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Leigh Road | Leigh on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1JQ, England
01702476999
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Always a lovely experience

We went through stage of having all of our special occasion meals here. We always had the lamb to share between all of us as they will make it up for however many people you have there. Always delicious and great starters and desserts too! My only complaint is with the lighting. i just find it ever... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Donna B
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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77 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Where to start..well; - massively overpriced - average food - shocking service - we had to listen to the same 4 songs over and over for 2 hours - brownie was much worse that anything one might find with in a packet with a yellow ticked on in at happy shopper And to top it all, we were told that... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went through stage of having all of our special occasion meals here. We always had the lamb to share between all of us as they will make it up for however many people you have there. Always delicious and great starters and desserts too! My only complaint is with the lighting. i just find it ever so slightly too... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Attended a large birthday party and received very good service, waiters/waitresses didn't hover like they do in some other restaurants which can be so off putting when eating, but they were attentive enough to make sure we were all ok. Food was nice and setting was good.

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Southend, essex
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My Wife & I pre-booked & dined here Saturday evening 7th February just recently. We have often thought about trying it out so took the plunge. We had booked for 7.30pm & arrived about 7.15pm so were asked to take a seat in the downstairs bar & order some drinks first which we did. I thought at this point straight... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The steak was lovely but everything else was poor. Waiter failed to write down our order correctly and had to come back over and ask how we wanted our steaks cooked twice. The rib eye was sold out but the waiter didn't know until after we ordered. Our starter's took more than 40 minutes to arrive (I only started counting... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Firstly, the food was good and my 3 out of five are purely for that. The waitress exchanged impatient glances with the waiter when two of our party of six were asking about portion sizes (our first visit to Zabrano's) and she barely disguised her snigger with a cough which was embarrassing for those of us who noticed. The restaurant... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
Essex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Best steak I've ever had!!! Lovely friendly service. Will defiantly go back.food lovely and hot. Nice soft music in the background.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I've eaten at this restaurant with friends on a few occasions and the food is usually ok and well presented. However when you're with friends you tend to drink and this establishment doesn't embarrass itself by undercharging for even the most modest bottles of wine. Drinker beware!!

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Essex
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This restaurant used to be really nice but have now changed to letting people just drink in it with only a few tables to eat downstairs with a load of people chatting away therefore quite noisy, you are now ushered upstairs in a room with no atmosphere.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Shared tapas with a friend. Enjoyed all 4 dishes and will definitely be returning. (the photo does not do the food justice) The service was friendly and the best part for me, I could sit OUTSIDE on a NON SMOKING table! It is so nice for a restaurant to realise that non smokers like to enjoy the outside without sharing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Leigh Road | Leigh on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01702476999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?