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Unit 40, Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock, Grays Thurrock, England
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Went there with my wife for a late. Comfortable sofas, very clean place. Everything is on display. Menu is good.

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Thank jndaltoe
karen m, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Giardino, responded to this review

Dear José D Thanks for the great review and we hope to see you again soon ! Kind Regards Karen More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Lunch here yesterday. Husband had very tasty panini, I had salad. You get to choose what you want from the salad bar. I added grilled halloumi.... 3 tiny slices, so thin you could see through them for an extra £1.50 which doesn't sound a lot but they really were minuscule! Coffee very weak. Felt we paid too much for what... More 

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Thank JenniferM54
karen m, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Giardino, responded to this review

Dear JenniferM54 Thank you for your feedback which we have noted for continued improvement Regards Karen More 

St Albans, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Had lunch here while spending the day at Lakeside. The food was excellent as always but there was a little confusion over orders as it was very busy - all worked out OK in the end. We even returned later in the day for a cream tea before heading home.

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Thank Pole2Pole_Images
karen m, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Giardino, responded to this review

Dear Pole2Pole_Images thank you for your lovely comments and we look forward to visit number 3 ! Kind Regards Karen More 

Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Good place to meet up with friends. Central position on ground floor. Start the day off right with a toasted bun and hot chocolate. Naughty but nice

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Thank jules7339
karen m, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Giardino, responded to this review

Dear jules7339 Great review and i am in total agreement love those items on our menu ! See you again soon Kind Regards Karen More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Have visited with my dad and partner a few times. The food is so flavoursome my dad loves the curry the spag Bowl is my fav! Recommend anyone to try

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Thank marinak1986
karen m, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Giardino, responded to this review

Dear marinak1986 Delighted to read these comments - thank you and I have ensured that the chef has seen this too! Kind Regards Karen More 

essex, uk
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a perfect place for Italian inspired lunch. Sit down, relax and watch all the shoppers rush past while you enjoy some Italian

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Thank ukviking
karen m, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Giardino, responded to this review

Dear ukviking Thank you for your comments which Pietro , Carlos and their team were delighted to read Kind Regards Karen More 

Liskeard, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Situated in the middle of the shopping mall on the ground floor. A great buzz and good location for people watching. Comfortable seats, Lovely milkshakes for grandchildren and delicious coffee. Always a favourite stop when at Lakeside

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Thank 219Kay
karen m, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Giardino, responded to this review

Dear 219Kay Thank you for your lovely review and i totally agree with your kind comments. We hope to welcome you again soon thank you from Carlos, Pietro and the team ! More 

Canvey Island
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315 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Nice place for a good coffee and a Panini without the trouble of travelling to the food hall. Good value and good fare.

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Thank Alan M
karen m, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Giardino, responded to this review

Dear Alan M thank you for taking the time to write a kind review - we look forward to seeing you again soon kind regards Karen More 

Romford
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had Chicken Escalope roll and a chicken sandwich and they were very dry and tasteless! The tea was fine but the coffee was horrible!! The staff are not trained on first contact with customers however their service level got better as we was ordering!! I am sorry because I am sure with a few quality control... More 

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Thank Carlos P
karen m, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Giardino, responded to this review

Dear Carlos P I apologise for any issues when dining with us. I do hope that you spoke to the manager at the time and he exchanged your food and drink for an alternative which we are happy to do to ensure customer satisfaction. Regards Karen More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I chose halloumi salad and my sister chose bacon sandwich. The halloumi was like plastic, it had clearly been cooked earlier and reheated. The bacon looked vile and had also been reheated. When we complained they refunded the money for the sandwich and salad without argument. It's not cheap and it ruined what should haven a nice treat. I think... More 

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Thank Crojan
karen m, Guest Relations Manager at Cafe Giardino, responded to this review

Dear Crojan Please accept my sincere apologies for any issues when dining with us. I am pleased that the manager rectified any issues on site. Regards Karen More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 40, Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock, Grays Thurrock, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Grays Thurrock  >  West Thurrock

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?