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Old Shire Lane | Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3LX, England
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 am
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95 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just another average place in the hotel. Once in the hotel not a lot of other choices to have a meal.

Thank Jack S
Solihull, United Kingdom
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459 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is part of the Marriot hotel. We were staying at the hotel and decided to have dinner here. The dining room is light and airy and pleasantly decorated. We both however found the food to be very disappointing. For example the salad was smothered in dressing. The staff were all very pleasant. We are due to stay again... More 

1 Thank LauraDaveJames
Epping, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Having been here many years ago when it was excellent I thought when meeting friends it would be a venue worth revisiting. It was however disappointing - the carvery itself was priced well but the actual meal was served on cold plates and by the time we had served ourself and got back to the table the meal was luke... More 

Thank TecandSec
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We had two meals here, dinner and breakfast, one poor, one reasonable. Dinner, I ordered sirloin steak with roast tomatoes and hand cut chips. I received rib-eye steak, a heavily dressed salad and although they were the shape of hand cut chips were more akin to poorly cooked roast potatoes. My wife ordered Ballatine chicken with crispy potato cake and... More 

Thank phil52_10
bishops stortford
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

the restaurant was almost empty so the service was quick. The soup of the day was delicious and the mozzarella salad was tasty and looked great. we sat outside on the patio and despite the fact the M25 is very close it was very quite and present.

Thank manstondrive
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

My wife and i visited this Hotel on route to a funeral in a nearby cemetery in Waltham Abbey on Sunday 3/4/16 for a cup of coffee after our journey from Milton Keynes> Having visited the Hotel some time ago when a barrier system was in operation and exit was gained by a ticket from reception, we mistakenly thought that... More 

1 Thank mikehearn60
Hertford, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Dined at this resturaunt whilst staying at Marriott Waltham Abbey with my young family. The breakfast staff were really friendly and very accommodating, particularly with my young boys. They have a nice selection of fruits, muesli, cereals, bread, pastries and off course hot English breakfast food. I had an amazing Seabass dish for dinner, which was on the specials. Dinner... More 

Thank Joseph S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

I eat out most Sunday afternoons, but must say the beef was cooked to perfection, and was one of the best I've had in a while. All the food was well prepared and beautiful. I spoke to a staff member who explained they purchase their beef locally, and have been to the same supplier for years as its so good.... More 

Thank Mitchell K
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

They offer a carvery Sunday lunch, but run out of yorksire puddings even though roast beef is on the menu and no roast potatoes apart from soggy roast potatoes swimming in oil. Asked for yorkshires and fresh roast potatoes to be told there are no more. A front of house member of staff kindly went to speak to the cook... More 

Thank annepoole
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180 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Great front of house service, clean tidy environment with a menu designed to please everyone everywhere. General food can be good when Chef isn't trying to be a Heston blu.Bar food and its BLT is excellent. Breakfast is ok just watch out as the bacon can become steamed in the induction Chaffing dishes(ask Chef to crisp it up). Efficient I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
British, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 am
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Shire Lane | Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Waltham Abbey
  • Phone Number: 01992704434
  • This restaurant is at Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel

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