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Eat And Drink

With Essex currently being placed under Tier 2 restrictions, we would like to assure all of our customers, that our restaurant, lounge and bar remain open, where you can book a table for up to a maximum of 6 guests, table service only from one household or support bubble. We are delighted to announce we have a new heated outdoor dining area, which can accommodate a maximum of 6 guests from mixed households. Even though we have installed heaters, it is still quite crisp so remember to wrap up warm!

The safety of our guests and customers alike are paramount, and therefore we would like to assure you that we are acting on all the latest advice and updates from the Government and hospitality association. The Menu at Pontlands Park offers something for everyone, whether you are staying at the hotel, just want to drop in for a coffee or to enjoy lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

The Restaurant and Lounge are decorated in a relaxed contemporary style that fits well within the traditional building. Comfortable chairs, plenty of natural daylight, free WI-FI and our friendly staff make it the perfect place for a get together with friends and family or to escape the office and get some work done while enjoying a coffee.

The Menu offers a selection of freshly prepared, seasonal dishes and where possible local ingredients are used.

The little ones haven’t been forgotten, as we have with a kid’s Menu offering more than the usual nuggets and chips.

Our very popular afternoon tea is available 7 days a week, all of the cakes and sweet treats are made in house and the scones are served with the world-famous Tiptree jam and on a Sunday we have a delicious Sunday Lunch Menu available.

As well as a great Menu, we also offer a carefully chosen wine list, which includes many varieties available by the glass.

Reservations are to be pre-booked, however if you have not reserved a table; we will do our upmost to accommodate you, but we cannot guarantee this.

Private Dining

During this COVID-19 period and the current restrictions enforced by our Government, we are unable to offer Private Dining to our guests as we continue to work with new policies. However, in Tier 2, you can continue to book business meetings with lunch or dinner with colleagues from mixed households. To make a booking, please speak to a member of the team.

The flexibility of the space available at Pontlands Park means whether you are looking for dinner for two, a relaxing meal with the family or to celebrate a special occasion, we can help.

If you are looking to enjoy a celebration in private, you can book one of our dining rooms for 16 -32 guests. We can offer a fixed price Menu or create something to suit you and your guests.

Please download our Private Dining Menu and Private Dining Afternoon Tea Terms and Conditions.

To make a booking or for further information, please speak to a member of our team on 01245 476444 or email


See below for sample menus.


Everyday 11am – 10.00pm

Afternoon Tea

Everyday 11am – 6pm


Monday to Saturday 12noon – 2pm


Monday to Saturday 6.00pm – 9.30pm (last orders)

Sunday 6.00pm – 8.30pm (hotel residents only)

Sunday Lunch

Sunday 12noon – 4pm

Kids Menu

Wine list