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Downham Hall, Billericay, Essex

Downham Hall

4.3
4.3
46 reviews
£25 and under
English
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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    English, Breakfast, Afternoon Tea

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Wed–Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01268 422464

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea

    £10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    23 Mar - 31 Dec 2022
    Classic afternoon tea £25.95pp, Sparkling or G&T pairing afternoon tea £32.00pp, Children's afternoon tea (up to the age of 12) £15.00pp We cannot cater for gluten or dairy free, if you have any dietary requirements please call before booking. An optional 10% service charge will be added to the bill. A £10.00pp deposit is required at the time of booking, please note the cancellation period is 48 hours prior to the reservation.
  • Pizza & Al fresco night

    26 Aug 2022 only
    Friday 26th August 2022 - 6pm-9pm. Join us for an evening of al fresco dining. Outside, in front of our beautiful venue with views of the rolling hillsides and the stunning Church on the hill. Visit our downhamhall/dine for details of the full menu. You can enjoy a choice of pizzas, freshly cooked to order plus a choice of delicious small plate dishes as well as some of our classic A La Carte dishes For future pizza nights please visit our what's on page www.downhamhall.com
  • Pizza & Al fresco night

    18 Aug 2022 only
    Thursday 18th July 2022 - 6pm-9pm. Join us for an evening of al fresco dining. Outside, in front of our beautiful venue with views of the rolling hillsides and the stunning Church on the hill. Visit our downhamhall/dine for details of the full menu. You can enjoy a choice of pizzas, freshly cooked to order plus a choice of delicious small plate dishes as well as some of our classic A La Carte dishes For future pizza nights please visit our what's on page www.downhamhall.com

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Essex

    Brunch

  • Essex

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  • Essex

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to go back to Downham hall hotel. Service is excellent as always.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for my son-in-law which they both enjoyed very much
  3. C

    Caz63

    Essex

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab evening in wonderful outdoor surroundings. Tasty food and a great live singer too - what more could we ask for
  4. RV

    RachelV

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    A lovely evening but slightly too long a wait for arrival drinks, didn't notice the check in table as it was at the back of the tables not front so little confusing on arrival may want to relocate that ! . Venue was overbooked with a large private booking as well as alfresco dining which made it hard for staff to serve quickly and created delays with food and slowed service for repeat drinks. We had Jess as waitress who cannot faulted she was very knowledgable about drinks and menu choices and worked hard with the team to do their best in the circumstances. Singer was fab, setting great, we had a lovely time. It's a must visit, food is fab, very welcoming and beautiful venue.
  5. JH

    JennyH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Wild mushroom pizza had a few shreds of basic button mushrooms and absolutely smothered in thick cheese. No wild mushrooms in site and no taste of truffle oil. Very disappointing. Garlic bread very expensive.
  6. MM

    MelissaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Terrible. Sandwiches were not fresh and filling sparse. Scones heavy. Worst afternoon tea I’ve ever had
  7. LJ

    LauraJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely place, staff very friendly, just found it not very roomy def recommend it to others
  8. SC

    SusanC

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience from start to finish. Good service and very attentive. Happy staff looking after us throughout our meal. Would recommend and will be visiting again
  9. L

    Localperson6

    Essex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lovely light room, perfect for a cream tea. Food was lovely and waitress very pleasant. I have only marked it down because we had to wait a while for our cream tea. When it arrived it was delicious. We would definitely come again
  10. JM

    JulieM

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service, delicious food, lovely setting, good singer entertaining us.
  11. ET

    EmmaT

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful surroundings and lovely staff, coming back soon x
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely brunch to celebrate daughters 16th birthday
  13. L

    Lovefood

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First time for breakfast, one of the best I have had, lovely setting and friendly staff would highly recommend
  14. LS

    LesleyS

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3 of us went for breakfast the food was excellent not greasy at all and the fried eggs cooked perfectly, just as we had asked for. The waitress was lovely the ambience was superb. Good value for good quality food. We will be going back very soon
  15. k

    kimmykoo

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    took my mum here for her birthday and the staff were attentive, informative and although my daughter was held up in traffic, they were very kind and waited for her to arrive before serving our afternoon tea. It was delicious, it was served in a beautiful dining room with a relaxing atmosphere. we will definetly be coming back!
  16. V

