Best restaurants in Chigwell

An extremely popular part of Essex, no need to look further than Chigwell for your next meal out. Serving visiting tourists and locals alike, Chigwell has a large collection of country pubs, as well as a wide variety of restaurants that will keep you satisfied.

Updated on 23 October 2023

Located in the Epping Forest district of Essex, Chigwell blurs the line between rural and urban, making it the perfect place for those seeking a quieter lifestyle, surrounded by beautiful scenery, whilst still being located on London’s doorstep. Chigwell's hefty collection of gastropubs as well as variety of restaurants make it popular with visiting tourists as well as Essex locals.

As expected, this town is full of classic country pubs, serving hearty favourites alongside a wide variety of cask ales, often from local breweries. You’ll find Chigwell is full of handsome 19th century buildings, often boasting stylish and refurbished interiors - the perfect places to stop off for a post-walk meal, or pint, to refuel. Chigwell also offers plenty of options for your Sunday roast, making it the ideal destination for your weekend, escaping the hustle and bustle of city life and ending the day with a delicious meal. 

However, Chigwell's local restaurants aren't just made up of pubs. Alongside the large cafe and takeaway scene, you can enjoy some great food at a number of local restaurants - from Turkish grills to steakhouses, tasty Italian food and a selection of delicious Indian cuisine. If you’re looking for the best places to eat in Chigwell, whether it’s for an evening out or your next event, there’s bound to be something in the area to pique your interest. 

We've scoured the area to pull together a collection of the best restaurants that Chigwell has to offer, and the list below shows all our favourite spots. Be sure to take a look, and if anything strikes your fancy then you can book directly through our page - it’s never been easier.

The King William IV

The King William IV

High Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6PJ

A classic pub in the heart of Chigwell, The King William IV serves all of your pub favourites. From fish and chips to Sunday roast, they’ve got you covered. With stylish interiors and outdoor dining spaces, it’s a great spot all year round to unwind and dine.

Under £30
Pubs
British
The Crown & Crooked Billet

The Crown & Crooked Billet

13 Cross Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG8 8BN

A true village pub, The Crown & Crooked Billet is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re visiting for Sunday lunch, afternoon tea or their award winning pies. It’s exactly what you would want when looking to spend a cosy evening at a local pub.

£30 - £49
British
Indian Ocean

Indian Ocean

181 Manor Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 5QB

An extensive menu of traditional curries, alongside a number of chef’s specialities, it's no wonder that Indian Ocean is perennially busy. With so many tasty dishes to choose from, whether it's the Bengal king prawns, salmon masala or creamy lamb pasanda, the difficult bit is deciding what to eat. Not feeling like going out? Check out their takeaway menu too - and enjoy from the comfort of your home.

Under £30
Indian
The Two Brewers

The Two Brewers

57 Lambourne Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6ET

Look no further for pub classics done right. Enjoy a daily menu at The Two Brewers, including crispy pig cheeks, honey roast ham or even the vegan shepherd’s pie. Cosy up by the log fire to enjoy hearty meals or even celebrate a family event in the private dining room, there’s plenty of space no matter the occasion.

£30 - £49
British
International
Sheesh Chigwell

Sheesh Chigwell

High Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6QA

A Chigwell favourite, Sheesh is pricier than others in the area, but with delicious, charcoal grilled food, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got your table booked. With classic Turkish cuisine, as well as a variety of specials - think wagyu burgers and truffle steaks - you won't want to miss out on this dining experience

£50 - £79
Turkish
Miller & Carter Chigwell

Miller & Carter Chigwell

Manor Road, Romford, London, RM4 1NH

On the outskirts of Hainault Forest, this award winning steakhouse has made its way to Chigwell, delivering beautifully matured steaks to locals and tourists alike. With a three course set menu on a Sunday, it’s the perfect place to end a lovely day out in the countryside.

£30 - £49
Steak
British
The Three Jolly Wheelers

The Three Jolly Wheelers

735 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 8AS

Situated between Chigwell and Woodford Green, this 19th century pub has all the usual classics, with a fully stocked bar including cask ales, fine wines and a variety of British gins. Wanting to try something new? Give their stonebaked pizzas a go.

Under £30
Pubs
British
Brasserie Restaurant at The Prince Regent

Brasserie Restaurant at The Prince Regent

Manor Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG8 8AE

A converted Georgian mansion, London Chigwell’s Prince Regent Hotel comes equipped with a modern day restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With tasty grills, juicy burgers and a selection of classic plates, be sure to save some room as their desserts are not to be missed.

£30 - £49
British
International
Papillon

Papillon

13 Brook Parade, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6PF

Looking for a great atmosphere? Find it here at Papillon, a Chigwell staple complete with all of your Italian favourites. Whether you’re wanting pizza, linguine or risotto, there’s a bit of everything on the menu. And be sure to finish the night with their homemade tiramisu.

£30 - £49
Italian
Jaipur of Chigwell

Jaipur of Chigwell

734 Chigwell Road, Chigwell, Essex, IG8 8AL

On the outskirts of Chigwell, Jaipur is a family run Indian restaurant which brings the genuine Indian flavour and hospitality to Chigwell. With a newly refurbished restaurant, there’s no better place to enjoy such an extensive menu of quality cooked food, including a long list of plant-based options alongside lamb, seafood and duck curries.

Under £30
Indian

Looking for more options in the area, check out our collection of the best restaurants in Brentwood, or a little bit further for the best restaurants in Chelmsford. We even have a full roundup of the best restaurants in Essex, so be sure not to miss out the next time you're in the area. 

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