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The Volunteer

Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT, England
+44 1992 713705
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“kleftiko” (2 reviews)
“ribeye steak” (3 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Recently changed from Thai food to Cypriot and English. Enjoyed the Beef Stifado with rice and my partner had the Moussaka and Greek Salad. Very tasty and authentic. Pleasant atmosphere with reasonable prices.

Thank X2513MRstephenb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped off here for a late lunch yesterday with some friends, after being stuck on the motorway for hours. The Cypriot/Anglo menu was really unusual and we were spoiled for choice! I had the kleftico and have to say it was cooked to perfection. Absolutely...More

Thank Prez218
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited sat 28th with friends who had eaten there before lovely friendly people food delicious I can def recommend the lamb chops thanks for a great night

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch driving back to London. The Cyprus themed menu seemed a little out of place but ordered anyway. Ordered a plain burger as an extra £1.50 for bacon seemed a little excessive. When it came the burger patty had a quarter cut out...More

Thank Luke K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely Mediterranean vegetable kebab last night and was lovely! Even though it's not on the menu the manager made an effort to meet my needs. Would come here again and more vegan options to appear on menu soon!

Thank rpankhurst92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant beautiful food we will definitely return great idea with the taste of Cyprus food.would be great to see some Greek beers and maybe some Greek background music.

Thank SM57ERS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some colleagues and I dropped in for lunch today and had great service from the manager and staff. It’s my understanding the pub has recently changed hands and started a more Cypriot menu. The options looked really good! We opted for sandwiches - I had...More

Thank Stacey C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped off for an early dinner as the traffic was barely moving either way and we're glad we did. The welcome, service, advice with the menu and overall effort the management and staff made was exemplary. As with previous reviews it is clear it's...More

Thank BarryTC60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are friendly and the food is great, I go there quite often with my family cause it has such a warm and cosy atmosphere.

Thank Seb C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food here has been taken over by the ‘Taste of Cyprus’, Cheshunt. And it was lovely. Once the staffing has been embedded this could be a winning combination. The menu offers lovely home cooked Cypriot dishes along with some traditional English meals like the...More

Thank jodiee397
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey EN9 3QT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Waltham Abbey
  • Phone Number: +44 1992 713705
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The Volunteer is situated on the edge of Epping Forest just off Junction 26 of the M25. A cosy hug of a foodie pub, minutes from the motorways and nestled on the edge of Epping Forest that's been a McMullen house since 1898 With the backdrop of the forest you can walk, cycle or jog your guilt away before enjoying fresh seasonal delights from the daily changing menu - or simply seriously relaxing by the roaring fire or enjoying some of our occasional entertainment. We serve up glorious food, including outstanding Sunday roasts, fine wines, real craft ales and credible coffee - all hand selected and selflessly and fastidiously tested several times, just to be sure things are tickety boo! P.S. It's also the perfect spot for a post-work libation and snack! The team look forward to seeing you soon.
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