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Sands Bistro

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Icon Building | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
+44 1702 468123
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice

Had Sunday lunch here , great ambiance , live music and very busy , the food was pretty good although my beef was tough and Yorkshire pud tasted old . The staff we're very attentive and pleasant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Gary M
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Within 10 minutes of our first meeting with Natalie we knew Sands was where we wanted to hold our wedding and Natalie would make it special; our expectations were more than exceeded. Natalie was helpful through the whole planning process and came up with some great ideas and little touches, like writing our names in the sand and bringing us... More 

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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Whilst visiting on business we wanted somewhere for dinner that wasn't the hotel and this place was recommended. Looked fantastic on the website so we booked a table for 5 people at 8pm. When we arrived they asked if we wanted to sit outside which we did as it was the hottest day of July (hopefully there will be more)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Had Sunday lunch here , great ambiance , live music and very busy , the food was pretty good although my beef was tough and Yorkshire pud tasted old . The staff we're very attentive and pleasant.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There are not enough words in the world that can describe the amazing, outstanding wedding day that Sands gave us. Throughout the whole process we were looked after and supported right up until the day before. Unfortunately for us the weather turned on the day but that did not stop all of the staff and Natalie from doing their upmost... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We decided in our day off to visit sands resturant at 7:45 pm and decided to walk in. We asked the waiter for a table for 4 and then the waiter replied saying that the restaurant was fully booked when it there is clearly only half the restaurant full so we came back at 9pm and it looked closed with... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

From the minute we booked our wedding until yesterday when we picked up the left over items Natalie, Perry, Andrew and the sands team were amazing. Natalie (the Events co-ordinator) is just brilliant at her job, she helps you with ideas, always so helpful I really cant praise her enough. Every meeting we had on the lead up to the... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I use to love this restaurant & still do in a way, had a delightful G&T out in the sunshine ( never understand why a drinks service is never offered on the terrace & that you have to go inside & bring out your own drinks - I digress). Was handed a menu like a laminated sheet, was the clearly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My daughter was married at sands on 25th june this year and I must thank Natalie Andrew Perry and all the staff. Their attention to detail was wonderful. The whole day from ceremony right through to last order was great. Our wedding meal was fantastic as was the Buffett in the evening. Every detail was so well considered. Sands will... More 

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My daughter held her wedding at sands on 25th June this year and I must thank Natalie Andrew Perry and all the staff for their attention to detail of all our requests. The service was spot on right up to the every end of the evening. Our canapés, meal and evening buffet was fantastic. The whole event from the arrival... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Popped in on Friday for lunch, was greeted and looked after by Jody and Ben. They were both knowledgeable, attentive and efficient. Food was delicious and even got 20% off with our adventure island pass!

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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 19 - 37
Cuisine: English

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Icon Building | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 468123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 37
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?