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East

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33 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BW, England
01702 344600
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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london
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a buffet style restaurant.I thought it is Chinese food but they have also Indian food. A large variety of food meat and vegetable from duck to pork,seafood ,sauces and all.A tip ,go there at the beginning of their programme because it get very quickly very busy ! There are also soups and desserts.I was very content also by... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best buffet selection, this isn't your run of the mill buffet the choices are vast. Being a Malaysian decent family the food here is excellent, you can also ask their chefs to prepare your food to your specifications cooked in front of you all inclusive of the set price

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Thank kevinterry1961
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Hi there. thank you for providing a feedback following your visit to East. We are very pleased that you have enjoyed dining with us. It's is an even better compliment coming from someone with a Malaysian background. Terima Kasih More 

Southend
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here as we were short of time to eat and a buffet was the perfect option. The food was fine but we did find that a lot of the dishes we wanted were all gone and there was quite a wait for them to be replaced. Our greeter didn't speak to us at all and as this was our... More 

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Thank Sarah C
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Hi there. thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to East. We are sorry that you did not enjoy dining with us and the service you received was inadequate. We are always happy to explain to new customers about our style of dining. Unfortunately we have a couple of new staff who might not be as... More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last bank holiday Monday dishes were very low and 6 popular ones were empty when my partner asked if more was coming out they said no and refused to restock , we muddled through but it all tasted much the same . When we left we told the manager we wasn't happy he didn't care just wanted us... More 

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Thank wayne k
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Hi there thank you for your feedback following your visit to East. There are only 2 reasons why food dishes would not be replenish. The first one is if a dish is no longer available (as in "sold out"). It would be highly unlikely that it would happen to 6 dishes. The second reason is if the kitchen is shut... More 

Benfleet
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food Very good location near southend central train station. Very good price and very size plates

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Thank Katie L
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Hi thank you for your review of East. We are very pleased that you have enjoyed dining with us. We hope to look after you well again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good array of food. Some were not replenished fast enough. Staff were efficient and helpful. Very much enjoyed.

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Thank Carol C
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment following your visit to East. We are pleased that on the whole you have enjoyed dining with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy Chinese buffet Restaurant, excellent food, very friendly staff, because the restaurant is busy food is fresh all the time, went there for my 60th 25 of us had a brilliant time. Would use again for family celebration

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Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback following your birthday celebration at East. We are pleased that it was successful and everyone enjoyed themselves. We are flexible place that can cater for large parties as well as individuals. More 

southend
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good, food good for the price my daughter enjoyed the deserts. Staff didn't seem very friendly but enjoyed the food.

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Thank kittyscave
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Hi there thanks you for your comment following your visit to East. We are pleased that you have enjoyed dining with us. Cheers More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I enjoyed a lovely meal tonight. Excellent choice of dishes from the buffet friendly staff in pleasant surroundings Parking available near to restaurant

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Thank Janet C
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Hi thank you for taking the time to write something about your visit to East. We are pleased that you have enjoyed dining with us and we look forward to looking after you well again soon. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

My daughter was just shy of 18 months old when we visited and we got told before sitting down 'don't let her just drop food on the floor' - she's a toddler, they do that. I will clean up after my kid when I go to any restaurant without being asked because it's not anyone else's job at the end... More 

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Thank Laura A
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Hi there. We are really sorry you felt you were made to feel uncomfortable about your child on your last visit to East. As a rule we have NEVER done this, said anything about toddlers dropping food on the floor to anyone before they sat down because this might not happen. Also as a rule it's only the managers (two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Malaysian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01702 344600

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