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The Shepherd and Dog
The Shepherd and Dog

The Shepherd and Dog Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.shepherdanddogessex.com
  • Email: office@shepherdanddogessex.com
  • Phone: 0170 837 7717
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch

    Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 3pm; Sunday: 12pm - 5:30pm


    Monday - Saturday: 6pm - 9:30pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 8pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: David Smith
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Entertainment: We have live entertainment from various singers every Friday and Sunday evening from 7pm.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Harold Wood station 10 minute walk
  • Parking: Private Car Park
A word from The Shepherd and Dog
The Shepherd & Dog is what a local pub should be; friendly and welcoming, with the best English food sourced directly from local farmers, great English beers and ciders and an atmosphere that all the family will love. We even have our own cocktail bar for you to enjoy a few drinks before you sit down to eat.

We want you to enjoy our warm welcome whether you join us for a lovely dinner in the evening, a great value weekday lunch or the perfect Sunday roast.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "1st time at this restaurant brilliant no loud people great food great service place to go for that special occasion. loved the decor will be going again soon"
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "we went for a lunch for my wives birthday (2 adults 4 children) on the 4th April 1pm we did turn up early at 12.40 and was asked to go to the bar even though the restaurant was half empty . The food and ambience was very good , kids meals were also first class . Down side was service was extremely slow . and I did phone twice and ask if the restaurant could do something special for my wives birthday and this was ignored even after being told they was doing something , I also mentioned it when we was having our dessert . still nothing"
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "We enjoyed the lunch and the atmosphere, we were not rushed and had time to enjoy ourselves."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "We went on the Monday after Mothering Sunday and it was brilliant all good was prepaired and hot and the service was amazing , the staff very pleasant ."
    dined on 31/03/2014
  • "Went on a Monday for a birthday meal, not overally busy, food was good but service was very slow,"
    dined on 31/03/2014
  • "2 of us lunched on Friday - one ordered from the fixed price menu and one from the a la carte and the food was delicious as ever. Great presentation, fresh and cooked very well, the Shepherd and Dog delivered YET AGAIN! The rib of beef sandwich was perfect with a medium rare beef that was tender and flavoursome and the chicken and quinoa main was full of the aromas reminiscent of middle eastern cuisine I look forward to the next chance we get to visit :)"
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Good welcome Polite serving staff Bit of a wait for main but enjoyed the ambience Not rushed to leave our table when we had finished meal Will return and recommend this restaurant to others"
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "This is my favourite restaurant . Service excellent . Delivered Flowers balloons and special glass to the shephard and dog Hour before Our meal x friendly helpfull and professional .."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "I have been to Shepherd and Dog once before, soon after it opened, and hadn't particularly felt the need to rush back. Anyway, some things were good (excellent prawn and crayfish cocktail), others distinctly average (caesar salad, strangely deconstructed) Some of the specials seemed more successful, looked good, but did not quite hit the spot taste wise. We waited 40 minutes before our order was taken, as we were chatting it was not a big issue, but this was a problem last time we visited which we put down to being new at the time, but it seems not. When the very nice waiter finally came to us he asked if we were ready or did we want more time, we all chorused "no, please take our order!" a lot of show and not much substance. sorry"
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "We've been a few times and have never had a bad meal, always a lovely atmosphere as well!"
    dined on 05/03/2014
  • "When we recieved our confirmation call i changed the time to 5pm.When we arrived we were told it was the lunch menu and had to order at the bar my partner informed the staff we were not aware of this as we had not been told and expected the dinner menu but were told the restaurant doesnt open until 6 so theres nothing they can do about it not the response we expected but hey ho!! As we were hungry we decided to continue as we had been looking forward to it. Ordered x2 Courses each and 2drinks which came to £75! Not happy with the price considering it was a lunch menu but the Food was still good, just not happy with the service we recieved this time."
