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The Maldon District offers a wide range of eateries to suit all tastes and pockets. Dining out could not be easier with good quality restaurants, brasseries and bars, ensuring you have plenty of choice. Whether traditional dining or more cosmopolitan, you can enjoy a wide variety of locally produced food and drink, and international cuisine as well.

With tranquil riverside views or wholesome homecooked meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner may be your favourite times of day in the Maldon District.



The Jolly Sailor

The Jolly Sailor at Hythe Quay in Maldon, Essex, is a delightful 17th Century Pub, ideally located overlooking the River Blackwater, offering food, drink and accommodation.


Welcome to Intimo-Fresco, one of the most successful family owned and run Italian restaurants in Essex. Located on the High street of historic maritime town Maldon.


A café in the mornings offering fairtrade products,lunchtime menue with daily specials. In the evening a bar serving extensive wine list, local real ales and cocktails.

The House of Delight

Welcome to House of Delight, your local Chinese restaurant located on the High Street in Maldon.

The Chequers Inn

The Chequers is located in the charming village of Goldhanger on the River Blackwater in Essex.

Balti Bhujon

Balti Bhujon is an exclusive Indian restaurant situated in the historic ancient town of Maldon in Essex situated on the banks of the River Blackwater.

Maldon Tandoori

Our restaurant was established by my brother and myself in 1987 following the vision of our father who had a passion for cooking.

The Oyster Smack Inn

The Oyster Smack Inn is a charming local restaurant and cocktail bar with accommodation. Built in the 1800's, the building is full of character and sets the scene for an outstanding and extremely popular local Restaurant.

Le Bouchon Hotel & Brasserie

A blend of both French and English cuisine, set in a relaxed and intimate environment.

The Curry Nights

Run by Foyaj Miah for the past 15 years, The Curry Nights restaurant and take away offers an exclusive menu of the finest traditional Indian cuisine.


The Oakhouse, Maldon
Both Burnham-on-Crouch and Maldon have a choice of cafés, tea rooms and coffee houses. The Cabin Dairy benefits from views over the river in Burnham-on-Crouch, its location on the High Street and is also popular with motorcyclists and visitors. Mrs. Salisbury's Famous Tea Rooms located off Maldon High Street has outdoor seating alongside the artisan shops of Bright's Path. At Heybridge Basin, there is a Wilkin & Sons Tiptree Jam Tea Room called The Lock and at Hythe Quay in Maldon, Topsail Charters have the new Barge Tea Rooms aboard the barge Resourceful.


With such a long and beautiful coastline, there are many opportunities to experience stunning views while eating and drinking in the Maldon District. Wilkin & Sons has the View River Café which offers views across to Osea Island. At the Hythe Quay in Maldon, you can sit alongside Thames Sailing Barges outside the Queen's Head. Over on the Crouch Estuary at Burnham Quay, you can take advantage of the outdoor seating area at the Quayside Café to look across to Wallasea Island. Another stunning location is in Tollesbury where a Victorian Sail Loft now hosts the Loft Tea Room.


The Chequers Goldhanger
Diners are spoilt for choice in the Maldon District when seeking the perfect Sunday Lunch. From traditional roast dinner, seafood or something a little different, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Enjoy a pleasant stroll along the River Crouch, passing many popular pubs and cafés such as Parlour Café and the Ye Olde White Harte along Burnham Quay. During the summer months, you can book a boat trip with Le Bouchon Brasserie for a Cruise & Dine experience along the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation Canal to Heybridge Basin or to Beeleigh Falls.


The Cabin Dairy

A Quayside/High Street Café and Tea Room that is popular with motorcyclists and visitors. Serving home-made breakfast, brunch and lunch. Indoor and outdoor seating, also sells sandwiches and ice creams.

The Vintage Rose

The Vintage Rose is a vintage style tea room located at Quest Place just off of Maldon High Street.

The Loft

The Loft is a modern tearoom with a vintage feel, set in the beautiful working marina of the lovely coastal village of Tollesbury in Essex.

The Round Bush Café

The Round Bush is run by Gary Hoy and offers a warm family friendly atmosphere with its cosy open fire in lovely surroundings.

Parlour Café

Parlour Cafe might be slightly off the beaten track, but with great coffee, tea, milkshakes, freshly made lemonades and a bar this is the place to be! We have free parking, free wifi, a large, dog-friendly garden and a children's play area!

Tollesbury Café

The Tollesbury Café is located on Woodrolfe Road, nearby the historic sail lofts. The café offers a range of food and drink, as well as a friendly service and warm welcome.

The Barge Tearooms

Step aboard our winter tearoom on board a vintage sailing barge on Maldon's Hythe Quay for a memorable tearoom experience and help support our maritime heritage.

Suzie's Gift and Tea Shop

Here at Suzie's Gift and Tea Shop we make all of our delicious food on the premises, priding ourselves on delivering fresh and tasty meals, cakes, drinks and treats.

Mrs Salisbury’s Famous Tea Rooms

Founded in 2014, Mrs Salisbury's optimises the Great British tea room. Our tea room is proudly situated in the blue plaque dwelling of the late Edward Bright, The Fat Man of Maldon.

Tiptree Tea Room

Bright and airy, "the lock" is THE place to eat on the waterfront at Heybridge Basin. Indoors or out, it offers outstanding Blackwater estuary views.

Sophie’s Kitchen

Our cakes are all freshly home made. They include chocolate, lemon, lemon and poppyseed, carrot, victoria, coffee and walnut, pecan and maple, bakewell tart, scones and a selection of home made cupcakes.