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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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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Traditional fresh cooked dishes of portuguese madeira island

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  • 178
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 17
    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:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

After being recommended me and two friends tried picado, we were disappointed , the garlic mushrooms didn't have any garlic, the main courses weren't very nice and the service wasn't good at all, overpriced for what we had wouldn't go back.

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Ipswich
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

O'Picado - never had a poor meal here. I am not local to Westcliff on Sea but have eaten at O'Picado four or five times having first stumbled upon it during a business trip to near-by Rochford. Now, whenever in the area, a lunch or early dinner at this wonderful restaurant has become an essential part of the itinerary. It's... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Me and my girlfriend often drive from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk to Westcliff-on-Sea just to have a lovely delicious meal here just like we did this August weekend. This time we decided to book a stay at a local hotel just for the weekend so we could have more time to really enjoy this very traditional and rustic heaven... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Booked my friends party here and they decorated and were very helpful. However the service went downhill as soon as we arrived. I had to ask three times for the birthday cake I brought in. The 2nd and 3rd time the waitress was just standing there chatting. We then asked for the bill which again took soooo long. It's wasn't... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great menu and really speedy service, which is handy if you're looking for somewhere good to eat before heading to the theatre. The "secret garden" is lovely and nicely atmospheric without tipping over into kitsch.

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We are due to travel to Portugal in a fortnight and wanted a taste of authentic Portuguese food in preparation for our trip. We got that and more from O Picado. We received very friendly service and were treated to tasty, authentic cooking, not to mention chilled Superbock beers. Lovely! Recommend this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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
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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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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic

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?