main Courses

Catch of the Day £p.o.a
simply grilled with new potatoes and salsa verde
(please ask for today's catch)

Char-grilled Rib-Eye Steak £15.95
with house fries, mushrooms and vine tomatoes

Lamb Cutlets
with Flagelot bean, Celeriac puree and Sauteed Potatoes £15.95           

Roasted Sea Trout
with brown Shrimp, pan Fried Salsify and covelo nero £14.50

Pan Fried Breast of Pheasant
with confit leg, puy lentil and vegetable ragout £14.95

Baked Haddock
with creamed potatoes, chick peas, wilted chard £15.95

Lemon Roasted Flattened Chicken
with Savoy cabbage and Dauphinoise potatoes  £13.75

Slow Roasted Pork Belly, Sage mash and Cavello Nero £13.75  

Panache of vegetables £3.95
Plum Crumble with Vanilla Custard £5.50

Honey and Lemon Polenta Cake £5.50
with vanilla roasted figs and hazelnuts

Rich Chocolate, Coffee and Date Pudding £5.50
with clotted cream Ice-cream        

Chocolate Truffle Torte £5.50
served with blackberry ice cream and Mousseline sauce

Spiced Rhubarb Tart Tatin £5.50
with liquorice parfait and caramelised almonds

Blood Orange Mousse
with pink grapefruit jelly and blackcurrant sorbet £5.50

Selection of Ice creams and Sorbets £4.50
Selection of English cheese with quince jelly, grapes and biscuits £7.95