About us

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A rising star

Our coveted Michelin-starred restaurant

The Flitch of Bacon’s story is full of passion and humour and culminates in the creation of a superb restaurant in Essex, with exquisite food using amazing ingredients and offering excellent, friendly service.

Chef cooking at the Flitch

A loving restoration

A gorgeous transformation of this historic Essex pub

This Michelin-starred restaurant’s story started five years ago when a Grade I listed disused old pub in Dunmow, Essex, was transformed into an elegant restaurant, the Flitch of Bacon. The building was completely renovated to create the intimate dining environment and stunning guest rooms you see today. Welcome to the Flitch of Bacon.

About the Flitch

The perfect home from home

Our charming Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms

There are three sumptuous bedrooms, each individually designed, creating the perfect setting for a romantic gourmet getaway. Our terraced garden enjoys full sunshine and is a lovely spot to enjoy al-fresco dining in the sunnier months.

A growing reputation

We’re very proud of our Michelin star status

Within a few years of opening, The Flitch was awarded its first Michelin star and it’s still the only restaurant ever to be awarded this status in Essex.

The restaurant was also named one of the top 100 eateries in the UK by Restaurant Magazine as well as being listed in 2019’s Top 50 Gastropubs, all fantastic accolades.

From farm to table

The finest local ingredients grace our restaurant menus

All our menus use the finest local ingredients with a choice to suit every occasion and taste. You’ll find our wine list stocked with fabulous wines and fresh seasonal ingredients from the surrounding land and sea. We have a passion for where we are and what we have and we love sharing it with you.

Something for everyone

Join us for Sunday lunch, a Michelin star tasting menu or a romantic gourmet break

Whether you are visiting for a celebratory lunch, the unforgettable traditional Sunday lunch, or our renowned Michelin star seasonal tasting menu available at both lunch and dinner you will not be disappointed. You can visit for cocktails or even enjoy one of our romantic gourmet breaks or perhaps one of the many themed evenings we have across the year.

We’ve thought of everything

A warm welcome and a wonderful dining experience

The Flitch of Bacon offers you a warm welcome and an unforgettable dining experience, so please come and see for yourself what all the fuss is about. You will not be disappointed. We look forward to welcoming you to our restaurant in Essex.