The Standard

3.8
27 reviews
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3.7
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3.8
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3.6
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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I'd seen the restaurant featured on TOWIE and it looked like a nice place to eat! We had our anniversary lunch there on 4th November and it was lovely. I'd mentioned we had a booked when we arrived but the restaurant was fairly empty so (unsure whether the waitress heard that I'd make a booking) said we could sit where we would like. I was disappointed there wasn't more of the building accessible and just the front was open, it appeared like a larger more atmospheric on TV ! Anyway the food was really tasty, we both had roasts, a couple of unusual twists on the traditional meal, half way through the Manager came over and double checked it was us that were there for our anniversary (I'd noted this on the booking online so we could get a nice table) and we were both offered a complimentary glass of bubbly which was a really sweet, lovely touch, complete with a pretty purple flower! Thanks for making our anniversary meal that little more special, the waitress and customer service in general was great.

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

Nice quiet local highstreet restaurant and quiet bar however I wasn't impressed with the truffle and mushroom mac and cheese, it wasn't cheesy, almost watery like a microwave dinner. However when I had gone another time the pork with crackling was fantastic. Apart from the mac and cheese experience the service was actually lovely, the drinks were great too and the ambience was really nice. I'll still come back here but really hoping the mac and cheese will improve!

j
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was closed has been for 10 daysxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

KP
London
18 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been to The Standard in Loughton half a dozen times recently and on each occasion we have had an excellent meal with truly excellent service. We have been as a couple, a family and in a large group and each time we were treated to fabulous food served by friendly, attentive staff. Curiously this restaurant isn't over-busy despite being (easily) one of the nicest places to eat out in the area. The Sunday roast is spectacular with plenty of meat and enormous Yorkshire puddings.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food took a long time to come. Wasn't very impressed with the starters and value for money wasn't quite there considering what we were served. There were so many flies in the bathroom and tiny insects flying around our table.

GL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

The staff were lovely and service good.
I took elderly parents on a night with a party going on, music was loud making it difficult to hear each other.
Food was variable - Salad and chicken kiev were nice, mac n cheese was not, choc mousse was awful.
I would like to go again incase this was a blip.

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice place, attentive staff but couple of small issues.

1) Moscow mule should have some ginger beer in it, what we were given was essentially vodka and lime juice, ok if that's what your ordered, but we didn't. It WAS changed at no cost though.
2) Clam linguine was flavourless yet spicy.
3) With the cod cheeks, the cheeks and pea puree were excellent but the capers and sapphire delivered WAY too much salt, to the point they were almost inedible

On the plus side, Mussels were great, Trifle was excellent, the Pinot Grigio was delicious.

so in short, the Starter, desert and wine were great, the main course and the cocktails let the place down.

SS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Friends recommended the Sunday roast to us. My husband and I both ordered roast beef. It was the worst roast beef I ever had and the veg was over cooked, very soggy.

The music was so loud. We went there for early dinner at 5:30pm with our 16 months old. It was so loud that it felt like a nice club. However the staffs were very friendly and helpful. I don’t want to write them off yet due to their lovely staffs.

OT
Cheshire
13 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere. Thank you xxx

A
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Stopped here for Saturday lunch. Parking difficult, menu very limited, service very slow, food mediocre. Evening menu looks much better. Would not return or recommend.

SW
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The Standard is well worth a visit. The bi- weekly Jazz evenings on Sundays are great. The band is really good, the Standard always has a nice atmosphere and a nice crowd. Food is good, and the cocktails are lovely

OT
Cheshire
13 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere. Thank you xxx

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a lovely family Sunday Lunch here. The food was excellent and the service friendly and helpful. This is a gem. Will be returning as often as possible.

OT
Cheshire
13 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere. Thank you xxx

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked a table and had to wait 45 minutes for the table as they over booked. Half full drink taken away. Food very average. Will not be going back in a rush

OT
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oliver, Jacob and Kieron was amazing! The service was fantastic and we was seated and seen too straight away. While looking at the menu there was a great range of food which we really enjoyed once ordered. Cocktails was amazing!
Would definitely recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely attentive staff, delicious food

CB
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Was not impressed having to wait for an hour with two hungry children for a Sunday roast.
My son and I opted for the beef which looked nice (when it eventually turned up).
We would have had better luck using plastic knives and forks as the knives on the table would not cut through the beef.
The rest of the meal was pretty bland too if I’m honest. Will not be returning in any hurry. On the plus side my wife enjoyed her dinner.

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Waited 45 minutes for our starters, when they arrived there was one missing. The food quality was not great. We saw our mains sitting on the pass for about 1/2 hour including at one point the Waiter touching the food with his hands. When we complained the waiter said that this food was not ours and surprise surprise it left the pass. We then waited for another starter and then a long wait for the mains. When it arrived my pasta was cold in places, and hard in other- perhaps it was microwaved? It was supposed to be seafood which meant it had two mussels. Suffice to say we again complained to a very arrogant owner, we paid for our drinks and the food we ate and then left. WE WILL NOT BE GOING AGAIN!

VQ
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Next place for a girls catch up. The food was good but the service was a bit slow and the place wasn’t even full.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and a chilled atmosphere! Ending up staying for numerous drinks and cocktails afterwards in the seating area on one of the sofas! Brilliant place for a relaxed evening with good food and drink and live music! And have now subsequently been returning frequently ever since for their burgers 🍔 and jazz and cocktails on the jazz nights! Perfect addition to the local area!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was good and the staff were pleasant

SW
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was the second time we'd been to the Standard for dinner. They have a varied menu with lots of choice, and as it was a Sunday, they had a Sunday menu with a good selection of roasts. On both visits, the service has been good and the staff really friendly. The food is good, and the Sunday roasts are excellent. Food is reasonably priced, a lovely atmosphere and a nice clientele. We love the live jazz every Sunday fortnight, and will be going back to the Standard regularly.

HC
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service is always good at the Standard and the atmosphere is relaxing

A
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for a date. The service from the second we walked in was amazing. Everyone was lovely and so helpful. The menu had a great range of dishes. Would highly recommend!

SF
London
32 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Sadly the whole experience was terrible. The food took forever and when it did come only two of the four meals arrived. One of which was cold. Had to wait ages for the food to be drip fed to our table. One main arrived after the rest of us had finished. The waiter was apologetic but then when we needed to use the toilets and there was not one toilet roll available and the toilets were freezing, that was the last straw. They gave us desserts on the house but sadly it didn’t make up for the fact we waited so long for our food and the constant chasing. There was only 10 other people in the restaurant so it wasn’t even busy. Such a shame as we like to support local businesses but won’t be going back here in a hurry.

MF
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really impressed. More dining than drinking. Ambience is spot on - not sure if by accident or created deliberately but our table felt private, music just right (up beat but not too lively) Service good - all made a real effort.
Only negative is that the price is a tiny bit high for what you get in either portion size and/or quality. It's all done with a lot of love though. Bring the prices down a little and I'll go twice as often.