Located in southern Essex on the border with Greater London, the area around Brentwood has restaurants to tempt any gourmet food fan. In the town itself, you won't lack for options, with Turkish, Indian and British chefs showing off their skills. But you can also enjoy the cuisine of the countryside or the city. Whether you'd like to head into London to explore the capital's highlights or find rural pubs to get away from it all, Quandoo is the place to look for restaurants near Brentwood.
If you are one of the thousands of people who journey down from Essex to work in London every day, why not give yourself something to look forward to at the end of the day by booking a table with Quandoo? If Indian food is your thing, you won't have to walk far from the station. There are a couple of outstanding options on Warley Hill where stylish settings combine with finely prepared versions of classic dishes like dupiazas, vindaloos and pathias. Whatever your preferences in spiciness and taste, these Brentwood restaurants will cook up something special to welcome you home after a hard day at the office.
Alternatively there are some wonderful dining options on the High Street, where culinary cultures from across the world are proudly represented. On one hand, you can enjoy a traditional Turkish meal with as much meze as your table can hold. Whether you want some sucuk sausage, veggie-friendly falafel or Adana kebabs, it's all there to choose from. Alternatively, there are great British restaurants in central Brentwood where burgers, roasts and superfood salads are all on the menu.
Dining spots on the High Street are also the perfect places to dine before you dance. Eateries like the Sugar Hut combine the role of gourmet brasserie and lively nightclub (not at the same time). Where else can you enjoy dishes like pan roasted hake, king prawn linguine or Gressingham duck breast, before popping into the on-site cocktail bar for happy hour, then hitting the dance floor until the small hours? If you are looking for a place to celebrate, these Brentwood restaurants are absolutely unbeatable.
However, if you aren't gearing up for a night of hedonism, restaurants near Brentwood feature some much more intimate options as well. For example, down in Hornchurch you can head to family-run Italian osterias where the setting is simple and unpretentious, but the food is exceptional. Though they might focus on classic Italian dishes, there's nothing out of date about these places, where the menus feature timeless options like spaghetti Bolognese and Napoletana pizzas (as well as plenty of red wine too).
Along with Italian osterias, the area around Brentwood offers pub restaurants that mix traditional British fare with real ales and friendly, comfortable settings. You don't need to travel far to find charming country pubs in places like Stappleford Abbotts, where the roasts attract diners from all over Essex (so be sure to book in advance with Quandoo). Secure a place in the beer garden, order a few ales and savour the best of British cuisine in a relaxing environment. You might be a few miles from the M25, but it will feel like a rural retreat at these Brentwood restaurants.