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“Good food, nice atmosphere, friendly host”

Zafra Pasta Bar and Grill
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $42
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Hi. Zafra is a lovely, small family restaurant located in the heart of the picturesque village of Finchingfield (Essex) which specializes in fresh fish dishes, steaks and grills and pizza and pasta. Zafra is Italian at heart, but each dish is created by me, Frank Tyler.
Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is a small restaurant with a friendly bistro type atmosphere. The owner was there to greet us and took time to explain what was on offer and make recommendations. We had rib eye and seafood stew and both were excellent and the portions were generous. The menu was varied and we'll definitely be back to try more!

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

1st visit to Zafra, in the pretty village of Finchingfield. It was reasonably busy, service was a little slow but acceptable. The food was hot and portion size was very good & exceptionally filling. Drinks were rather pricey though and this was quite disappointing. Reasonable selection on menu.

Thank heather W
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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Nice fresh food, you can tell the chef puts lots of effort into his food - great fresh tasting Italian cuisine. The pasta here is really great! The restaurant is in the pretty village of Finchingfield, the atmosphere is warm and the hosts are friendly. I recommend! :-)

Thank Bert_2211
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. We were the only people booked in early for lunch on a cold December Friday but never the less a full menu plus the days specials was available and Frank made us very welcome. The food was delicious and I am not a great fan of Italian food! The servings were very generous as opposed to the pretty but tiny portions served in many pretentious restaurants, which is one of my pet hates. Can not wait for our next visit although it is a sixty mile round trip. Places like this are few and far between.

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Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Amazing food. Very tasty. Great chef frank who takes time to sit and talk to you. Very welcoming atmosphere. The steak is lovely and full of flavour. The desserts are good portions. I enjoyed my lunch and have been back as a most enjoyable meal. X

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Thank ellemia
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