    dined on 03/03/2014
  • "Firstly, the food - it was very good. The portions were large, nicely presented and were all very enjoyable. We asked for a quiet table - having read reviews about the noise levels - and were given a choice of 2 corner tables that were both very pleasant. HOWEVER, as the evening went on and the restaurant filled-up, it seems regardless of where you sit, it is VERY noisy. The service also slowed down a lot - the waiting staff were busy, so probably need more help, I think. Not a restaurant for a quiet dinner or a business dinner, for sure. Regardless, as I say, the food is very good."
    dined on 26/02/2014
  • "came on thurs 20/2 party of 5 . lovely food , service etc . very impressed will be back!"
    dined on 20/02/2014
  • "Had another pleasant evening at the Shepherd and Dog. Food and service were as great as ever, always made to feel welcome and nothing is ever too much trouble for the staff. This is a great place for any occasion and is highly recommended."
    dined on 20/02/2014
  • "Had a really nice lunch with friends. The food was good as always and although quite busy and also setting up for filming TOWIE the service was still attentive. Only downside was that the cHips were not crispy as usual!!"
    dined on 13/02/2014
  • "Food excellent ,steak was perfect statt were attentive and plesent .All round good night"
    dined on 05/02/2014
  • "Very good food and service, and exceptional for a local restaurant. We will return."
    dined on 27/01/2014
  • "We were greeted at the door and lead to table very quickly. Our waiter introduce himself and took our drinks order. Our orders were taken at our pace. When the food arrived it was beautiful. The restaurant has a busy but friendly atmosphere I can see why it is so hard to get a table."
    dined on 25/01/2014
  • "Two of us had the opportunity for a lunch out midweek and we were not disappointed. Great choices on the good value set menu as well as on the a la carte, attentive and friendly service and well executed dishes. yet again, cannot fault the S&D and look forward to our next visit!!"
    dined on 19/12/2013
  • "We arrived on time for our booking to be told our table wasn't ready. We went to the bar to wait. 15 minutes later we was still waiting to be served a drink but our table was finally ready. The starter and main course was nice but dessert was not good at all. Whilst waiting for our coffees we was approached by a waiter asking us to leave our table. We'd only be there 1.5 hours and our table was late and they wanted us to move! We said no and was then asked again. I asked for the manager who apologised but it was a sour ending to our lunch. I will visit again and let's hope the visit is better!"
    dined on 22/11/2013
  • "Food was Excellent no complaints about that, well presented portions perfect size! very happy!!! Downside i found the Restaurant too noisy and too busy, i felt like i was eating dinner in my local wetherspoons/pub on a Friday night and could not manage a conversation with my partner as i could not hear him nor could i hear the waitress/waiter. It was too crowded and the bar area was spilling out into the entrance which created more noise. At the moment i am assuming this is because its so close to christmas so i will return in a month or 2 to try it again and hopefully will be 100% satisfied At the moment i would not recommend to a friend, but hopefully after my 2nd attempt i will be able 2."
    dined on 14/12/2013
  • "Excellent food and good service. We were made aware of the 2 hour slot - but didn't think it would be an issue as there is the adjoining bar where we expected to move to and carry on our evening. What we didn't count on was that half the bar was booked out to big dining groups so actually there was realistically little room for drinks after dinner. A real shame as we ended our evening earlier than planned. Will return but not during any festive period."
    dined on 14/12/2013
  • "Our first visit and we took friends. Could have been risky but we all had a really good experience. Would visit again."
    dined on 15/11/2013
  • "Very very friendly, lovely style, good service without being in your face, time left on own not hustled to move on, perfect"
    dined on 05/11/2013
  • "We went there as a special treat for my dads birthday and he loved it! The staff are really welcoming and couldn't do enough for you. They made sure you never had an empty glass! The food was outstanding, we all had different dishes and they were all cooked and presented terrific. It is a little more expensive than the normal restaurants in the area but well worth the extra money. Will 100% be going back. FANTATSTIC!!!"
    dined on 05/11/2013
  • "I visited Shepherd & Dog with a few friends , loved the food , loved the choice . the amosphere was great and the staff very friendly . Overall excellent , cant wait to go back"
    dined on 01/11/2013
  • "Excellent food and presentation and professional staff make this pub/restaurant an enjoyable experience"
    dined on 31/10/2013
  • "The meal I had did not seem fresh and slightly undercooked the sea bass had a very strong smell whereas I have eaten and cooked sea bass fresh on several occasions."
