The George & Dragon Mountnessing

3.9
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36 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Gastro Pub
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Lunch
With beautiful surroundings, and a stylish interior, The George & Dragon Mountnessing in Brentwood is a classic meets modern pub, a perfect setting for any occasion. Our chefs take pride in preparing fresh, delicious tasting food using the finest ingredients. Signature dishes include spit-roasted chicken with lemon & garlic confit, slow cooked pork belly with seared scallops, salmon supreme served with thyme-roasted butternut squash, and our home-made British beef burger. For a lighter bite, our spiralised carrot salad and Mediterranean mezze are both delectable, or for some sweet indulgence our melting golden chocolate bomb with caramel ice cream is sure to please!
You’ll also find a range of daily-changing specials and a carefully selected drinks list, including beautiful wines, ales and lagers, cocktails, and bubbles. So, whether it’s for a drink at the bar with family and friends, a special dining experience or a relaxed afternoon with great food – you can sit back and unwin
What 36 People Are Saying
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GC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and attentive waiting staff. I would thoroughly recommend the Goethe and Dragon.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

There were several things on the menu that were no longer available
I asked for less pasta in my dish and was willing to pay the full price but I still got far too big a dish?

ND
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

It was super busy and short staffed so it was really loud and noisy and it took a good 10 mins just to get a drink in the bar when we arrived, as so many people were placing food orders. I would suggest they have a section where you can order bar food and order just drinks.

JT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Having eaten here before we were very disappointed this time. The food wasn't very good, and we had to ask 3 times for a glass of water.

VW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Friendly service, nice atmosphere, fair value for money

KB
London
38 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super food & service as always, love this pub for Sunday roast! Vegan options are amazing too.

T
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good and good value. 1 of our party had a steak and was very pleased. Service was a bit slow as seemed to be understaffed, very friendly staff though. Nice comfortable place. Overall worth a visit. We've booked another visit with some more of our friends in couple of weeks time.

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked a table for our anniversary via open table app and received confirmation and text. Upon arrival we were told they had no record of the booking and the manager simply said sorry nothing he could do and refused to give us a table even thought the place was virtually empty. We've eaten there many times before using open table but won't be going back. One ruined anniversary spent ringing other restaurants trying to get a last minute table elsewhere.

LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A good, comfortable, friendly, good value experience. Good location on a good road net.

KF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was lovely and very tasty. The staff were helpful, chatty and welcoming.

Great atmosphere, clean and tidy.

Thank you

KL
Essex
7 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and atmosphere. Decor . A generally a nice place to go .

HL
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy this restaurant. The menu changes regularly and the staff are attentive.

BM
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited the George and Dragon Mountnessing before and looked forward to returning. We were not disappointed, we had excellent service, a superb meal (lunchtime)
Thank you to all concerned in making our visit so enjoyable

RA
Essex
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Having reserved a table on line the waitress could find no trace of the reservation on the system. We overheard other diners having the same problem.

SH
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Over the years of living in Brentwood we have visited
All 4 of us had a lovely meal
The service was slow due to under staffed and a garden party to serve aswell
The waiter and waitresses were very pleasant, even though it was the extra busy, a specially Jane who helped with a couple of good choices and food and drinks
We will come back again
Thank you

J
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have visited on numerous occasions over the years. Always a good experience. Good food and service.

AM
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Both enjoyed the meal very much, and I have booked a table for next week to meet up with another friend.

AR
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Dish ordered did not arrive. Dish not ordered arrived. Cold food. Very disappointing.

D
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Lovely food, but service was appalling. We waited ages for our second round of drinks. They finally arrived after we had finished our main course. My husband never had a spoon with his soup & had to wait ages to get one.

PL
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The worst meal I have had for sometime. Looked nothing like as described, starter a chopped up mushroom in a tasteless inch of grey liquid. The main course of lamb koftas looked like they had come from Iceland with dollops of unrecognisable tasteless accompaniments. My friends meal was no better. I think the chef had gone home. I wish we had.

ML
Essex
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent waiter service. Thought food was expensive for what it was.

ST
Essex
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Restraunt was very good but the booking did not get to them. Apparently there are some glitches with Open Table bookings. That said the manager was very helpful and sorted out a table for us very quickly. The rest went very smoothly, great staff not rushed, will definately use again.

LS
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Shown to our table on time, food was lovely; but service was slow .

KB
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Booked through open table online only to discover that no table was available when we arrived despite a confirmation email. Fortunately staff were really lovely & found us a table . DO NOT use open table as they are totally unreliable.

KT
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Been here many times different sessions and always food is excellent.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have dined her many times before and never been disappointed! My friend ordered from the new Vegan menu and was thoroughly impressed! Service was outstanding and our waitess was able to make some great recommendations. The background music was exactly the right volume for us to have a conversation without having to shout over each other. If so reasons like this which keep me coming back!

VM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Had high hopes when ordering, the starters were good but it went rapidly downhill after that. .' Twice cooked chips' are meant to be crispy, these probably had been twice cooked but unfortunatly several days apart! The Limp oil soaked barely coloured potatoes were unedible. The server noticed that we hadn't touched some of the food but didn't ask if anything was wrong, I can only assume that it was normal. Won't be going back again even with a fifty quid off voucher!!

MB
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service, nice festive atmosphere.

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Booked with open table and had a confirmation but when arriving at the restaurant no table reserved , manager told us not his problem, will not use open table or go back to the George and dragon !

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous location, great food, awesome service!!!!

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was of a standard well out classing the price. We both had some of the best dishes we have ever had, at any price. Exceptional.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was not as good as expected

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time to this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. Staff very attentive and food was delicious. My only gripe was background music was just slightly too loud causing people to raise their voices were conversing with others. The restaurant was packed which is always a good sign but not the place to go if you want a peaceful meal. This was Saturday night and I'm sure this wouldn't be true during other times and days of the week. We will definitely return.

D
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was for a get together meal with 3 friends.
The waiter was very attentive and made sure that we had a quiet table in a corner of the main big room as the restaurant was very busy with several big dinner parties.
He offered us some drinks and a light mezze while we waited for one person to arrived.
The atmosphere of this pub/restaurant is very pleasant.
The food was excellent. I would recommend the Duck crispy, sticky salad. Very good portion and excellent quality .
We took are time and chatted a long time afterward while having coffees and never were rushed to leave the premise.
I would recommend this restaurant and I will go back there again soon.

JT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Fathers day - Waitress Service poor and the waitress had an attitude problem and everything we asked for seemed a problem - the mains came up before we had finished our starter. We asked for some seasonal veg (daughter did not like cabbage) and was presented with a large bowl of peas. We did not cause the fuss but the attitude of our waitress was very poor. On this basis I think I will take my customer elsewhere for future occasions.. we were not felt to feel special on fathers days. :(

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and service very pleasant. My only suggestions relate to serving style. I prefer to eat food from a plate rather than a slate - the surface is unpleasant when combined with metal cutlery. I ate a lobster and tiger prawn pot which was delicious but difficult to extract from the small Kilner style jar. These were minor points and my family and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Will certainly return.