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The Kings Head Centre 38 High Street | Kings Head Centre, Maldon CM9 5PN, England (Formerly The Secret Garden)
+44 1621 850396
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A great little restaurant and nice atmosphere. We had tapas but you could also just have a drink or a main meal. Food was good. Service good.

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Thank cottaa14
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had been to this restaurant before it was renamed 'The Pig' and had always had a good experience. Unfortunately it seems that it's not just the name that has changed. We went on Christmas Eve with our son. Much of the restaurant looks the same but the menu has changed and is now made up of sharing platters, tapas... More 

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3 Thank Loz7486
Boreham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This place is now called The Pig. Went for dinner with friends on Friday 20 January. Firstly our waitress,whose name was Tracey, was top notch. Probably one of the loveliest waitresses that we have ever been served by - ever!! There was only one other table occupied when we arrived at 8.30 and the place seemed devoid of atmosphere. On... More 

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1 Thank KenE21
Essex, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Very hard to rate as this is a tapas style restaurant Some of the dishes I liked others not so much, pigs cheeks. Pleasant restaurant, reasonable service. Think I would have possibly liked a meze type format, whereby for a set price you get a variety of dishes, rather than having to pay for each dish individually. .

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Thank BrianB061155
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Better dinner than lunch I have found but it is small and friendly and quite a romantic atmosphere. Not really the place for groups of more that 8. I have never been disappointed, parking is easy.

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Thank mumwhotravels2014
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The secret garden offers an excellent selection of freshly cooked food with quality to match. I would visit again and again

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1 Thank Sharon C
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016

A mid week meal out.t he food was extremely good and well presented.the service was good the waitress was very pleasant. We will definitely be eating their again .we would recommend a meal there.

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Thank gayle g
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

At £15 each their Sunday Lunch menu is ridiculous overpriced and with the exception of the roast potatoes the rest was dire. The Lamb was fatty, the cauliflower was overcooked and just mixed with the cheese sauce like a thick milkshake and the amount of vegetables for the four off us that were dinning was pathetic. Along with the cauliflower... More 

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Thank NickL66
Basildon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Secret Garden is an ideal place: very friendly staff in a cosy interior. We fancied something 'fishy' but there was only fish and chips in the Mains menu. We were told that as mussels were on the evening menu, the chef could prepare some for us. The Seafood platter for sharing was very nice indeed, and the mussels a... More 

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Thank babette_knott
London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here today. Unfortunately we were the only people in the restaurant! Happily the food was OK but there was no atmosphere or ambience about the place. My husband had the Catch of the day ( prawn marinara) and I had the roast chicken and stuffing (paxo stuffing btw) with cauliflower cheese, Yorkshire pud and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Kings Head Centre 38 High Street | Kings Head Centre, Maldon CM9 5PN, England (Formerly The Secret Garden)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 850396

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