Permanently Closed - MCK Grill

4.2
216 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. MCK Grill is a British restaurant and cocktail bar located in Woodford Green, Essex.
This exciting new restaurant will serve seasonal cuisine in cool, calm modern surroundings.

Head Chef Gavin Gordon, previously Head Chef of Bonniegul has honed his culinary skills working under the guidance of Chefs such as Jamie Oliver, Tony Fleming and Matteo Vigotti. Gavin plans to create a menu based on the food he loves to cook with a strong focus on gluten free dishes.

You can expect to see dishes such as hand dived scallops with pea purée, pancetta and preserved lemon. Crispy confit pork belly, glazed turnip and burnt apple mayonnaise. Whole lemon sole, capers and parsley butter. In addition there will be a charcoal grill menu with the finest cuts of pasture fed 28 day aged beef from the Dedham Vale Estate.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 18:00 - 22:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 16:00 and 18:00 - 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 19.00
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Phone number
020 8504 5843
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gavin Gordon
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Parking details
Car parking is possible on the streets.
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Woodford Green
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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GW
London
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I was extremely disappointed with the restaurant. Thy had clearly ran out of veg, the service was awful and slow. Value for money 1/10. I would of been better off all round in a Toby carvery

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v
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Really below average food and service, we went for Sunday lunch it was empty and they still struggled to attend to us promptly, service was so Slow and the welcome was non existent , we were slightly late and they still struggled to have the table laid for our arrival. I’ve been wanting to come here for a long time and it didn’t live up to my expectations at all.

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and staff to xx we travelled alway from york as my daughter is massive fan Meghan fan keep up all the good work xxxx

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r
London
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely experience for my sisters 21st birthday. Everyone was so lovely and accommodating we were not rushed and were able to relax with a cocktail before our food. The pornstar martinis are to die for absolutely amazing. My main meal was beautiful and all of the sides we ordered were equally amazing. Thanks to the lovely staff also you were all sooooo great!!!!

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M
London
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

This restaurant could be really good. We booked through open table and the only tables for two available were 7.15 or 8.45. We chose the later and arrived about 8.30 to see there were about 3 covers in the restaurant. Because it was so empty the restaurant had decided to play loud music to make up for the lack of ambience. On the whole the food was good but my belly pork was undercooked with solid white fat and the accompaniments were luke warm. My husbands dish was hot but came out on a cold plate. I guess mine had been sitting a while waiting for his. With so few diners this shouldn’t have been the case. It’s a shame as it could be a good neighbourhood restaurant but because there is so much choice locally it’s unlikely we’ll return.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely afternoon tea. Brian bar man, lovely man. Very attentive, friendly

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EH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for my boyfriends 21st and absolutely loved it! Travelled from Wales and was not disappointed with the food or service! Had a 5* meal as expected and the cocktails were amazing! Will definitely be returning.

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TN
London
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pornstar Martini was amazing! Food was also lovely. But we were the only people in th restaurant at 2.30-4pm

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C
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was lovely had the Sunday roast was so tasty, also the staff was friendly, definitely recommend

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SM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were so helpful and friendly and the food was out so quickly! Will defiantly be coming back.

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m
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Was pretty good overall until a group of two girls and two men came in a little worse for wear and proceeded to shout and swear at each other instead of having a normal conversation. When the manager spoke to them they were even shouting at him as he asked them to keep it down. Too much booze and Colombian I think isn’t good for you conversational skills

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PW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Had high expectations of mck before turning up but area and location let it down as was greeted by drunk idiots outside from pub and made the price for the food and drink not worthy. Over priced and food quality was good but not worth £176 for one course. In mixed mind to wether would recommend. May have just been a bad night but wasn’t really an atmosphere there.

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LN
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable excellent food service was excellent. Well made cocktails. Food presentation and taste wonderful

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food is lovely as are the cocktails and dj. Only problem was waiting an hour and 40 minutes for our food! This happened the last time I came also, although we were offered a free round of drinks to compensate.

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LW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Amazing food, been here twice now and both times have been super tasty. Quick service- was expected as it was very quiet. Only negative is the service was slow. Clearing our plates took 15 minutes and we were 1 of 2 tables in there. Alongside this, it took a further 15 minutes for the bill which in the end we went up to the bar and paid ourselves anyway.

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T
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Food was poor quality, found small work on my plate.

