FAQs

Restaurant table by a window

What is your cancellation policy?

We require 72 hours’ notice for any cancellations to avoid a £58.00 per person charge.

If the booking is for more than eight, a deposit of £58 per person is required which is non-refundable.

What menus do you offer?

We have our lunch menu £25 for two courses or £32 for three courses available Wednesday to Saturday. Our three-course à la carte menu at £58 is available lunch & dinner Wednesday to Saturday. Our seven-course tasting menu at £70 is available lunch & dinner Wednesday to Saturday. Our Sunday lunch menu is individually priced & available noon to 16:00.

Do you cater for vegetarians & vegans?

We certainly do. We can cater for all, so when making a booking, please inform us in advance & we can prepare both vegetarian & vegan options.

Can you cater for dietary requirements?

Yes. When making a booking, please inform us of any dietary requirements, as we need to know in advance so that we can prepare appropriate dishes for you.

Food allergies

Whilst we follow best practice at all times, we do like to highlight the fact that all the dishes we serve are produced in an environment where allergens are also prepared and cooked.

We cannot guarantee that the environment will be completely allergen free.

Are children allowed in the restaurant?

Yes they are allowed in the restaurant, however we do not offer a kids menu; they can choose from the à la carte menu & Tim will prepare a smaller portion, if possible.

Do you offer accommodation?

Yes, we have three rooms on the first floor which are only accessible by staircase, each with a walk-in shower.

Can you accommodate children in the bedrooms?

Unfortunately we do not have the space for extra beds for children in the bedrooms.

Is breakfast included?

Breakfast is not included in the rate of the rooms & is an extra £15 per person.

What time is breakfast served?

Breakfast is served from 08:00 – 10:00.

What time is check-in and check-out?

Guests are welcome to check-in from 15:00. However if you are expecting to arrive earlier please do let us know in advance & we can arrange for you to leave your luggage with us prior to 15:00.

Guests must check-out by 10:30.

Please note we are CLOSED on Monday & Tuesday. We will get in touch with you a few days before check-in to give you the code for our key safe to access the bedrooms. Breakfast is still served on the closed days & we will ask you what time you will need it.

Is there a hairdryer or an iron in the rooms?

We provide hairdryers in all our rooms. If you require an iron & ironing board we will be happy to bring it to you.

How do I book a table for more than four people?

You can book directly on our website for up to four guests. For more, please give us a ring on 01371 821660 & we will be happy to take your reservation.

Do you offer gift vouchers?

Yes, we do offer a range of amazing gift experiences.
www.flitchofbacon.co.uk/gift-experiences/

How do I redeem a gift voucher?

When you make your booking, just let us know you will be using a voucher & bring it with you on the day of your booking.

Is there a dress code?

There is no dress code, so please dress as smart or as casual as you like.

Do I need to book a taxi?

We highly recommend booking a taxi in advance.

Here is a list of some we do use:

Fargo Links 01371 267267

Ecab Ltd 01371 873323

Phoenix Cars of Essex 01279 293502

How long does the Tasting Menu last?

The Tasting Menu usually takes around two-and-a-half to three hours. If you are booking a taxi, we would suggest allowing at least three hours.

What are your opening hours?

Monday & Tuesday: Closed.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday lunch: 12:00 – 14:00.

Saturday lunch: 12:00 – 14:30.

Wednesday & Thursday dinner: 18:30 – 21:30.

Friday & Saturday dinner: 18:00 – 21:30.

Sunday lunch: 12:00 – 16:00.

The bar is open all day Wednesday to Saturday & last drink orders on Sunday is 17:30.

Rooms check-in from 15:00 and check-out by 10:30.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes, they are allowed only in the bar area.

How to find you?

The Street, Little Dunmow, Essex CM6 3HT

(51.8675823, 0.4044761)

Can we eat outside?

Yes, we have tables on our garden terrace & in the summer months you can eat outside; however we do not reserve the tables.

Do you have a car park?

Yes, we do have a car park just across the road with limited parking spaces.

Can we come early for our table & have a drink?

Absolutely! When you book your table it is the time that you will be seated, so we suggest to come 20 to 30 minutes before your booking time to enjoy a drink in the bar.

Do you have accessible friendly access?

Yes, you can access the restaurant by the side door from our garden terrace. Please mention it when you make your booking, so we can allocate you a table with easy access.

Do you offer a room & dinner package?

We certainly do!

If you’re looking to treat yourselves to an overnight culinary adventure, why not go the whole hog & join us at our fabulous restaurant with rooms & delight in our dinner, bed & breakfast breaks. Tim & his team will go above & beyond to make sure you’re well looked after.

Our exclusive gourmet package includes:

Overnight stay in one of our three luxury rooms with breakfast.

An amazing five-course seasonal tasting menu.

A sumptuously seasonal Bellini cocktail.

Tim’s handmade luxury chocolates.

A signed menu by Tim Allen.

This offer is available on Wednesday & Thursday for £159 for single occupancy or £239 for two people.

This offer is available on Friday & Saturday for £200 for single occupancy or £280 for two people.

Booking essential.