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Parsons Restaurant

58 Sun St, Waltham Abbey EN9 1EJ, England
+44 1992 700616
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Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Showered with culinary awards, Parsons brings forward-thinking culinary skill to Essex. Awards for excellence in 2012 include Restaurant of the Year, Best Large Restaurant, and Best Newcomer Restaurant. Hosting a range of different rooms for pitching the perfect dining ambience, Parsons offers a flawless fine dining area, private dining dwellings, and a sensual summer terrace, which offers its own menu.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Showered with culinary awards, Parsons brings forward-thinking culinary skill to Essex. Awards for excellence in 2012 include Restaurant of the Year, Best Large Restaurant, and Best Newcomer Restaurant. Hosting a range of different rooms for pitching the perfect dining ambience, Parsons offers a flawless fine dining area, private dining dwellings, and a sensual summer terrace, which offers its own menu.
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English first
Essex
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

After a mad few months it was nice to sit and relax - the staff were very welcoming and always had a smile for my Grandaughter when they went past the table (who may i add acted very grown up). The sandwiches were not the delicate ones i have had in other establishments but the bread was crusty and very... More

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waltham abbey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My Nana came down to visit from Newcastle and I booked Parsons for a little treat for her. We had a lovely afternoon the atmosphere was very relaxed and we were not rushed at all and allowed to eat our own pace. The food was fab I could not fault it at all, that sandwiches were made with fresh crusty... More

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london
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Visited for an early dinner on Saturday night. Greeted by a very friendly, pleasant member of staff. All waiting staff professional and discreet in their service. Food was very nice with lovely flavours, however it could have been served hotter. We enjoyed our evening and will be back, but wouldn't say it's going to be our new favourite restaurant.

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Loughton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Today I took my family of 7, out for lunch at Parsons Restaurant, 58 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex. I had never dined there before and only knew it as had formerly been "The Sun"an old coaching inn. I would never have known it. It is now a modern restaurant serving a la carte and fixed tariff meals. Pre booking... More

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England
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I've been here 3 times now. The first time was ok, the second time the food and service was terrible and again the service was poor on my third visit. Staff haven't got a clue, food is mediocre and they certainly don't take kindly to criticism in any form. I can only assume that the good reviews on here are... More

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I know what your thinking, again you ask, well I really would love this place to work but again the food does not come up to scratch! A quick lunch took around an hour for 1 course. The bread rolls were preciously frozen so therefore warm and quite tough. I only ordered a medium rare steak which came up well... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Great food. Great atmosphere and great chef! Definitely be returning in the near future. the meals look too good to eat!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Waltham Abbey is not exactly awash with nice places to eat, especially within walking distance of my office, so when faced with the prospect of taking our 5 colleagues during a lunchtime I didn't many choices. I checked the menu on line it looked very reasonable and interesting. The restaurant was not full but there were a few diners. Because... More

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england
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5 reviews 5 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were the only customers on the evening of attendance. It seems to be new and very nicely decorated. The food was very nice, however the staff seemed to have no experience. She constantly strolled up and interrupted our conversation, not waiting to be acknowledged. We were asked for our orders before we had even chosen the wine, and this... More

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Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I had never been here before so my sons suggested going on Mothers Day, we had an early booking and unfortunately seemed to be rushed the whole way through the meal. I understand that they would be busy that day, but there were lots of empty tables & couldn't understand why the head waiter kept looking at his watch. The... More

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