Boutique restaurant in Essex
Dine with us
Whether you’re joining us for a laid-back lunch or a full-blown feast to mark a special occasion, our restaurant is home to exceptional taste and unmatched quality.
Dining serving times:
Breakfast is served from 7.30 am – 10.30 am Monday to Friday, 8 am to 10.30 am Saturday and 8 to 9.30am on Sunday.
Lunch and Afternoon teas are served from 12 pm to 3 pm every Wednesday (Afternoon Tea Only), Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Sunday lunch is served from 12.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
Dinner is served from 6pm – 9pm (Wednesday through to Saturday).
A la carte dining
Enjoy a lunch or dinner with us
Our a la carte menu is a seasonal affair, adapting both the ingredients and style to the season. We work hard to find the best suppliers and try and cater for a range of tastes but never negotiate on quality. Come and eat from a menu suited to a boutique hotel restaurant.
Sundays never looked so good
Round off your week with a Sunday lunch served in our laid-back eatery. Think locally sourced vegetables, tender meat, and the tastiest Yorkshire puds and roasties going. And with plenty of starters and puddings to tempt you, it's fair to say Sundays at Downham Hall are something special.
Exquisite tea in our tranquil setting
Served in our dining rooms, all with stunning views, why not treat yourself and group to delicious cakes, savoury treats and of course scones. Come along, enjoy the countryside, stroll the gardens and have a fabulous afternoon.
Fuel your morning
From classic English fry-ups to eggs Benedict our chefs cook up the best breakfast dishes (if we do say so ourselves). Served in our beautiful orangery, main dining room, or in our garden, there’s always a scenic spot to enjoy a brew and morning fuel at Downham Hall.
Casual breakfasts, laid-back lunches, indulgent afternoon teas, and the most delicious dinners going - our restaurant in the heart of Essex offers the ultimate dining experience. So, if it’s a birthday brunch or anniversary dinner, you can expect foodie favourites made using some of the finest local produce that our chefs can get their hands on.
We booked an anniversary meal on Saturday evening and we were not disappointed! I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences of dining out we have had. Our waitress was attentive and welcoming. The food was beautifully presented and delicious and the wine choice superb. The decor of the room was warm, clean and fresh. I have already recommended Downham Hall to friends and we WILL be returning. Thank you so much for a lovely eveningManni Lou Moore