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Icon Building | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
+44 1702 468123
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Ranked #135 of 479 Restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $36
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Essex
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We had our wedding reception at sands on November 1st 2014. Want to say a big big big thank you to Natalie and Perry and all the staff for making our day so amazing and perfect! Thank you for all the finishing touches that made the day the extra special touches including our names in the Sand on the beach!... More 

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

went for lunch having found the pier cafe not serving food. Very warm welcome, delightful outlook, nice ambience and a choice of menu to suit most. A full restaurant service inside, or you walk through to a 'self serve' section where you can order more 'lighter bite' type meals that you have to pay for yourself at the counter. That... More 

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went in for a tea and coffee and were amazed of the view we had which is perfect considering we caught the sunset over the sea and i don t think you can get a view like this anywhere else in southend. Staff is very friendly and everything feels nice and worm in this place.

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Leigh on sea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited sands for a meal on Boxing Day, the menu was lovely with a wide variety of choices. We had the christmas menu and were not disappointed! I have to say the service was the best I've had in a while, the waitresses were attentive and couldn't do enough for us all were very smiley and helped us in... More 

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Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have just returned from a birthday celebration at Sands. As I am an amputee i did a recky before & saw a ramp what I didnt see was the angle of the ramp. When I arrived I was shocked to see the ramp! There was a sign that said the lift was being repaired but there was no sign... More 

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south east
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I booked a table for 16 for our Christmas party and we had 2 tables of 8 in the Conservatory area. It was a lovely evening! The whole restaurant was very festive with pretty trees and decorations and the food was superb. It was beautifully presented and great quality - everyone was served promptly and the staff were very professional,... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I went here during one of their party xmas nights. It was quite expensive for a 3 course meal I thought at £27.95 a head. There was a disco afterwards and so was probably more suited for a works xmas party. The starter was potted crab and shrimps. It was ok, way too much butter compared to the seafood. rest... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

I went on a work christmas dinner at this restaurant last night. The service from the waitresses was good, the food was just about ok. On arrival my coat was taken by a waiteress and i was given a ticket. At the end of the night, when i requested for my coat, i was told it could not be found.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Went to Sands today for a 2 course Christmas lunch. The food was very good, excellent service, friendly atmosphere and beautiful views of the Thames Estuary. Looking forward to going again.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

The service was friendly but organization is poor We went as part as a works Christmas doo everyone had finished their starter before I got mine on my table the roast beef was grisly and the Yorkshire pudding well over cooked and tasted revolting the dessert was nothing to write home about . When I ordered a drink I got... More 

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Additional Information about Sands Bistro

Address: Icon Building | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
Phone Number: +44 1702 468123
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 36
Cuisine: English

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