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Icon Building | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
+44 1702 468123
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Ranked #124 of 467 Restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $19 - $38
Cuisines: English
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Booked the sands for my other halfs 40th Birthday a table of 20 great food ,great service,lovely location thank you for making my other half birthday very special night .

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I went for lunch with my husband and when we arrived we liked the location and the look of the place. Unfortunately everything else let it down and I feel that the location is wasted on this place. The food was bland and unappetising - tasted like a ready meal. The service was practically non existent and staff didn't seem... More

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London
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I make sure I eat here from time to time, often taking my old mum who enjoys the friendliness of the staff as well as the good, traditional menu

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been a regular visitor to Sands for drinks and snacks for a while now and have always enjoyed the experience despite the prices being slightly higher than a regular pub / bar. But on a nice day you could almost be in the Med and it’s a great way to spend an afternoon or evening in pleasant relaxed... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Went for breakfast. Ordered poached eggs and bacon twice and a pot of tea. Eggs were totally inedible due to the amount of vinegar used whilst cooking. The food had been pre paid by us at £15 due to being seated outside. Rather than refund in full or at least other than the tea they refunded a measly £4. What... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We were visiting Adventure Land so really convenient. This is a restaurant so is more expensive but our food was excellent and the staff were very good. We were four adults and two children. Adults had two courses, children pizza and coke, with adults having wine and beer. Total cost just under 100 pounds, so much more than a burger... More

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london
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

After hearing about this place from several people I decided to give it a go! Everything I had heard was good and was hoping it would live up! Booked at half 7 on a Friday night was expecting a bit of a wait, we arrived early and had a few drinks at the bar, friendly staff greeted us with a... More

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

On one of the hottest days this summer met up with family after some Southend fun and wanted somewhere "non-tacky" to eat lunch. An organised member of our party had done some research and suggested Sands Bistro. The research paid off, we had a superb meal, I had their famous Crispy Duck Salad - it was gorgeous and huge, so... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A group of 18 of us went to the sands for a baby shower and I cannot thank the staff enough. Nothing was too much. They had set out two different tables and we asked them to put them together which they did, they constantly kept checking that everything was okay with everyone. We had afternoon tea and this was... More

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Nottngham
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

OK we popped into this very smart place on Sunday and were offered the Sunday Lunch menu. It was very busy, singer was there and very good, looked very busy. We sat outside as no seats inside and as only Sunday Lunch (2:30) we decided to go somewhere else. On leaving to pay the bill we were offered the snack... 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
Average Prices: USD 19 - 38
Cuisine: English

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