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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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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 3 days ago NEW 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank HelenTHFC
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Camelia Hotel so we made use of the restaurant a handful of times and were not disappointed once. On the first night I had a delicious (and huge) veggie burger and my mum fancied a curry but there wasn't a vegetarian option on the menu, so the staff offered to make one for her. Above and... More 

Thank Nicola J
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful, friendly place with great food. On a busy summer evening we tried the usual places to find them full. Walking back to the car we spotted this little gem. They decked area was beautiful on a warm evening. Service friendly and efficient. Best bit? I'm newly vegan and they were so helpful! Amended a dish for me... More 

Thank Beccy F
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had such high expectations when I booked the Afternoon Tea for myself and 13 guests to celebrate my 50th birthday. I made the booking months in advance, paid the deposit, said it was for my special birthday, made some menu requests and asked for a window table as it was an August booking and wanted to enjoy the sea... More 

1 Thank Lauren T
rcammidge, Owner at The Camelia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your post. All issues raised have been addressed in our lengthy private correspondence and we are sorry that you are not happy with the outcome. We would urge all customers, when visiting any establishment where a service is provided, to make known all perceived grievances there and then, so that they may be addressed, and where applicable,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Lovely restaurant, I always eat here when staying at the hotel (which i do often as I have family in Southend) and even when staying with family, I always end up coming to this restaurant to try the specials. Yesterday I met the lovely chef Nick and his team who, with the rest of the staff, are so welcoming. I'm... More 

1 Thank afrofish
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 15 of us have just been to afternoon tea and have had a lovely afternoon. The service was excellent. We were given a good choice of beverages and had requested vegetarian fillings which were provided with no problems. Far to much food and we all were given foodparcels to take home.

Thank Karen B
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met a colleague for breakfast and it was ace! The staff were very friendly and attentive. Food was great and location perfect near town on the seafront.

Thank dmhobbs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?