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The Kings Head Centre 38 High Street | Kings Head Centre, Maldon, England
+44 1621 850396
Today
12:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Essex, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very hard to rate as this is a tapas style restaurant Some of the dishes I liked others not so much, pigs cheeks. Pleasant restaurant, reasonable service. Think I would have possibly liked a meze type format, whereby for a set price you get a variety of dishes, rather than having to pay for each dish individually. .

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Thank BrianB061155
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Better dinner than lunch I have found but it is small and friendly and quite a romantic atmosphere. Not really the place for groups of more that 8. I have never been disappointed, parking is easy.

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Thank mumwhotravels2014
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The secret garden offers an excellent selection of freshly cooked food with quality to match. I would visit again and again

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

A mid week meal out.t he food was extremely good and well presented.the service was good the waitress was very pleasant. We will definitely be eating their again .we would recommend a meal there.

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Thank gayle g
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

At £15 each their Sunday Lunch menu is ridiculous overpriced and with the exception of the roast potatoes the rest was dire. The Lamb was fatty, the cauliflower was overcooked and just mixed with the cheese sauce like a thick milkshake and the amount of vegetables for the four off us that were dinning was pathetic. Along with the cauliflower... More 

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Thank NickL66
Basildon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Secret Garden is an ideal place: very friendly staff in a cosy interior. We fancied something 'fishy' but there was only fish and chips in the Mains menu. We were told that as mussels were on the evening menu, the chef could prepare some for us. The Seafood platter for sharing was very nice indeed, and the mussels a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here today. Unfortunately we were the only people in the restaurant! Happily the food was OK but there was no atmosphere or ambience about the place. My husband had the Catch of the day ( prawn marinara) and I had the roast chicken and stuffing (paxo stuffing btw) with cauliflower cheese, Yorkshire pud and... More 

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Thank pominsydney
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Met friend for lunch here lovely peaceful setting good quality food had the tuna salad it was fab. Staff really friendly and attentive good value for money

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Thank Kimclay1
Braintree, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I dropped in for lunch today (Friday) at the Secret Garden and had a very pleasant meal from the lunch menu - she chose the Honey Chicken Strips with a (generous) side salad and I the Mezze Platter. Both were excellent. We then had ice cream for dessert - very tasty especially the blackcurrant & cheesecake flavour.... More 

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Thank Derek B
Durham
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Was looking for a place to eat that offered a gluten free menu in Maldon and found this place on the high street. The staff were very helpful and recommended the chicken strips in honey and sesame glaze and a salad......delicious!. Would recommend to anyone in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Kings Head Centre 38 High Street | Kings Head Centre, Maldon, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 850396
Description
The Secret Garden is situated in the picturesque town of Maldon. The restaurant offers unpretentious British cuisine in a relaxed setting.We serve fresh, simple, honest food - the food we want to eat - fantastic local fish, shellfish and game in season, delicious meat and vegetarian dishes, gorgeous puddings and a well-chosen wine list.
Bookings for dinner and Sunday lunch is strongly recommended.
38-Seater fully licensed restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?