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“Bad management”

Sheesh at Ye Olde Kings Head
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Chigwell
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Postcode: IG7 6QA Tel: +44 (0) 208 559 1155
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Bad management”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

Been here a few times, had mixed experiences.
9 of us dined for my sons birthday, we paid a deposit by credit card over the phone. Luckily we took a printout of our online bank statement as when we arrived not only was there no table booked they had no recollection of our deposit. Eventually we were sat down and ordered only to be further interrogated and accused of lying, luckily we had the printed statement so they couldn't really argue....this was later met by red faced Colin aka Swiss Tony apologising saying it had not been filed. Generally unprofessional, food was ok. Not sure if I would return.

  • Visited December 2012
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3 Thank Jeff196
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Woodford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ok food appalling apres dining”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

This restaurant is in a beautiful building. The food doesnt really go with the surroundings, you'd expect fine dining, but what you get is more High St kebab shop.The food is good , well cooked, large portions, and was the only decent bit. The service was acceptable, not worthy of complaint, but not the best.
After dinner we went to the upstairs bar. You'd find better music in any working mens club, it was bad. When you pay over 50 pounds for a round of 6 drinks, with no waiter service, no olives or nuts, it leaves a bitter taste. Spoiled the evening.
I'd go back for the food, but would go out somewhere else afterwards.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank redboxster w
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awful service - ruined the whole evening”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

Decent food in ok surroundings ruined by the awful rude staff and management.

Unless you star in The Only was is essex the old man who 'runs' this place literally talks, looks and treats you like a piece of rubbish and seems very proud of his attitude.

I will never return here as the thought of handing anymore of my hard earned money in to his wrinkly over tanned hands is too much to bear.

He thinks he is mark wright but is actually a male version of Madge from Benidorm.

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14 Thank Katie-jo24
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Romford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“TOTALLY REEM!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

LOVE this place
Various types of people from all races to ages! Wonderful live jazz band upstairs,fast efficient and polite staff. Food was like a la carte Turkish. We went for my birthday,makevsure u BOOK!
our meal including champagne cocktails was around £110. We eat out slot so this wasn't a surprise to us,but if ur on a budget this will b expensive for u! It's nice for a special occasion extravagant decor gorgeous food in big portions and amazing staff. Perfect

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Dionne P
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“2 superb visits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

It is not just the great service
It is not just the great food
It is not just the atmoshere and high end style

Its everything together that makes this a magnificent experience....book ahead and enjoy a real affordable extravagence.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank baskervillesmith
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