Welcome to David’s

We have been described as an Oasis a place to relax and unwind to drink great coffee read daily newspapers and browse a small library of books and magazines. David’s is for grown-ups we have a no children policy

If you are hungry we will serve you food freshly prepared and cooked to order.

We have a full licence to sell Wines and Beers.

Whilst Covid 19 still plays apart in our daily lives our opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9.30am – 2.30pm

We cater for most diets in particular Vegans and Vegetarians and those of you who are gluten intolerant.

Our vegan breakfast is very popular especially with Simon’s Sourdough home-baked bread.

We are open on Friday evenings from 6pm – 8pm for takeaway food only. Saturday evenings we open the restaurant at 7pm. We are very popular for our fillet steaks and homemade fish pie.

A little history.

The day my business becomes a job and not a hobby I will sell it or shut it! I have been in the service industry all my life, travelled half way around the world as a waiter with P&O and also worked at the London Hilton as a sommelier.

For a period of fifteen years we built ‘Country Salads’ a wholesale produce company supplying some of the best restaurants in East Anglia

In 1984 I signed the lease on this building and opened as ‘The Movie Shop’ a film library that in its heyday had over 20,ooo members. Our eldest son Danny was made a full partner in 1994 and was brilliant and in early 2004 he asked my permission to turn it into what people will remember as ‘Danny’s Bar’. In December 2004 he died in a car accident. A year later his cousin Charlotte (Charlie) died at the Elsenham train crossing. Four years later we lost our youngest son Jamie in a tragic accident.

Our hearts go out to all of you who have lost loved ones.

We are a family business and my wife Trisha and our daughter Francesca play a big part in the business as does our son Simon who has taken control of the kitchen.


PS: Trip advisor and Google reviews will give you an insight into our family business.

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