Southend-on-Sea Restaurants

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    Various - at the arches: Fried brekkie-on-sea

    by sourbugger Written Apr 27, 2004

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    Go to work on an egg - but a car is easier.

    There is a collection of about half a dozen 'greasy spoons' on the seafront in Southend, which are colloquially known as 'the arches'.

    A greasy spoon is a fairly basic restaurant which serves anything with chips, and they tend to specialise is good greasy, fatty fry-ups.

    These cafes have outside seating and and awnings to keep off the bitter chilly wind that blows down the Thames Estuary - even in August.

    Favorite Dish: There is something about having a heart-attack inducing meal after a night on the town, outside and with a sea view in front of you, that makes you quite invigorated and happy with life. Enjoy.

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    CHURCHILLS: Churchills

    by marsistanbul Updated Jun 3, 2008

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    Here is my best meeting point in Southend.Cafe/bar during daytime and night-spot in the evening.Families welcome in Cafe/Bar up to 8.oopm.Over 18's after 8.oopm.
    Cafe/Bar open daily.Night club open Wed,Thur,Fri,Sat and Sun.
    Cafe/Bar from 10.00am-to 8.oopm Night club open 8.oopm to 2.ooam Wednesday-Saturday
    Sunday 8.oopm to 12.30am

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    O'neill's: O'neill's

    by marsistanbul Written Jun 20, 2008

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    O'neill's is the one and only meeting venue to me and my brother for our short lunch break in High Street.My favorite dishes are 12oz County Kildare Rib-eye steak+chips ,sometimes grilled salmon and caramelized a pint of two-part pour GUINNESS.
    O'neill's is a trading name of Mitchells and Butlers Leisure ltd and Dublin themed pub.
    Over 18's only.
    Open everydays throughout the year except Christmas day.
    food served 7 days from 12.oo noon to 19.oopm
    times open;12.00 noon to 11.oopm Mon-Sat

    Favorite Dish: Rib-eye steak&chips

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    Il Pescatore: Not actually that fishy - and no chips !

    by sourbugger Written May 7, 2004

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    Now that's who I call il Pescatore ! -

    Despite it's name this restaurant had long been a stalwart of good dining in Southend. They do a full range of Italian cusine and prices tend to be resasonable rather than cheap.

    It is a welcome oasis among the mountains of greasy spoon, burger joints and other fast food palaces that festoon the streets of Southend.

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    The Arches: The Morning After

    by gabriellefox Written Jan 9, 2005

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    Southend riviera

    If you visit Southend during the summer months (which is the only time you should) you will find a collection of about half a dozen seaside cafes in a row along the seafront in Southend, which are known as 'the arches'.

    They are all fairly basic restaurants which serve fantastic cooked breakfasts which is exactly what you need after a heavy night in one of our clubs.

    Pick up a Sunday paper and kick back and enjoy the ambiance of our Thames Riviera.

    Favorite Dish: Treat yourself to a Big Breakfast with all the trimmings and a couple of mugs of freshly brewed tea. Perfect!

    They also serve hearty lunches - good old fashioned meat and 2 veg type of dining.

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    Westcliff casino: Westcliff Casino

    by marsistanbul Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A la carte restaurant and Terrace Bistro,Bar..Excellent views over Thames Estuary.Programme of regular entertainment and here is one of the biggest casino in England.
    Days open;every day all year round except Christmas Day.
    Times open;1.oopm-4.ooam

    Favorite Dish: grilled salmon with mushroom sauce

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    Bakers Oven: "eat well,feel great"

    by marsistanbul Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    An other classy and always designer of simple tastes.. Bakers Oven always offering a great range of bakery product in out takeaways,many of their shops also offer a cafe facility with varied menu of tasty products.They have a wide range of traditional breads,rolls,cakes,sandwiches,,All products are freshly made in the shops.

    Favorite Dish: cheese and onion pasties.World of Wonders !!

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    The Boatyard: Beautiful Restaurant

    by gabriellefox Updated Apr 27, 2013

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    Boatyard

    Contained within what was previously a working boatyard, the building has been converted into a modern restaurant, fully air-conditioned with a state of the art music system, digital projection screen and a glass-fronted kitchen area. A panoramic polarised glass frontage provides uninterrupted views of the Thames Estuary and Two-Tree Island Nature Reserve. Even more spectacular views can be obtained from the stunning wooden deck which juts out into the water and spans the entire width of the building.

    The interior boasts a striking mezzanine floor providing seating on two levels for up to two hundred guests. Other features include a grand, sweeping staircase, a large bar with a nautical theme, and a separate oyster bar. Chefs can be seen at work in the kitchen through the glazed viewing area.

