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Zafra Pasta Bar and Grill

5 The Green, Finchingfield CM7 4JS, England
+44 1371 810501
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (13 reviews)
“stew” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 The Green, Finchingfield CM7 4JS, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're looking for a pizza express or prezzo sort of place this isn't it. Apparently the owners wife is Italian and this is a restaurant which feels like you're going to dinner in a friend's house in Italy. The furnishing is eclectic, the food...More

Thank carol b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a Friday night with two other couples and had a fabulous meal. The food is excellent and the portion sizes are huge, would recommend sharing a starter and not having one each, but this depends on how large your appetite is. Service...More

Thank DebbieLessex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We keep coming back to Zafra and to the warm and friendly welcome of Frank and his staff. Zafra reminds me of restaurants you go to on holiday, small and welcoming with a lovely and delicious range of temptations on the menu. The first time...More

Thank Fiona H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Looking for somewhere to eat at short notice close to Castle Hedingham and stumbled across this wonderfully quirky pasta restaurant. Very unassuming from the outside (and inside, for that matter!) but friendly staff and very friendly proprietor. Food was superb - some of the best...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We had a family meal here and it couldn't have been nicer. A warm welcome, a cosy atmosphere and tasty, fresh authentic food. We will return.

Thank EmmelineLondon
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and very welcoming. Relaxed environment. Only critism being with the overall decor/furniture which looked tired, quirky is good but needs some titivating. However, a very very pleasant lunch was had by all.

Thank KarinaJune
Reviewed 18 May 2017 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...More

Thank mandys272
Reviewed 6 May 2017 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...More

Thank Mandy H
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Tresta M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
1:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
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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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