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116 High Street | The Gables, Maldon CM9 5ET, England
+44 1621 843197
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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116 High Street | The Gables, Maldon CM9 5ET, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The menu and quality of food at intimo is excellent. Unfortunately the front of house manager has no idea about customer service and her poor inexperienced staff look bewildered. This has the potential to be a great restaurant as the chef has imagination and flair,...More

Thank Saucy2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, great food, attractive / cosy dining area, good value. Recommended for a casual meal in pleasant setting.

1  Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and superb service. We chose from the lunchtime special menu which gave us plenty of choice. The restaurant is immaculate and spacious and we will definitely return. We had a nice chat with the friendly husband/wife owners. Not to be missed !

1  Thank maggiematthews2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You only get one 80th Birthday and we were all very pleased that we chose Intimo-Fresco to celebrate it!! Good food, excellent attentive service and a nice wine list. The building is charming, interesting, bright and cheerful and our table for 8 was spacious and...More

2  Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious lunch in the pretty courtyard. The mussels were delicious, as was the cheese and caramelised onion bread. The service was prompt and friendly. We will be back!

2  Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited during the week. Although not expecting anything special in Maldon HIgh Street, the food surpassed our expectations by a long way - beautifully cooked and presented. We were relieved that there were not the excessive portions that are often served nowadays. Very good...More

2  Thank Geoffrey P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff, food was amazing just the right size porshon, coffee was nice an hot, dessert chesscake was lovely an creamy

1  Thank caroline g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here recently on a day trip to Maldon. Nice location on the high street, a little tired and dated inside, service was attentive. But unfortunately the food was v dissappointing. My seafood linguini was bland and tasteless, and served on a plate. (Bit strange)....More

3  Thank NickyHertford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dated. Food is average and over priced. Small portions of pasta. You can tell back in the day it was the place to be but not anymore. Will never go back as there are so many more Italian restaurants that serve alot better food and...More

2  Thank Danny Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re looming to enjoy an evening with friendly helpful staff and good food avoid this restaurant at all costs! The owner/manager is incompetent and I struggle to understand how he keeps the doors open. Some of the younger waiting staff are very friendly and...More

3  Thank Cally Louise T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 33
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 High Street | The Gables, Maldon CM9 5ET, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 843197
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As a family we were proud to rescue this building with our own hands and create this dining venue back in 2008, bringing 25 years of restaurant experience to our beautiful town. Our dedication and hard work has been recognised with several high profile awards over the past few years – we were awarded one of ‘The most romantic venues in Essex’, then runner-up ‘Best Restaurant 2014’ (Essex Food & Drink Awards) and also were announced winner of the ‘Good Food Award 2016’ – to name just three. img_9020Our head chef and family member is constantly striving to offer newly innovated and a la mode dishes for your dining pleasure and we all aim to offer service and hospitality second to none to represent the business we all love. When the sun shines, our large terrace offers a perfect south facing outside dining experience whilst dining parties who prefer a private space can be accommodated in a separate and exclusive dining room all to themselves – at no additional cost. We offer a superb selection of specially selected premium wines to suit all budgets and our homemade breads and desserts have to be tried! Whatever your requirements, be it a romantic meal for two or a large celebration meal, we are all on hand to make it special and go the extra mile. If you care to peruse our menus you’ll observe some super dishes prepared with passion to suit every taste. Every dish and sauce is made from scratch to order, never before, and is therefore totally fresh and even variable to taste. We invite you to try our award winning food at fixed prices by opting for our set menus which unusually contain most of our finest dishes. We even have this option available for Saturday night! So don’t delay; call up and reserve your table and see for yourself what we can do to make your meal a memorable one.
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