The Chophouse Braintree

“A quirky, relaxed restaurant with an unfussy cooking ethic” - AA Inspector



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Choose between bistro-style dining and a more formal experience here at the Chophouse Braintree. Service is just the right mix of relaxed and attentive, and the Modern British menu offers simple, unfussy cookery, using ingredients sourced within a 30-mile radius where possible. Also a good spot if you like live music, particularly jazz.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Chophouse Braintree
34 New Street, BRAINTREE, ESSEX, CM7 1ES
Phone : 01376 345615


  • Seats: 62
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Days Closed: Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12.00
  • Lunch served until: Friday and Saturday until 2.30pm, Sunday until 4.30pm
  • Dinner served from: 5.30pm
  • Dinner served until: late
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 16
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 7
  • Cuisine style: Modern, Classic British

About the area

Discover Essex

Essex is full of pleasant surprises. It has the largest coastline of any county in England, with its fair share of castles, royal connections and scenic valleys. Take Colchester, for example, which was built by the Romans and is Britain’s oldest recorded town. Its castle contains the country’s largest Norman keep and yet, a stone’s throw from here, East Anglia’s newest arts centre promises to put Colchester firmly on the map as Essex’s capital of culture.

Tidal estuaries are plentiful and their mudflats offer migrating birds a winter feeding place. Essex was known as the land of the East Saxons and for centuries people from all over Europe settled here, each wave leaving its own distinctive cultural and social mark on the landscape. Walking a little off the beaten track will lead you to the rural retreats of deepest Essex, while all over the county there are ancient monuments to explore: 

  • the great Waltham Abbey
  • Greensted, thought to be the oldest wooden church in the world
  • the delightful village of Pleshey has one of the finest examples of a former motte-and-bailey castle
  • Hedingham Castle, magnificently preserved and dating from the 11th century.

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