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The Empire Diner - CLOSED


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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Checked the website and was informed that it was open from 9am to midnight today. 7/10/17. Drove all the way from Frinton on sea as our daughter is coeliac and she was really looking forward to this. Turns out they were closed with barrels blocking...More

Date of visit: October 2017
5  Thank simon10730
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great gluten free options, even waffles. Unfortunately these isn't very clear on their website or menu, but helpful Manager talked us through on the phone. They have gluten free waffles and burger buns. Will be back to try the ribs as they had sold out...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 736CarolR
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Lovely food, very attentive staff and can’t really fault. Good value and tasty... what more do you want???

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Liz W
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Friendly and attentive service and really good burgers. Lovely milkshakes too. Thought the food took a while to show up, but that's about the only criticism I'd have. Would imagine the place is buzzing when they hold their car events.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Gurnox
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

I have visited for breakfast a couple of times and the food is very good, I highly recommend the NY Yankees. My 2 year old loves to watch the cars go past on the A12. However, last visit the service was a let down. The...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Jay3679
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Passing by and fancying a change from the usual fast food chain. Very nice layout inside. Very clean. Once ordered the food took quite a while. But once it arrived it was well presented and tasty. Not local so will only be back if passing....More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank simonfZ6799DX
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Came here for lunch with my parents and kids. Excellent menu choice and very reasonable. Dad raved about the chicken. And really enjoyed the coffee (and believe you me he is fussy about his coffee!!!) It was the best Veggie Dog ive ever had. Mum...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank sarahlouise55
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Called in for a late lunch Mark was off, however Kat who is great was in charge with another who was also excellent, the place was running really well. They have a new chef called Ryan, managed to see the kitchen, the work areas really...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank johngC3782IC
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

So we stumbled across this diner at the beginning of a road trip and we are so glad we did! We have now visited a number of times because we loved the food and atmosphere! The first time we visited we both went for the...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Dean-Ellie
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We loved seeing the different cars pull in and out but that was definitely the highlight. The service was a bit lacklustre and nobody seemed to particularly be in charge. I don't like leaving bad reviews and the staff did try hard but it was...More

Date of visit: July 2017
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