The Standard

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Gastro Pub
The Standard is a Gastro Bar located in Essex. We specialise in serving Brunch for the early risers, an extensive Dinner Menu late into the evening for the night owls, and a classic Sunday Roast every week from noon until late.

Known for our bespoke cocktail menu, created alongside the elite mixologists at Moet & Hennessy, We offer a fresh and luxurious twist on the classics in addition to our signature cocktails.

Our beautifully designed industrial chic gastro bar offers a relaxed and welcoming loft inspired atmosphere, where you can grab a quick breakfast, a long lunch over a bottle of wine, or the perfect date night dinner.
What 42 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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vipNickE
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent friendly service in a lovely atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Great location and lovely decor, lovely ambiance when we walked in and really disappointed that the food didn’t deliver. We went on a Sunday so the general consensus was the Sunday Roast, we ordered the lobster rolls - pretty tasteless and watery. The slider burgers which were okay. The calamari which we had to send back as it the batter wasn’t near enough cooked and tasted very under done. The best part was the chorizo croquettes which were delightful and by far the best part of the meal. (Best of a bad bunch) The Strawberry daiquiri was very nice and Moretta on tap is always a winner. Would definitely go back but drinks only and not for dinner or food. Service was generally good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Good service but the food wasn’t great

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KellyW
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a lovely time lovely place lovely staff yummy cocktails 🍸 Amber was lovely highly recommend ✨💫🤩

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance and really nice location.

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RachelC
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food at a reasonable price and lovely staff. Will definitely be going back!

BK
BeeK
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was lovely! We dined on the roof terrace which we didn’t know had existed - it was also great but needed a bit more shade as everybody there was struggling with the sun.
Food was great value as it normally is and huge portions! Overall still our go-to place for a quick and easy lunch or Sunday Roast!

JB
JoanneB
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming and comfortable, the first place we had eaten out after the lockdown lifted and it was a really good experience. Staff so helpful and friendly and the food was brilliant.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Don’t be fooled by the pictures, can’t fault the staff but the food was well below average, very disappointed.

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vipAmys
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't fault it! Happy with everything and will return.

CG
ChristineG
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, lots of it and reasonably priced. First Sunday lunch here, we'll be back again

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anna
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal with my friend but at one point the music wss then turned right up and we couldn't hear each other and ended up shouting ...which spoilt it.
My food was remade as an error occured but was nice and fresh
Would return

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great, food was good. Steak was warm but they rapidly fixed that issue.

Nonetheless we enjoy our food.

Cocktail was weak though.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely roast dinner and normal menu good too ,fussy with my roast dinners ,this is very nice

DM
DarrenM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

My reservation was for a Tuesday night so I expected the restaurant to be quiet, but they had run out of 2 beer choices. Dessert menu was slightly disappointing more choices of ice creams and sorbets than pudding selection, but the main menu had a good variety of dishes.

LM
LilMonKAI
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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.

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Tasha
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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!

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johnb
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed has been for 10 daysxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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KeithP
London
19 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience4

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.

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GL154
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience2

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
MeatSweat
London
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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SzeS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall3food1service5ambience3

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.

SR
vipSamanthaR
London
19 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere. Thank you xxx

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Amazonskye
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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.

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SheilaW
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

SR
vipSamanthaR
London
19 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere. Thank you xxx

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Chris
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

SR
vipSamanthaR
London
19 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere. Thank you xxx

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
OpenTable Diner
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely attentive staff, delicious food

CB
ColinB
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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.

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davet
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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!

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vipVQMartinez
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was good and the staff were pleasant

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SheilaW
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
HenrietteC2018
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Akashl
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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The Standard does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Standard is rated 4.3 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

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