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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
england
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5 reviews 5 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Went here with friends last night, conscious of some of the recent bad reviews. Hardly anything to fault here and we had a most enjoyable evening. The place wasn't busy but plenty of staff who gave us their full attention. Food was excellent and very well presented with adequate quantities so that with 3 courses, we felt nicely full. Nice... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I've reviewed Parsons before and have dined there twice since. I've seen the negative reviews in between mine and really can't understand them. I've eaten there on a Thursday and Friday evening and Sunday lunchtime and each time was consistently good as regards service,quality of food and value for money. You can taste how fresh the produce is and that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

I had dinner here with my parents last week. On arriving the staff were as polite as ever, offering us an aperitif and making them with skill and confidence. Once at the table, hot fresh bread was on offer with (proper) butter, which is always a good start. Our food was undeniably very good. My starter of goats cheese on... More

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Waltham Abbey, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

How disappointing our visit was, this is the Restaurant we use to rave about when it first opened and visited on a regular basis. But our recent visit could not have been more opposite......after choosing from the a La Carte menu we went straight to main courses I had sea bass which was ok my boyfriend ordered pork belly and... More

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Just back from Parsons. Have been several times before and always been excellent but tonight was awful. There for three and a quarter hours but no time for dessert or coffee! In fact had to cancel dessert as after waiting for 35 minutes our cab was due. Service was awful all evening. Starters were all served cold or Luke warm,... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My mum and dad took me to parsons for a Birthday lunch. With my dad being a chef its very hard to take him somewhere that he enjoys and he loved parsons the food was great, the atmosphere was lovely and the staff where very wonderful.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

what a lovely place! £11.99 for a sharing cheese platter (Brie, a Blue Danish and a chedder) Pot of black olives and pot of sun dried tomatos and a complimentary snack pot (Nuts, pretzels..that kind of thing) And a bottle of house wine! Great service too! Fast becoming a regular haunt!

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

My daughter booked Parsons for my husbands birthday. We went for Sunday lunch. The last booking on a Sunday is 4.30,perfect for us as we like to eat later. We had a leisurely drink in the lounge area and ordered at our table. Although we were probably the last customers in we weren't rushed at all. The decor is very... More

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