The Painted Lady

4.5
32 Reviews
£25 and under
Mediterranean
Painted Lady is the biggest, independently run restaurant in Essex. We specialise in Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine. Our Head Chef has over 30 years’ experience, training and working in the heart of eastern Turkey, a region renowned for its excellent food. Combined, our chefs have over 180 years’ experience in hospitality and fine dining...
The ambience at Painted Lady is like no other – from our marble floors to the crystal chandeliers, nothing about Painted Lady is ordinary. We pay close attention to service, taste, décor, style and presentation.
Nothing brings people together like good food. We look forward to welcoming you to Painted Lady.
What 32 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JillC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Fantastic service
Waiters were outstanding
Great value for money

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VictoriaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff who asked how long after our starters we would like our mains and also opened the door for us when we left, lovely hot food with a great choice on the menu, brilliant drink selection (best stocked bar I've ever seen in a restaurant/pub).

BH
BooHooToo
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The staff we're friendly and prompt with taking our order and drinks.

We had quite a long wait between starter's and main and the restaurant wasn't at all busy with a max of 5 tables/15 people eating.

The food was ok, not sure rice and stir fry veg goes with a kebab however when we did ask for a salad the staff we're accommodating. The chicken was slightly rubbery however the chips we're really nice and so was the afters.

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Jade
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here before and was pleased that it still remained the same food and service wise, the staff are exceptional and fully attentive! The food is fantastic, it’s a great all round experience would recommend to anyone if your looking for good food and few drinks or cocktails!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food , brilliant service.
Great value for money and lovely atmosphere.
Will definitely be coming back

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RebeccaT
Essex
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was lovely atmosphere was great.

Social distancing was really bad table's were not 2m apart, staff walking around without masks.

Table service.. what table service no one came over to ask how the food was or if we wanted another drink.

Then they charged you £11.17 for service charge which is disgusting.

Will not be going back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere,food was outstanding and were the cocktails,will recommend and visit again very soon.

SH
SamanthaH
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place, staff, food, drinks, music etc all spot on

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed ou evening there enjoyed staff friendly service good music bit loud to be able to talk properly towards end of the night thank u def go sgain

CB
CerriB
Essex
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time at The Painted Lady, great singer, food was beautiful, really good atmosphere. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be going again. Thank you.

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EstherO
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner with the family. Amazing service!

DH
DanH
Essex
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent staff! Would happily recommend.

RB
RichardB
Essex
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. As an avid meat eater the mixed grill was out of this world. Will be visiting again!

SR
SallyR
Essex
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding nice big portions absolutely delicious. The staff were efficient and helpful
We will return

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Keeley
Essex
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an absolutely amazing evening, only thing I would have changed is slightly more up beat music. Food, staff and service was fantastic!! Thank you x

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TurkPaul
London
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable meal in Nice and safe surrounding. Heaters made it nice and warm and felt very safe

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vipDonzy
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food Fantastic staff love nora she's the best waitress ever! But I think the cocktail prices are so expensive like London prices but that's the only downfall apart from that the food is amazing and the staff also 👍😁

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Kelsey
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall the experience we had at The Painted Lady was friendly, relaxing and easy.

The food was really nice, I had pasta and my date had lamb and both tasted good. The alcohol was a little steep in price but they were pretty good cocktails so it was worth it.

I would recommend The Painted Lady 👍🏻

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit and just as good as the 1st!! Our new favourite place to eat!

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natashab
Essex
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

quick friendly service nothing too much trouble
portions good size price average

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Yasemin
Essex
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch and it was amazing. Food was so good and service was perfect. Definitely be back very soon!

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Clarkson2002
Essex
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely evening with my friend great atmosphere considering with covid it wasn’t as busy as before. Drinks and food was very nice and overall and pleasant experience

MS
MiriamS
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, really friendly. Considering the restrictions we are under they made us feel really welcome, and they have made the outside space feel really comfortable. Food was delicious, and they accomodated our various requests without hesitation. We will definitely be going back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 1st visit after 2 amazing takeaways! Was not disappointed!! Amazing

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Llll
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Went for an early birthday meal. Food was late and other tables got their food before us. Wasn’t even that busy seeing as there are COVID restrictions to the amount of people allowed in the restaurant. Disappointed with how long we had to wait seeing as it was very chilly and windy on the roof terrace. When food finally came it was nice but not worth the price in my opinion. Don’t think I’ll be returning.

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Kate
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & cocktails. Perfect service from the staff.

HC
HazelC
Essex
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Under new ownership, it has an improved menu and impeccable service.

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Samn
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure, food was outstanding and the terrace was warm xx

PB
PaulB
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was great and with having some entertainment made the evening just shame the ladies couldn't dance. but lets hope we can get back to normal very soon and enjoy it more.

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Melanie
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love coming here. And I love the rebrand even more. The staff are sooo lovely, I’ve never had a bad experience here. Can’t wait for the next visit!

RK
RachelK
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service second to none as always.
We all had very different meals and everything was cooked to perfection. The staff are always so friendly and the service is great

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Daphne
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for weekday lunch,after having an excellent takeaway prior to this. It didn’t disappoint. Keep it up!!!!

FAQs

The Painted Lady offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01279 410904.

The Painted Lady is rated 4.5 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.