Top 10 restaurants in Basildon, United Kingdom (UK)

December 14, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Basildon in United Kingdom (UK), from Europe region, is best know for Reservations. Discover best restaurants in Basildon with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. The Bell Inn

High Road | Stanford-Le-Hope, Horndon-on-the-Hill, Thurrock SS17 8LD, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$86 - HK$196 +44 1375 642463
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 467 reviews

The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn, set in the lovely historic village of Horndon on the Hill, is a 15th Century Coaching Inn run by the same family for over 75 years. The two busy bars have the warm, friendly atmosphere of a 'proper' pub. There's an open fire, numerous ales on hand pump and a top-class wine by the glass list. The menu changes daily, using seasonal and local produce where possible. Upstairs, and in the Georgian properties next door but one, are 27 individually styled bedrooms featuring both modern and period twists that remain sympathetic to the beautiful buildings in which they reside. The Bell is featured in all the 'serious' guides and has won numerous industry awards including being recommended in The Times Cool Hotel Guide 2014 and The Sunday Times Food List as one of the 10 best gastropubs in the UK.

Reviewed By JandB_10 - Brussels, Belgium

Here for lunch in the restaurant on Mother’s Day. Not the first time we’ve been here and it’s always a fine dining experience. Large and varied menu and wine list. Excellent quality of food, presented with an interesting mix of flavours and combinations. Mother-in-law very picky when it comes to dining out, but she totally enjoyed the high-quality food and first class service. Highly recommended.

2. Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurant & Bar - Basildon

Festival Leisure Park Cranes Farm Road, Basildon SS14 3TJ, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$290 - HK$290 +44 1268 532522
Excellent
32%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
15%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 476 reviews

Frankie & Benny's New York Italian Restaurant & Bar - Basildon

Reviewed By Minihexi - London, United Kingdom

Booked for Mother's Day, really nice waitress so no issues there. The food was really disappointing but the worse thing was the disgusted of all our plates? They stunk of drains or dirty dishwasher! I couldn't eat hardly anything and couldn't wait to get rid of the plates and leave. Not a very good Mother's Day lunch.

3. Magic Mushroom

Barleylands Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$283 - HK$439 +44 1268 289963
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 730 reviews

Magic Mushroom

An excellent product starts with the careful selection of the finest fresh ingredients. We source local produce whenever possible, our meats are reared at Essex farms and our fish is delivered fresh daily with much of our fruit and vegetables grown at home in the kitchen garden.

Reviewed By Nicky M

Our party of 11 included 3 children with 1 in a wheelchair. The staff were fantastic with us all, didn't mind my son wheeling everywhere, they even set up a little table just for him as he doesn't like sitting round a big table. I...MoreThank you for taking the time to review our Restaurant, we always try to cater for everyone so everyone has a good time. We are glad you had an enjoyable afternoon and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Regards Darren

4. Grand Central Bar & Grill Basildon

Unit 37d Yardley Business Park | Miles Gray Road, Basildon, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1268 534663
Excellent
53%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
8%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Grand Central Bar & Grill Basildon

Reviewed By David W

Have visited several times and have not had a bad meal yet! Lovely 'American' sized portions which are great value for money Friendly, lively atmosphere and great themed decor and music. Make sure you try the blooming onion! Out of this world.thanks

5. The Gun Pub

London Road | Bowers Gifford,, Basildon SS13 2DU, England Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Television, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner HK$47 - HK$141 +44 1268 551506
Excellent
63%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

The Gun Pub

The Gun Pub is a welcoming and friendly traditional style pub with a fantastic bar menu that will suit all tastes ranging from light bites to traditional fish and chips, steak and ale pie and our very own minted lamb shanks. On Sundays a full Sunday roast with all the trimmings is served in the Restaurant and bar areas. There is a large selection of all types of beverage at competitive prices. We have function facilities available for private parties and weddings and we also cater for funeral receptions. We hold tribute nights in the Restaurant with a fine dining experience with a menu specially chosen for each of these evenings and we also hold special events and help others raise money for their chosen charities.

Reviewed By Garrysfe - Essex, United Kingdom

4 couples attended cliff tribute night, 24th. November 2017 from the moment we arrived were made welcome the staff were young but compliments to them for there efforts to keep us happy the 3 course meal was way above what was expected . The meal was enjoyed by all of us overall the evening was great. Cliff was very good and will be happy to visit again. The Only thing that was not perfect was it was a bit cold but it was extremely cold when we left so understandable. We all traveled long distances for this venue and we were not disappointed thanks to the staff, chef, and of course Cliff (Jimmy jemain)

6. Haywain Beefeater

High Road | Fobbing, Stanford-Le-Hope, Thurrock SS17 9NR, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1268 554500
Excellent
42%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 490 reviews

Haywain Beefeater

Reviewed By Kay J

This was a last minute thing with some friends that were leaving to see the world. We had no trouble get a lovely booth despite not booking a table. We ordered meals off the £5 menu. The chicken curry was a firm favourite with the girls whilst I had the sausage and mash with crispy onions. Absolutely delicious . This is the perfect place for a good wholesome meal. Whether with a group or with family, a definite favourite for some good pub style nosh!!!!

