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33 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BW, England
01702 344600
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Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A very good restaurant

East offers a good buffet. You can find a little bit of everything Malaysian, Indian and Chinese food. The restaurant is clean, food is good and selection is big enough. The prices varied lunch is cheaper than dinner, Friday and Saturday are more expensive. You pay a flat rate for the buffet and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Macarena1504
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Frankfurt, Germany
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We went on a weekday evening. It was our first time here and we were surprised by the amount of choices. Unfortunately, I did not like it at all, but my boyfriend and my parents enjoyed it very much. The food was always fresh and hot. It was a shame for me, because I did not eat a lot. I... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

East offers a good buffet. You can find a little bit of everything Malaysian, Indian and Chinese food. The restaurant is clean, food is good and selection is big enough. The prices varied lunch is cheaper than dinner, Friday and Saturday are more expensive. You pay a flat rate for the buffet and you can eat as much as you... More 

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

I have been here numerous amount of times and everytime the food is delicious. There is such a variety to choose from and the fact you can eat as much as you want is even better ! It is well worth the money and very affordable ! Definitely one of the best places to eat in Southend !

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London
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Went here on a weekday evening and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of food available. Lots of choice, regularly topped up and nice and hot. Freshly cooked stir frays available as well as desserts.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Want for lunch, food was fresh and always available, plates cleared after every plate, great service, great atmosphere.

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Southend on Sea
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Another trip to the East was long overdue, so an eating companion and I ventured out one Monday evening in June 2015. After being shown to our table, we were invited to order drinks and, as usual for me at the East, I went for a pot of their refreshing Chinese tea - ideal on a warm summer's evening -... More 

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Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for a very detailed review of your latest visit to East. Welcome back and thank you for your continuing support. We are pleased that on the whole you have enjoyed dining with us. We will ask the kitchen to review the battered chicken and the Kung Po chicken following your comment. These are two of our... More 

Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Food is always hot plenty of it, place is spotless, staff are helpful it is reasonably price. Best thing it is eat as much as you like.

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Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for your short but precise review. We are pleased you have ejnoyed dining with us. Your continuing support is appreciated. Cheers More 

essex, uk
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This restaurant is great. It's tucked away down a side street, but easy enough to find. The restaurant's surroundings are very nice, clean and up to date, and the staff are polite and friendly. The prices are very competitive, and excellent value for the amount of food you get (or literally can eat!). There is a wide selection of Indian,... More 

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Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at East. We are very pleased that you continue to enjoy dining with us. Some times buffet restaurant are a disguise for poor food as they think they can get away with it being "cheap". At East we pride ourselves with the food (and service) we provide,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner with partner & 2 children the food on offer was awful, stir fry full of fat and meat in it very dry and tasted like it had gone off. The other food was even worse and tasted like it was yesterdays left overs! We complained to the snooty staff member who said arent we happy with it... More 

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Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Hi there thank you for writing a review of your visit to East. We are sorry you didn't enjoy dining with us. However just wondering if you have got the wrong place as we have no prices at £15.99. and staff would never say "arent you happy with it only being £15.99", mainly because they don't have the language skill... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Nice food, nice place, away from the bustle of the seafront. Reasonably priced. Some of the buffet items were a bit bland, but nothing was horrible. The only problem with it is it's all you can eat, and I can eat a lot!

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Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Hi Sam, many thanks for your review of East. We are pleased that on the whole you have enjoyed dining with us. Buffet dining does give patrons the options variety or quantity or both, so it's good for most people. I'm glad you are able to enjoy eating lots with us. Cheers More 

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Additional Information about East

Address: 33 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BW, England
Phone Number: 01702 344600
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Chinese, Thai, Malaysian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01702 344600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Thai, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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