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The Camelia Restaurant

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178 Eastern Esplanade | Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
01702 587 917
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a restaurant that serves a wide choice of top quality food in the most relaxing of surroundings with staff that pay attention to every little detail then look no further than the Camelia Hotel and restaurant in Thorpe Bay. Add in easy parking (free), delightful views across the estuary, options of special dietary requirements, and receiving the undivided... More 

Thank Tannerlea
England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & recently visited The Camelia Hotel for afternoon tea we have driven past this hotel many times & havn't really given it a second glance but we decided to go there after our daughter recommended it to us & we are glad she did the tea was fantastic first of all there was a platter of sandwiches with... More 

1 Thank Jim B
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very nice large dining room, food arrived swiftly and the girls were very attentive, a very welcoming invironment.

1 Thank Tony Q
Essex, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for afternoon tea and were delight to be seated by the window with a super view. The food was absolutely delicious, extremely fresh and plentiful. There was beautiful vintage china and lots of lovely touches which set it apart from many other afternoon teas. The service was extremely warm and friendly and they catered very well for us... More 

1 Thank Louise C
Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were out with my Son and Daughter Inlaw who live in the area and wanted to eat somewhere that was Dog Friendly and they suggested we came here as they had been before. When we walked in we had a very warm welcome and our two little dogs were offered a much needed drink after our long walk. We... More 

Thank Teresa C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't have been more accommodating and the food was amazing. Visited with friends and family for 40th birthday celebrations and couldn't praise the service enough. We had contacted with our requests before hand as two of our group were vegetarian and two pregnant and were delighted to find that all needs were catered for spectacularly. The staff couldn't have been... More 

Thank MrandMrsBright
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I attended The Camelia Restaurant last Thursday afternoon on the recommendation from '8 out of 10 mums' to celebrate her birthday. The weather was superb so we sat outside on the terrace (which is protected by a wind screen) and it also meant we could take our small dog. The reception, the service and the food could... More 

Thank David I
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have just had a lovely time with my mother in law having afternoon tea here. The staff were friendly and very helpful, the sandwiches and cakes were delicious and the hotel its self is lovely. I would definitely recommend this fab place.

Thank Allymac75
us vacation
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Enjoyable afternoon tea for 11 of us celebrating our friends birthday. Good service and friendly staff. Lovely selection of sandwiches, wraps, scones, cakes, fruit and chocolates. Catered well for gluten free diet and a vegetarian in the party. Car park at rear.

Thank hockley_family
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Eleven of us visited yesterday for afternoon tea to celebrate a friend/colleague's 50th birthday and we had a wonderful time. The sandwiches and cakes were lovely and we ordered one vegetarian and one gluten free tea in advance and couldn't believe the selection on offer and the service was, nothing was too much trouble. As a group we have visited... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Eastern Esplanade | Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01702 587 917

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