Great lunch spots in Brentwood, Billericay and Upminster

Come and explore the best places to enjoy lunch across Blackmore, Pilgrims Hatch, Doddinghurst, Cranham and Hanningfield.

Blackmore Tearooms

Its an independent tearoom in a charming old building situated in the historic village of Blackmore known for its connections to Henry VIII and ancient Priory Church of St Lawrence dating back to 1135. It is a place to relax and enjoy the food, surroundings and to observe the many cyclists who are attracted to this venue.  You certainly won’t go wrong dropping into this lovely little shop and enjoying the local atmosphere and the very helpful staff. The atmosphere is very relaxed and the food always looks attractive and has plenty of filling, side salad and extras.  There is an extensive takeaway menu including jacket potatoes, baguettes, paninis, sausage rolls, sandwiches, cakes, ice cream and plenty of sweet treats.

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Grilled panini with melted cheese, tomatoes, and pesto, served with a side of arugula and cherry tomatoes. - Home Instead

Upminster Garden Centre - Coffee Haven

Upminster Garden Centre is part of the British Garden Centres UK.  Located off Nags Head Lane, Coffee Haven is the café on site which serves tasty breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea, its also the perfect place to catch up with friends or for browsing.

The café serves jacket potatoes, bagels, omelette, baguettes and sandwiches which are fresh and tasty. This is a pleasant and relaxing place to visit and meet friends with friendly and helpful staff.

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Hanningfield Fishery Cafe

The café on the water services delicious meals and sweet treats including breakfast served from 9am, sandwiches, paninis, jackets potatoes, drinks and cakes. The café has been newly refurbished with a stylish fitted interior and a large decking outside area to enjoy in the nice weather over looking the water. Everyone is welcome whether a walk with friends, a catch up over a coffee or refuelling after fishing.  Unfortunately, four legged furry friends are not welcome on site.

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Summerhill Garden Centre

L’Oiveta Restaurant is the ideal place to have a sport of lunch. A family run restaurant with an Italian based menu, fresh seasonal foods including pasta, lasagne, pizza and can also order an Afternoon Tea with sandwiches, cakes, macarons, jam and clotted cream.

Summerhill Garden centre is family run selling plants, pet supplies and outdoor furniture, barbeques and gardening tools.  The team are passionate in caring for the plants and always will go the extra mile to make sure customers keep coming back.

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Merrymeades Tea Room

Merrymeade is a Vintage Tea room in Brentwood overlooking beautiful grounds, ideal for breakfast, lunch and afternoon teas.  Merrymeade provide delicious sandwiches, homemade cakes catering for all allergies and dietary requirements, provide both take away and eat in options.  The staff are incredibly welcoming and helpful with fantastic view overlooking the grounds from the library.  The tea room gets very popular so is recommended to book in advance and weekends are often booked for special functions.

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