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The Camelia Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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178 Eastern Esplanade | Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
01702 587 917
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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked the restaurant for eighteen people with much trepidation as we had never eaten or stayed here before . Looking back now I wonder why I was ever worried . My wife and I arrived and were shown to our ' quiet table for two ' as previously arranged , only to be greeted by sixteen other family members... More 

Thank BRIAN403
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We heard good reviews on this one so made time to take friends to lunch as a thank you for looking after our garden while we were on holiday. One of our four starters was exultant, three were only passable. One of the main courses was good-ish, two were only acceptable the forth, vile.... sorry but true. The question begs... More 

Thank travelingplaces40
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well I don't know where to start. I go for a lot of afternoon teas including the Ritz and the Savoy and lots of our local Places. And most are very good but this one was outstanding every bit as good as the top class restaurants you could ever get. The chief even took time to came out and speak... More 

Thank patricia503790
Winslow, bucks United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best steak on the Southend sea front with a view of the boats to die for. Shame cars pass across your view but its not that bad after rush hour. Repeat it all again with a great English breakfast in the morning.

Thank Paul M
Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 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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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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?