Middletons to officially open its Chelmsford steakhouse on December 7, 2018


We’re delighted to announce our newest steakhouse on the High Street will officially open in time for the Christmas festivities, on December 7, 2018.

In the fortnight beforehand, from November 26, a 50% discount offer will be available on food as our new staff become familiar with the Middletons menus.

During this two-week ‘soft launch’, this 50% discount will apply across all our menus, including the À La Carte menu, our lunchtime Fixed Price Menu, Children’s Menu and on Sunday roasts.

This will mean at lunchtimes during the soft launch, customers can enjoy an excellent value three course meal for less than £5 on the Fixed Price Menu.

All meat served is delivered fresh from our own butchery in Middleton, Norfolk.

Our new home in Chelmsford…

A £500,000 refurbishment is underway to transform our new home, which has been closed since the spring.

The building was designed and built by the same architect responsible for alterations and extension work at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s country retreat in Buckinghamshire.

Sir Reginald Blomfield was very well respected, and is also famed for designing many grand war memorials in the 1920s – the most notable of which being the Menin Gate at Ypres.

In Chelmsford, Blomfield’s creation, and now the new home of Middletons, dates back to 1905 and is a Grade-II listed building.

It is constructed in a distinctive red brick, and has two impressive entrance doors. The main dining area on the ground floor is a large, open space with classic Edwardian interior features such as grand columns and intricate coving.

Similar to our restaurant in Leicester, the building originally housed a bank before it was converted into a restaurant.

Chelmsford will be our eighth Middletons Steakhouse & Grill, our second in Essex after opening in Colchester in 2014. There is capacity for 170 diners across two floors, the ground floor and basement, and will create 40 full and part time hospitality jobs.

Chelmsford’s thriving restaurant scene…

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Stephen Hutton, managing director of Middletons Steakhouse & Grill, said: “Chelmsford has a thriving restaurant scene and we’re looking forward to being part of it.

“We like to think Middletons offers something for everyone, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion with loved ones or enjoying a meal out for the family.

“While steak and mixed grills is our speciality, we also have seafood and vegetarian options as well as gluten-free and vegan choices too.”

He added: “To mark our arrival in Chelmsford, we’re offering diners excellent value meals in the fortnight before our official opening to help our new staff become familiar with the new menus.”
Keep up-to-date on our progress through the Middletons Chelmsford Facebook page.