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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 (0) 1702 475588
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Sunday Lunch

Food (varied starters, lamb and pork mains, varied desserts) was very good - the lamb is really succulent and tasty. The service suffered a little as the restaurant was busy. Had to wait, but only a few minutes, for our table and occasionally for the waiter's attention. That said, all our requests... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Food (varied starters, lamb and pork mains, varied desserts) was very good - the lamb is really succulent and tasty. The service suffered a little as the restaurant was busy. Had to wait, but only a few minutes, for our table and occasionally for the waiter's attention. That said, all our requests were fulfilled politely, though there appeared to have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Sunday lunch with family celebrating step-daughter's 19th birthday, seated at lovely table upstairs with great views of the estuary, ordered soft drinks, mains and dessert. Overall quality of food was mixed - the sunday roast was stringy poor quality beef cuts, some had the pork loin and the lamb both of which were nice, veg portions a little on the... More 

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

I am very disappointed to hear about the issues you experienced with your meal last Sunday so thank you for taking the time to leave such positive comments for Sam and our Duty Manager Anthony. Please be assured that your feedback has been passed to the relevant departments. I am sorry you felt the live singer wasn't particularly for you.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Well we have been here a few times and the first few we totally loved the place. Last 4 visits have been very disappointing for the following reasons. Charged twice for our meal. Food not as good as expected for the cost. Rat pack night was poor as the sound was so distorted and service extremely slow. On special nights... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Food is average at best. The service however was good and has improved since last visit our waiter Sam was exceptionally competent.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave Sam such a lovely review, please be assured that I have passed your comments about the food to our Head Chef Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My friend and I visited at lunchtime today , it was very. Busy unfortunately the service was slow and the baguettes tasteless such a shame as I have been on a few occasions where the food and service have been top notch .

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

Thank you for your feedback Lucy, your comments have been passed to our Head Chef. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Never been to Leigh-on-Sea before specially this part. Lovely scenic view of the sea even though the tide was out, which was a shame. But I had a bottle of wine and some good food here was great, like being on holiday. On a nice hot day I will defiantly be returning.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review, I sincerely hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

Witham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited on a Sunday after hearing great things about this restaurant. The location and decor are second to none, but I was very disappointed in the food. It wasn't bad; just, average :(. Starter I had grilled halloumi to start and my boyfriend had the seafood tart. The halloumi was good, but the seafood tart was so drowned in... More 

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

Dear Geri Thank you for your feedback, we certainly appreciate constructive criticism and your comments have been passed to our Head Chef. My only concern is whether you made your waiter aware of your issues at the time as our kitchen would have immediately replaced any item you were not happy with so do please speak up whilst you are... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Limited set menu midweek at higher than average price as wasn't aware only full menu available at the weekend Was suprised no side plates for the bread. Service was good though. View was stunning However I was violently ill early hours of following morning and off work for next 2 days. Another of our party who ate the same as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited the boatyard for a romantic dinner and had a wonderful time. The food and drink was excellent with very friendly service and great atmosphere with live music. Couldn't recommend it highly enough for a night out.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

fantastic lovely lunch wed 8th april food amazing ambience perfect tony our waiter was truly a joy v. professional but with a hint of cheeky personality that made us all smile thank you for we travelled down from cumbria where we work as chef and front of house so its v.important and also v. rare to be met with both... More 

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

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

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Restaurant Details

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 (0) 1702 475588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 49
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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