The Cork House

4.4
57 reviews
£25 and under
English
The Cork House, Wine Bar & Restaurant in Stansted Mountfitchet, welcomes you to enjoy a drink, a meal or both in stylish surroundings and relaxed atmosphere. Downstairs is our bar where you’ll be sure to find a great selection of wines, beers, ales, spirits and much more. You can order from our small plates menu too. Upstairs is the bistro serving fresh food from an evolving menu catering for all tastes. We"re open for lunches and dinner.
What 57 People Are Saying
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Sleepysloth
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come every Christmas Eve and so glad we just made it before tier 4 to help support this amazing place.
Always a smile on their faces and great at advising on the gin selection ;).

We’ll always return.

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clairer
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cozy atmosphere. Great food and friendly staff. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering the new measures introduced by the government the Cork House still had a warm atmosphere and we had a lovely evening.

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SteveS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service, food was very good although limited choice due to reduced menu.

Would recommend having a meal there

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LindaL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I ate here doing the government help to eat out which was lovely. However this time the food wasn’t so good . A bit over cooked! The cocktails were nice but small . Does half price cocktails mean half size ?

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Jenny
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Nice cocktail, friendly staff. Terrible food, slow service and not worth the wait, bland and almost inedible. Would not eat there again.

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janem
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal very well organised pleasant atmosphere would highly recommend

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stevel
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

when we arrived table was ready for us....
there was a gentleman behind the bar who was really friendly and looked after us.
All round very good food drinks and service.
We will be back.

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Foodperson
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Food was nice, service a little slow but it was quite busy, so to be understood.

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JEC123
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

A little disappointed with our meal, calamari starter lacking in flavour and fish burger, whilst having good fish content was quite dry, sea bass portion was small and once again lacking in flavour. Shame.

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HelenC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Came here for a meal before dropping our son off at Stansted Airport. Food was second to none, service very friendly and professional. Will definitely consider eating here again if in the area.

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Sleepysloth
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always love our visits here. We have a tradition to go every Xmas eve and the service is warm, friendly and make you feel part of the family. The music for Xmas eve was fabulous too. Always will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As always, a friendly warm welcome by the fantastic team. Food was good, the menu seemed a little limited this time?
Sadly, the restaurant was quite chilly, even though they sat us by the radiator and had an additional heater.
Nevertheless, a lovely relaxed evening, with great service!

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RebeccaC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a table on here to then find out they were fully booked. We were extremely disappointed as we had heard how nice the cork house was.

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LucyR
Essex
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

We should have guessed when the restaurant was empty on a Wednesday lunch time that it wasn’t going to be great. The service was lovely but the food was awful.

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Fernando87
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day meal, food was delicious and fantastic service.

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LucyD
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I’ve eaten twice when it’s the mid week menu and I’ve been really impressed with the food and service. A great price for a mid week catch us with friends.

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christineL
Essex
10 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We went for sunday lunch. The positives first ..we could not fault the food, everything was well presented and good quality. I loved the seabass. The staff were lovely and friendly and helpful.
The negatives ... the glasswear was all smeary and it wasn't just ours which came from the bar, i noticed the same on the empty tables. Also the tables were very sticky. Just needs more attention to detail.

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JennyB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised by the Cork House. I didn't realise there was even a restuarant upstairs! It was pretty quiet, but the food was delicious and the wait staff were very friendly. Not a huge menu but a good selection and a few specials to choose from. I would recommend the home made scotch eggs! A great little local place, reasonably priced. Would go back for sure.

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janc
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very friendly and helpful welcome which left really good impression. Food was pleasant not outstanding but made a good stop for what was a business lunch

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

going to be going again, food was very good, and the ambiance was very good, and the decor had a lot of character which added to the ambiance of the place.

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CatherineS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Won’t be returning anytime soon

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Jojo
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, amazing service from the staff , amazing live music drifting up the stairs !!
Will be back

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LynH
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Have been there many times food always good. This particular evening was quiz night and although they warned us when we booked we weren’t prepared for the loudness of the speaker which was positioned above our heads.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good value for money.

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CurlyShirley2
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly, attentive staff, very relaxed atmosphere, would definitely recommend to friends

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nige
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent friendly service, food and wine. A great meal for a reasonable price.

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SueandScott
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little gem- lovely atmosphere, people and food. Always a friendly and warm welcome.
I have also been on their “Newmarket Ladies Day” too- fabulous day out .

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vipGooseman
London
26 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really good, quiet, Monday evening dinner the The Cork House.
Were given a very friendly welcome on entering this period bistro and had a drink in the small bar area while making our food choices. Simple menu with small dish / tapas and sharing platter options as well as starters and mains.
Decent food served promptly by very upbeat and attentive waitress, with the prawn and chorizo tapas particularly enjoyable.
Good value meal and a place to go back to.

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Tricia59
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were both excellent. It we also good value for money and the setting was lovely. Will definitely use it again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic staff very friendly would highly recommend

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JB2577
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed. Venue was empty and cold. We were taken up to a soulless room. We had planned to eat but quickly scrapped that idea. Coke was flat, coffee average and water tasted weird. Couldn’t get out fast enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, very friendly staff and service. Always enjoy dining here.

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Angel
London
14 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Booked here before flying from Stansted instead of eating expensive Airport hotel restaurant!
Nice bistro/pub
Nice atmosphere with friendly service. Good menu choice and good for veggies! Enjoyed the food and will return!

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vipPETERJ
London
95 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at the restaurant and pleased with the quality of the food and excellent value
The service was excellent and am sure it is a great place for dinner .

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday lunchtime date was a perfect setting great food and service tapas was perfect for a romantic lunch

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Gerry
Buckinghamshire
28 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As we were the only diners at lunchtime, the ambience was immeasurable ! Pity about the lack of other diners, because the food, drinks and service were excellent. The sticky toffee pudding is to die for !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table here as we were flying out of Stansted the following day and did not want to eat at the hotel. What a great find. The staff were very friendly and made us feel welcomed, the food was delicious and the wine was oh so good, thank you ladies for a great night. We will definitively see you next time we are in the area.

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Mlipman3
London
8 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely burger and triple cooked chips. Staff were lovely and friendly. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

lovely night with friends, great food but above all you must try the gin fizz!

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The Cork House is rated 4.4 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.