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Mediterranean, Greek
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First visit to this restaurant at the arches in Chelmsford, the food was very nice and good portion sizes. Good value for money and good food.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never visited Zorba's until Sunday 5th May (Greek Orthodox Easter). Wow, what a wonderful traditional meal - especially those fabulous potatoes! Charming owner and lovely staff. Definitely be returning - and sooner rather than later! Thank you.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Omg we have been here loads now family run food fresh and tasty! Personal service with lovely waitress. We went again tonight for our anniversary with the family as kids would not like us going without them as they all love the food here! You...won’t go wrong with this restaurantMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

Came here for Valentines with my wife as we both love Greek food and we absolutely loved it. The fried Feta is absolutely amazing and I had the garlic sausage souvlaki for main which was also lovely! The beer was cold and the service was...excellent! Our waiter Ervin was brilliant. Really attentive and very funny. A real credit to the restaurant!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

Lovely meal, very good service. The mousse for desert was amazing, definitely recommend. I think we were served by the owner who was wonderful and very helpful.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

We enjoyed our meal at Zorba - the staff were friendly & helped us decide what to order as there was so much choice on the menu. The food was all delicious, and the portions are generous so we took leftovers home. Would highly recommend...leaving room for the dessert - the cheesecake was the highlight of our visit!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

Had a great night with a group of friends. Genuine Greek food served in decent sized portions. Small friendly family establishment under the railway arches which captures greek ambience...apart from the temperatures! Food is delicious and hot. Desserts are to die for of course and...freshly made on site. Will try to go back in summer and imagine I'm in GreeceMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

We’ve been back to Zorbas many times since it reopened, and I have to say, it goes from strength to strength. You’re welcomed like family, and the food is always delicious. The meat literally melts in your mouth and everything is always fresh, served hot...and presented perfectly. If you haven’t been yet, you really are missing out, go and see Stella and the team for an extremely tasty treat. G and CMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

I rarely write a bad review, however on this occasion I feel I need to. We are a Greek Cypriot family and were looking forward to a meal with friends and trying out the reopened restaurant . First a positive, the young lady that served...us was lovely and we all really liked her . We opted for a meze at £27 per head for 7 of us The salad was probably the only item that had been freshly made, although the olives were drenched in vinegar, I have never eaten olives that tasted pickled , we all Agreed this wasn’t nice and I nearly choked on the one I bit into as the unexpected vinegar shot down my throat . The dips and bread were nice but none were freshly prepared all definitely bought it . The gigantes were from a tin ( I buy similar ones myself ) Everything else was clearly from the freezer and warmed up The chips were nice The spanokorizo was like rice with a ton of green slimy sludge as the spinach had not been chopped so just stuck together in a wet clump. When what should have been the star of the meal Arrived ( the meat skewers) they were definitely pre frozen bought in and so over cooked they were inedible The food was laid out on big plates with no effort or garnish There was no room on the table for the huge serving plate , small Plates would have been better. I understand the lack of space but the two huge chest freezers in the entrance could at least be disguised The chairs were uncomfortable and i did not feel like I was sitting in a Greek taverna One toilet was out of order ( fair enough it may just have broken ) But the other toilet with random Table in it with a couple of wet towels on it and Two random chairs , as I sat on the toilet I was being stared at by a Henry hoover sitting under one of the chairs !! As the only Greek restaurant in the area you really need to up your game and cook the food from scratch There was only one other table occupied on a Saturday night but the other restaurants in duke street were very busy ,a sign that something is wrong!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

Friends birthday with20 people. It was pre booked and deposits paid so no reason for them to struggle with cooking and service. I think this is a take away rather than restaurant. You walk in and there's freezers in the entrance. I ordered the meze...and the bread was cold and quite plain tasting. The calamari and meze sausage meat all looked shop bought. The skewers were over cooked and dry. The meat was of a quality meat. I was served wine with a £6.99 sticker on it but charged £21. The birthday girl chose the venue and the restaurant phoned her because I'd added this negative review. Two other people from our party felt the need to add positive reviews to counteract mine. That is the purpose of trip adviser.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Konstantinos Georgalis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Zorba the Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2023

We would like to address the points made in this post. 1. When we have a party of over 8 people we always recommend for everyone to either have the meze or main dishes, this ensures everyone eats together giving more of a fun group...More

Reviewed 10 November 2023

Lovely atmosphere and pleasant service. My friends enjoyed their food as did I, but unfortunately my falafel were very dry and tasted a bit store-bought. I'd say that the price is a little on the high side (£100 for 4 main courses, the cheapest bottle...of red and a diet coke).More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 November 2023

Excellent food and experience with a large group of friends for a birthday celebration. Thoroughly recommend this small but great venue as the staff were attentive and cheerful. Good value too for tasty food.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

An excellent night in the company with 20 friends, service and food very good I would recommend this restaurant for people looking for a relaxed, reasonably priced evening in the center of Chelmsford.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

My first trip back to the reopened Zorba the Greek. It has had its ups and downs since Harry, the first owner sold the business. I have to say to a large degree more ups than downs but the downs were bad. I went with...a friend who loves Greek food last night, so this was going to be an interesting evening. We were seated and drinks were offered and delivered quickly. I am unable to eat Wheat and diary so needed help navigating the menu so our waitress went and got her Mum who is now running Zorba's. She was a lovely persanable lady who has the same issues as me so it was easy to make a selection. She also happens to be the daughter of Harry, so it's nice that the business is back in safe hands. Gluten free flat breads are now a welcome addition in Zorba's, so are gluten free chips, so for me a safe place to eat out! The food was lovely, the service friendly and helpful. I'm looking forward to returning. Thank you for a lovely meal.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023 via mobile

Yummy food - lots of delicious options and personally think very good value for money for the portion size! Takeaway is just as good as dining in! Recommend!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Konstantinos Georgalis, Ιδιοκτήτης at Zorba the Greek Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2023

Thank you very much for your review. Hope to see you again soon ☺️

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Yes we do. We have a selection of wines, greek beers and some spirits. 😊
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Hello I was a customer there..so not sure re: gluten free menu...you would need to contact the restaurant yourself.. sorry .
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Zorba the Greek Taverna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5

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