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Zafra Pasta Bar and Grill

5 The Green, Finchingfield CM7 4JS, England
+44 7847 948319
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“stew” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 The Green, Finchingfield CM7 4JS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 4th visit here using a groupon voucher. We both had the haddock topped with a poached egg and it was divine. It was a busy Friday night but the service and welcome was very good, would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank mandys272
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We were really looking forward to our date night at Zafra after reading all the excellent reviews, but we spent over £60 for 2 (with no wine) and we have spent a similar amount in places like Water Lane in Bishop’s Stortford, a very upmarket...More

2  Thank L6599AZjaned
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Had a great meal food was brilliant, could manage a pudding but had a starter of chicken pate, prawns and garlic mushrooms, the haddock and bacon salad with scallops and sea food pasta. Frank thank you for a lovely meal

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 18 February 2018

People who run this place are very welcoming and accommodating. They run the place themselves and it appears to me that they could do well with getting additional help. The service is so slow! I can't comment on every dish as we only had two...More

2  Thank Justyna J
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Great food cooked by Frank the Chef owner. Our party of three was made very welcome. A nice change from the 'uniform' chains with their mediocre service and bland food.

Thank VinceEade
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Visited Zafra this evening what a lovely experience. The food was superb & Frank was very friendly. Will definitely visit again. M. Somers

Thank Maggie S
Reviewed 1 January 2018

we have been to this restaurant on many occasions and the food is off a very stranded especially if the boss is there as hes a top chef if hes away the service can be a bit hit and miss !!! will be there again...More

Thank stansgtdiy
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Well what a gem this place is, the food is gorgeous home cooked Italian food. Our table had steaks, fish stews, ravioli , all were cooked to perfection and so tasty. The staff were so friendly, lovely little place, lovely wine....everything about this place is...More

1  Thank Happymeal789
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is quirky and very different. It is so refreshing. Frank, the owner is absolutely brilliant. The menu is extensive and all freshly made to order. The wine is also very good. We would highly recommend Franks restaurant.

1  Thank KT B
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited the restaurant one Thursday night. There was very few people in but we was made to feel very welcome by Frank . The food, the wine, and the whole ambience of the place was fantastic. My wife and I had...More

1  Thank Bully62
Francis T, Owner at Zafra Pasta Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

thank you glad you enjoyed your night out frank x

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$43
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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 7847 948319
  • E-mail
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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