Paparazzi Maldon (Essex) Review

Experience a unique luxury experience at the elegant and glamorous Paparazzi Maldon restaurant in Essex.

We regret to inform our readers that Paparazzi Restaurant in Maldon has permanently closed its doors. However, we have decided to keep our post online as a tribute to the delightful dining experience it once provided.

With art inspired by great artist Sandro Botticelli, the “Orient Express” train and the golden age of 1920’s Art Deco movement. This fine dining restaurant will take you back in time to an era where elegance and glamour ruled.

The seating areas of the club cocktail bar areas of paparazzi restaurant in Maldon styled in the art deco designs

Enjoy a very tasty food menu that includes cold or hot appetizers. Mains include pasta dishes, seafood options, or amazing steaks – something to delight palates of all types.

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Paparazzi Maldon Review Video

Take a journey with us and explore the beauty of Paparazzi Maldon Restaurant in Essex. From the grand décor to the delicious food. This slideshow video will give you an insider look at one of the finest dining experiences in Essex.

When we visited, there were 4 of us out for a Birthday celebration. It was a weeknight, so it was quiet and not much entertainment that night. We hope to return soon, on a busier and warmer night, to experience the entertainment and the garden area.


The Paparazzi Maldon address: 69 High St, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5EP

Tel: 01621 502611

Paparazzi Website


First, we will talk about the exterior parts of this restaurant.


When you arrive at Paparazzi Restaurant, you feel like a VIP with a long red carpet guarded by two full-sized nutcracker models. The carpet leads up to the stunning garden area.

Luke and Kay standing outside the red carpet entrance of paparazzi restaurant Maldon Essex with two large nutcrackers on each side of the red carpet

Garden Area

Surrounded by lush greenery and illuminated by ambient lighting. The flower wall is a scenic spot making the perfect backdrop for photographic memories. Whether you’re there for a romantic dinner or an evening out with friends. It’s easy to see why this is a popular destination for many.

Kay in a swing seat in the garden of the paparazzi Maldon

We visited in November, and it had not long been open. There was not any outdoor furniture, besides this egg chair I sat in. Not a problem as it was too cold to eat outside!

A large safe opened with gold bars and money coming out with two big lion statues on each side near the entrance to paparazzi Maldon


From the moment you step inside The Paparazzi Maldon restaurant in Essex, you experience something truly special. Each area has its own distinct atmosphere.

Check out our photographs of the stunning seating areas and decor. It will give you a glimpse into the sophistication that awaits. But you need to experience it in person for the full effect.

The Club

The first part you step into, is the luxurious bar area of the Paparazzi restaurant. Its like entering a world of elegance and sophistication.

club cocktail bar of paparazzi restaurant Maldon Essex

Enjoy an exquisite cocktail crafted by expert mixologists at the bespoke bar or browse the wine selection. Sip on signature drinks and enjoy a carefully curated collection of cigars as you relax in comfort, glamour and intimacy.

Seating areas of the club cocktail bar areas of paparazzi restaurant Maldon

The breath taking design pays homage to the Jazz Age. With golden wall panels, a golden wall and ceiling decoration, and golden lion wall art along with a golden palace-like doors.

The Club Cocktail Bar area with golden palace doors in the jazz age décor of the paparazzi Maldon Essex

Botticelli Room

Continue past the bar and enter the Botticelli section at Paparazzi.

Botticelli room door decorated in a gold design

Here you’re immediately met with a timeless mixture of art, design and intimacy.

inspired art work on the walls by the artist Sandro Botticelli in the Botticelli room in the paparazzi restaurant Maldon

Inspired by Sandro Botticelli’s iconic works, The Birth of Venus and Primavera, you will experience an unforgettable atmosphere.

Botticelli room in Paparazzi Maldon with inspired art work on the walls decorated by the artist Sandro Botticelli

Absolutely stunning no expense has been spared, every single detail of the Botticelli section is crafted to perfection.

