Welcome to Restaurant 43

Want to know more about the history of Restaurant 43? Our about us page will explain the story, location and style that is R43

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Our New Menus

Take a look at our delicious new menus, carefully designed with everyone in mind.

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How to Find Us

For more information about the location, contact details and opening times go to our contact page. We look forward to seeing you!

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 Restaurant 43 will remain closed until further notice due to the pandemic. We had planned to open in July, however due to the spike in cases in the Tendring area we have taken the decision to remain closed. Customer and staff welfare as always is our main priority and we look forward to welcoming you back when we feel it is safe to do so. Thank you to all of you for your support during this time.


Set Menu  

Take a look at our BRAND NEW Set Menu offering you fantastic midweek value

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Pizza Wednesdays  

Join us inside or out in the garden EVERY Wednesday for one of our authentic wood-fired pizza’s along with our usual main menu. Available for lunch & dinner, come rain or shine! Resumes May 2020

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Steak Thursdays  

Join us EVERY Thursday night for Steak Night. Order any two steaks from our menu & enjoy a bottle of house wine on us! Available alongside our Main Menu

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The Lounge

We have created a beautiful space for you to come & enjoy a drink with us. If cocktails aren’t your thing our bar is jam-packed with spirits & liqueurs to tempt you & we’ve over 30 gin’s for all you gin-lovers’ to choose from. Chin-Chin!


Why Not Stay The Night?

Stay over night in one of our Superior King Rooms overlooking the spectacular 43 acres of greenland. Rated 5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor & ‘Exceptional’ on Booking.com. Special offer from £99 inclusive of breakfast until 1st May. Already Booked? Enjoy 10% off your food bill when you stay with us. Click Here to find out more.









The Story So Far …

In the heart of Great Bentley sits ‘Restaurant 43’ designed and built by restaurateur Mark Moorcroft, his wife Dawn & their two daughters Scarlett & Ruby.

Soon after opening in 2012, the restaurant was lucky enough to secure Head Chef Simon Humm, who relocated from London where he was Head Chef for 10 years for The Roux Brothers – Michel & Albert. In the last 6 years Simon has worked hard to create an amazing reputation, not only for the restaurant, but for himself & is well respected within the chef community. Alongside his brigade, they form a formidable team.

R43 was the dream and now reality of this local family, who promote the restaurant together as a relaxed eatery where you can escape the real world and be entertained in Great Bentley’s best kept secret, for now. With beautifully designed menus (using their own home-grown produce) and happy, helpful staff their really is no other place to be.

Restaurant 43’s returning clientele established themselves within the first month’; and now 6 years in, the family are wonderfully busy captivating their new & existing friends with a host of professional singers, flaming dishes, exquisite food and relaxed chatter. A beautiful garden with outside seating was added in 2015 & this is another space that Mark was very passionate about. With a great ‘holiday vibe’, BBQ, cocktails & open kitchen it is truly stunning. In recent months the family worked hard to create a lounge area where  diners can enjoy pre or post dinner drinks adding another string to the R43 bow.

Come along & be a part of the magic