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The Magic Mushroom restaurant review, Barleylands, Billericay, Essex

Magic Mushroom restaurant Baarleylands Billericay Essex

Magic Mushroom restaurant Baarleylands Billericay Essex

I wanted to dine at this restaurant for a few years, and finally, we had a Sunday lunch – it was definitely worth the wait too!

We chose to eat outside in their terrace area, which was lovely since it was a warm July day, although the interior looked very comfortable and inviting too. The staff were friendly and professional, and nothing was too much trouble, whether it was asking for more gravy (I am very partial to it!) or asking information about the local craft shops in Barleylands.

However, the food was the star. As usual, I ordered beef, and not the pork, and wished I had, as Michael had pork, which delightfully came with apple sauce, cracking and stuffing, and I had to steal a couple of mouthfuls as it was so tasty and tender. This does not mean the beef wasn’t up to scratch – it certainly was – just that I should learn to differ from beef every so often. All the trimmings, including home made Yorkshire puddings and gravy were just right.

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Before this I had the prawn and crayfish cocktail, which sounds a safe choice, but it was a step up form the usual expectations of such a dish with a light, tangy sauce which perfectly coasted the seafood rather than drowning it. Simply delicious! Michael had the chicken liver salad – the livers were cooked beautifully, and the accompanying salad and dressing were completely complimentary.

Unable to resist the wonderful dessert menu, we had an apple and rhubarb crumble with custard and profiteroles with hot chocolate sauce to share, with coffees. Both were exactly as they should be and better.

All in all, a fabulous dining experience and we will be back to try the evening menu soon….

Food – 9

Atmosphere – 7

Value for money – 8

Service – 8

Barleyland Rd

Billericay, Basildon CM11 2UD

01268 289 963

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