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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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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and good service, they had a good variety of food and everything looked clean. They were very friendly with us and the kids, thank you all so much!!

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Thank EvieRushton
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the type of place that you pick up some 'chicken' and it has the texture or a prawn and the taste of cardboard..... To the point your friend is almost daring you to try something that doesn't look so great! Processed cheap crap

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Thank Steven M
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'll keep this short...in with 9 friends on a Friday lunchtime...excellent service and food for the price good selection...would certainly recommend...look forward to going again.

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Thank Laurence L
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big restaurant and big choice of buffet food but the quality is poor and not fresh..undestandable. Is ok if you don't care too much and you want just full your stomach.

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Thank charlie r
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant, having previously visited. It is a buffet style meal for a fixed price, (excluding drinks) it is excellent value as there is so much choice. I always go at lunchtime as I prefer my main meal at this time, it was not too busy. Highly recommended.

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Thank B7152FJpeterw
Eastmanagement, Manager at East, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your visit to East. We are pleased that you have enjoyed dining with us and have found us good value and more importantly enjoyable. More 

london
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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Thank esmeralda2910
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 a Chinese restaurant with a Malaysian twist. In Malaysian we have Malay, Chinese and Indian as the main stay of foods with Thai and Indonesian influence. So we try to provide a mix that gives customers a variety of dishes from the region.... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 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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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 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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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 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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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 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 

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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?