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Alec's Restaurant

Navestock Side, Brentwood, United Kingdom, CM14 5SD
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Opening Information

Lunch
Wednesday - Saturday: 12.30pm - 4.30pm (Last orders 3pm)
Sunday: 1pm - 7pm (Last orders 5pm)

Evening
Tuesday - Saturday: 6pm - 12 Midnight (Last orders 10pm)

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Minimum age restriction
  • Free Parking
  • Bar
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About Alec's Restaurant

Alec’s Restaurant Bar & Grill opened in 2010 and has established itself as one of Essex's leading fish Restaurants.

Attracting customers from near and far, Alec’s prides itself on quality ingredients and exceptional service.

Unwind with a premium bottle of wine or signature cocktail in the comfortable lounge or bar area, before taking a seat in the elegant main dining room, which can accommodate 120 guests.

Roaring fires in the winter and a delightful outdoor dining area in the summer, only enhance the elegant building.

The menu at Alec’s Restaurant Bar & Grill is traditionally British and sets out to provide simple, quality fresh food. Although predominantly a seafood restaurant serving the finest fish and shellfish, mouth-watering meat dishes add to this impressive menu.

Alec’s Restaurant is proud to follow the MSC code of conduct for sustainably sourced seafood.

From the freshly baked bread to all dishes cooked to order, you are guaranteed a fine dining experience to remember.

Please note: Alec's Restaurant does not accept children under 12 years old.

Cuisine: Fish, British, Seafood
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Thank you for making my Husbands 70th birthday a memorable lunch. We all had a fantastic meal and very good and friendly service. We look forward to coming Alec's very soon. Peter & Jackie Manson x

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Great food as usual

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

We have an amazing time at Alec's yesterday. The staff are always so friendly and helpful, never pushy. The food was outstanding as usual. Lovely décor and decorated beautifully for Christmas. We love eating at Alec's. Many thanks, looking forward to the next time.

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Had a lovely lunch and will be booking again

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Visited On Thursday, 20 September 2018

Great food. Service was ok. Atmosphere was good. Easy to park.

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Christmas get to together

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Great service, food is amazing and i drive down from Ruislip :-)

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

We had a lovely lunch , very attentive staff. The only issue is .....A gluten free menu should be offered with the main menu too. Always a pleasure at Alec’s . P.S. when the bar closes early it’s dissapointing...I’d say offer cocktails if the ladies are happy to continue after lunch drinks.... West End London prices should reflect a West End London service.....

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Absolutley first class , a fabulous all round dining experience .

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Had an excellent lunch with fabulous service. Thank you! See you again soon

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Dear Kelly, Thank for the lovely review. Have a lovely festive period and we'll see you again soon.

Responded On Saturday, 08 December 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Very nice food and attentive service, I would come again.

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Dear Kirsty, Thank you for the lovely review. We will see you again soon. Merry Christmas from us all at Alec's.

Responded On Saturday, 08 December 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Food excellent as usual, presentation excellent as usual but service was very slow despite the conservatory not being in use. Merry Xmas to all at Alec's.

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Dear Michael, Thank for the heads up ref speed of service, we will address that today with the team. We are glad you enjoyed the food and restaurant. Merry Christmas to you too. See you again soon.

Responded On Saturday, 08 December 2018
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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Wonderful venue, food and service were excellent . Had a lovely afternoon

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

You're seriously asking for a review, yet have ignored my email to you yesterday commenting on how we found the food? Experience, lovely. Food...tasted lovely, but it wasn't really the quality I expected. A meringue nest topped with ice cream and cream does not a pavlova make. I expected fresh meringue, lovely and chewy in the centre. What I got was a pre-packaged meringue nest that I had to fight with a fork and spoon to break up. I say pre-packaged because I've never eaten a cooked on-site meringue that was consistently firm all the way through, I mean rock solid would be a better description. And random naked tiny prawns scattered over the monkfish (which on the menu is Monkfish, King Scallops and Prawns - so I got what I ordered) but a) they were completely naked, just scattered over the top, it looked weird, and b) I have prawns like that in my own freezer, for a meal costing £29 I would have expected something more like Tiger Prawns, and for them to be warm, and cooked in a sauce. I won't be visiting again for that price, I'd choose one of the other fine dining eateries we've visited for our previous anniversary meals out. So overall, a disappointing anniversary meal out to be honest.

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Dear Kelly, Thank for taking the time to review us. We are obviously disappointed to read about your experience. Kelly, we make pretty much everything onsite - including the meringue for the pavlova you had. In fact the meringue is made everyday by our dedicated pastry chefs. Reference the monkfish dish - this dish has been a favourite with many of our customers with the exact spec for many years, so I'm obviously disappointed to learn that you weren't impressed. We will send you an email shortly to understand a bit more about your experience.

Responded On Saturday, 08 December 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

It was a lovely experience, dinner, service and atmosphere was great however a bit of music after dinner as entertainment would have been worth the price.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

I have eaten at Alec’s many times but the first time on a Sunday. I loved the atmosphere- the lighting was different. Service and food was great. Only feedback is to bring back Moet Ice cocktails on drinks menu and given every other lunchtime you give out a free welcome prosecco I think that would be the only improvement for a Sunday. Thank you for remembering my daughters birthday- Always makes the birthday person feel extra special.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Lovely bar , staff understanding of menu .

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

A lovely restaurant with fabulous views of the Essex countryside

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Visited On Thursday, 29 November 2018

Fantastic night, service and food both exceptional

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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Fabulous evening was bad by all, table of 8 and 6 of our party had never been to Alecs before, all remarked on the fabulous setting, atmosphere, and exceptional attentive servic, but especially our lovely lady, she was in tune with our requirements, helpful, and engaging. The food was well presented, appetising and delicious again everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the good . Thank you and your team for making the double birthday family celebration a success .

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

great meal and service in general, only complaint was after being asked if we wanted any condiments ? we didn't get them, so had to go in search for our own after waiting 5 minutes ?

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Our favourite restaurant! Unfortunately we live 85 miles away in Norfolk but we meet with old friends several times a year and always choose Alex’s. Food and service, as shown above fully deserve 5 stars, combine this with the embiance and atmosphere makes it our favourite. ps the Christmas decorations are fantastic!

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

We were attending to by Amy. She was fantastic and only added to the great experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Lovely restaurant, food was delicious and the service was fantastic! Definitely will go back and definitely will be recommending this place to everyone.

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