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Zafra Pasta Bar and Grill

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5 The Green, Finchingfield CM7 4JS, England
+44 1371 810501
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Today
18:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Thu 18:30 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:30 - 22:30
Sat 13:30 - 22:30
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

got a groupon voucher on the saturday after ringing the place to see if they would accept on mothers day,,and Frank the owner could not of been more helpfull by squeezing us in,which gave me plenty brownie points in the bank. We arrived and was treated like the prodical aunts and uncle that turned up for christmas dinner,,absulutly brilliant welcome... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for two on a busy Saturday evening when most of the small restaurant was taken up by one party. It was a bit of a squeeze but the staff managed to make us feel comfortable and were very attentive despite having a full house! The menu is varied with something for everyone and mainly based on... More 

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Thank Amanda C
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten in this restaurant before and really enjoyed the food , went back with my husband on a Saturday eve Recently . We chose a table tucked in the corner , very cozy , The owner made us feel very welcome , It was like dining in his front room . We chose the filet steak as a main... More 

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Thank Dee L
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great meal.Lovely choice of menu and the food cooked to perfection. We will be back.Far above our expectation. Thankyou for a great night.

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Thank Gary C
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal at the Zafra this evening. It's a small family-run place in the heart of Finchingfield. The owner is very gregarious and friendly. The decor is not typically italian but the atmosphere is great. If you ask him, Frank will cook anything for you. The fish is fresh almost every day. Will be back.

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Thank Alex D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Love eating here. Relaxed atmosphere and excellent food each and every time we've been. If they're on the menu and you're hungry try the scallop & bacon starter followed by the Gnocchi!

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Thank Ian C
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Visited 11-02-17 This was such a find!!!! Excellent food Good menu Great atmosphere Superb service Reasonable prices The owner is a great guy, loves a chat Very knowledgeable Great location Quirky Will definitely go back in the summer. This is in my top 5 Essex restaurants You won't feel cheated, huge portions!!!

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Thank Rob K
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Visited on Saturday night 11 February Other half and I decided to try this restaurant after a friend had visited there the previous week wasn't disappointed great meal fantastic linguine seafood great sardines and a great steak!! Quirky little restaurant small and compact but had a great lady just singer in residence that night who was fantastic not too loud... More 

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Haverhill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first time to Zafra and we feel we have been missing out!It was ALL fantastic.When we walked in we were a little surprised as it was quite small and tables close together but once seated it was fantastic.Great staff,friendly and engaging which can be missed at a lot of restaurants!We all had different starters,Mains and desserts as... More 

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essex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We had a voucher bought through Gropon ,small cozy restaurant in the village,very friendly they made you feel special,the chef comes out when you order to discuss how you want your meal cooked ,and wow the food was excellent one of the best meals we have ever had in a restaurant.The restaurant was full being a Saturday night ,would give... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 37
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
13:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 The Green, Finchingfield CM7 4JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Finchingfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1371 810501
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.

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