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Icon Building Western Esplanade | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
+44 1702 468123
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Romford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Sands Bistro a few times now. Stunning views and the food is delicious, would highly recommend the fish and chips! The service is what keeps us coming back. Jodie who always serves us is so polite, friendly and will always go above and beyond for every customer. Be back soon to try afternoon tea which looks amazing!

Thank Sarah R
Berkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my mum came here one of the nights we stayed in Southend and we thought about going there again the night after it was so good!! Waitresses were lovely and friendly. The food was very good and quick to come out. :) we had a starter and a main each. We are both vegetarians and there was a... More 

Thank MissPye
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It goes without saying, that a visit to southend is accompanied by doughnuts and fish & chips. That is apparent when walking along the front, as every place does exactly that. A problem therefore arises when you don't actually fancy either of those things. Sands is without doubt the answer! I did not particularly want to go into southend town... More 

Thank GeeJunior12
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a lovely meal yesterday at the Sands Bistro, family of four it was really delish and we were overlooking the sea while we ate which was lovely. Will definitely return.

Warminster, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love it here, always feel at home when we visit. Great for a stop nibbles and a drink. Setting is lovely.

Thank Sandra G
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for coffee and was really impressed. Super views over the estuary from the large and comfy terrace. Modern furniture and a good atmosphere. The coffee was quite expensive and small but tasted good. The service was a little odd in that you have to wait to be seated and are given menus but then have to order at... More 

Thank Troublepants
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We was lucky enough to hold our wedding and reception at the Sands. We could not asked for a better day. The venue was perfect we hired out the whole place for the day. Natalie the events planner was very helpful and pulled everything together on the day. The whole team was magnificent they could not do enough for us.... More 

Thank 286emma
London, England, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a gift for afternoon tea, but sadly underwhelmed. Staff varied in service from extremely helpful to a grumpy bar person. The setting ought to be amazing but we possibly chose wrong time as in middle of school holidays making the setting less how I would experience an afternoon tea, it could do with separating to help lend to... More 

Thank tracy W
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had my lovely daughters baby shower here. Excellent venue for this, food fabulous , staff could not do enough for us. There were 30 of us and everyone commented how fabulous it was. Thank you for making my daughters baby shower special

Thank kmh64
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant surroundings, excellent service but restricted menu. An enjoyable evening with reasonable food, found menu to be reasonably priced but limited, it would be difficult for this restaurant to cater for a group with diverse tastes.

Thank IanWilliams2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $31
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Icon Building Western Esplanade | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 468123

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