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The Cork House Bar Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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40 Lower st, Stansted Mountfitchet, England
+44 1279 817474
12:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We came here having pre-booked a table for a Friday night. The restaurant is small and doesn't serve food for a very long time so definitely book. The menu isn't huge but as someone who isn't a fussy eater that's a good thing as it can take me an age to pick. The menu wasn't entirely the same as the... More 

Thank hayles8330
Bishop's Stortford
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We went here for a birthday lunch. It was pretty hard to decide what to have off the menu, the choice was so good. Friendly service and our total bill for two including a couple of beers and a bottle of wine was only £44. Looking forward to returning.

Thank Badger-of-Essex
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great intimate restaurant. Good value, both wine and food, friendly staff. Perfect for a casual night out with friends. Now using quite regularly. Definitely recommend.

Thank Lamaloufille
MrG107, Owner at The Cork House Bar Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Lamaloufille Thank you for you review I see that you enjoyed you time spent with us but only left 2 stars I was just checking that it wasn't a mistake as our reviews are really important to us an would like to know if we could improve in anyway. All the best The Cork House More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Booked for a pre flight meal based on TA information. What an excellent place this is. The service was friendly, professional and efficient. The food was incredible. Beautifully cooked and presented and would highly recommend the prawn starter, the burger and the fish. Would certainly return in the future and highly recommend to others.

3 Thank Susan E
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

On passing to visit family in Stansted thought I will give this place a try. A warm welcome by the bar staff especially Steve. It was great to also just sit outside and enjoy my drink. They had food on offer tapas I think but I wasnt hungry at the time so didn't try although was very tempted. Have to... More 

Thank Hamed A
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

nice little place for a drink was made to feel welcome . I did not eat here but the food look good. I would go back

Thank Mobydick66
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160 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We came across this bistro by accident, and we weren't disappointed. We had a drink at the bar, and then we were shown upstairs to the restaurant. Given a choice of tables (it was quite quiet on a Monday evening) we chose a nice big table and we'd been given the menus downstairs so we were able to order straight... More 

Thank Ian M
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

This is a small bar with dining area upstairs. We booked a table when we were staying at an airport hotel before flying, as it is only a few miles from Stansted. The staff were friendly and the service was good, if a little slow. The food was delicious and worth the wait. We would definitely return next time we... More 

1 Thank DianeHKent
Tamarac, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

A nice place to meet the locals. Very friendly people nice place to go and relax with a good English Brew.

1 Thank penny135
Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This place does a good tapas menu and great trivia night. Other visits have been a little hit and miss.

Thank Cassandra L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, British, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Lower st, Stansted Mountfitchet, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Stansted Mountfitchet
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 817474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?