Saffron Walden Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Saffron Walden

December 14, 2017 Stefan Strunk

Saffron Walden is a market town in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England, 12 miles (19 km) north of Bishop's Stortford, 18 miles (29 km) south of Cambridge and 43 miles (69 km) north of London. It retains a rural appearance and some buildings from the medieval period. The 2001 parish population of 14,313 had risen to 15,504 by the 2011 census.
Things to do in Saffron Walden

1. Cafe Coucou

17 George Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1EW, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1799 513863
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 225 reviews

Cafe Coucou

Reviewed By 503772Claire - Braintree, United Kingdom

We visited here for lunch. We ordered 2 sandwiches which took 35 minutes to arrive . It would have been nice if at some point apology for the delay or an explanation. My hubby enjoyed his sausage Sandwich I had a salmon bagel lots of salmon burnt bagel and the salad was covered in olives and a smell too. Olives are not to everyone's taste and not something I would put on a salad would have been ok without it. The staff didn't seem to communicate well so tables were being ignored others being served and people helping themselves to tables . It was half term so maybe not as much staff . Cakes looked very nice however didn't purchase them

2. The Eight Bells

18 Bridge Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1BU, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night HK$126 - HK$439 +44 1799 522790
Excellent
45%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 353 reviews

The Eight Bells

The Eight Bells Saffron WaldenWe've recently taken on this beautiful pub in this beautiful town with the aim of making it a really friendly place to meet for a drink or a bite to eat.We think that's what a great pub is all about – somewhere that's warm and welcoming where you're just as welcome to read the paper over a pint or meet friends for a drink after work as you are to sit down for a three course meal or come for a celebration dinner.Happily, you can do all of that here.We've taken the classic features of this wonderful original 16th century barn and sensitively restored them to make The Eight Bells a pub anyone can enjoy. Step inside and you'll find lots of cosy spots to sit back and relax, and, if the mood takes you, have a plate of good, honest home-cooked food. Behind the new-look Eight Bells is an award-winning team of people who have lots of experience in running really great pubs and making sure everyone has a good time. Our chefs are in the kitchen cooking the delicious dishes on our seasonal menu fresh every day, there's a friendly team, behind the bar and in the eatery and all of them are working hard to make your visit as enjoyable as it possibly can be. Join us soon for great food and drink and warm, friendly service.

Reviewed By ak_f800st - Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

Been to the Eight Bells on a couple of occasions and have been very happy. The menu is seasonal and varied, and would be at home in any three-star restaurant. Add that to the original wood beams and architecture (mind your head on the way in) and you have a winner.

3. The Cricketers

Wicken Road | Clavering, Saffrom Walden,, Saffron Walden CB11 4QT, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast HK$78 - HK$275 +44 1799 550442
Excellent
52%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 431 reviews

The Cricketers

Reviewed By NeilPike - Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

Wasn't expecting to be able to get in when I called last minute on a Friday night before Xmas, but there was one table left in the bar area so we headed over. One of the things I love about the Cricketers is that even...MoreThank you for taking the time to kindly post your view. We are delighted we were able to accommodate you just before Christmas and that you enjoyed your evening with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

4. The White Hart

White Hart Howlett End Thaxted Road | Wimbish, Howlett End, Saffron Walden CB10 2UZ, England Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, British, Pub, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options +44 1799 599030
Excellent
76%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 200 reviews

The White Hart

Enviable reputation in a great location with all the food being prepared and cooked on the premises by our award winning chef Philip Todd. Home-made dishes cooked to order and nothing is too much trouble.

Reviewed By THX-LDN - London, United Kingdom

Fantastic food. Great atmosphere. Friendly service. Been coming here now for over ten years and never had a dissipating meal, always freshly cooked and full of flavour. Well worth a visit and the best restaurant in the locality. You won't be disappointed.

5. Coach & Horses

Cambridge Road, Newport, Saffron Walden CB11 3TR, England Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Pub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$63 - HK$243 +44 1799 540292
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 208 reviews

Coach & Horses

Reviewed By WMJAB - London, United Kingdom

This little gem is located in the quaint and petite village of Newport in the heart of Essex.
The interior is deceptively small however there is space (mostly utilised in Sunday’s) for almost 70 diners so do not be put off by the initial lack of space.
Inside; the coach and horses is plain. Wooden beams sprout from the walls and a huge fireplace crackles delightfully. The owner is a pleasant man and the first impressions were genuinely excellent.
We ordered some food. In addition to a great menu hosting traditional favourites there is a blackboard with a wonderful array of appetising specials. It is not difficult to see why this pub only accepts bookings for Sunday lunch. The quality of the food is such that i can totally imagine all 70 is so spaces being occupied by hungry diners and a healthy queue of eager and hungry people waiting for a seat.
The food we ordered was delicious, not at all formulaic, fresh and beautifully delivered. Even the children’s meal was beautiful and fresh.
It was a really pleasant experience and we shall definitely return.

6. The Gate

74 Thaxted Road | Saffron Walden, Saffron Walden CB11 3AG, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night HK$63 - HK$165 +44 1799 522321
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

The Gate

Reviewed By Ellie_xEssex - Briantree

I went here with my family for my 50th birthday celebration, the food was delicious recommend the butterfly prawns and The Chicken in mushroom sauce with roasted vegetables...the limoncello was delicious, and the staff were Efficient and friendly. Many thanks for a lovely evening.

7. Fleur De Lys

The Fleur De Lys, High Street | Widdington, Saffron Walden CB11 3SG, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1799 543280
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Fleur De Lys

Reviewed By SASHNS - Cambridge, United Kingdom

We came for Sunday lunch today, which we booked last week and were really looking forward to a meal out with family and friends. We were not disappointed, the staff were attentive and really friendly, the menu was spot on and the food really good. I had the roast beef, cooked to perfection with tasty veg and a yummy Yorkshire pudding. The chocolate brownie for pudding was amazing. This pub is what village pubs should be like. We all loved this pub - thank you for a super Sunday lunch.

8. Ananta

The Coach & Horses | Wicken Road, Wicken Bonhunt, Saffron Walden CB11 3UG, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Asian, Thai, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$165 - HK$330 +44 1799 543519
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Ananta

Reviewed By rjhall - Norfolk UK

A few words of warning 1. It's very busy - I would suggest you book a table beforehand to avoid disappointment. 2. If its busy you may struggle to park but there is off road parking 100 yards up the road. They are the only...MoreThank you very much for your review and hope to see you soon !!! Best wishes and happy New Year !!! Sergio

9. Tea Amo

5 Cross Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1EX, England Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1799 529102
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 191 reviews

Tea Amo

Reviewed By Kate-Southend

Great little tea room with a nice decor and atmosphere. The homemade cakes are amazing we got two slices and shared. The lemon and blueberry three tiered was my favourite but my boyfriend liked the salted Carmel, chocolate and honeycomb. Great selections of tea.

10. Elder Street Cafe & Deli

Debden Rd | Elder Street, Saffron Walden CB11 3JY, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Delicatessen, Cafe, British Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$141 +44 1799 543598
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

Elder Street Cafe & Deli

Purveyors of homemade and locally sourced produce.

Reviewed By Voyageur775 - Saffron Walden

This was the first time we’d been here and we were impressed by the quality of food and the friendliness of the staff. It was a function for about 50 people with pre-ordered dishes from a varied menu (as well as the normal turkey).

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