There are a number of facilities in our hospitals where patients and visitors can get refreshments.

Basildon Hospital


  • Restaurant (by main entrance)
    The coffee bar in the main restaurant is open 7.30am–8pm, serving drinks and snacks.

    A range of hot and cold foods including sandwiches, salad, fruit and snacks is served in the main restaurant:

    • Breakfast: 7.30-10.30am Monday to Sunday

    • Lunch: 11.45am – 2pm Monday to Friday; 12-4.30pm Saturday and Sunday

    • Dinner: 5.30-8pm Monday to Friday; 5-8pm Saturday and Sunday


  • League of Friends tea bars
    The League of Friends tea bars offer hot and cold drinks, filled rolls and snacks.

    • Outpatient department: 10am-3pm Monday to Thursday; 10am-1pm Friday
    • Antenatal department:  9am-1pm Monday to Friday



  • Costa Café in The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre
    The café is open 7.30am-6pm Monday to Friday; 9.30am-6pm Saturday and Sunday serving a range of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, toasted sandwiches and snacks.



  • RVS shop (by main entrance)
    The RVS shop sells papers and magazines, confectionary, cards and a small range of essential items. Opening times are:
    • Monday 9.30am–7.30pm
    • Tuesday 8am-7.30pm
    • Wednesday 9.30am–7.30pm
    • Thursday 8am-7.30pm
    • Friday 9.30am-4.30pm
    • Saturday and Sunday 9.30am-4.30pm


  • RVS baby shop (antenatal entrance)
    The RVS baby shop is open 10am-3pm Monday to Friday, selling confectionary and a small range of baby items.


  •  Vending machines are available outside the restaurant, in accident and emergency (A&E) and in the CTC outpatient department.



Orsett Hospital

A tea bar in the main outpatient reception offers hot and cold drinks and snacks 9am-4pm Monday to Friday.

Vending machines offering hot and cold drinks are also available.