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Southend-on-Sea has many bars, restaurants and events to choose from, here are just a few of our personal recommendations. If there is a particular style of food you are interested in which is not listed, please ask!


Billy Hundreds Fish ‘n’ Tapas

Situated just a one minute stroll from Suenos, on the beach, is this popular local seafood and tapas restaurant with a relaxed welcoming friendly atmosphere and great views over the estuary, you can imagine you are somewhere in the ‘Mediterranean’ with food to match. Spanish style tapas is served most of the time with ‘the catch of the day’ specials every Friday Fish night, and Monday evenings are famous for Paella and Sangria.
More often than not, the extremely passionate owner/chef Graham pops out for a chat. If you see him, tell him we said ‘Hi’!

Reservations are strongly recommended.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Weds – Monday from 0900hrs

Unit 12
Eastern Esplanade
Southend on Sea
Tel 01702 808350


Pearl Dragon

If you like authentic Chinese food, you simply must visit this outstanding restaurant.
It is located approximately 10 minutes walk from us towards the town centre, just opposite the Sea Life centre Aquarium. This friendly family run restaurant has been serving quality Chinese food since 1979 when it was the first ever Chinese eatery to open in Southend.
An extensive menu, elegant surroundings and an entire Dim Sum menu on Sundays ensure it continues to offer the best quality food and experience.
They also offer a take away and delivery service from the Pearl Dragon Express.

Tue – Sat 1230-2300 (Closed Mondays)
Sunday 1200-2230

18-19 Eastern esplanade
Southend on Sea

Restaurant 01702 613468
Take-Away 01702 611090 (Closed Tuesdays)




Wine Merchant & Dining Rooms in the heart of Southend-on-Sea

The candle-lit dining rooms with mahogany tables and sawdust covered floors are one of the most atmospheric venues in town. An extensive menu of classic and contemporary British food, with the occasional twist. An eclectic wine list, with over 40 wines served by the glass/carafe and 150 by the bottle, to enjoy with your meal or take home to savour.

Monday – Saturday Lunch:     11 – 3

Monday – Saturday Dinner:     6 – 11

Sundays & Bank Holidays:     Closed* but look out for our Pop Up Sundays

84 High Street


Essex , SS1 1JN

T  /  01702 614606



Don’t let the name fool you, this is no longer a hotel! however, it is a great place to visit for a wide variety of food and drink including cocktails, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. There is an informal lounge on the ground floor and an impressive restaurant upstairs serving classic British and international dishes with a modern twist. There’s even a speciality Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea on offer. In addition, there is a speakeasy bar open from Thursday – Saturday evenings located in the basement.

Lounge and Bar open 10am till late everyday
1 High Street, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS11JE
Lounge and Bar open 10am till late everyday

For reservations calL 01702 899 222


SAN FAIRIE ANN –  Café Patisserie- Lounge Bar

This fine dining restaurant situated in the town centre offers an extensive varied menu and is open 7 days a week offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. It has a cozy and quirky atmosphere surrounded by owners artwork, and offers live music on a Friday and Saturday evening. The welcoming cocktail lounge is perfect for a relaxing drink.

43 Alexandra Street
Southend-on-Sea SS1 1BW

Tel: 01702 348088

for enquiries email:

For reservations calL 01702 899 222


Ravens Bar and Restaurant

This brand new bar and restaurant in the heart of Southend on sea is Situated in the historic building that was Ravens department store for 125 years. With a basement bar, ground floor bar, first floor restaurant with bar and roof terrace.
Tue – Thu 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Fri – Sat 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Sun 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
6-7, Clifftown Road,
Town Centre,
Southend-On-Sea SS1 1AB ·
01702 353030

Legend Deli

This delightful little restaurant is hidden away in the heart of the town centre serving food from around the globe with a modern twist. The lunch menu offers a huge choice of gourmet sandwiches and burgers. During weekend evenings, there is a constantly changing seasonal menu with locally sourced quality produce cooked to perfection. We adore this amazing characterful venue and Chef J is extremely talented, imaginative and serves excellent value for money top notch food. The icing on the cake………you can bring your own booze……..simply divine!

