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The Griffin

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64 Main Road, Danbury CM3 4DH, England
+44 1245 699024
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Essex
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After 3 hours Christmas shopping in Chelmsford we stopped here about 4pm on our way home, too tired to cook at home. We had previously visited several times before the new owners took over and always enjoyed it. Other than the menu it hasn't really changed inside and the views across to Chelmsford remain as lovely as ever. The service... More 

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Thank EssexSwimfan
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had Sunday lunch for 14 people as a surprise birthday party. Service attentive & friendly. Food well presented a perfectly cooked. Pizza was great - they have separate kid's menu. Prices very reasonable. Will definitely be going back

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Thank Alan B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled up to The Griffin this afternoon for a nice Sunday lunch, and we weren't disappointed. The baked camembert stater that we shared was very tasty and satisfyingly presented, and we both devoured the meat platter of roast beef, lamb and chicken (accompanied by a huge Yorkshire pudding). Not the best roast potatoes i've ever had, but I can't... More 

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Thank Benjamin G
Buxted, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was our 1st time visiting The Griffin but it felt like our local by the time we left. We received a warm and friendly welcome. The service was really quick and attentive. The food was excellent. The menu had lots of choice. I had a steak which was cooked to perfection. My husband enjoyed Paella. The desserts were amazing,... More 

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Thank MrsEaster
Danbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Booked a table for my partner and I for the 'Michael Buble' Tribute night - nice comfortable surroundings, fantastic food and great entertainment. Only quibble was my food was served in a serving bowl which had been chipped - it won't put us off from returning though!

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Thank 829julieharrison
Dean C, Manager at The Griffin, responded to this review

Thank you for the review . I am so glad you had a good evening , it was a fantastic night . Please check our website for more live entertainment coming soon . Very sorry you had a chipped dish I will check the bowls and will replace them . Regards Dean More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I ordered the roast lamb and the food was ok but the amount of meat given should have been classified as a child's portion! I'm don't eat a huge amount but I felt that I certainly did not receive value for money. As previously reviews have stated, the meals are overpriced. Shame because the potential for a memorable meal is... More 

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Thank Sueshape
Essex, UK
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

... But the food was over priced and the service too slow. We booked our table as we were told they got busy at 6pm on a Fri night. But, we were the only people there, and our food didn't arrive til 6.45! My nicoise salad had raw runner beans in it, plus a tin of tuna thrown over the... More 

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Thank S P
Dean C, Manager at The Griffin, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Sorry you did not enjoy the salad, that we serve on our menu. Nicoise Salad should really contain crisp or raw vegetables, next time please inform a staff member and we will be more than happy cooking them for you . We always recommend customers book as from 7/7.30pm we get really busy. Hope we... More 

Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for al fresco dining and enjoyed atmosphere and service. Have been on many occasions previously and would recommend :-)

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Thank Jonathan W
Dean C, Manager at The Griffin, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review . Hopefully we will see you again soon . More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Had a lovely evening meal here over the weekend. Great food, friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend the bubble and squeak cake with hollandaise, poached egg and bacon!

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Thank B123R
Dean C, Manager at The Griffin, responded to this review

Thank you for the review . We have lots going on from now up until Christmas so please come and see us again . More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

It was quiet, so perhaps not an entirely accurate measure of the place but the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The menu is concise but without being restrictive. food was very good and arrived promptly - scampi was tasty and the chips were excellent. Overall, there is a pleasant ambience to the place with tasteful decor. We are both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64 Main Road, Danbury CM3 4DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 699024

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?