    dined on 22/10/2013
  • "A modern and cheerful decor gave way to some splendid food. A fully dressed crab as starter was big enough for a meal but was extremely reasonably priced. Crispy chicken supreme was very tasty and nicely presented. A mushroom tagliatelle with a slice of brie on top and a chicken and leak pie were absolutely superb. The lime and chocolate cheesecake with mango was scrumptious but was almost topped by the sorbet sharing plate which had five different sorbets served in tiny coffee cups - delightful. The service was efficient and the whole lot, including starter drinks, two bottles of wine and coffee came to about £40 a head. Bearing in mind the quality, this was good value."
    dined on 21/10/2013
  • "Came here for the first time to celebrate our wedding anniversary had a lovely food really nice although some dishes very pricey. Staff very helpful and nice atmosphere will definatley come here again :0)"
    dined on 18/10/2013
  • "Great food every time. Service was a little slow but the restaurant is always packed and there was a large party in the bar area ordering food as well as a full restaurant, so understandable. Service still attentive. Would go back time and time again."
    dined on 06/10/2013
  • "Booked a table for my girlfriends birthday with her parents are after hearing rave reviews. The place looks great from the outside and is nicely laid out when inside I wouldn't come here if your looking for a quiet and romantic meal as it was incredibly noisy due to the amount of people crammed in so felt a little impersonal. Having said it that the food was fantastic and cocktails were high standard also."
    dined on 05/10/2013
  • "A former pub now a high class food restaurant beautifully prepared and good friendly service - bar attracts a lot of noisy people so spoils the ambience"
    dined on 05/10/2013
  • "The Shepherd and Dog is a good quality restaurant with lovely contemporary surroundings. We ate from the set lunch menu. The options available were varied. Both my starter (mushrooms) and main chicken/noodles could have done with more seasoning. I never normally add salt to my food but did on this occasion. They were both very enjoyable. It was beautifully presented. Staff were very friendly and accommodating. Look forward to eating here again."
    dined on 07/10/2013
  • "Arrived on time, to be told running late so wait in bar, not a good start. Food was edible, but not good value, in fact massively overpriced for poor "pub fayre" like food. Took three attempts to get two drinks correct, the service was keen but not a good level, seemed to be a lacking of control in front of house, no management! Reluctant to keep being negative, but the noise level in the restaurant was unbelievable, plus on at least three occasions, had to stand up in order to let people past table, not the ideal way to dine. Would not recomend or return."
    dined on 29/09/2013
  • "I dined with 3 friends who all had the fish & chips option which was lush. I chose a Thai curry sauce with salmon and prawns and glass noodles and was shocked by the tiny portion. Luckily my friend gave me a few of her tasty chips to top it up. Apart from that it was lovely. Crumble was tasty too."
    dined on 03/10/2013
  • "Went to shepherd and dog on a Tuesday lunch time. Food was still excellent and I love going here"
    dined on 01/10/2013
  • "The food was excellent. The staff friendly and knowledgeable about the food. Nice surroundings. Clean. Reasonably priced."
    dined on 11/08/2013
  • "Really enjoyed Sunday Lunch. Service was good even though they were busy. Excellently cooked meals, cheeseboard could have been more substantial. Overall very good venue. Only downside is the difficult parking. It would put me off a return visit in case I got blocked in."
    dined on 29/09/2013
  • "We have been to this resturant many times before its local and really nice. We arrived for our 820pm booking about 10 min early and we were asked to wait in the bar area, no problem with that, but it was crowded and because they serve alot of cocktails the service is slow , however 30 min later we were seated to our table, we wee advised we would ahve to wait 30 min for our food but starters could be brought out faster, i thought this was so good because that way we were given a choice and knew where we stood. Dinner was lovely , i had the fish and chips and my husband sausage and mash, all beautifully presented and very fresh and very filling. we have already booked to go next month"
    dined on 28/09/2013