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89 High Street, Hadleigh, Southend-on-Sea SS7 2PA, England
+44 1702 559721
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (10 reviews)
“roast dinner” (2 reviews)
“cake” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
89 High Street, Hadleigh, Southend-on-Sea SS7 2PA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Paid 291 for four people...... The steak was £28 paid less in London and wasn’t great quality Food is basic at best I used to love this restaurant but gone down hill massively.... Such a shame

Thank Danny0084
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Not that impressed, ate there previously and was fairly impressed, not so this time. Food ok 'ish, price not cheap, staff pleasant enough but will not be hurrying back. Better options available elsewhere

Thank dejebe
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Just returned from a lovely Sunday lunch here, was our first time but Ancora came recommended. The restaurant is spacious and light and very clean and the staff friendly. We had the set Sunday lunch good value for £19.95 two courses. Melon was delicious as...More

Thank Paula C
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

We used to love this restaurant but sadly it has gone down hill recently. Went there for my Mums birthday in January and they forgot to do the cake although it was going on all around us. Waitress had patronisingly told me that everything was...More

1  Thank Jab110163
Reviewed June 10, 2017

our 1st visit last night food was nice although rather pricy & I don't like restaurants automatically adding 10% svs charge especially for just two people as we were. I liked the look of outside very quaint but was surprised by the inside, very drab...More

Thank 272sarah15
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

First time for us although the current owner has had it for 15 years apparently. For Sunday lunch I fancied a T-bone steak and after phoning 6 local restaurants this was the only one who could offer such a beast so I booked. We have...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed May 1, 2017

i find Ancorra comfortable with exceptional service from a dedicated team of servers delivering great food from the Kitchen . A varied but not to large a menu with God fish and meet dishes had the skate with black butter and capers last time wonderful...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Ate here recently & feel it was not great value with quite a limited menu. We ate on a weekend & the restaurant had only 2 other tables seated. Service was fine.

Thank cloudy905
Reviewed April 13, 2017

shabby appearance outside, but much more pleasent inside be prepared to wait though. when we visited only 2 waiting staff on. so wait between courses is a little long. food itself is very good, we went on a sunday set price but one option is...More

Thank petetomtim
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

We are never disappointed when visiting the Ancora. The food is always excellently cooked, the service good and they even adapt a meal to suit you. Highly recommended.

Thank Bruce W
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September 19, 2017|
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Response from Jab110163 | Reviewed this property |
Just checked and as of 31st January 2017 it was 1 with major improvement necessary.
May 22, 2016|
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Response from Corrinne W | Reviewed this property |
Mel owns it, they have typical Italian menu, delicious steaks, pastas and meat dishes. Lamb shanks to die for, fillet steak cooked to perfection- give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$24 - $63
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 High Street, Hadleigh, Southend-on-Sea SS7 2PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Hadleigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 559721
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