The Restaurant, Saffron Walden

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The Restaurant On Church Street

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Date of inspection:

19 September 2018

Risc scoring:

Hygienic handling of food is considered to be satisfactory

Cleanliness and condition of facilities and building are rated improvement necessary

Management of food safety is also considered to be satisfactory

Last update from FSA 24 March 2019

Menu Snippet

  • from ₤ 6.95
  • 8.95 £
    Pan-fried scallops with a toasted hazelnut and coriander butter
  • 6.95 £
    Asparagus with melted butter, Parma ham and Parmesan shavings
  • 6.95 £
    Smoked breast of duck served with rocket and a fresh raspberry vinaigrette
  • Find more info here: Starters
  • from ₤ 16.50
    Main Course
  • 16.50 £
    Roast fillet of pork with a warm wholegrain mustard and honey dressing served with buttered new potatoes and braised leeks
  • 19.95 £
    Grilled sirloin steak with a rich Madeira sauce served with homemade chunky chips and curly kale
  • 19.50 £
    Rump of lamb roasted with cumin with a light pistachio and rosemary scented jus served with garlic roasted new potatoes and ratatouille
  • Find more info here: Main Courses
  • from ₤ 5.95
  • 5.95 £
    Mango and passion fruit crème brûlée
  • 5.95 £
    Dark chocolate fondant pudding with fresh raspberries and chilled vanilla sauce
  • 5.95 £
    Individual summer pudding served with clotted cream
  • Find more info here: Desserts


Situated in the heart of Saffron Walden, a delightful English market town on the Essex/Cambridgeshire border, The Restaurant on Church Street is an intimate venue for every occasion, with a warm and elegant atmosphere. We offer a varied and beautifully executed modern European menu with a contemporary North African influence, using locally sourced quality produce, and our extensive wine list has been carefully selected to complement your meal. A personal touch from the Chef/Proprietor Hassan Shamkh, combined with faultless service, makes dining at The Restaurant on Church Street a truly memorable experience. Opening hours Tuesday - Saturday from 7.30pm.

Company description
Chef/Proprietor Hassan Shamkh has designed a menu that successfully blends modern European dishes with the exotic flavours of North Africa. Our a la carte menu changes regularly to take full advantage of fresh seasonal produce. The Restaurant on Church Street now invites you to treat yourself to a wonderful night out with our £... for 2 courses special menu. Available until Saturday 19th November, it gives you the opportunity to sample our exceptional cuisine at a price too good to miss, and provides the perfect excuse to pop out for a bite to eat. We are sure you will find something to tempt your tastebuds, and look forward to welcoming you to The Restaurant on Church Street.
Our wines are supplied by Enotria Wines, one of the UK's leading importer and distributors. All wines have been carefully selected to complement our menu, and a number of wines are also available by the glass. Our eclectic list combines New World wines with a selection of South American, French and Italian wines, as well as wines from more unusual wine producing countries such as Lebanon, Morocco and Israel. We regularly update our list to ensure we are offering our customers something new, and all wines are personally tasted by Chef/Proprietor Hassan Shamkh before they are added to the list. Christmas at The Restaurant on Church Street - delicous modern European cuisine with a contemporary North African influence; extensive and carefully selected wine list; warm and elegant surroundings; friendly and attentive service - the perfect ingredients for a meal to remember.
Our Pre-Christmas menu will be available from 1st - 24th December. We have a private dining area for 10-16 guests, and can offer exclusive use of the restaurant for parties of 16-40 guests, subject to availability. For the month of December, lunchtime bookings are available for parties of 10 guests or more. We will also be open for lunch on Christmas Day, when we will be serving a delicious five course gourmet menu.
Canteen, Restaurants, A La Carte Menu, European Cuisine, European Dishes, Seasonal Menu, English Restaurants, Cafe, Mediterranean, Greek, Christmas Lunch Menu, Pre Christmas Menu
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