Dining areas of the Botticelli room in the paparazzi restaurant Maldon

Orient Express

Continue down past the Botticelli section to the Orient Express-inspired area. This has got to be one of Essex’s most iconic dining rooms, at Paparazzi Restaurant in Maldon.

Luke with his mum and dad sitting at the table in the orient express themed room

Step inside and you’re immediately transported to the era of luxury trains with black-and-gold furnishings inspired by the Orient Express.

Luke and kay with Luke's mum and Dad sitting at a table in the orient express room having a glass of wine each

Carriage-style booths well spaced apart for an intimate dining experience, and a “Press for Cocktail” button for your convenience.

Paparazzi cocktail bell button at each table inside the restaurant

The entire space screams flamboyance and extravagance with gold and brass fittings glimmering in every corner. Red high-backed booth seating and curtained windows. It will take your breath away and make you feel as if you are riding the magnificent train itself.


When you step through the majestic golden doors near the bar, you enter a room with floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Creating an unparalleled sense of light and space. It was hard to capture an image, but it was lovely!

Kay taking a picture of the golden design of the toilets inside the Paparazzi restaurant Maldon

Paparrazi Menu

The menu at paparazzi combines the best of Mediterranean and steakhouse styles.


Start your meal with small cold plates like hummus, olives or mozzarella. Or choose from the hot appetisers such as Arancini, garlic bread or squid.

We chose pan-fried prawns and calamari to start.


Follow the starter with a larger main, such as multiple pasta-based dishes, classic steaks, fresh salmon fillets, Stroganoff or meat skewers.

We went with the lamb chops, t-bone steak, and tenderloin with a side helping of chips. All served with a selection of sauces. Strong and mild peppercorn sauce, blue cheese sauce and caramelised fried onions.


At the end of your meal, save room for something sweet. Paparazzi’s desserts are presented in a rotating glass display, each more tempting than the last. From cakes, cheesecakes, and cream-based desserts, you’ll be sure to find something special that is sure to delight.

You can even request a dessert with a candle—what better way to celebrate a birthday?

Our Review

The steaks were cooked to perfection. The two peppercorn sauces were a great way to add an extra kick to the steak. One proved too strong for all four of our tastes.

Thankfully, the second one was lovely. The drinks selection was spot on. We enjoyed red and white wine and cocktails!


Adding a candle to the dessert and a few staff members joining in with a Happy Birthday song, was a nice touch. I did get a video but my dreadful singing ruined it!

The service was top notch ; every detail seemed to be taken care of with professionalism and care.

The staff are so friendly and even allowed us to get behind the bar before we left! They also own the Sark restaurant which is another must visit restaurant in Maldon (review to follow).

Luke and Kay with cocktail shakers behind the club cocktail bar areas of paparazzi restaurant

With its savoury blend of flavours and an atmosphere sure to impress, this restaurant has something to please everyone’s palate. Enjoy an evening of gourmet food and top-notch service in an environment that feels a world away from home.

Whether visiting this Essex restaurant for a special occasion or just for good food. Dining at Paparazzi in Maldon will leave you feeling like you experienced a night out in West London without the long journey and need to stay in a hotel.


Parking near Paparazzi Maldon?

They don’t have their own parking, but there are two paid car parks just a 2-minute walk from the Paparazzi Restaurant, Butt Lane Car Park, or White Horse Lane Car Park.

More Restaurants to Visit

Maldon is our home town and we are ashamed to admit we have not written more about this historic town. Check out our review of Mrs Salisbury’s tea room. More will come soon, until then here are some other restaurants we recommend. Giggling Squid or The Ivy Restaurant.

We hope you enjoyed our review of Paparazzi Restaurant, please check out some of our other posts too!

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3 thoughts on “Paparazzi Maldon (Essex) Review”

    • Hi Callum, thank you so much for taking the time to visit our page and leave your encouraging review!
      I hope you enjoy your visit to Paparazzi restaurant as much as we did 😉


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