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Calzone Essential Pizza

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21 Dickinson Quay | Apsley Lock, Hemel Hempstead HP3 9WG, England
+44 1442 265100
11:00 - 18:30
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Sun 11:00 - 18:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good quality Mediterranean food with an excellent range of vegetarian options. The setting by the canal is lovely and the staff both friendly and efficient. Many more visits will be made.

Thank Neville S
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the meat feast pizza - very salty and a bit of a slog getting through a medium size. Processed ham and sausage hinted that this was ready prepared and simply heated through. Best value was the sparkling water which was a generous 750ml bottle - you needed it to beat the salty pizza! You get a much better meal... More 

Thank davbut
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely located by the Apsley Marina, but a very hum-drum offer. Not an extensive menu, no nibbles, no atmosphere, and not even a 'thank you' or 'goodbye' when you leave. Another reviewer loved the free limoncello, but they must have run out both times we ate here. Prices are ok, which suits the very average food.

Thank Mansosa
Woburn, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Resembles a school canteen in Italy but food & service is good. Excellent menu choice and clearly good ingredients used. My younger son who is 17 particularly likes this place and the free Limoncello after the meal!! Best to book, is popular especially at peak times. You can sit outside by the canal, densley populated area so again best book

Thank Stuart B
Redcar, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Had a meal here last Friday. Very friendly staff and good food. I had the chicken Leonardo, amazing amount of chicken, all well presented. My wife had the beef Lasagne, and although she left some it was no reflection of the food, it purely her Appetite.

Thank boboneill
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Went there yesterday for a family lunch, 5 adults and 4 kids. We were very well accommodated as we needed a large space. Food was very tasty as usual and the service was great even though the place was busy. Great location, good food and reasonably priced.

Thank shenharji
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We ordered the bruschetta for starters. My friend commented that it tasted a little like a cheap garlic bread ciabatta and she was right. The pesto was the sort you get in a jar at the supermarket for £1. The chopped tomato on top was all that was fresh. My friend has a calzone pizza which she found totally unappetising.... More 

Thank alanphair
Watford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Lovely location on the bank of the canal superb stop for summer bike ride lunch or supper. Great seafood salads, pizza's and pasta. Lovely service and ample portions

Thank kaypiper
Hemel Hempstead
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Just returned from a lunch time meal on a Saturday. Place was empty when we arrived and only two other tables occupied while we were there. We have been here many times and always enjoyed the meal and service. However, this time to start with there were no Olives and Feta Cheese to start. We opted instead for the Bread... More 

Thank crislin16
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

After being told that this location was excellent we decided to give it a bash for our Anniversary. We decided that it would be a good idea to book in advance and it was a good job that we did. The place was buzzing when we got there and the atmosphere was very good. The food was tasty and well... More 

Thank Les B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Dickinson Quay | Apsley Lock, Hemel Hempstead HP3 9WG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 265100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?