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Cafe Manhatten

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Summerhill Garden Centre | Pipps Hill Road North, Billericay CM11 2UJ, England
+44 1268 820090
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easter Saturday - Visited for a quick breakfast before shopping in the garden centre. Lots of staff working but not very busy. Bacon Baguette sandwiches were tasty (nice thick bacon) but overpriced.

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Thank TheNorthernMonkey1
Brentwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Myself, my partner, my sister, her husband and baby niece decided to sit down to grab lunch after a long walk around the garden center. We queued up for about 15 minutes, and noticed there wasn't much of a selection of food left to choose from. I was pre-warned that certain items were unavailable so I pointed to one of... More 

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Thank jenny463
Billericay, Essex
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Poor service, rubbish food and a rude Manager. Avoid like the plague. I am usually fairly free with stars but this place is a dump unlike the Garden Centre it is attached to. Avoid like the plague. The Manager is clearly in the wrong business because he has no idea about running a cafe or speaking to customers.

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Thank PhilBillericay_Essex
Wickford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Used to come here all the time for breakfast & lunches during the week, good food with good quality ingredients BUT the last three visits have been awful, cheap ingredients & poor quality food, staff with attitude problems, we won't be going back again Greasy spoon fare for restaurant prices

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Thank Helen S
Rayleigh, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Have to say started with a lot of items "off" the menu, finally ended up with an expensive sausage sandwich each, asked for brown and tomatoes sauce, when I looked at the bill iD been charged £0.10 each sauce Sandwiches were dumped on the table with no regard for the cutlery already there, and no garnish on the plate The... More 

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Thank Richard L
Basildon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

As with a lot of garden centre cafes ( and yes it is only a cafe with restaurant prices) there is a captive clientele! The visitors to the superb garden centre! So will pay for the small pot of tea, one teabag or coffee and cake etc to make a visit to the garden centre a ' treat' However, all... More 

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1 Thank LadyMM27
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We went here with 5 adults and children one lady went to buy the lunch and coffees for the adult and we settled the children, the place had lots of empty tables, behind us were three people looked like they were having a meeting. We were going to ask if some of the children could eat there snack bought with... More 

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1 Thank Kerrylynn186338
Brentwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Having completed our shopping in the garden centre and the beautiful Christmas shop. We decided to have lunch in the Café Manhatten, we won't again. The staff were friendly enough but the food over priced and you have to pay extra for tomato ketchup! My lunch had a selection of cold and warm chips. Next time we go shopping and... More 

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Thank Nigel-j789
london
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Popped in to look at xmas decorations & decided to have a bite to eat & drink- bad mistake. Ordered a hot Cornish pasty which didn't look overly appealing to start with & OH had a sausage baguette.When I went to pay I was charged £5.50 for pasty !!Told her how outrageous it was & she just shrugged her shoulders.Sausage... More 

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Thank bentley53
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Very Bad Experience Visited the lovely garden centre recently and decided to have a spot of lunch in the Cafe Manhattan. A very uninspiring atmosphere but thought I'm sure the food etc will make up for it. When my lunch finally arrived it was lukewarm and unappetising. I went to complain and spoke to an older gentleman (and I use... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Summerhill Garden Centre | Pipps Hill Road North, Billericay CM11 2UJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Billericay
  • Phone Number: +44 1268 820090

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