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San Fairie Ann Restaurant & Bar

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43 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BW, England
+44 1702 348088
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Billericay, United Kingdom
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646 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for lunch based on a recommendation and were very pleased. It is now called San Fairie Ann and TripAdvisor should really change the name or start a new item under the correct name. But, to return to our visit, it looked like an antique and bric-a-Bracknell shop from the outside but you go inside and go towards... More 

Thank Rvwr2012
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our first visit for lunch today - fixed price menu - we enjoyed pulled pork taco starters and our Salmon en Croute/Chicken Dauphinoise potatoes and veg. Young lady who served us was very helpful - well worth a visit!

Thank Lord E
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner and were super impressed. The decor is fantastically quirky, with an amazing ceiling and lots of taxidermy creatures wearing hats!! The food was excellent and the staff were lovely. Will definitely return. This place should be No. 1 on Trip Adviser for Southend!

Thank LushFG
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bacchus has been a long standing favourite of mine from the first time I visited. Despite the name change to San Fairie Ann, I was assured it was the same owner and that "nothing else has changed". What a huge disappointment we had when we went there last Saturday night to celebrate a special birthday. Firstly, the restaurant has changed,... More 

1 Thank 1annie1975
Billericay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was recommended this restaurant, which isn't local so has taken a time for us to get here. Well worth the trip. Excellent food, excellent service and a lovely ambiance. Looking forward to trying the new menu that were told was coming soon.

Thank macmac18
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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368 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

how could you not fall in love with this place so comfortable sitting by the fire drinking and chatting with friends quite a few famous people drop in here! just love the painting in the ceiling and all those lovely quirky items dotted around the restaurant,the staff are so friendly and Sonia deserves one big pat on the back for... More 

Thank leolion123
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

Having not visited Bacchus for a several months we went on Saturday night before Christmas, there were 2 sittings and we chose the 7 o/clock, arriving at 6.50, seated and served very quickly, so quickly that we left after 2 courses by 7.50. The starters were quite good but all main courses a disappointment, bland plaice, hard, chewy skinned belly... More 

1 Thank Ann H
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Two words sum up the restaurant "tasteful ambience" You dine surrounded by antiques and original artwork to a subdued background of classic jazz. The food is tasty and the helpings hearty. Despite its French derived name (ça ne fait rien) it is clear that everything does matter in this establishment.

Thank jimcassels
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

This is a wonderful, unique restaurant. The decor is quirky, considered and provides the best backdrop. Above all, the food is superb. Tasty, generous meal sizes, well prepared and succulent meat, perfectly cooked veg. Staff are attentive without being intrusive. I hesitate to recommend too highly, because I don't want to have to fight for a table! But it's just... More 

1 Thank Mark C
Goole, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We were in the area and required a coffee, so after seeing the scrumptious looking cakes on display decided to have coffee and cake. Many thanks to Jamie for his excellent service and chat.

1 Thank Nomadicwanderer2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 348088

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