Eating at Basildon Park

Basildon Park tea room

Serving fresh, local and seasonal food you’re sure to find something temptingly tasty in our tea-room. Choose from two settings and put your feet up, or head out with your lunch to find a great picnic spot to really take in Basildon Park and its amazing views.


The café is open from 10am and 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. 


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.


Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday we're serving breakfast sandwiches in the café  from 10am until 11.30am. Treat yourself to a warming Bacon or Sausage sandwich as a great start to your day.

Sample lunch menu

Light Lunches: Served between 11:30am – 2:30pm

Soup of the day

One pot such as a stew or curry

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

Fishcakes with salad and coleslaw

Paninis such as ham, cheese and sundried tomato

Salad such as chicken, bacon and avocado

Bombay potato filo parcels

A selection of sandwiches

Panna cotta served with summer fruits

Children’s items available

Cakes: Served 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

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.