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Zafra Pasta Bar and Grill

5 The Green, Finchingfield CM7 4JS, England
+44 7847 948319
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (13 reviews)
“stew” (3 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 The Green, Finchingfield CM7 4JS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

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.

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

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

Reviewed 4 November 2017

This restaurant is amazing. It really is like a small Italian family restaurant - full of noise, chatter, laughter and with a real continental style buzz! Frank is a great 'host' who treats you as if you are one of a large family and simply...More

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

wow fab review .....very kind frank zafra x

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Have been here a couple of times and with different friends, all of whom agree this serves some great food. Delicious fish stew, ravioli, tiramisu and in fact everything. Decent portions and a fair price. Service is generally good, although difficult when very busy as...More

Thank sharonagius
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Full restaurant all food fantastic.4 meals and four happy eaters!Good wine at good prices.Service a little slow but worth the wait.Lead Waitress very engaging and good background music.Groupon deal not a problem and added extras as we wanted for good value.Share a starter as they...More

Thank paulwallage
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Small, individual bistro that puts substance before style. Superb, tasty dishes and generous portions - particularly liked the Linguinii Mariana, packed with fresh shellfish including scallops. Decor hardly cutting edge, but who cares with food this good and very reasonable prices. First rate personal service...More

Thank peddr0
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$42
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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