Written on: 26/03/2012 by jmlenda
I was quite amused to read the review that called the restaurant 'hideous'... LOL... it is very quaint and basically decorated, that is correct, but you go to a restaurant to eat at the end of the day. The food is always excellent and the service is warm. The waiters are always very helpful and the atmosphere intimate as it is so small. I find the fact that it is so quaint quite attractive. I often dine in 'up market' and modern restaurants, which look wonderful but the food is no better.... (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2011 by Garfie1990
Awfull I took my Wife and Children to Umbertos yesterday for the first time and I am still quite depressed by the whole experience. I have never felt compelled to write a review before this. Apperance and atmosphere. Hideous I should have gone with my gut reaction and turned around and walked straight back out again. The restaurant is tatty with holes in the plasterbaord, ( presumably where some one has punched it). The decor resembles one of those '' Traditional English pubs'' that you... (read more)
Written on: 06/03/2011
we eat out often and hadnt been to umbertos for a while. I forgot just how good it is. The food was excellent, service good and good atmosphere. will definatly go again soon! Proper food ,well presented but not poncy - proper portions. Piping hot as well. And a bar next door if you fancy a drink. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2010
I have to Umbertos's twice this year & plan to go back this weekend for my partner's birthday.
The place is warm, welcoming & very friendly.
The food is of a very high standard & each time I have been, I could not finish my meal so they glady gave me a doggy bag to take home which I thought was very nice - they woud rather I took it home & ate it than it be wasted.
It is a small family run restauant, good food, good wine & good atmosphere.
For a local eatery, slightly pricey but you get... (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2010
Umbertos is a friendly family run restaurant. Every effort is made to make people feel relaxed and comfortable. Food is freshly cooked on the premises and is always of a good standard. I have been to Umbertos to celebrate several family events and I have never been disappointed with the standard of the service or the quality of the food. (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2010
A lovely resturant. Am just about to book again for my birthday.
Written on: 23/03/2010
i went there for the first time and I had calves liver, it was huge very greasy, no ssauce unless you paid extra, the bacon was greasy streaky bacon the onions was some sort of reconstituted mess, no mashed potato or crushed new potatoes to go with it, all the vegetables were extra. The liver tasted as if it was reconstituted very very soft and unappetising! Another guest had Veal Millanese which was not crispy but soggy and no spaghetti with it! Another had Lasange which she said was... (read more)
Written on: 31/12/2009
The atmosphere is friendly its like sitting in a family members home, the service is exceptional I always feel so welcome when I eat here the staff are superb. At one particular meal the waiter played his guitar. When you look around the restaurant you can see little bits of Italy.
The food is lovely I love the way the vegetables come up seperatly the plate is not overwhelemed with food you cannot finish. I have never had a bad meal here.
I reccommed this restaurant and will continue to... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2009
My wife and I go to Umberto's Chalice for our wedding anniversary every year. It is an amazing little place and would not change it for the world.
The food is very authentic and specials are to die for. Rustic homemade Italian food what more could you ask for. (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2009 by puddles (2 reviews written)
We had a great night at Umberto's Chalice, Hornchurch, the food was first class, the ribs fantastic! one of the best local resturants I have been to in a long time! The staff are friendly and treat you like a regular customer, theres a waiter who plays his guiter and sings! makes for a great ending to a brilliant night! (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2009 by puddles (2 reviews written)
I thought that the food at Umbertos was excellent and the staff are very friendly. I would recomend this restaurant to all my friends and family. The atmosphere is great and a very family friendly restaurant. 1st class food. (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2009 by vikkitate
Umberto's Chalice, Hornchurch, is a great little family run italian. Great food, wine, the best service i'v had in a long time! dont listern to the bad comments try this hidden gem for youself. (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2009
The food at Umberto's Chalice wasn't up to the standard that I expected as I had heard so much about this restaurant. I thought the food was tasteless and luke warm and we had to wait for the vegetables for a while.
I wouldn't use this restaurant again as I have eaten in better Italians for less. (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2008 by alan fenn (1 review written)
good service and friendly but as Umberto's Chalice was almost empty it was not perhaps the best night to pass judgement
i thought was quite cold i also could understand why they had a service charge for parties of over 5 people
I thought the food was average quality but the prices were very much on the high side which I feel is probably why the restaurant was almost empty (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2008 by chocolatepickle (1 review written)
Food at Umberto's Chalice is fantastic. Atmosphere is authentic italian as are the waiters and the food. If you like quality, authentic italian food then you will appreciate all this place has to offer. I couldnt fault a thing. It is real quality through and through. If you know what good, quality food is then you will like this place, if not, stick to mac'ds!
Highly recommended, great atmosphere, family friendly and faultless service. A real hidden gem. (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2008 by Luce
Great Decor, bit Del boyish but strangely not too tacky Great food, great service, friendly helpful staff, allow you to say around menu (ie sauces) (read more)
Written on: 25/01/2008 by rayd (1 review written)
excellent service, great food but you need to book well in advance. Good for a romantic evening for two. (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2007 by Loki265
Cosy, welcoming surroundings. Simple and delicious Italian food does the talking.
Book early, as tables are scarce at Umberto's Chalice in Hornchurch! (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2005 by Susan002
28th June 2005.
My guest and I found the Umberto's Chalice restaurant excellent we could not find fault with the service or the food. Our choice of food varied therefore we had a wide range to give our opinions on. I suggest you ignore any of the bad comments on this web site and give it a try. We hope to visit again soon, we will try a Friday or Saturday of course it will be busier and the service may be a bit slower, but chill, enjoy yourself. (read more)
Written on: 04/06/2005 by tjr (1 review written)
I could not fault Umberto's Chalice, it's a friendly restaurant, the food was excellent and the service was second to none. This is probably one of the best places I've ever been to eat; the starters were very well prepared and served. The steak was cooked to perfection, and the vegetables were worth paying extra for, we was not rushed through our meal, and was left to sit and relax after we'd eaten. the staff went out of there way to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. defiantly... (read more)
Written on: 13/09/2004 by FP1977
Umberto's Chalice - Overpriced and poorly cooked and presented. I ordered steak and was served veal. I have never or will never eat veal in my life, just my principles I'm afraid. You order your main course and then have to pay extra for your potatoes and veg!! The food wasn't even nice. Pasta was soggy. The sauce was too rich and overpowering.....I could go on. My advice is to avoid at all costs. (read more)