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The Pig at Maldon

The Kings Head Centre 38 High Street | Kings Head Centre, Maldon CM9 5PN, England
+44 1621 850396
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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The Kings Head Centre 38 High Street | Kings Head Centre, Maldon CM9 5PN, England
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

After only a few months trading this restaurant has now closed and the building is currently empty. By some of the reviews and what we could see of the kitchen at the rear of the building we were not surprised!

Thank Essex L
Reviewed 25 February 2017

A great little restaurant and nice atmosphere. We had tapas but you could also just have a drink or a main meal. Food was good. Service good.

Thank cottaa14
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had been to this restaurant before it was renamed 'The Pig' and had always had a good experience. Unfortunately it seems that it's not just the name that has changed. We went on Christmas Eve with our son. Much of the restaurant looks the...More

3  Thank Loz7486
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This place is now called The Pig. Went for dinner with friends on Friday 20 January. Firstly our waitress,whose name was Tracey, was top notch. Probably one of the loveliest waitresses that we have ever been served by - ever!! There was only one other...More

1  Thank KenE21
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Very hard to rate as this is a tapas style restaurant Some of the dishes I liked others not so much, pigs cheeks. Pleasant restaurant, reasonable service. Think I would have possibly liked a meze type format, whereby for a set price you get a...More

Thank BrianB061155
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Better dinner than lunch I have found but it is small and friendly and quite a romantic atmosphere. Not really the place for groups of more that 8. I have never been disappointed, parking is easy.

Thank mumwhotravels2014
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The secret garden offers an excellent selection of freshly cooked food with quality to match. I would visit again and again

1  Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 18 August 2016

A mid week meal out.t he food was extremely good and well presented.the service was good the waitress was very pleasant. We will definitely be eating their again .we would recommend a meal there.

Thank gayle g
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

At £15 each their Sunday Lunch menu is ridiculous overpriced and with the exception of the roast potatoes the rest was dire. The Lamb was fatty, the cauliflower was overcooked and just mixed with the cheese sauce like a thick milkshake and the amount of...More

Thank NickL66
Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Secret Garden is an ideal place: very friendly staff in a cosy interior. We fancied something 'fishy' but there was only fish and chips in the Mains menu. We were told that as mussels were on the evening menu, the chef could prepare some...More

Thank babette_knott
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Kings Head Centre 38 High Street | Kings Head Centre, Maldon CM9 5PN, England (Formerly The Secret Garden)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 850396
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The Secret Garden is situated in the picturesque town of Maldon. The restaurant offers unpretentious British cuisine in a relaxed setting.We serve fresh, simple, honest food - the food we want to eat - fantastic local fish, shellfish and game in season, delicious meat and vegetarian dishes, gorgeous puddings and a well-chosen wine list. Bookings for dinner and Sunday lunch is strongly recommended. 38-Seater fully licensed restaurant
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