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The Merry Fiddlers Restaurant, Epping, Essex

The Merry Fiddlers Restaurant

4.3
4.3
62 reviews
£26 to £40
British
At The Merry Fiddlers we offer meals of excellent quality and invite you to try our delicious food.

The key to our success is simple: providing quality, consistent food that taste great every single time. We pride ourselves on serving the finest dishes in Epping. Using classic French and English techniques with a modern twist. We serve à la carte menu Wednesday - Saturday and are sure we can WOW even the finest of pallets.

Always stock a vast array of drinks from real ales to cocktails, fresh Coffee & more.

We boast Epping’s largest beer garden and have a great space for the kids to play.

We are available for part and full hire for all events.

Muddy boots and dogs are welcome in our bar area.

Eat delicious food. Grab a drink. But most of all, relax! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Beer Garden, Fish

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    01992 572142

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    A La Carte dining/Fine Dining Gourmet Burgers Buffet Organised Events

  • Private party facilities

    Weddings, Wakes, Baby Showers, Birthdays, Anniversaries,

What 62 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Essex

    Hot Spot

  • Essex

    Outdoor Eating

  • Essex

    Scenic View

  • Essex

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. N

    Nancy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food amazing service. Will deffo come back
  2. G

    Gillr

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely garden and terrace to sit and enjoy on a hot summers day. Menu choice was good and service was pleasant and timely.not too long,mot rushed. Staff all smiled!
  3. LJ

    LJMandCo

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Lovely restaurant, friendly and helpful staff. Venue was clean and welcoming. Large menu that was quite pricey (so would not be somewhere we would be able to just pop into for a casual evening meal, lunch, etc). Lack of choice on menu for vegetarians and no other options available when specifically requested. Everyone was happy with their meal and we would definitely visit again.
  4. K

    Katie

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Short staffed. Took 2 hours for a sandwich to come out but nice seating area outside.
  5. AJ

    AndyJ

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue and superb food. Will certainly only be returning.
  6. J

    Jamieeel123

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Probably the worse service I’ve ever experienced in regards to waiting times and wasn’t even that busy. The lamb was so so fatty and the potatoes tasted like they’d been reheated in the microwave. Over priced as well. Will not be returning!
  7. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place fantastic service fantastic food…..
  8. SJ

    SebJ

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sort of pub you can spend the whole day at. Had great Sunday lunch there, then sat in the sun watching the tennis on a massive outdoor big screen while kids played in the playarea. Great service, food was good, well presented & great quality
  9. VS

    VivienneS

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Pretty pub, good location for the M11 and M25. Good service
  10. GG

    GillianG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We did have a long wait but it was Father’s Day so it was expected. Some of our party’s food came up cold but it was taken away and re heated ( mine was fine). The staff worked really hard to keep us informed and happy. Over all I really enjoyed the experience xx
  11. RT

    RachelT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    A very basic, bland Sunday lunch. just warm enough to eat, vegetables appeared to have been reheated, meat that wasn’t fat was ok. Such a large, dry and bland Yorkshire pudding and the cauliflower cheese was just brown mush with a think layer of cheese on the top. The trio desert was 2 mini jam pots 1 with hard wiped cream with 2 1/4 of strawberry and a couple of blueberries and some sort of bubble gum flavoured syrup at the bottom and the other one was a lump of thick caramel with some digestive lumps (was meant to be cheesecake??) and then the 3rd item was a small 2 cm cube of brownie. I think the whole desert would be 2 normal spoon fulls. The service was terrible and the staff were rude and surly. 2 stars only given due to fantastic chips for my daughter and a good gin and tonic.
  12. LN

    LucilleN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We had a table booked for 2.30. We sat down promptly one starter delivered quickly. We then waited until 3.20 before meal served. The beef was good,the rest not so. The vegetables had all been reheated ( you could taste that) except the broccoli. I will not go again .
  13. ST

    SueT

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I had a really love lunch at the Merry fiddlers, the sandwiches were lovely.
  14. DB

    DBTreat

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A country pub that has been updated but retained its character. Te outdoor space available is very good with a number of pods. We will be back soon.
  15. JW

    JoeW

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very impressed with the food and the staff, I would highly recommend.
  16. V

    Vini

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    My only criticism is that there is no table service if you are sitting outside. It spoils the experience of eating out. Every single drink you want you have to go to the bar to order.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time coming here for a Sunday roast.. my favourite roast around! If you haven’t tried already you MUST!! Thanks again guys 😊
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing Roast!! Best I have ever had! With the biggest Yorkshire iv ever seen! Great, friendly staff and beautiful decor! Cannot wait to come back in the summer for drinks on the terrace! Thank you to Gemma for looking after us.
  19. S

