The Lot - Ingatestone

4.5
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31 reviews
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£25 and under
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Lot Bar & Restaurant has been, in one form or another, serving fresh food in the evenings since 2005. Our Head Chef, Aaron Hardy, has been with us from the start, creating menu staples such as King Prawn Linguine to innovative specials like roast haunch of venison. Lot Bar & Restaurant is a family run business. All our food is made on the premises from scratch, everything we serve has been made by us and cooked by us, and not simply opened from a packet and warmed up. We believe in using where possible, local produce from small businesses so that we can keep small independent companies like ourselves in business. In the evening we offer a tapas menu that has been designed to share with friends in Lot Bar & Restaurant over a few drinks. If you wish, you can book tables anytime of the day for breakfast, lunch, or an area in the evening.
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CharlotteW
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely decor and atmosphere! Lovely service and lovely food, great place for lunch.

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StacyW
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is really good, the staff are very polite and hard working. I've rated a 4 instead of a 5 as it looked as though they could have done with an extra waiter/waitress when we were there. Overall I would recommend and will be returning.

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JANC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, best fish we’ve had in ages and lovely friendly service

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RobD
London
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Use “ the lot “ in shenfield and couldn’t get booked so was told about this one .. same great food and service .. not so busy so can get in .. will be back ..

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LeanneE
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday roast amazing gravy love the place will go back and try and Friday or Saturday evening

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TracyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Staff very accommodating and kind and made our birthday celebration very special.

Lovely decor and place to go for either brunch. lunch, dinner or even coffee and cake.

YD
vipYDEM
Essex
48 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service could do with improving but the food is good

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Lindsay
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our table was booked for 8.15 pm on Saturday. We arrived at 8.25 pm to find previous diners were still seated and had only just ordered desserts. Waitress asked us to have a drink as the wait would only be about 10 minutes! We declined and went to another restaurant. We were able to confirm that those diners were still seated at 9.20pm! Not good enough, the management need to get their booking arrangements sorted before we will consider another visit. We live in the village, we are very disappointed!

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YasminaD
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The staff looks a little bit insecure room to improve but food absolutly spot on

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NicoleG
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food and great staff well worth a visit. Beautiful views too.

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SueR
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening celebrating our anniversary. Great food, wine and good service. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, great ambience and attentive service.

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Saltergroup
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely little place for a brunch with friends, will be back for sure

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PhilipT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went Saturday evening and chose the tapas which was very good. Nice buzzy atmosphere, welcoming staff although some of the younger members were obviously inexperienced but enthusiastic. Overall a good experience for the price range.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I felt I didn’t have a good Experiance here.
I met up with a friend to have dinner and I ordered ribeye steak, asked for it medium well and it turned up really well done, it was chewy and dry. When it was time to pay the card machine was saying ‘unable to connect’ we tried this twice and the lady kept asking me to try another card. This was quite embarrassing as my card was no declining it was clearly the internet connection for the card machine. After 3 times it did go through but I didn’t rate the Experiance very much to be honest.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very lovely place, most staff are happy to help but some just look moody and not very approachable. Took a while to get served but when the food arrived it was very nice. Will be back again

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ClaudineK
Essex
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved our evening... food was excellent and service was very friendly, happy and fun. Would thoroughly recommend LOT in Ingatestone.

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DebbieH
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely new restaurant with a great menu and delicious food. Good kids menu. Nice wine list. Friendly and attentive service

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vipYDEM
Essex
48 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

ITs only just opened so a bit of a lack of atmosphere at the moment. I am sure it will improve

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice , good food.

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Ryan
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Average at best... Food lacked in everything apart from being severely overpriced. Service was okay but needs to be more attentive. In general, the restaurant just lacks appeal. The only highlight was that the drinks were very good.

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davidh
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and really good service from friendly and attentive staff. Will definitely go back.

MC
MariaC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love the fact there is a Lot around the corner from where I live in Ingatestone! It is a minute walk from my flat. I sometimes go to the one in Shenfield and love it there.

I can definitely recommend a visit.

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tray0301
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went for breakfast brunch, unfortunately had slow service, assumed the staff were mainly new(?) cappuccino’s tasted nice, when they finally arrived, breakfasts were ok, again, when they finally arrived... will try again (in a few months) hopefully they’ll have got their act together by then.

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vipSARA
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just right!! Same as Shenfield which is reassuring!

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KC82
London
13 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very busy and buzzy. Would highly recommend

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rickieG
London
8 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time, food was great and staff were very attentive. A much needed addition to Ingatestone.

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GillianW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOT Ingatestone is an exciting addition to Ingatestone Village. Serving superb food from an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu or just to pop in for a coffee. The staff were attentive without being intrusive. It’s a great place to visit anytime of day to enjoy a little retail therapy whilst wining and dining. Owned and run by a fantastic family.

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Joebird
London
14 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall very good. Bit of a mix up with my food order but dealt with well by staff and didn’t detract from the experience. Would definitely recommend to friends and we will return.

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tongy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favourite restaurant. Beautiful food, service and decor. Will be seeing a lot of us!

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ElisabethB
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This newly opened venue did not disappoint. The staff were friendly and attentive, décor good and food and service excellent. It seemed to be welcoming to all ages Downside I found the entrance a bit claustrophobic, I wish the two doors were set further apart

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The Lot - Ingatestone is rated 4.5 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.