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The Royal Hotel Restaurant

1 High Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JE, England
+44 1702 899222
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“scotch egg” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (24 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 11:45 PM Hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 High Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JE, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Delicious food
"Food was absolutely scrumptious"
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2. Fabulous cocktails
"Great bar with a vibrant atmosphere, the cocktails were amazing"
Michael P
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3. Wonderful service
"Fabulous food, great ambience, chilled out nice vibe"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Intending to try the restaurant here we found, after ordering nice but expensive cocktails in the ground floor bar (£18 for two before any tip), that the restaurant was closed and only opens four days a week. This can only be an ominous sign which...More

Thank Eminence_gross
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed February 9, 2018

We visited the Royal Hotel Restaurant for dinner last Saturday. We were looked after very well and all the staff were superb. We had starters of Scallops and Fishcakes and mains of Hazlenut crusted fish and the Bouillabaisse. All the food was fresh, well presented...More

1  Thank Mick H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited on a Friday night with my wife and our two friends. We had a nice steak and fish and chips. They had run out of T-bone and replaced it with Rump and they brought out the wrong sauce for the steak so we...More

Thank Ross M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the lunch. The service was non existent. It was not busy. If we had not been so hungry we would have walked out. In hindsight we should off! Thought the service might get better throughout our meal... unfortunately, it didn’t! The food was...More

Thank elsa h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a friend visit from London and after shopping went for a bite to eat, although it was between lunch and dinner found the staff very accommodating. Only complaint I would have is we did have to wait a while but food was nice and...More

Thank June36
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on Thursday evening and had a wonderful meal. I especially enjoyed the terrine with pickled veg and the great sorbet selection. The lamb was nice and tender with buttery mash. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable, especially Irina. We will be returning!

Thank SnRSouthend
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seated upstairs in the old ballroom, the setting was lovely, great views of the estuary on a lovely sunny evening. Service was fabulous, food excellent quality and decent prices. Will definitely stay for a dessert next time as we ran out of time, and there...More

Thank teresam366
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

This was fab..I was obviously very sceptical considering the location...However, both the service and more importantly the quality of our Pimms no1 was fantastic..It was bursting with fruit and mint...

Thank colin b
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Came here for Sunday lunch, the roast lamb with home made gravy was fantastic. The staff here are friendly and professional .. Have also been here for afternoon tea and again I was impressed..

Thank Regan4137
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Not been here for many years, much improved. Staff very friendly & helpful. Excellent cocktails well done to the guy mixing those. Food looked great, we've picked up afternoon tea leaflets & will be back to try that, great idea doing a gentleman's version.

Thank janc6350
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Questions & Answers
September 23, 2017|
Response from Matt G | Property representative |
We are indeed Claire, and the menu and booking information can be found on our website. Thank you for you enquiry.
Sheila G
October 30, 2016|
Response from RoyalHotelSouthend | Property representative |
Good morning We are able to provide gluten free options for our main menus and our afternoon tea. Please make our host team aware of any special or dietary requirements when making your reservation. Kindest regards The... More
October 24, 2016|
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Response from RoyalHotelSouthend | Property representative |
Good afternoon Please send us a message via our website requesting the drinks menu, a member of our host team will gladly assist and send this to you. Kindest regards The Royal Hotel Team
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $59
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 11:45 PM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 High Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 899222
  • E-mail
The Royal Hotel is the lovingly-restored gem of Southend-on-Sea, transformed into a Cocktail/Coffee Lounge and High Class Brasserie. Join us Mid-Morning 'til Late to sample our Lounge Menu and Bespoke Cocktails, or take advantage of our First Floor Restaurant for Lunch, Afternoon Tea or Dinner. We look forward to treating you like Royalty!
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