UPDATE 21/11/2020: Due to nationwide Lockdown, the restaurant is currently closed however we offer our Takeaway service during this period. We are due to re-open on Thursday, 3 December 2020. Any reservations you may have with us in December are going ahead as planned for time being. As we are not sure what Covid alert Essex will be in after the lockdown therefore we will continue to apply high Covid alert restrictions to all incoming reservations – mixing of household inside is not allowed. Covered and heated Terrace seating is available for mixed households. Rule of six applies to outdoor spaces as well as social distancing rules and curfew at 10pm. The Chequers will operate strictly maximum of 6 people per table. This includes any children or babies. Wearing face covering is compulsory at all times in the restaurant except for sitting down to eat or drink. Anyone exempt from wearing the mask, please have your exempt badge ready upon arrival. For more information on Safety precautions we have in place, please click here. Thank you for your understanding and your continuous support.
Destination Dining in Rural Essex
Overlooking the village cricket green, our Restaurant and Bar is located in the heart of the beautiful village of Matching Green, Essex. The Perfect place for lunch, dinner, cocktails, celebrations and al fresco dining. The Chequers has a welcoming atmosphere and firm focus on a great food.
Our Dining Room has an open, understated style with a sophisticated yet relaxed ambience whilst The Bar and Lounge offers a more rustic, traditional country feel. Scattered with comfy leather chairs, exposed brickwork and log burner, the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. You can also dine Al Fresco during summer months on our large Terrace, or outside in the garden on the picnic benches overlooking the delightful village green. which at 4.9 hectares is one of the largest surviving village greens in Essex.
Watch our Video Tour
Is it your first visit to The Chequers? Watch our short video tour of what we offer. Located in picturesque village of Matching Green in Essex, offering plenty of outside space for dining whether this is on our covered terraces or bench seating in the garden, outside bar for those pre-dinner drinks or our comfortable dining room. We look forward to welcoming you at The Chequers soon!
Festive Season 2020
We love Christmas here at The Chequers. We pride ourselves on a great festive atmosphere and presenting traditional Christmas food with a touch of flair, always freshly made and delicious – so come and share the festive season with us. This year we are offering a range of ways to celebrate the festive season: Festive Dinners every Friday and Saturday evening, Set Festive Lunches every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. Click here to find out more or give us a call.
Freshly Made and Delicious
Our menus offers variety of dishes with a Mediterranean twist using the freshest ingredients, lovingly prepared. Everything is homemade, cooked fresh to order and where possibly sourced locally including vegetables and herbs grown in our very own herb garden.
Get in Touch
The Chequers, Matching Green, Nr Harlow, Essex, CM17 0PZ
01279 731 276 or WhatsApp 07898 01 57 11
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We are open all day Wednesday to Sunday. Please, click here for our full opening times.