Halfway House Brentwood Essex
|Address||Southend Arterial Rd|
|Tel No.||01277 811 235|
|Opening Times||Open 7 days a week excluding Saturday and Monday lunchtime|
|Ave. Price per couple||40.00|
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Average user rating from: 10 user(s)
Fantastic food at a reasonable price
Under new management friendly staff amazing food can't fault it.
Has a function suite and massive marquee too for parties and weddings etc
Will definitely be returning
I books for a Sunday lunch time for my daughter in laws birthday for 20 people, we were told at the time there would be a wait for a large number, as it happens it wasn't to bad the waitresses were the best part. Starters, starting as being funny a couple ordered soup of the day chicken and vegetable which magically turned into tomato. Several of us had garlic mushrooms on brochettes which was mushrooms on half a slice of toast the garlic had obviously run away with the chicken. My son ordered calamari thick dark batter so in edible he sent it back. The famous Sunday roast! The meat so tough we all took it home for the dogs, the roast potatoes completely white not a hint of colour. My grandson had hunters chicken 3 skinny pieces of chicken hidden under bacon and a great mound of cheese. The meat pie apparently was passable, we weren't brave enough for a dessert course. The ambience They must be in the middle of renovation (I hope) it was like eating in an old church hall display cabinets to the side covered in dust and nails. The word refugee camp comes to mind, you could always look through the open door to see the old ripped up carpets. I have described honestly,so I will not mention the toilets. But we had a good take away when we arrived home.Unfortunately I could not score less than one stare
Wow, where do I start with this absolute shambles of a restaurant.
I went in with 6 others in July this year, and from the second we walked in it was a mistake. There was no atmosphere, stuffy decor and no staff to be seen. We waited for 15 minutes to be seated, despite no one else in the restaurant.
This is when the trouble started, our drinks order was taken ten minutes later, followed by our food order around 5 minutes after that. The drinks finally followed 15 minutes later. 45 minutes into our visit we had just been served our drinks.
Our food came out, 4 of us having starters with two opting for the asparagus dish. They both came out, looking limp, lifeless and tasting bland. One was sent back because it was frankly inedible. The other was 1/4 eaten at most. We sent the dish back, and quite politely explained that we would not be paying for it as it didn't meet even the lowest of expectations.
The mains followed, I opted for the (what I believed to be) safe option of sausage and mash, explicitly asking for no peas. The dish came out with peas, deciding not to make a fuss I ate around them, honestly thinking I was eating peas at several points only to realise that it was the bland, lumpy, starchy mess of mashed potato. The other dishes faired no better, with a lot of food being wasted.
Then the bill came, with the asparagus dish that we explained was not worth the time wasted on overcooking it, at which point we called over the server and explained the situation again. He explained he would get the manager to come over and sort the issue out.
We waited for about quarter of an hour, before finally having enough and leaving the bill, less the two asparagus dishes and definitely without a tip. On our way out the restaurant we were confronted by the manager, with very little tact. Who explained that "just because you don't like a dish doesn't mean you can refuse to pay for it" and that asparagus should be "floppy" We explained that there is no way that she is getting the money for those dishes, at which point she said she was calling the police. We took this as cue to leave. We left with the managers words echoing in our heads "Don't ever come back" Love, you couldn't pay us to go back to that terrible excuse of a restaurant.
Long story short; avoid like the plague.
u have to pop in
Hi i have popped into the halfway house for lunch with my friends a few times now & will be going bk regularly, the food is lovely, filling portions, there sandwich menu has a range of choise very tasty, then they have a 2 for 10 great value 4 money & tasty quality food + the main menu which is not over priced, large potions very tasty & has somthing 4 every1, but the reason i keep going bk has alot to do wiv the food but mostly it is the staff, they r welcoming, friendly, attentive & they have no problem going out there way 4 u, i have great fun with them wen i go there. Well i cant keep going on i just think u should all pop in there & see 4 urselves
I have been to the halfway house more then a few times now infact the last time was just last wk, the food is excellent& i have had the ham & leek pie which some1 has spoke abou & it was huge, very tasty, filling & 100% ham& leek infact over my visits ive tryed the things which people have reveiwd about & u talk crap i have never eat in the resterant but the same food is sold in the large bar & lounge area & i have never had a complaint its all well made tasty & value for money, but i think wat keeps me going bk is the staff they r friendly well trained & its not fake there table service is excellent & they seem to have fun with the customers. Basically i popped in coz i was passing & now every time i leave im already looking forward to my nxt visit, so i think u should pop in & c 4 yourselves u wont be disapointed