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“Love this place”
Review of La Bicicletta

La Bicicletta
Ranked #1 of 160 Restaurants in Brentwood
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Their address and all their details are on their website
Wickford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Love this place”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

No menu as such, owner will ask what you like & recommend something, cooked to order & we have never been disappointed, very friendly & welcoming

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Helen S
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  • Arabic first
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English first
Brentwood, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fanstastic food and welcoming staff. Lovely night out.”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

I recently had a meal with my girlfriend at this restaurant having read the excellent reviews on here and it didn't disappoint! The owner and chef Alberto is incredibly welcoming and will cook anything you wish to cater for your taste and to which foods are in season. The restaurant has been in business now for over 24 years, so if you consider the remote location in West Horndon you can see just how well Alberto and his staff have done in difficult financial times. We both had a lovely meal and would recommend to any friends. In terms of a night out and for the outstanding service it ranks up there with Oxo Tower, Fifteen and other nights out we've had together. Locally sourced outstanding food also adds to the experience. We will definitely visit again.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Mark H
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Billericay, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“What a find !”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Went out to lunch with friends yesterday, wasn't sure what to expect, what a very pleasant surprise. Must say the outside is a bit plain, easily miss it, once inside it is light and bright. We were greeted very warmly, and shown to our table by the owner/chef, he then explained the specials, all fresh ingredients are used, not frozen, we did take a time to decide, to start a piece of warm cherry tomato,vegetable tart, very tasty, the others really enjoyed their starters,clean plates all round, we all had pasta for main with various sauces, followed by sweet, and coffee, not forgetting some wine, altogether a very enjoyable experience.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Jenny H
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Relaxing, informal dining”
Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Went to this restaurant based on the reviews and for the food - rather than the decor. From the outside you may be put off, but don't be. We had to wait a little but the restaurant was busy, and the staff were paying equal attention to all diners. Alberto, himself hovers between the kitchen and the diners, taking orders and explaining specials. There's also a good choice of wines.

The food itself reminds me of typical Italian home cooking, but it's the taste that really matters and on that point La Bicicletta gets a big thumbs up. I also need to give a special mention for the crumble - just like mama used to make!

The staff were lovely, very friendly and nothing too much trouble for them especially on an evening where they were expecting 10 covers and ended up with 50!

All in all a very pleasant evening and another good local restaurant to add to the list.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank DawnyLondon
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essex england
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“home made fresh quisine”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Have been going to this restaurant for 13 years the food is excellent as is the warmth and total commitment from Bertie and Debbie in maintaining their very high standards. .All the food is made by Bertie the owner/chef and he takes great pride in producing tasty mouth watering dishes.The wine list is varied and you can choose a delicious bottle to suit your pocket or Bertie will recommend one for you.So go along, whether its a large party of people or a romantic dinner for two you will enjoy.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank laraine g
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