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74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden, England
01799 522 321
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $23
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Saffron Walden
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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

My first visit for an Xmas lunch with friends. It was nice to see the a la carte menu, with a wide variety of dishes. The grilled sea bass was excellent.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Went last week, had the steak which was dry and thin and poor qualiy the chip and salad were good- the pizza bread was poor even though it has a speccial oven so i am led to believe!

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Leyland, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our second visit to this Italian restaurant with a local pub atmosphere for a family get together. We booked a table for six and were promptly served all evening by friendly attentive staff. The extensive menu had choices to suit us all and the food was cooked to perfection. I thoroughly enjoyed the full some tomato soup and my main... More 

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Lagoa, Portugal
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106 reviews 106 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The owners have maintained all the ‘feel’ of a village pub, but made it into an Italian restaurant. Service is very good and the staff very friendly and helpful. The butterfly prawns are excellent as a starter, definitely recommended. There is a good selection of pasta dishes as well as meat and fish. The pizzas liked good and the kids... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Visited the Gate with several friends and we were delighted with the atmosphere, service and food of this restaurant. A few of us had pizzas which were very very light and tasty - others went for the seafood options - the sea bass raviolli looked superb and I'll be ordering this one myself on my next visit. Surpisingly as well,... More 

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Ickleton, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is not the most lavish surroundings, but the food is great ! Beautiful italian food much better than the usual chains that are in the locality. he pizzas are to die for and they are big! Lovely touches like complimentary Limoncello at the end of the meal just make it a great evening all round

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

You will need to book a table for this popular restaurant as it is not huge. The food was delicious, served absolutely piping hot, and it was very good value. The decor in the restaurant is simple and tasteful, comfortable seating, large tables so plenty of room. The toilet decor was a little dated and there's a step down to... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

This is a restaurant not a pub. The Italian food is delicious & a refreshing change from the usual chain fair served by other local Italian restaurants. I'd advise booking as this is a very popular place.

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I have visited this restaurant many times, for lunch, for dinner and also when they catered for a funeral wake. Whenever I visit, the food and service has been excellent. As a previous reviewer commented, the portions are quite large and next time I think I will have the smoked salmon, crawfish and avocado starter as my main, skip the... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Our friends who are regulars took us here and what a great choice. The food is delicious and they present very large portions. My starter of Salmon avocado and crayfish was like a main course and my risotto main course would have fed at least three people. Unfortunately an ambulance was called to a gentleman in the restaurant who was... More 

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Address: 74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden, England
Phone Number: 01799 522 321
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
Average Prices: USD 9 - 23
Cuisine: Italian

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