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“2nd visit”
Review of Ananta

Ananta
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$42
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 10 August 2014

What else to be said! Just top top food. Packed you must book we went on a Friday. But apparently it's the same in the week and that speaks for itself. We had a takeaway in the winter but nicer to go in. The owners do come out and they clearly work hard. It brings back memories of a trip many years ago to Thailand. Go and try! You won't be disappointed.

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1  Thank indie999
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

The location is fantastic, rural Essex at its best, the "pub" is a beautiful piece of history and the thai food is the best i have ever had. Add to this a range of real ale and a nice choice of wines and a warm welome and you have the perfect night out.

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Thank SueFox2013
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Despite the good reviews, I was slightly apprehensive – after all, is it really likely that an old English village pub is going to serve outstanding Thai food? Well, I needn’t have worried. This place is magic!

Layout-wise, it really is an English village pub, with very little Thai theme. There are two dining rooms, with a small bar in the middle of the building. The couple of real ales on tap were good, and the service behind the bar was very friendly and welcoming.

On to the main event – the food! The menu is a good size without being extensive, and there is a good selection. When the food arrived, I was blown away by the quality and flavour. The satay prawns had the biggest prawns I have eaten outside of Thailand, and were every bit as good. The flavour of each of our dishes was fantastic – very fresh, a good amount of spice, and all served piping hot (not always the case in Thai restaurants). Two starters, two mains, and not one word of criticism about either of the four dishes – that says it all really.

Service was pretty good, without being outstanding. That said, it was a Friday night and they were pretty busy.

I would go back in a heartbeat. A truly great place.

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Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Haven't been to the restaurant for a few months but have been meaning to write this review for ages!
I have now been on three occasions first was my husbands 40th. Second was a girly night out and third was a relaxed dinner with friends. Each time the restaurant was the perfect setting for our occasion!
The welcome is very warm, the food superb, the drink choices plentiful and the prices reasonable. I applaud Ananta and Sergio for bringing this fine quality restaurant to our area and I can't wait to go back again very soon. If in doubt try it, we took friends with us who had never eaten Thai before and didn't know what to expect... well they are now addicted!!

1  Thank joden2n1979
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

Ananta is fantastic, we have been here frequently and often get takeaway. We are never disappointed! Sergio and Ananta are so friendly and the food is always freshly cooked and delicious!

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1  Thank ClaireSaffronWalden
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