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Il giardino di Stortford

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9 Northgate End, Bishops Stortford cm23 2et, England
01279657316
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: A rustic hideaway in picturesque Bishop's Stortford, Il Giardino Di...
A rustic hideaway in picturesque Bishop's Stortford, Il Giardino Di Stortford is a family-run Italian restaurant. Filled with rustic beams and a crackling open fire, the cosy dining room is reminiscent of a quaint, continental bistro. The diverse Il Giardino menu features a range of sumptuous antipasti, meats and fish.
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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing meal for a hen do with colleagues and fiance's family

I really don't understand where the bad reviews are coming from, but suppose there's always some people who can't get through a day without moaning about something. There was 9 of us on my hen do, every single one of us really enjoyed our meals, food was fantastic, service was beyond amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
Ana K
Good for:
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I really don't understand where the bad reviews are coming from, but suppose there's always some people who can't get through a day without moaning about something. There was 9 of us on my hen do, every single one of us really enjoyed our meals, food was fantastic, service was beyond amazing, waiters couldn't have done enough for us, one... More 

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Foor was great, cooked very well - and I asked for a change to the menu. The staff seemed happy for the adjustment, and didn't charge extra! Atmosphere is sort of elegant bistro, but they pull it off well. wine list is pretty good, and goes nicely with the food. Highly recommend the calamari, and chicken escalopes!

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

TOTAL Wrip off. Went for a set sit down meal with the family there were 30 of us. Have eaten there before and thought the food was good. The set meal was £42 per head so you would think there would be a fair amount of food NO four king prawns on the starter plate! The fillet steak came up... More 

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marbella
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Very mediocre meal with some poorly trained staff that aren't really interested in your feedback. Won't be going back.

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Hertfordshire
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We went here last saturday as it was our anniversary, we booked a table but needn't have bothered as there was only 2 other tables occupied,we ordered wine and bread as well as a starter to share. the bread was very dissapointing and not fresh,starter no flavour(calamari) The menu I thought was dissapointing. My husband ordered the liver and bacon,Which... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I had heard mixed reviews about this restaurant in the past but thought i would try it out, what a great decision that was. The food here is excellent, there is a great choice on the new menu to cater for everyones tastes & the staff are very polite, friendly & helpful, the service is second to none. I would... More 

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Bishops Stortford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Friday night meal for 2, bread overpriced, crust ends, too tough to eat, special prawn cocktail, below average, chicken and lamb main courses swimming in odd sauces/oil and a plate full of peas, coffee tasteless...all in all overpriced below average food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I come here for a nice romantic diner with my girlfriend and the food os delicious I had the gambaroni as starter and was just amazing and then I had the filet Rossini and I was so pleased with the test made my mouth watering and my girlfriend had the carpaccio as starter and she just love it then she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This restaurant deserves more recognition; I cannot compliment it enough! Delicious wine, great service and the sea food risotto was one of the best meals I've had in a very long time! Thoroughly recommend Il Giardino (and they have 30% discount on Mondays)!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

To say i was overwhelmed is an understatement, the Brand new menu was gorgeous! I am definetely going to be back. I was served by lovely staff who erre very prompt and smiley, i recomend this place to everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Northgate End, Bishops Stortford cm23 2et, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Bishops Stortford
  • Phone Number: 01279657316

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 42
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

A rustic hideaway in picturesque Bishop's Stortford, Il Giardino Di Stortford is a family-run Italian restaurant. Filled with rustic beams and a crackling open fire, the cosy dining room is reminiscent of a quaint, continental bistro. The diverse Il Giardino menu features a range of sumptuous antipasti, meats and fish.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?