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O Picado

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Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
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403 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7HU, England
+44 1702 300540
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Traditional fresh cooked dishes of portuguese madeira island

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  • 174
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun night in unassuming little restaurant

We booked here at short notice going by the tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The enclosed terrace was cosy,lively and had great atmosphere. Albeit rather warm (note cardis not req) The food was top notch freshly cooked and generous portions. My only complaint was the homemade chips... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
salvagebabe
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sunny south east england
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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English first
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This place is a masterclass in making the atmosphere of a small country Portuguese restaurant. A beautiful 'garden' which is covered and heated. Food which is great quality, my skewer glistened and was tender (loved the almost sword-like skewer too), and my girlfriend's pork and madeira sauce was sublime. Link it with polite, friendly staff, and you have a great... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My partner and I really enjoyed this restaurant. Friendly staff, lovely food and also very plentiful. With prices that don't break the bank balance!

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sunny south east england
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We booked here at short notice going by the tripadvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The enclosed terrace was cosy,lively and had great atmosphere. Albeit rather warm (note cardis not req) The food was top notch freshly cooked and generous portions. My only complaint was the homemade chips were a bit soggy but... Everything else outweighed this minor niggle.The staff... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We recently moved to Westcliff and had passed O Picado on several occasions, thought it looked like our kind of place and eventually went there last night for my husband's birthday. Having been to Portugal before, I thought the rustic interior décor was perfectly charming and very Portuguese. One of just two waitresses working there on a quite busy Thursday... More 

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England
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My previous experience with this restuarant was always favourable but a recent visit with my family resulted in me changing my opinion. I'd ordered a whole fish meal and simply asked (as is quite normal in a restaurant in the UK and in Europe at least) if the chef would mind taking the head off for me. Well you'd think... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Visit regular Always excellent service and the food Is wonderful especially the piri piri chicken on the skewer Highly recommend

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A really welcome place with attentive friendly staff really determined to make an effort. Great feel of Madeira and food plentiful and good. Would certainly go again

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Epping, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After reading the great reviews for this restaurant decided to go before theatre visit. Was not disappointed and everything that previous reviews had said was true. We had a fantastic meal with very generous portions and all the staff were lovely. Would definitely recommend and we will definitely be back.

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Seems like a very authentic Portuguese restaurant. Really interesting menu. Enjoyed the food but it was very busy (fathers day) so service was a bit sluggish. Bottom line - I would love to go back again.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

We went to Picado a couple of days ago and we really enjoyed our dinner except for the waiter that served us. Unfortunately, he probably did not know what he was doing. He took so long to bring my mum's drink. The shandy was flat and when we asked for another one he just brought the same drink. She did... More 

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Additional Information about O Picado

Address: 403 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7HU, England
Phone Number: +44 1702 300540
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Westcliff-on-Sea
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
Cuisine: Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 403 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Westcliff-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 300540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions

Description

Traditional fresh cooked dishes of portuguese madeira island
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?