Beauvoir Arms in Downham is only a 10 minute drive from us in Wickford and if you are a big Italian food fan like me you are in luck! Ive probably drove past it so many times without realising what it is & I think it used to be an Indian but now is an Italian.
The food is outstanding, a few months ago when driving to meet friends I drove past what looked like a pub and chose to meet a friend because there was an enclosed park area with a slide and swings & big field, we had a drink each and let the boys run wild in the enclosed beer garden on a hot day. There are also chickens kept on the field to the side of the slide and swing area and a lot of picnic benches.
It was when we went inside to order drinks I took a look at the menu and realised it was a ‘fine dining’ restaurant boasting a predominantly Italian food menu & Sunday set menu option. The restaurant area is nicely decorated, but the front bar area could do with some TLC to keep up with the rest of the decor. They also hold tribute nights including, Michael Buble & Luther Vandross (GUTTED I missed Whitney back in July) and offer a Senior Lunch & Early Bird Menu two courses for under £15. Beauvoir Arms – Menus
I went back for dinner as a group of 10 for my cousin’s birthdays a few weeks ago and wasn’t disappointed, the staff couldn’t do enough for you, they were all very friendly and we didn’t have to keep asking for drinks or where our food was they were very much on the ball. I had the Italian Fish Cake to start & after A LOT of deliberation the ‘Frutti Di Mare Al Linguini’ which was so fresh and well cooked I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Other members of our group had the Lasagna, Swordfish and Pizza and all were cooked well and were absolutely delicious! The Mozzarella Fritter is also HUGE, if you love Mozzarella Sticks you have to try it!
They do cocktails such as Aperol Spritz, Mojitos and Pornstar Martinis and their Champagne Cocktail with Passoa is also lovely and they are all buy one get one free throughout your meal!
I haven’t had the lunch menu but I will definitely recommend to my friends to meet and have a few appetisers off the lunch menu, it’s perfect if you and your other half fancy a ‘nicer dinner’ and drinks as an early evening meal with the kids running wild in the park whilst you enjoy an aperitif and good Italian food you’ve got to try it out!
I will be back to try the Sunday Roast soon!
Beauvoir Arms, Downham Road, Near Billericay, Essex CM11 1QH