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The Boatyard Restaurant

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8-13 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EN, England
+44 1702 475588
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really loved the food, the view, the service. .. everything basically. Went there with my husband for a lunch on a quiet day. The waitress was lovely and the chef extremely nice to prepare a delicious vegetarian dish on request for me. I had the best toasted chevre salad ever. Wine was good as well. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank MelVincent
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. Come and see us again soon! Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

Benfleet, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited here for the first time on Thursday 24th November. First time but definitely won't be the last. Food was beautiful and the staff were very attentive. A first class eatery. Highly recommend.

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Thank Helen B
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Helen, we are so pleased you had a good time. Thursday evenings are very popular and extremely good value ! Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Another excellent night. Brilliant view of the band. As always service outstanding, very attentive waitress who was also very helpful. Food as always delicious and enough of it. Set menu extremely well priced and good choice. Also nice that you can still order from other menus as well on these nights. Amazed they still manage to give great service and... More 

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Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Jo. Keep an eye on our web-site for all our upcoming events. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Contemporary style restaurant - very well regarded locally and whilst it can be on the pricey side, they also have fixed price meals, bar snacks and offers. Great in the summer on the deck at the rear, overlooking the water.

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Thank Mike B
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 26 celebrating our wedding anniversary on Saturday 19th November, we were delighted with the service we received. Our main waiter Tony was helpful, attentive and kept us informed at every stage of the evening. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming and we and our children and grandchildren had a fantastic evening.... More 

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Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

We have passed your compliments to Tony, he is so pleased he helped to make the anniversary such a special occasion for you. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Boatyard is a lovely big restaurant set on two floors. I have been twice, each time on a Friday event night. Saw a Beatles tribute band earlier this year and Frankie Valli tribute last Friday. Often when restaurants have entertainment you find the food quality is not great but at the Boatyard the food on both occasions was of... More 

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Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoy our event evenings and thank you for taking the time to leave your comments on Tripadvisor. Keep an eye on our website for all of our upcoming events, we are already taking booking for January and February! Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were at the venue with family to watch Scott Elvis. From the moment we arrived everything was perfect. The staff were impeccable in their presentation and the service they offered. Our special thanks go to Lee and Claire for the attention they gave us in relocating our table so that we could all sit together. The menu had a... More 

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Thank micklong
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you had an enjoyable evening. Elvis will be back in the New Year. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited early on a Saturday evening as parking is very limited. The bar opens at 6pm and restaurant service starts at 6.30pm. Very quiet to start but practically full by 8pm. Very impressive looking restaurant on two floors with music provided by a saxophone player on this occasion - we would have preferred the piano. Only a Saturday night menu... More 

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Thank John B
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, please let me make you aware that our bar is open throughout the day and evening on Saturdays, so if you would some delicious pre-dinner cocktails there is no need to wait until 6pm . Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met as a family for my daughters 14. We have eaten here before fantastic afternoon great food and looked after by Tony ( Gino )

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Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Anthony, we are so pleased you had such an enjoyable afternoon. Kind regards Cllare Restaurant Manager More 

Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Boatyard yesterday for my sisters 50th birthday. The location in Leigh old town is excellent. The service was friendly and relaxed but not as slick as it could be. The food was well presented and the set menu was good value. The location alone gives the place a 4* rating, however I think it would be nearer 3*... More 

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Thank Dazzer C
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We offer friendly and relaxed service as we wish all of our customers to feel at ease the minute they walk in the door, after all who wanted to be rushed. And we have to agree with you about our amazing location, five stars all round! Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $75
Cuisine
British, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-13 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 475588
Description
The Boatyard,
Leigh-On-Sea
The Boatyard combines the benefits of a modern purpose-built restaurant with the classic surroundings of the Old Leigh fishing village, not to mention the excellent food. Contained within what was previously a working boatyard, the building has been converted into a modern restaurant, fully air-conditioned with a state of the art music system, digital projection screen and a glass-fronted kitchen area . A panoramic polarised glass frontage provides uninterrupted views of the Thames Estuary and Two-Tree Island Nature Reserve. Even more spectacular views can be obtained from the stunning wooden deck which juts out into the water and spans the entire width of the building.

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