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The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd.

71 Broadway, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1PE, England
+44 1702 480067
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
71 Broadway, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1PE, England
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11 - 20 of 374 reviews

Reviewed October 7, 2017

I no longer live in Leigh on Sea, and have written a couple of previous reviews for The Sandbar, but I think, if you love a restaurant, it's good to let them know regularly (after all, so many people on TripAdvisor just love to moan...More

Thank Kirsty M
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2017

I cannot express my gratitude enough for your review - the amount of reviews we have over the years on trip advisor - is only half the amount of people we feed in one week. We are very much a place for locals, who have...More

Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

We came for a drink here and liked the atmosphere so booked for dinner the following week. I was very impressed with the service and food although, I felt it is a tiny bit over priced, I started with the Red Sea prawns which were...More

Thank Siddydog
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2017

thank you for your review. Very kind of you to take the time to write, all your comments have been taken on board - wishing you all the best and take care Louise

Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Tried The Sand Bar today for lunch and so glad we did. We were served by Sam who made us feel very welcome. We all had scallops with pea purée to start and sea-bass & haddock as mains which were really tasty. I had a...More

Thank nickynoo146
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2017

Sam is adorable - and I am glad he paid you the right amount of attention. Thank you for writing such a lovely review - we all really do appreciate when someone takes the time to write something kind and lovely. wishing you and your...More

Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Nipped in Sat night without having booked and got seated on one of the high level tables which was fine. We were also quite late. Not much more to say other than the service was great. The food (ordered from the tapas menu) was excellent...More

Thank mike k
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2017

oh my gosh - after your review I will chain myself to the oven. Actually, I was feeling a little blue yesterday and then I read your review - you made me happy - so thank you for your extremely generous and kind review and...More

Reviewed September 22, 2017

Great night out the food was amazing.the staff were knowledgeable and friendly.never been before but now we have eaten here we will be back.

Thank Susan S
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2017

Thank you so so much for such a kind review - it means a lot to all of us here - even after 19 years of being here we aim to improve every single day. once again thank you and take care Louise

Reviewed September 8, 2017

We stopped at the Sand Bar for a coffee as it seemed to be the only place where we could get a seat outside. After looking at the menu we decided to have lunch and opted for a 2 course special at £15.99. I had...More

Thank RaynBrown
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Booked a table with friends Friday evening and enjoyed some excellent seafood including fish kebabs and a prawn starter, coupled with some excellent Gavi di Gavi, we had lovely evening; service was good and non-obtrusive yet attentive enough. My only gripe is the large contingent...More

Thank BobbyDavro27
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2017

thank you so much for your kind review - can I recommend next time that you ask to eat upstairs in the Restaurant Area - much more comfortable, even me as the owner would not want to eat downstairs on a Friday Night - way...More

Reviewed August 6, 2017

We were really looking forward to eating here as it received such great reviews. However, as lovely as the waiters were, the service was terrible and the food really not great as it had clearly been left which meant it was both overcooked and cold....More

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ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

thank you for your review - and although a very upsetting one - we have to take it on the chin and worked to find out where we went wrong and improve. Service and how you are looked after is of the utmost importance. I...More

Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic! The food was beautiful and the service was brilliant. We was made to feel very welcome, Everyone went out of there way. Very very nice worm and welcoming. First time eating and wont be the last. We are booked in for tonight for dinner....More

Thank jelley1981
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2017

thank you so so much for such a kind review - wishing you and your family all the very best - Louise

Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for lunch as they had a great seafood menu. They didn't disappoint- the difficulty was choosing. The food was served promptly everything was fresh and nicely cooked. Looking forward to returning.

Thank pmrunner
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2017

thank you so much for your kind review - wishing you all the very best and take care Louise

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Good Morning, thank you for your request to see our Menu - we change our menu sometimes three times a week - the best thing to do is to email us direct and we will send you a copy of that day's menu... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Broadway, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 480067
Description
The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. has been apart of the Leigh Community for 15 years. We're a family run Restaurant with a love of Seafood. Everyday we learn some new, even after all these years, but we always have the ultimate aim of improving ourselves. We are Doggy friendly, and your pooch is welcome in our Downstairs Bar & Restaurant Area.We have a Wedding Licence and have held many weddings here. We have an upstairs Restaurant, which is used for many kinds of special occasions, Birthdays, Funerals, Business dinners, Company Events, Charities evenings, Film nights, Fashion Shows, Plays, Cooking Classes,Dance Classes & many other events. We haven't had a Doggy Fashion Show yet, but give us time!
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