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Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around Basildon

Beefeater Haywain

High Rd, Fobbing, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 9NR, UK – 01268 554500

Very accomodating, astounding service. As big fans of the Beefeater franchise, my family has been going to them for decades now. The Haywain is easily the best one out of the lot that we have ever been there. Never have we had poor service, and if the slightest thing is wrong you actually can tell that the staff really are sorry about it - compared to a lot of places where it's obvious they're saying it just because they have to. This is a meeting point for myself and some of my family. So every time we spend at least 2 hours in the restaurant, and never have we been rushed or hurried out of there. We have two very fussy people in our group, and more often than not they are quite demanding, everything must be their exact way. Most restaurants you can tell absolutely loathes them two, but this is the first restaurant a waiter has assured them that they are allowed to be as fussy as they please. We even had a time where a young child in our group was sick all over the table, and they moved us with no problems. Then I knocked over a bottle of wine causing another clean up and relocation. Instead of looking annoyed, our waitress laughed and said we've broken a new record. She really made us feel okay about the situation, and that we relish more than anything at this restaurant.

Just been too the Haywain and was served by Linda P, she was lovely, very cheerful, helpful, chatty and gave a superb service. The food was delicious, pipping hot and tasty. Overall a very pleasant experience 😊😊

ASPERA RESTAURANT

130A London Rd,South Benfleet,Benfleet,SS7 5SQ, South Benfleet, Benfleet SS7 5SQ, UK – 01268 569669

I had a fabulous meal here just before Christmas. I believe they may do two sittings at busier times of the week, however I went on a Tuesday and wasn’t restricted at all. The food was fabulous and although almost every table was taken, the service was wonderful. Unusually, we were asked if we wanted our main meal to arrive when ready or if we wanted time to enjoy our starter and call the waiter when we were ready. We would have to allow a minimum of 15 minutes after this time for our main meal to be cooked. I’ve never been offered this before. The staff were attentive & friendly but kept their distance so you didn’t feel as though you were being rushed out of the door. Definitely recommend and make sure you book first!

Been many times. Absolutely love it, it's my absolute top favourite place to eat. The staff are so polite and always have a smile. Love love love this place.

Beefeater Watermill

Felmores, East Mayne, Basildon SS13 1BW, UK – 01268 522227

I had the seafood pasta thingy - i had 2 prawns (2cm diameter), a cube of salmon and a cube of cod. The rest was macaroni pasta. Was very clearly just heated up rather than made fresh. Staff weren't overly attentive either. But an Ok place to go if you want a quick/cheapish bite to eat before cinema.

Pleasant visit, Good Menu, Choices of Vegetarian Meals along with the Usual Steaks, etc etc, Friendly Staff, Pleasent Ambiance, Clean, Unlimited Triple Fried Chips on some Meals, Good choice of Starters, a little more interesting than the Usual Starters on Offer in such venues. I did not notice a Wheelchair Access, that is Not to Suggest there isn't one. The Floor Layout was more than adequate to accommodate Wheelchairs etc. Would Def Recommend.