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64 Main Road, Danbury, England
01245 699024
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average Service Good Food

Food tasted fresh and well presented. The waiting staff did not look as though they wanted us there. I believe they were more interested in conversation with each other.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Matt S
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had lunch at the Griffin. The service was pitched just right. We even changed tables as one of our party had a migraine. There was no fuss involved in that and we were asked if the move helped. Food very tasty and reaonsbly priced. Obviously all made in the kitchen. Compliments to the chef. Hope the re fit doesn't change... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our party of six decided to try The Griffin as most of us had not been before. We were welcomed warmly and nothing was too much trouble. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Everyone in our party declared the food superb and it was at a great price. I particularly loved the selection of fresh vegetables on our plates.... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Have eaten here a few times and have enjoyed it each time. I think they may have just been bought by a new owner though.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The restaurant is due for refurbishment but we hope they don't lose the lovely charm and character. The staff could not be faulted they were smart, friendly and attentive and made us feel welcome. The food was exceptional; the chef certainly knows how to cook fish and steak. All dishes came out of the kitchen piping hot and look sensational.... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Food tasted fresh and well presented. The waiting staff did not look as though they wanted us there. I believe they were more interested in conversation with each other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

So went last night to The Griffin and throughly enjoyed our dinner. although there was a large party in the bar it did not affect our service, which was spot on. The squid was lovely and the burger was delicious. so thanks Griffin, glad you are back!!!

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Danbury, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Having lived in Danbury for 14 years we have seen numerous owners/managers arrive, fail and leave. The new owners need to up their game if they are to buck the trend. Service was excellent (although to be expected as it was Tuesday and there were only a dozen or so people in) and the staff were very welcoming and friendly.... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Haven't been to the Griffin for months now as it went all down hill in my opinion however as it's been so hot i fancied a cold beer with my partner and a few friends but didn't fancy driving far. Decided to give the Griffin another spin... Well, pleasantly surprised as it's been improved no end... the inside is sparkling,... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I heard recently that The Griffin had been taken over and now had new owners so thought I would give it a try after not being particularly impressed with my last visit. However this time it was evident that there had been a change around with some of the staff and the whole place now has a far happier atmosphere... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Having had previous good experiences at The Griffin, its always a worry when its taken over. Had dinner on Thursday night and can say its as good as its always been. Slightly disappointed that the Thursday steak night was not on, despite the website saying it was. Lovely food and a very efficient waitress.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 64 Main Road, Danbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: 01245 699024

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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