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Zafra Pasta Bar and Grill

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5 The Green, Finchingfield CM7 4JS, England
+44 1371 810501
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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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our third visit to this restaurant last night and the food just seems to get better every time. We tried Franks fish stew and the haddock with bacon and cheese sauce, the flavours were just perfect. Would highly recommend and customer service is fantastic as well. Thank you for a lovely evening, will definately be back again.

Thank mandys272
Baldock, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the beautiful village of Finchingfield sits this 'posh cafe'. Informal, cosy dining. The owner is obviously very passionate about food - and hosting. He's extremely welcoming and friendly. Food was well sourced and good quality - the seafood linguine was a little 'sloppy' and had too much different fish in it. You certainly cannot complain about the portion size... More 

Thank Mandy H
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely meal without any problems, despite Frank being a big short staffed. The pasta and sauce was delicious and we both thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Look forward to returning in the near future.

Thank Shacklebrush
Witham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a night out with friends. Lovely cosy restaurant, very friendly, and superb food. Highly recommend it.

Thank Tresta M
Krakow, Poland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This was a brilliant meal in a nice village. Huge portions of well prepared food made from good quality ingredients. We had a voucher for this restaurant, which unfortunately expired, however the owner Frank was more than happy to honour the voucher. I'm glad he did - a pleasure to dine here!

Thank Jackamoko2
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

what a surprise we had when we came here for mothers day live singer with lovely voice free bubbly and flowers the food was of a high standard and nothing was too much bother portions were big as well will return

1 Thank Sheila K
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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 

Thank oldskunkeye
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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 

Thank Amanda C
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 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 

Thank Dee L
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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.

Thank Gary C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$39
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?