Eating at Basildon Park

Basildon Park tea room

Indulge in a cream tea in our main tea-room in the mansion, or grab a drink and snack and head out to really take in the amazing views of Basildon Park.

Opening Times

The main tea-room is open from 10am - 4.45pm, or dusk if earlier.


The main tea-room can be found on the ground floor of the house in the entrance hall. There is a light lunch menu served between 11:30am and 2.30pm, which includes a selection of hot and cold food. 

Throughout the day you can treat yourself to a cream tea or something else sweet from a large selection of homemade cakes and biscuits, including gluten-free options. 

Sample menu (subject to availability) 


Bacon or sausage sandwich


Soup of the day

One pot such as a stew or curry

Jacket potatoes (tuna, cheese or beans) served with salad and coleslaw

Paninis such as ham, cheese and sundried tomato

A selection of sandwiches

Children’s items available

CakesServed all day

Cream tea: including a pot of tea or coffee, one fruit scone, a pot of clotted cream and jam.

Victoria Sponge

Chocolate Brownie

Coconut and Fruit Flapjack


*Please ask a member of staff if you have any dietary requirements


Find a nice spot at one of the picnic tables to enjoy the surroundings as you have your lunch. Or why not pitch up on the front lawn and enjoy vistas of the house and parkland? Ask at Visitor Reception for some top tips about finding the perfect picnic spot at Basildon Park.

Four-legged friends

We welcome all visitors into the tearoom, including four-legged friends. We ask only that your dog waits at the table whilst you order your food in the serving area. Water is available for dogs outside the tearoom. 

You can also sit in the old kitchen to have your lunch, which is just across the courtyard as you exit the tea-room eating area. 

If you have an allergy or intolerance, please let us know

Food made here in our busy kitchen is made using a wide range of ingredients. Whilst we do our best, we can't guarrantee that any of our dishes are totally allergen free. We'd love to help you with your choice by telling you about our ingredients.

Visited before? Please speak to one of our team as ingredients sometimes change.

For more information, please call us on 01491 672382, option 4, or email us at