    Varley

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Had burgers. Only two choices medium rare or well done. Do not order well done, it was charred beyond belief, cheese was burnt and disappeared into the rock hard burnt buns. Fries were OK Only two dessert choices or cheese
  17. c

    chocolate

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The food was awful. Very dry sandwiches, quiche imposible to eat, horrible taste and very hard. Only one scone per person!!! And £35 per person with one very small glass of Prosecco. I will not recommend anybody to go there for Afternoon Tea!!!! They charged us £6.40 service charge for the waiter come to our table 3 times, one with the food another one with the glasses of Prosecco and the last one with the teas. Absolutely very disappointed and embarrassed as I was my birthday present for my best friend. Definitely it’s a NO
  18. JB

    JohnB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wonderful food, served by efficient and polite staff
  19. SR

    StevenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alfresco dining night in a lovely setting but unfortunately the rain came. The venue sorted things quickly and moved everyone into the dining room. Will visit again
  20. SD

    SarahD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    A month before Father’s Day I booked a table for a roast dinner, as we’d enjoyed it the year before. Unfortunately, upon arrival I was told that there weren’t any table bookings and only a BBQ was being offered. The General Manager came out and said that ‘they ran out of time’ to phone me in advance. As it we would be unlikely to get a table elsewhere we accepted the offer of a round of free drinks and the BBQ at the cost of the roast dinner. However we found that the BBQ event lacked any ambience. The food was not labelled - imagine my surprise at the heat of jerk chicken! Burgers were cooked quite rare. The brisket was tough. Definitely not near the quality of the roast dinner we had expected and hoped for.
  21. HB

    HannahB

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food, lovely staff. A couple of issues with food order which got sorted immediately and then the bill was incorrect at the end but that also got sorted straight away.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked and went, staff are polite, attentive and friendly, service was great and food freshly cooked with only a short wait, and tasty too!
  23. ML

    MikeL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love breakfast in the Orangery. A lovely day with the windows open. All the staff are so helpful and although there are cheaper venues none can compare with the little feel of luxury.
  24. AR

    AnnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As ever, it was beautiful to look out onto the open fields, more so today, as the sun was shining - we literally could have stayed all day! The food was as delicious as ever - that has to be the best-ever porridge and the staff were very attentive.
  25. WE

    WinifredE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Both Scotch eggs and jam missing from Afternoon Tea. Had to ask for coffees.
  26. GG

    GillianG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate in the restaurant last Friday evening and had a delicious meal with outstanding service. Would certainly recommend.
  27. JB

    JohnB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a wonderful evening. A very big thank you to the staff who were friendly and polite. Food was lovely. Will definitely be returning.
  28. s

    sammydog01

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Was looking forward to the meal but was disappointed
  29. NS

    NicoleS

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Afternoon tea was delicious, the location was lovely and the service was friendly and efficient.
  30. PC

    PeteC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favourite places to eat. Great food, great service and a beautiful building/grounds. 100% recommended.
  31. DP

    DavidP

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    19:00 booking for dinner. Good quality dining in a quiet, relaxing setting (restaurant, hotel & grounds) with subdued background music. Sample menu online (fairly limited IMO but inc vegan, vegetarian & gluten free options). Attentive but unobtrusive service. On this experience, more popular with older clientele but Downham Hall also offers other services, some geared to the young - including children.
  32. JP

    JustinP

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful place to celebrate our anniversary. Service was immpeccable. Stunning weather allowed us to take cocktails on the patio and a lovely stroll around the gardens.
  33. Z

    Zippy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for a late lunch with my husband. The waitress was attentive and was able to answer questions about the menu. We both had three courses and the food was well seasoned with good portion sizes. There is plenty of parking and lovely views of the surrounding open fields. Will definitely return.
  34. A

    Anon

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most wonderful afternoon tea, excellent value for money and exceptional service. Would highly recommend!
  35. NC

    NicolaC

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service. Nice food Lots of tea! Not rushed at all.
  36. DS

    DavidS

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, food and location. A real gem of a find
  37. JB

    JoanneB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A beautiful setting for a leisurely lunch. We were given a warm welcome by friendly staff. The new menu gave a good selection of food. We would repeat the experience.
  38. KM

    KateM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very nice environment and good service. Not suitable if you are in a hurry and menu is a little short. However, I would recommend Downham Hall as the food is very good and the staff were lovely.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Overall a good experience. A number of menu items were missing and given its limited anyway at lunchtime, was a little disappointing. However, the service was excellent.
  40. LS

    LesleyS

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely breakfast. Food was very good. We had poached eggs which were a bit overdone and the fried egg was slightly underdone but apart from that the food was very good. We will definitely be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Downham Hall is rated 4.3 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Downham Hall

Castledon Road, Downham, Billericay, Essex CM11 1LG

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Downham

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Wed–Sun 8:00 am–10:30 am Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 1:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    English, Breakfast, Afternoon Tea

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan

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