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04.11.20 UPDATE

We cannot thank our wonderful guests enough for making the past couple of months so enjoyable & such a success, but it is with heavy heart to close our doors, for the wellbeing of you and our employees, once again.

Our reservations team will be there to assist you with any queries you may have, we appreciate your patience within this busy time. Please contact them on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Cocktail & Wine Bar
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 21:45
Sunday: 12:00 - 19:00

Friday - Saturday:12:00 - 20:15
Sunday:12:00 - 16:30

Afternoon Tea
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 15:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00


Thursdays Evenings Reservable as of 5th November from 5pm - 8:15pm.
We will be extending hours further for the month of December.

Get In Touch

Main Road, Rettendon

Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8DY
Tel No. 01245 987888

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