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Sands Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
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English
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Icon Building | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
+44 1702 468123
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely plave

This restaurant was lovely. The staff were so helpful and professional. The decor was modern and trendy - fitting of a place that tries to have etiquette. However, it is accommodating of all types of people despite my previous sentence. The food was lovely despite taking a while to get to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Oliver A
,
London
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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245 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was lovely. The staff were so helpful and professional. The decor was modern and trendy - fitting of a place that tries to have etiquette. However, it is accommodating of all types of people despite my previous sentence. The food was lovely despite taking a while to get to the table. Overall really good!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I took my two young boys here on a Friday afternoon for tea. I really like this place. Excellent ambience, friendly and helpful staff. Food very nicely presented, tasty and good value for money. We have been here quite a few times for a range of different family events and have always been impressed with the high standards and delicious... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Our table was booked for 9oclock waited till 20past to be seated had no fillet steak left manager was rude end up with off cuts which we asked for m.well done it came raw the veg was hard n had no steak knives. Not happy at all .....bein valentines night it ruined my n partners evenin. Wont be goin back... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Visited for my brothers birthday on a weekday evening and tried their special winter warmer menu, really good value at only £13.95 for 2 courses or £16.95 for 3 courses, it was very quiet being midweek in the winter but would recommend as food just amazing and staff very friendly and helpful, added bonus was I could use my adventure... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Lovely lunch on the hop last week. Staff were charming and helpful and the food out of this world, hot tasty and generous portions. The following day popped in for a pot of tea for two and home made scones straight from the oven with whipped cream and jam. Going back soon.

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Essex
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 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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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: Romance, Local cuisine
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?