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Magic Mushroom

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Mediterranean, English
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Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
01268 289963
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An excellent product starts with the careful selection of the finest fresh...
An excellent product starts with the careful selection of the finest fresh ingredients. We source local produce whenever possible, our meats are reared at Essex farms and our fish is delivered fresh daily with much of our fruit and vegetables grown at home in the kitchen garden.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 203
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Food but dissapointed in some respects

We went to the Magic Mushroom on the 15th April 2015, it was early about 6pm for a Birthday. Everything was in place for the birthday girl (70th) Overall the food and general service was what you would expect! However between 3 servers they didn't know if they had a Kids Menu or if it was Smaller... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
SimonY1969
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Billericay, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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341 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Billericay, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We went to the Magic Mushroom on the 15th April 2015, it was early about 6pm for a Birthday. Everything was in place for the birthday girl (70th) Overall the food and general service was what you would expect! However between 3 servers they didn't know if they had a Kids Menu or if it was Smaller versions of the... More 

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Braintree, Essex, UK
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I think that people writing reviews should always state lunch or evening dining as this will give an indication on how this restaurant copes with pressure. I went for lunch at 1 O'clock. Service was excellent. My wife is an ex chef working our own restaurant and me, front of house. My wife and my daughter's starters/main course was excellent... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Have eaten here many times and always been more than satisfied but; on this occasion was not at all impressed. Service poor, food not up to scratch, we will not be rushing back. Certainly not the fine dining experience we were hoping for!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The restaurant he best we have eaten in even comparing it to cruise ship food it is the best.The waiting staff are clean tidy and very polite.The food was just excellent, well presented and you don't have to wait to long even as there was a lot of people.The ambience of the place was very happy and well decorated. We... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Been here twice now both times food was fantastic I do feel like your paying London prices though but you save the money not having to get a black cab home. First time we had an early table and had to finish our 2nd bottle of wine off at the bar which I was quite surprised at as there was... More 

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Corringham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had been meaning to visit for some years and made a last minute booking. Very chirpy lady on the phone and the same one met us as we entered. Nice welcome and we opted for the mid-week deal 3 courses for £25. Service was excellent with a smile, they took our order and drinks were with us pretty quickly. Food... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Mums birthday treat. Service was good & food was excellent. We each had a different starter & main, there were 7 of us, & we all liked our choices. Wine list good but not the choice of beer (only 2 lagers & in bottles)

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Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This was a first class Sunday lunch. The food was very good and the service was impeccable despite the restaurant being very busy. The wine list was ok with a decent selection at reasonable prices. The only slightly drawback was that the restaurant was quite loud although this didn't detract from a great overall dining experience. I will definitely be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

We were at Barleylands on Wednesday evening two of our lovely ladies were retiring, there were about 20 of us dining all of our food was excellent, a very varied menu well presented. A very nice evening was had by all. I would recommend it.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

We took two close friends for lunch here and as before the service and quality were excellent. The environment is formal without being over the top and dress is casual. Thoroughly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Barleylands Road, Billericay CM11 2UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Billericay
  • Phone Number: 01268 289963

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 60
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

An excellent product starts with the careful selection of the finest fresh ingredients. We source local produce whenever possible, our meats are reared at Essex farms and our fish is delivered fresh daily with much of our fruit and vegetables grown at home in the kitchen garden.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?