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The Boatyard Restaurant

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8-13 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EN, England
+44 1702 475588
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Boatyard, Leigh-On-Sea The Boatyard combines the benefits of a modern...
The Boatyard, Leigh-On-Sea The Boatyard combines the benefits of a modern purpose-built restaurant with the classic surroundings of the Old Leigh fishing village, not to mention the excellent food. 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.
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Food was ok- the only reason its good is because there is one very friendly waiter!

Very average. The food is ok and the service is decent, but I have had far better meals for a fraction of the price.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very average. The food is ok and the service is decent, but I have had far better meals for a fraction of the price.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A good restaurant,with first class views over the thames, to kent,food is to a good standard service fine,have been a few times,and find it better during weekdays.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I feel generous, giving a Vegetarian score of 2. They get this only because they offer Veggie starters as a main course option (for an additional cost). This is a very popular restaurant and was probably full to bursting on the Saturday night I visited. With, perhaps, two or three hundred diners when full, I find it inexplicable that they... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Me and my wife went to go here for lunch and were made to feel like second class citizens as we had a push chair with our 7 week old daughter.. Staff were rude and very unhelpful.. To the point where we left.. I could of understood if they were busy but it was empty.. Its a shame as the... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Decent food at a reasonable price, It can get very busy but the staff do a decent job to get the orders done without too much delay. On days with good weather it is nice to have lunch outside on the decking but there only a few tables available

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My sister Mum and I went to celebrate our birthdays. We went at lunchtime and thought that the set course menu was very good value for money. The atmosphere was nice and the views out to sea were lovely. The staff were attentive and friendly. Our food was superb and we really enjoyed the whole occasion. Overall an excellent experience... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This amazing venue and style of restaurant should be a delight. It is not cheap, but the location makes up for that. I found the staff and senior staff jaded and also rushed and one gets the feeling that money is the most important thing for the owners... I have been a few times and it never feels any different..... More 

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Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We pride ourselves on customer service and a warm welcome, we are a large busy and buzzy restaurant and if any of our staff appeared rushed it's because at that moment they probably were. however, busy or not so busy they always strive to offer service with a smile. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

Southend on Sea, Essex, ENGLAND
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Been plenty of times before but wanted to review the THURSDAY grill night, its bring your own wine which obviously makes it a much cheaper night (note you cannot bring any other drinks only wine or bottle of fizz) They have a set menu as such of a number of items differently priced but every main dish comes with a... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was not the first time we had visited here, but the first for quite a while so we were looking forward to it. As usual the parking area in front of the restaurant and across the road was full but we managed to park in front of some other cars (blocking them in) and left our number with re... More 

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Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went here for an anniversary meal & was very impressed. Food was excellent, friendly staff & great atmosphere. I would highly recommend.

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Thank you for your review. All the staff work as a team and we very much appreciate your kind words. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

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Address: 8-13 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EN, England
Phone Number: +44 1702 475588
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
Average Prices: USD 17 - 94
Cuisine: International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8-13 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 475588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 94
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene

Description

The Boatyard, Leigh-On-Sea The Boatyard combines the benefits of a modern purpose-built restaurant with the classic surroundings of the Old Leigh fishing village, not to mention the excellent food. 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.

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