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was outstanding - best Beef Wellington I have had in a long time and the starter was delicious too. Service was great, the only thing that annoyed me was that when we were given the bill, the waiter stood by our table ready with a card machine while we were still trying to work it out. I think that that is something that we didn't need an audience for. Other than that it was superb, very friendly staff too.

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L
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and great atmosphere but getting a round of drinks was tricky... would still go back though 👍

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LW
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For a Friday lunchtime it was quiet, but that suited myself and my friends as we just wanted to have a quiet catch up. Lunch menu was £9.99 for 2 courses. Obviously expectations need to be reasonable for that amount, but I was pleasantly surprised. A decent size plate of calamari to start and a tasty burger for my main. Atmosphere was nice and staff attentive. Would go back for an evening.

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KL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was gorgeous, we had such a good night, will definitely be back

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T
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The restaurant was very quiet - i thought it would have a buzzy atmosphere. It was disappointing that it was dead in there!! The waiting team were slow and non-responsive, they didn't really care for us at all, they took forever to take our order. The service was rubbish. First of all i was served a glass of prosecco in a chipped glass, which at £8.50 a glass is well overpriced anyway! My friend ordered a Mojito which tasted like it had been watered down. I ordered the egg Florentine and when it arrived my egg had fallen off and the waiter didn't seem to care about the presentation at all, he just laughed it off when i said that the egg had fallen off and looked like slop. We also ordered a side of fries which were hard and cost £4 for about 20 chips!! And when i had finished the waiter took my plate whilst my friend hadn't finished and still had a mouthful which we thought was really rude! Was a real disappointment to be honest.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service provided was outstanding and the quality of food was second to none. The only thing I would recommend is that the restaurant provides a dairy free butter/spread as my partner has an intolerance to dairy and was unable to enjoy the bread appetisers but that was only a slight hiccup. Hygiene was immaculate and presentation was flawless. Will 100% be returning for another look at the diverse and intriguing menu.

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LA
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Great food, DJ music fantastic and cocktails were well done.

Service could be improved. The bill was delivered to us without us asking and felt we were being rushed all evening. Shame

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ND
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I treated my daughter on her 29th birthday, menu was disappointing at 2pm as it was only a brunch menu.
Clean environment, staff friendly. Lovely lay out with good clean decor.

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Was really looking forward to eating here but was left disappointed. We attended mid week where we thought there might be offers on cocktails and the menu. Was not informed at time that there were 2 different menus until another party pointed it out so we ordered off normal menu, which was average at best. Nice building and setting just shame about staff and food

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CF
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came from Ipswich to celebrate my 20th birthday, was definitely worth it. Loved the ambience and the staff. Dave is super friendly and i like the fact he came over and chatted to us for a while. Definitely worth the drive! X

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and such lovely staff! Everyone so welcoming and helpful! Can’t beat good food and service. Thankyou !
Courtney and Beth x

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sunday Roast Was Amazing :) good service and friendly staff, great quality good and value for money. Would go back in a flash.

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N
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, great atmosphere! Travelled 2 and a half hours to get to the restaurant and would defo do it again! Loved it

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DG
London
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a group of my girlfriends for midweek dinner.
The cocktails were unreal, great food and great service.
Would highly recommend

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GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good atmosphere. Would go again. Trendy music in the background as well

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NE
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Absolutely loved it, was worth the drive!

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SW
Essex
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant, lovely staff, very well presented food and very attentive
Definitely returning for tomohawk Tuesday and the Sunday lunches!

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DA
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely time! Good service
Reasonable priced
Loved the gluten free

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was beautiful, would recommend to family and friends

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a warm friendly beautiful restaurant. The staff were on hand for our every need, polite and very helpful. We had an amazing lunch deal with a starter and main included, so light and delicious we also have desert and a hot chocolate. AMAZING EXPERIENCE. I'll definitely be coming back again. Thank you MCK Grill for a lovely after to celebrate my sisters 18th birthday

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J
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing!! I enjoyed everything about the restaurant. Great service, great decor and great food. Well worth it

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Roast dinner was lovely but Yorkshire pudding too big and not enough meat to accompany it .

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B
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We had a 3 course Sunday lunch. It was superb. Staff were super friendly. I couldn’t recommend this restaurant enough!!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Service good but quite expensive for a Sunday lunch

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