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The Dining Room

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1356 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2UH, England
+44 1702 477499
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this place, was our first visit last night. Staff were excellent and were very attentive. The food was fabulous considering the price (less than sixteen quid ahead for 2 courses, nice). I can highly recommend the roasts, the beef was very popular and all plates were licked clean by the group (greed kicked in). We were all stuffed solid... More 

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Thank Gray1969
Blairgowrie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My second trip down from Scotland in six months and my second visit to The Dining Room, this time for lunch. Once again excellent food and very good service.

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Thank Sue W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely meal. Atmosphere was brilliant and food was of a very high standard. Presentation was great. Friendly staff who were very attentive. Excellent value for money. Will definetly go back again.

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1 Thank Jacqui D
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard good things so went for my birthday. Didn't realise there was only a very limited menu and I was not impressed with the choices. The portions were very small and the food was just ok. Wont be returning unfortunately. Just a note of caution, we went on a Saturday evening and it was very noisy -not a... More 

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Thank sharonwyman
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a lovely place went with the family. The price of the food for not only how it looks but how it tastes is amazing. The waitresses can't possibly help any more than they do always making sure we have enough food and drinks. Will be coming back with more family and friends.

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Thank D_maley
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Phoned up on the off change sunday morning to book in for sunday lunch, luckily there was a table free at 3.30pm. The sunday menu offers great value for money with either a one, 2 or 3 courses for a set price. the menu is varied enough to give options but not to complicated like in other restaurants with too... More 

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1 Thank Jamesgroves1979
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for midweek special with my wife and daughter,my daughter and I ordered the steak special, mine was fine but my daughter's was below standard and chewy. Unfortunately my daughter was embarrassed to say something until the end of the meal,the waiter knocked off the supplement for the steak and the price of a coke. I just wish I... More 

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2 Thank William R
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family used to visit this restaurant about 6 times a year for family celebrations. Our last meal was very disappointing and poor value for money-we won't be going back. My friend also went there a few weeks and has said exactly the same thing. The starters were good but we paid an extra £7.50 for a steak which was... More 

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1 Thank hettiehen
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking a relative to lunch, and on recommendation, we decided to give this place a try. Initial service was OK, plenty of staff to be seen, but once our order was things went a bit down hill. We booked for 13:15, most diners were waiting for meals, but it took 45 minutes for our meal to arrive, and then only... More 

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Thank keith47
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to the dining room and unfortunately it was not as good as the first. The service was great but the food was a bit disappointing especially my main. The starters of squid and the hot scotch egg were really nice. I decided to have the beef wellington for main as I have never had it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$18 - $29
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1356 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2UH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 477499
Description
3 Course Lunch or Dinner Mon - Fri £14.95.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?