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“Wonderful” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Central Bar & Grill Basildon

Grand Central Bar & Grill Basildon
Ranked #5 of 132 Restaurants in Basildon
Cuisines: American, Bar, British, Central American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

The food here is fantastic! Beautiful burgers, amazing mac and cheese, delightful cocktails and wonderful milk shakes. The service is excellent! Well worth a visit!

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English first
Tilbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

I went to Grand Central in Basildon with friends on Sunday 27 July there were 6 of us we hadn't booked and was quite surprised when we were given a table straight away. The waitress that showed us to our table asked if we wanted drinks and told us about the refillable soft drinks I love this idea. When we were ready to order she was there, now as I'm on a diet I was going to skip the starters as the all sounded calorific so I asked if the chef could just grill me some shrimp on skewers and wow he did and lovely they were to. We ordered our mains and I went for the chicken skewers Cajun rice and sour cream thought this would be the lower calorie option. It would be a great help if the dishes were calorie counted on the menu but seeing the size of the portions it's a slimmers nightmare. Our drinks were replenished regularly and the waitress asked if we were happy with our meals and we were. A nice touch is that they will put what you have left in a takeaway box and we did this with the ribs. Now deserts they all sounded so lovely and again so calorific no fresh fruit salad what would have been a low calorie choice so I opted for a strawberry daiquiri cocktail . So all in all we had a great time good service and a great experience would go back

Visited July 2014
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“Evening meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Came to grand central for a meal out. Manager Sophie was very polite and helpful. Very hardworking and the food was good.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mason k
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Had a brilliant meal here tonight, food was great staff we're very friendly and the service was great . Will definitely be returning

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Basildon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Bad service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Went to Grand Central for a birthday meal with my wife and father in law & family. Food was very good but service was very poor. Had to wait ages and ages for food to come out and even then the order wasn't right. We were not asked if we wanted any drinks whilst we were waiting and nobody checked to see if everything was OK. Our waitress seemed to spend most of the evening chatting with friends in a corner.

Food was tasty however the service spoiled the evening. We even had to wait 20 minutes just to pay our bill.

Not going back despite the tasty food as food elsewhere is just as good but with better hospitality.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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