Reservations strongly recommended.
CASH ONLY accepted

Mon – Thursday 1100 – 1600 Fri – Saturday 1100 – 2200 Sunday 1200 – 1600

16 Market Place
Southend – on – Sea
No website. See Facebook or Trip Advisor for details.


Food by John Lawson

Locally grown seasonal food with a focus on health, wellbeing, creativity and flavour. Inspired by the seasons, our menu uses only the best produce, grown as close to the restaurant door as possible. For this reason we offer a set 4 courses, which can change daily depending on the delivery from our local farmers and fishermen. All food is cooked with health in mind; John only uses ingredients and techniques that promote positive health and well- being.

Wednesday — Saturday— 
6pm – 11.30pm
1pm – 8pm

92 Leigh Road
Leigh-on-sea SS9 1BU
01702 840904

Oliver’s on The Beach

This casual little cafe is situated on the seafront. It is popular for breakfast, brunch and lunch providing far reaching estuary views. Great freshly cooked food, cosy atmosphere and lovely when tide is in.

Opening Hours:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Kiosk 6 Western Esplanade,
SS1 1EE ·
01702 351191


This seafront bistro, restaurant and bar is situated directly on the seafront, just past the pier. Approx 25mins walk from Suenos, it is particularly popular during the summer as it has a very large outside terrace next to the beach overlooking the water. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with a special offer set menu during the winter.
Opening times vary according to the season.
Please check the website or call directly to confirm.

Western Esplanade
Southend in Sea
01702 468123


This family run grill and smokehouse is located in the town centre and has a very high reputation for its quality locally sourced produce especially the amazing burgers. You will be spoiled for choice with the large menu and will probably struggle to finish the even larger portions!
Cocktail Bar and live music.
Reservations are strongly recommended.

27 Chichester Road,
SS1 2JP 
01702 465169

La Petite Petanque

This gorgeous,classy, french themed cafe is situated in the old pavilion overlooking the bowling green in the town centre. Serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea in quaint surroundings.

The Bowling Green Pavilion
Cambridge Square Gardens
Southend on Sea
Open Tuesday – Saturday 09.30am – 7pm
Sunday 0930-7pm
01702 353208


The Sand Bar & Seafood Co.

Established in 1998, The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. is now a part of the Leigh community, run by a Leigh family. The downstairs restaurant has a European bistro vibe. The upstairs restaurant is an elegant dining room with a private club atmosphere. A great place for dinner with friends where time is irrelevant and the world seems miles away.


Monday to Wednesday: Restaurant 10 am to 12 midnight

Thursday to Saturday: Brunch 10 am to 12 noon, Restaurant 12 noon to 1 am

Sunday: Brunch 10 am to 12 noon, Restaurant 12 noon to 6 pm

Telephone: 01702 480 067



Experience a rich infusion of Middle-Eastern tastes and flavours, all blended to perfection in the Baboush kitchens. We do Ottoman cuisine at its finest and all our food is served to your table in a continuous flow, fresh from our sizzling grill! Seated in our seductive and opulent lounge, you’ll feel as though you are sat amongst the stars. Why not treat your senses to an immersive and authentic blend of flavours and spices, and be enchanted by Baboush.

Monday to Saturday – Noon to 3PM, 5 PM to Midnight  |  Sunday – Noon to Midnight
Last food orders 11 PM
Friday & Saturday – Lounge Open Until Midnight


IRMAS Pizzeria / The BLACK CAT Bar


Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly


 T: 01702 719400


The Mews

The Mews has a highly rated restaurant located upstairs and a relaxed bar to chill out in.

The Mews
2 Nelson Mews
Southend on Sea
01702 393626

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Thursday 1200 – 2300
Friday – Saturday 1200 – 0030
Sunday 1200 – 2230



We are situated on Broadway West, Leigh On Sea, we specialise in an Italian and Sicilian cusine,  we offer an extensive menu with a number of fish and meat dishes. Our pizzas are freshly made on the premises in a stone oven.

Our wines will continue to be representative of the regions from which they are from, maintaining tradition in the grape varieties used, and reflective of the people who make them.

Monday – Closed

Tuesday – Friday – 12.00 – 15.00 | 17.30-22.30

Saturday – 12.00 – 22.30

Sunday – 12.00 – 20.30



Masoom Indian Restaurant / Take-away:

With a hospitable ambience combined with attentive staff that aim to and have been known to succeed in catering to our customers every need from when they enter to the moment they leave. The Masoom restaurant has been serving generations of families with authentic flavours of the subcontinent true Indian cuisine, offering an indulgent mix of seasonings and spices, forming decadent spreads relished by diners across the county.

Opening Hours:
Open Seven Days A Week

12 noon – 2.00pm and 5.30pm-11.00pm