Thursday, 31 December 2015

Bar and Beyond Chelmsford

A few weeks ago myself and a few other Essex bloggers were invited along to the newly opened Bar & Beyond for something to eat. This trendy new watering hole has taken over the old Chicago's premises and completely revamped it into something wonderful. When we walked into the new venue I was amazed at what they have done with the space, the theme throughout it industrial and covered in graffiti and looks fabulous. They have paid special attention to details such as tin cans for glasses and metal camping bowls for your food to be served in, and I myself love kitsch little accents like that. The seating are all old fashioned looking chesterfield sofa's and armchairs which look wonderful against the concrete flooring and the neon paint splattered on the vast walls. The venue itself is really spacious due to it being the old Regents Theatre building so it has high ceilings and original features that have been used to their advantage in the renovation.

bar and beyond, chelmsford, essex

After settling down on the sofa's one of the waitress' brought over a beautiful metallic gold bottle of fizz for us enjoy complete with ice fountain fireworks to wow us all.

Bar and beyond, chelmsford
Bar and beyond chelmsford

Shortly after, our burgers arrived which wasn't a moment too soon because I was famished. I had chosen their classic joe veggie burger which comes with fried onions and jalapeƱos. There was a mountain of jalapeƱos in there, so it's perfect if you like it spicy, I however had to pull a few out to save my tongue melting out of my mouth.

burger at bar and beyond, chelmsford
classic joe, Bar and beyond

Their triple cooked chips come served in little galvanised buckets and are absolutely amazing, firstly they're huge and so crispy I could have eaten a few buckets to myself. Their sweet potato fries are delicious as well, perfectly crisp and tasty. The only thing I would have liked to see on their menu is a couple more options for vegetarians, for the non meat eaters there was only the option of two burgers, one being the 'naked' which like the name suggests is a plain veggie burger in a bun or 'classic joe' like I had, so not very exciting and leaves a huge gap in their menu that I would be interested to see if they fill as they become more established.

Bar and beyond chelmsford

The venue is ideal for a celebration as they have three packages available for booth/table hire:

Platinum Pack includes:
1 x Booth with Table Service
1 x Crystal Head Vodka
1 x Laurent Perrier Rose Magnum
12 x Cans of Red Bull or Sugar Free Red Bull

Gold Pack includes:
1 x VIP Booth or Suite
1 x Bottle of Moet Champagne
1 x Bottle of Ciroc Vodka
8 x Standard or Sugar Free cans of Red Bull

Silver Pack includes:
1 x VIP booth or Suite
1 x Bottle of Bottega Gold or Rose Prosecco
1 x Bottle of Russian Standard Vodka

Bar and beyond, Chelmsford Essex
bar and beyond Chelmsford
Bar and beyond chelmsford

Bar and beyond serve a menu of classic cocktails, possibly in the future there will be some more exciting and signature cocktails. But for the time being I'm sure you'll find something to take your fancy.

Bar and beyond chelmsford
Bar and beyond chelmsford

 What Bar & Beyond say about them self:

Bar & Beyond is the first of a new concept for the UK late-night bar market. The Bar and beyond ethos offers a split level experience with food served at the bar from 5pm and then after dark; 'going beyond' is a high quality club experience with state of the art sound system and some of the best DJs around.
Bar & Beyond has been designed so you can have a great time from the moment you walk through our doors, whether that’s relaxing with a bite to eat during the day or partying the night away and we’ll be enjoying every minute alongside you.

Bar & Beyond, Chelmsford6 Moulsham StreetChelmsfordCM2 0HREssex01245 348696

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