7. Aroma

Unit 14 14/FESTIVAL Festival Way Festival Leisure Park, Basildon SS14 3WB, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1268 527880
Excellent
30%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
6%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 435 reviews

Aroma

Reviewed By Kelly S - Rayleigh, United Kingdom

I have been visiting Aroma for many years, usually as a pre-bowling or cinema meal, without issue.
There is a wide variety of food ranging from pancakes to Indian dishes to a section of smaller service stations with items such as chicken nuggets and mini cocktail sausages. The staff are always polite and attentive and quick to clear away dirty plates and take further drinks orders if needed.
However, on this one occasion I leave disappointed. When I was at the restaurant I helped myself to a few of the chicken nuggets and mini cocktail sausages and felt that the nuggets were, on this occasion, a little lukewarm as opposed to piping hot like the rest of their food. I ate two out of my three nuggets but left the final one put off a bit by it’s temperature. I paid for meal at the end and thought nothing more of it and continued to our film, neglecting to buy anything else to eat due to feeling full.
When we left the film I began to feel a little bloated/unwell but put this down to just having perhaps eaten too much. When I got home this feeling intensified and I visited the loo once but was not sick.
It is now 2:15am and I sit writing this having just got up and been very sick after hours of laying awake with a sore stomach and feeling queasy. I still feel unwell now and shall likely sleep hugging the toilet bowl tonight!
As I said before, I have visited aroma many times before without issue but can only think that the chicken nuggets were not properly cooked/heated on this occasion and wish to flag this up for attention.

8. The Coriander

436 Whitmore Way, Basildon SS14 2HB, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Late Night +44 1268 288414
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

The Coriander

Reviewed By ryjoel - Stafford, United Kingdom

That being said, the service was good.
The food was all OK but nothing more. The lamb was a bit tough and the veg dish was lacking flavour. The popadoms and Naan were lovely.
The place was half full and the people in were regulars so maybe `I just chose my curry badly.

9. Villagio Ristorante

Unit 18 Festival Way Festival Leisure Park | Festival Leisure Park, Basildon SS14 3WB, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +44 1268 286748
Excellent
52%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 343 reviews

Villagio Ristorante

Our menu includes a wide range of stone-baked pizzas, authentic Italian pastas and risottos, a selection of grill dishes and fresh salads, all served in a warm and family friendly environment.

Reviewed By shebilly - Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom

We visited on a Sunday afternoon. The Leisure Park was busy, as usual, but the restaurant was very quiet. We were shown to our table directly we entered.
The waitress was friendly, but when she gave us our menus,(which appeared to be quite old and tired-looking) she told us of several meals that were unavailable. I am not sure of her nationality, but neither of us were able to understand what she had said. Even when we asked her to repeat it, we still could not fully understand.
Our choice of mains included a risotto, with an addition of chicken...if I were to have it again, I would only opt for the risotto, which was tasty, but not the chicken, which was bland and added nothing, in my opinion to this dish... and calzone. The latter was my husband's choice, and one of his favourite meals in Italian restaurants. He was rather disappointed with it, because the crust was very thick and doughy, and limited the amount of filling included, which he did like.
The desserts were the highlight of the meal and delicious; cheesecake and tiramisu.
Having eaten there some years ago, and really enjoyed it, this visit was rather disappointing.
There are so many restaurants to choose from at this venue, it is in need of a shake-up, if it is to compete for business.

10. The Duke Of York

Southend Road | South Green, Billericay CM11 2PR, England Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$63 - HK$330 +44 1277 887581
Excellent
56%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 702 reviews

The Duke Of York

We welcome you to our family run restaurant for brunch lunch and dinner. We have a snug which can seat up to 22 people for that special occasion or just a family Sunday lunch.There is a conservatory area or main dinning area. All have booths which can seat 2 to 6 people. Our food is Prepared from fresh produce daily by chefs who can adapt to your requirements. Come and try us I'm sure you will be happy with the excellent quality of our food wine and beer.

Reviewed By David M - London, United Kingdom

This is one of our favourite places and we invited friends to join us for dinner. We deliberately booked an early dinner, and the table was ready even though it was very busy. Now the disappointment. On the main menu, there were 3 of the special meals not available (including the best liver and bacon) and pork and fillet steak. Our friends decided on the rib eye but asked for an alternative to chips, perhaps a jacket - absolutely no chance, finished eating mash ! Having said that the food was excellent and our server very attentive, but after the disappointment of the main course, there was little or no puddings, so we passed. All in all, we will think twice about returning but check beforehand what is on the menu. We did not expect this at 7-30pm.

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