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43 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea ss1, England
01702 348088
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Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 108
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Relaxed and good food

We went on a Saturday evening, they were fairly busy despite that service was friendly and efficient. We were a table of 6 everyone enjoyed the meal and the wine, we only had mains which were very good and desserts a couple were disappointing. We were not rushed and felt relaxed. The restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Lorraine W
,
Benfleet, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

What a rip off. Website stated £15.99 but we were charged £16.99. When challenged they said the price we saw was on their first site and they couldn't get rid of it. I think they should have let us pay the cheaper price as a good will gesture. The decor made me feel I was eating in a junk shop.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I've been to Bacchus on 3 occasions and it's been excellent every time. The decor is fantastic, very quirky but homely at the same time. Service was very good and friendly, though it was a quiet Monday so they weren't exactly stretched! There's decent choice on the menu with some interesting options. The scallop starters are both amazing, and the... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend this place if you are looking for something a little bit special. Came across this place purely by chance was really surprised with how good it was . The staff were amazing, very friendly and very attentive. The food was great, a interesting menu with plenty of choice and good selection of cocktails and wines......would definitely go again

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Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Visited Bacchus on Sunday for afternoon tea. Lovely décor. Very quirky. But apart from that NOT good. Don't bother looking at the menu, you don't get what it says. We had processed chicken and tomato, cheddar cheese branston pickle and tomato, salmon and tomato and egg sandwiches. If you like tomatoes you are ok. No selection of teas were offered.... More 

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Southend-on-Sea
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I was SO hoping to write a positive review of my birthday meal at Bacchus. I’ve been many times for cocktails and always enjoyed it. The interior is lovely and the staff are great and so I booked a table for my 45th. I was expecting a great meal but, for me, the dining experience was an enormous let down.... More 

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Rochford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Came here for afternoon tea one Sunday. Nice atmosphere / decor and our waiter was lovely. Food dissapointing- the small rolls were dry & tasteless, and the cakes weren't fantastic. Its not a 'traditional' afternoon tea, which is fine...but its not very nice either. Wouldn't go again.

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

We went on a Saturday evening, they were fairly busy despite that service was friendly and efficient. We were a table of 6 everyone enjoyed the meal and the wine, we only had mains which were very good and desserts a couple were disappointing. We were not rushed and felt relaxed. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and an interesting... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great little place, slightly hidden I feel. Came in for a coffee and cake for £4 and the cake was fantastic and the coffee was one of the best I've ever had. This lead me to try lunch hear and I have to say it was great. Staff were lovely and attentive. Food was tasty. I will definitely be back... More 

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Ashingdon
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Overall, I am rather fond of this little place, hidden away, almost secretive. The outside is so unassuming and modest. I've been here a few times, and it's a great place to while away a Saturday afternoon with lunch and wine. In general the food is good and it's still infinitely better than any other similar eatery in Southend! Bringing... More 

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UK
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I went to this restaurant with my mother and a friend for a birthday lunch. Wasn't sure what to expect as had not tired it before but I have to say we were not disappointed. The interior décor is different to say the least! But it's very inviting and the staff are friendly and welcoming. We opted for the two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea ss1, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01702 348088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?