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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Vegetarian options
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Papillon is regarded as one of the best places to eat in Chigwell. A friendly Italian that is decked out in timeless, cosy furnishings, Papillon comprises just one room, along with a visible bar and al fresco dining out front when the weather allows it. The restaurant is open throughout the week, but closes between lunch and dinner service for a few short hours.

The main menu begins with coppa di gamberetti, which is a dish of prawns with cocktail sauce and salad. Other starters include the stuffed mushrooms with ricotta cheese and spinach with a tomato and bechamel sauce, and the raw beef tenderloin carpaccio with rocket, parmesan cheese, sea salt and crushed pepper. More classic starters include the deep fried squid and minestrone vegetable soup. If pasta is your thing, then you'll really be spoilt for choice, as there are so many options to choose from. Opt for the linguini pesto served with peas, asparagus, a touch of cream and rocket, or the traditional spaghetti bolognese. If you like seafood, try the spaghetti marinara, cooked with mixed seafood and a touch of tomato sauce.

Cheese lovers rejoice with the four cheese pizza, topped with mozzarella, gorgonzola, parmesan and stilton. If you're a vegetarian, why not try the pizza topped with mushrooms, aubergines, courgettes and peppers for a real feast. Other main dishes include the chicken breast in onions, mushrooms and a white wine and cream sauce, along with the breaded veal with spaghetti napoli or bolognese. Duck in an orange sauce is also on the menu, along with calves liver with a choice of sauces. When it comes to fresh fish, you can choose between the fillet of monkfish wrapped with parma ham, butter and sage, or the sea bass cooked with capers, olives, cherry tomatoes and a garlic and white wine sauce.


Is there a dress code?

There is no specific dress code but we would advise smart casual

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Is it veggie friendly?

Yes, there are vegetarian options available on the main menu

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13 Brook Parade, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 6PF

020 8500 6080 020 8500 6080


Opening Times

Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Mon 17:30-23:00
Tue 17:30-23:00
Wed 17:30-23:00
Thu 17:30-23:00
Fri 17:30-23:00
Sat 17:30-23:00
Sun 17:30-23:00


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