    Favorite Dish: The fish dishes are always very good and the chef ensures everything is presented faultlessly. Choose from a list of starters that includes seared tuna with wasabi, Thai fishcakes, or pan seared foie gras, followed by mains such as scallops with minted garden pea puree, roast cod on a sweet potato cake, or Dover sole with watercress and lemon butter. Yum!

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    Mama almalfi: Traditional Italian Fayre

    by gabriellefox Written Feb 11, 2005

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    Bottle of Red

    Mamma Amalfi is a group of authentic Italian restaurants serving traditional Italian food in a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere. The atmosphere is largely created by the individual rooms that make up Mamma's 'home', full of bric-â-brac collected over the years, and by the warm and efficient service provided by helpful staff dressed in typical Italian costume.

    The food is good and wholesome rustic Italian cooking, prepared fresh each day, and contains no artificial colourings or preservatives. Good value for money ensures that your meal at Mamma Amalfi will be a most pleasurable occasion.

    Favorite Dish: I usually have the breaded garlic mushrooms to start, followed by Spaghetti Gambreri which is spicy and hot. I seldom have room for a dessert after that which is a shame as they look scrumptious.

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    Slassors Restaurant: Along the Seafront

    by gabriellefox Written Feb 11, 2005

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    This is a lovely little restaurant located along Southend seafront. It has tables and chairs outsie if the weather is suitable for Alfresco dining. It is unpretentious and serves freshly cooked wholesome food at very good prices.

    Favorite Dish: Everything I have eaten there has been fantastic but the lamb and chicken are outstanding. There swan merangue nests are legendary. This restaurant is not licenced so you are welcome to bring along your favourite tipple.

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    Pipe of Port: Fantastic Wines & Ports

    by gabriellefox Written Feb 26, 2005

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    Off High Street

    Since opening back in 1976 the Pipe of Port has been well known as one of the best places in the local area in which to enjoy a really decent glass of wine. This atmospheric wine bar has an excellent wine list that is further enhanced by ordering some of their fine cheese to accompany it, or indulging in their tempting lunch and evening menu.

    Favorite Dish: The food is delicious and served in overly generous portions. You have to try one of the home made pies which come with a selection of vegetables and potoatoes. My personal favourite is the steak and ale.

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    The Rose Restaurant: No frills but cheap as chips

    by black-saturn Written Jun 1, 2008

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    This restaurant was nothing to look at from the outside (or the inside) but the food was really nice. I had cod, chips and peas and my partner had omelette, chips and peas. The food arrived very quickly and the waitresses were attentive. I would go there again.

    Favorite Dish: Cod and chips.

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  • Frankie and Benny's: Rat Pack Galore

    by Danni_S Written Mar 13, 2008

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    This is a lovely restuarant in the middle of Southend, I have been eating here for years, the managements brilliant, the waiting staff are attentive and it is definitely somewhere to take a family with young kids. (They provide colouring packs with every childrens meal).

    As for drink, if you like a cocktail or two (in my case three or four!!) their cockail menu has all the old favourites along with a couple of new ones, if non-alcoholic drinks is your thing they do fruit smoothies and fruit cocktails to get your taste buds going.

    Food....the menu is extensive and eveything on it is nice (the steak is to die for, and I've heard their burgers are too) they have a breakfast menu, lunch menu (£7.00 for 3 dishes if I remember right) and a full menu to choose from.

    Music is always playing in the background which makes this a welcoming family restuarant where you can always have a goodtime and will always want to return.

    Favorite Dish: Steak and chips with their cajun onion rings. I love this dish and always have it. Starters are always the filled potato skins and desert is always Apple and Blackberry crumble.

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    Il Vicalino: Sizzling Sicilian

    by gabriellefox Written Feb 11, 2005

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    This is a lovely family run restaurant at the seaside end of the High Street down Alexandria Street. It is informal and cosy and perfect for lunch.

    Favorite Dish: I am such a regular that they make a special pizza for me which consists of chicken, mushroom and chilli. It is gaurenteed to keep the chill out of your bones especially if you wash it down with a glass or two of house red.

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    Bobby Jo's Diner: Great 50's diner

    by jhorsfield30 Written May 18, 2011

    What a surprise, I've been going to american diners in this country for a number of years. To find this in southend was a pleasant development.
    I ordered a sandwich and the pancakes, both are full of flavour and depth and are great portions.
    The staff are really friendly and in uniforms befitting the 50's genre. Friendly and inviting location.

    Favorite Dish: Pancakes(blueberry) - Made with actual blueberries, full of flavour

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