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“Best Birthday Dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Linden House Restaurant

Linden House Restaurant
1-3 Silver Street, Stansted Mountfitchet CM248HA, England
01279-81-30-03
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, European, British
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best Birthday Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We went here for my birthday.

The service, food and atmosphere was the best!

They could not do enough to make the experience wonderful.

It is expensive but you pay for what you get!

Visited November 2012
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Saffron Walden, U.K
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“A fabulous afternoon tea in a lovely building!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

I went for a Saturday afternoon tea at Linden House & sat in the main restaurant. It was very busy with a buzzing atmosphere. The choices for afternoon tea were perfect, we chose the works and some had prosecco too. With a good choice of teas on offer, the sandwiches were fresh with lovely fillings, the scones came with your choice of jam & your own little dish of clotted cream (this I liked very much since sometimes places skimp on a decent amount of clotted cream!) and the homemade pastries were absolutely delicious (brandy snaps filled with cream & dipped in chocolate; mini chocolate eclairs). There were cupcakes too and a few blackberries & blueberries for good measure, though while they didn't quite counteract all the cream, they were a nice touch! It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon & I would highly recommend it!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nr Cambridge, UK.
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17 restaurant reviews
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“Inconsistent quality, consistent poor service ....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Having visited Linden House Restaurant three times now, we can only assume that the food quality and cooking skills must differ depending on which evening of the week you go as twice we have received dreadful quality food and only once 'reasonable' .... Sadly, on our most recent visit, the steaks, despite preferences being requested, all arrived 'well done', the chips were 'floppy' and other menu choices were equally poor and very overpriced. Staff appeared non briefed as almost every question had to be checked with kitchen and dishes delivered with a muddled 'who ordered ...' rather than an expected recollection of place setting.

We find it very disappointing our experiences of this restaurant are rather inconsistent as such a beautiful ambiance and venue could do so much better... Three tries here now and sadly feel we will not return.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The Linden House is a cut above all the other restaurants in the surrounding areas. Fortunately, I live within walking distance of the restaurant. Unfortunately, even going for a relaxing drink turns into an evening out with meal as the menu is divine (and I am a very fussy eater), the ambience relaxed (yet at the same time you feel that you are in a 'posh' restaurant), beautiful decor and the service is execptional.
We visited 2 weeks ago for the upteenth time. I was disappointed to see that one starter was only available on the lunch time menu but, after only mentioning it in passing, it was not an issue to have it - cornbeef hash with a poached egg - delicious!!
I really can't recommend this restaurant highly enough.
Go - you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hertfordshire
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“Anyone for Tea?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Linden House is a GEM. not only is it a lovely place to sit and enjoy good wine in a lovely atmosphere it is also a great restaurant. Pity I live only 1/4 of a mile away as I cannot find an excuse to stay!!. But what some people may not know is that it is also a great place for afternoon tea on a saturday. So the next time you want to escape from the hustle and bustle on a saturday afternoon why not treat yourself to afternoon tea at Linden House.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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