    Sunshine111213

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We did book, but think our table was given to someone else but they did fit us in by using two small round tables which was ok but not ideal… They were very busy, wait time was quiet long but everyone very polite. The till froze as went to pay so they had to re-boot it twice! Overall nice Sunday lunch but bit chaotic !!
  20. DA

    DonnaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was fabulous and the staff were so lovely. We had to wait quite a while for our food but the staff managed this by informing us from the start and giving us a feee side dish
  21. GL

    GemmaL

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Unfortunately we had a terrible experience, we arrived and waited nearly two hours for a cold roast. We had a young baby with us, and weren’t explained delays or offered something to eat in between the mammoth wait. We were offered a complimentary drink, but the order came to us wrong and a drink missing.
  22. LW

    LeeW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    the service was brilliant, but the food let The Merry Fiddlers down. The starters were good and the free appetiser was amazing. But the main (roast) was bland, over cooked and oily. the Yorkshire pudding looked wonderful, but was full of oil at the bottom and the roast potatoes and stuffing seemed like they had been deep fried. veg was bland and over cooked, the meat (lamb and beef) were OK. didn't stay for dessert because of the disappointing mains
  23. GH

    GinaH

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Beautiful place, lovely out side in the summer !!!
  24. SB

    SandraB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my elderly mother's birthday. Staff very attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Food excellent, everything on menu was available. Could not fault the service. Restaurant very clean. Went on a Sunday and hadn't realised you could only have Sunday menu so an excuse to return another time to try everyday menu. Would highly recommend.
  25. TJ

    TracyJ

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely place, wonderful food and service. Absolutely loved it and will be returning. Thank you for such a lovely afternoon will definitely be returning soon. I would highly recommend the Merry Fiddlers.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very quiet , service excellent decor excellent but food overpriced
  27. AH

    AllisonH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Perfect restaurant to meet up with friends. Food was great, waitresses very attentive and friendly and good value for money. Although the restaurant is 40 minutes drive away, I am planning to return again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Waited an hour and a half for two main courses
  29. AC

    AaronC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, all the staff were really friendly and very attentive. The booths are lovely to sit at would highly recommend
  30. JG

    JadeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great staff, great atmosphere, great music! Will definitely be coming back!
  31. E

    Emms

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were simply amazing. Super kind and attentive. Food (we went for a Sunday roast) was fantastic although portions were too generous for us 2 girls :) Overall highly recommend, we wanted a chill Sunday and that’s what we got at the merry fiddlers. Also got plenty of lovely Instagram worthy photos thanks to the lovely decor
  32. JC

    JanetC

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely friendly, plenty to eat & very helpful staff
  33. KF

    KenF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Went for the first time for Sunday lunch. Food was very good and the service was friendly and attentive. We were very grateful to be able to move to a quieter table in the bar area as there were quite a few young children in the main restaurant which would have spoilt the ambience. Background music was very much appreciated as it was our taste. Will go again for sure.
  34. LO

    LisaO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very child friendly. Fabulous kids roast. Staff were amazing. Would recommend. Amazing food.
  35. AS

    AlisonS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were absolutely superb. The food was cooked perfectly. The only slight problem was the noise of people from the bar. Overall it was a very good experience and we will definitely be eating their again.
  36. MR

    MollieR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely staff and the food was 10/10. First time here and would definitely return!
  37. AR

    AbbieR

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Food was absolutely delicious. Good service but the toilets out the back let it down a bit.
  38. JH

    JacquiH

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Not cheap but worth it for a treat!
  39. j

    jennyc

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent would definitely recommend food outstanding
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls Christmas Dinner!! What a lovely evening! We had a dome and it was more amazing then expected! Beautifully decorated and the service was fantastic! Thank you Jordan, James and Hollie ☺️. Then come the food… I had garlic king prawns to start which I didn’t want to end and a roast Turkey which was the best roast I have ever had! 10/10

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

The Merry Fiddlers Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01992 572142.

The Merry Fiddlers Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for The Merry Fiddlers Restaurant

4, Fiddlers Hamlet, Epping, Essex CM16 7PY

Additional information

  • Area

    Epping

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Beer Garden, Fish

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Public Lot

  • Payment Options

    Contactless Payment

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

  • Phone number

    01992 572142

  • Catering

    A La Carte dining/Fine Dining Gourmet Burgers Buffet Organised Events

  • Private party facilities

    Weddings, Wakes, Baby Showers, Birthdays, Anniversaries,

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