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The Stables Cafe

London Road | Hylands Park, Chelmsford CM2 8FS, England
+44 1245 357770
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Overview
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good11%
  • Average5%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible50%
3 weeks ago
“Very Poor”
8 Oct 2018
“Expected better”
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
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London Road | Hylands Park, Chelmsford CM2 8FS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

came here for a family day out and decided to pop into the cafe lovely staff and great service the food wad nice and presentable wide selection of food

Thank Daisy c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a half term afternoon . Who on earth made the decision for these people to take over a perfectly pleasant cafe. Why change what works . The staff were quite frankly inept and the menu Was limited with unappealing food. Pre packed sandwiches...More

1  Thank Katie R
EmmaC6264, Manager at The Stables Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for your valuable feedback. We were exceptionally busy over the whole of half term and I can only apologise that you found our staff to be inept, they were working extremely hard to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Queue long, staff slow, food quality poor! Chips stale and cold. Had sausage sandwich, which was cold and rock hard - good thing was the brown granary bread and the mustard! Do not visit!More

Thank 256leod
EmmaC6264, Manager at The Stables Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and giving us valuable feedback. We were exceptionally busy over the whole of half term week and I can only apologise that you experienced a long queue at the time of your visit. Our...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Had to queue for ages then sit among dirty tables to eat 20 minutes apart from each other on plastic plates with balsa wood cutlery- won’t be going there again AVOID

1  Thank jedibr0wn
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Such a wonderful friendly place to eat the food was fantastic and the service was great would highly recommend also very child friendly we will definitely be back

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Myself and my family ate here last Sunday. We had 2 sandwiches and my boys had jacket potatoes. The food was hot, well presented and tasty. The coffee was also very pleasant. We were very impressed by the friendly service and will definitely be back...More

Thank Snicholl1
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in for tea / coffee and cake after a walk with the dog round the park.Had to sit on what they call the patio as we had the dog. It was expensive for what we got and was disappointed. Shame we could not sit...More

1  Thank Neal192
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Last Saturday afternoon we were meeting friends at the Stables. Stood at the servery while 3 staff clearly saw we were waiting to be served. It wasn't busy. Other than us there was no one else queueing. Finally I had to ask if someone would...More

Thank Containsnuts
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Nice staff BUT needs a rethink - menu more like a motorway cafe ( not saying that’s bad ) need more choice, asked if we could have a sausage or bacon baguette as only 2 sad looking sandwiches out... This is classed as breakfast and...More

Thank elizabeth
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

This cafe used to be so lovely. I think it’s recently been taken over & clearly the new owners didn’t listen to what the customers used to love. This cafe used to serve homemade cakes, tray bakes, freshly made sandwiches, toasties & they used to...More

Thank Helen V
EmmaC6264, Manager at The Stables Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for your valuable feedback. I am so sorry that you were disappointed with the menu and food on offer on your recent visit. As you mention we have made some changes to our...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road | Hylands Park, Chelmsford CM2 8FS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Chelmsford
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 357770
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Description
The Stables Café is situated in a delightful courtyard within Hylands Estate, near the historic Hylands House stately home. The café offers a selection of fresh and locally sourced food including sandwiches, baguettes and wraps. There are also hot and cold snacks and freshly baked cakes on offer. The café has an outdoor kiosk which opens at 9am perfect for any dog walker looking to warm up with a hot drink and a bite to eat.
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