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Straw Hat

Certificate of Excellence
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London Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0AJ, England
+44 1279 722434
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Used Straw Hat numerous times and always found to be excellent (pricey but good). However I feel the usual high standards have slipped lately. I ate there in early Jan 2017 and ordered venison, which was unedible and left on my plate. I mentioned this when paying the bill (that the food was left uneaten as it was not edible)... More 

1 Thank PatBC2017
London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is the third time I have been to Straw Hat. Previously, I have been out with my colleagues. Food has been exquisite and wines were reasonably priced. The knowledge of the wines was exceptional. They even suggested particular wines to go with the food. It is quite pricey and it can be compared to London restaurants. The waiting team... More 

Thank jc7811
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a two people dinner in a weekend evening. The restaurant is located on a busy road, there is a car park at the back, so there is no car parking problems. We didn't have wine, starters or desserts, and we went straight for the main. We ordered 3 dishes, chicken/ beef/veg + 1 rice (to share btw... More 

1 Thank Thomas Z
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely meal with the family. Great tasting food. Staff really helpful helping 2 x 5 year olds with chopsticks. They had great fun. A brilliant meal as we celebrate the year of rooster. Expensive but worth it for a treat.

Thank spin123
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful meal here with my Family celebrating a Birthday! The setting is really authentic and clean. The staff are great and the food is absolutely out of this world. It's quite pricey and definitely a good suggestion for a celebration meal or family event.

1 Thank Harry J
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We went on 17th December for a birthday treat. The menu was extensive and the food just unbelievably good. Every dish was presented beautifully and tasted even better The service was also faultless and although a little pricey well worth every penny. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Will most definitely go again and again.

Thank Philb1944
Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Had dinner here last night and was fantastic. We had a table for 8 and the service, atmosphere and food was outstanding. I haven't been for a while, but having gone back I very quickly remembered how good it truly is and won't be leaving it quite as long next time. I would recommend the Chassagne Montrachet white wine also,... More 

1 Thank DamonCS
Ware, Hertfordshire
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

A very nice ambiance and setting. The staff very attentive. The menu is extensive with varied choices. The food is cooked well and with great taste and aroma. The portion sizes were good and just right. As mentioned in the title little over priced for certain dishes. I appreciate that you pay for quality, service, setting and the experience but... More 

Thank Massoud M
Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Nice little restaurant - Unfortunately the night we went there was a very large table next to us, and they were VERY loud and we couldn't hear ourselves talk above the noise - Not the Restaurants fault. The food was very well presented and tasted good- The waiters were polite and friendly - Service a little slow, but the restaurant... More 

Thank Supersue1956
Canvey Island
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Visited Straw Hat for the first time. Quaint little restaurant with a mixture of Olde English and Oriental decor. We opted for mixed starter , crispy aromatic duck and a selection of chicken and beef dishes. Food was a little more pricey than your usual Chinese however, it was worth the money. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Anna C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$96 - US$96
Chinese, Asian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road, Sawbridgeworth CM21 0AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Sawbridgeworth
  • Phone Number: +44 1279 722434

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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
2 months ago
Greater London, United Kingdom

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