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.
Mid-Week Lunch Menu
Great value set lunch menu available weekly, Wednesday to Friday from 12.30pm until 4pm. 2 courses £16 or three courses £19.
5 Nov – Bonfire Night
Enjoy dinner at The Chequers followed by Fireworks display, exclusively for our customers. Fireworks start around 9/9.30pm. Advanced reservation is recommended. Outside Garden Bar will be open for drinks and mulled wine and authentic Italian wood-fired pizza will be available to purchase at the front of the Chequers.
Festive Season 2021
Available to book online now! Celebrate at The Chequers this Festive Season. Our Festive Lunches, Party Nights, Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve are always very popular. Advance reservation is recommended. al
Our Terrace is the perfect place to enjoy lunch or dinner for two or larger parties. The retractable roof offers plenty of sunshine in the summer or protective cover when it rains. Heaters and blankets are also available. Advanced reservation is recommended. There is limited number of larger tables. For enquiries, please contact our reservations team or book online. The Terrace is open all year round however in winter months, availability and service may be limited. Please, contact us for details.
Drinks Lounge on the Balcony
Our brand new drinks Lounge opens on 1st October 2021. Overlooking the garden, fully covered and heated, it’s the perfect place for pre-dinner drinks or cocktails. Tables are available to book online for parties of up to 8 people. Reservation is recommended at the weekends.
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 possible sourced locally including vegetables and herbs grown in our very own herb garden.