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Le Benaix@Home Takeaway

Our new drive through, contactless collection. takeaway service.
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.


Dress Code

Smart casual dress code for our restaurant
Tailored shorts only
NO sportswear
Appropriate footwear to be worn at all times


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

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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Dear Sir/Madam,

Following the latest Government announcement where restaurants were advised they could re-open from 4th July, we have made the difficult decision to remain closed for the time being. This decision has been taken after careful consideration of the government guidelines with the interest of safety of our colleagues and community at the heart of our decision-making process.

We will be announcing our re-opening date in the coming weeks, via our mailing list & social media. At which time we will open our reservation systems giving you the time to plan your visit.
Whilst we are eager to re-open, ultimately the safety of our staff & customers is paramount. With this in mind we believe more notice is required before we are able to confidently welcome you back to our venues.

As a team we have spent much time during lockdown innovating, creating, maintaining, improving and getting ready to welcome you back. For your future safety and pleasure, we need more time to ensure everything is in place.
We are explicitly following the Government guidelines that are under constant review and would like to reassure all our guests that we will be undertaking strict health & safety measures and precautions before, during and after your visit, whilst maintaining serenity throughout our beautiful Restaurants & Hotel.

Our sincere apologies for any disappointment/inconvenience caused by the delay in our re-opening.
We miss you & look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future!

Thank you for your continued support & patience.
Kind Regards,
Le Bouchon & Le Benaix Team