Lunch: 12:00 - 17:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 23:00
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
At Aurum, our cuisine celebrates the best of Essex and the UK and is located in the heart of Southend-on-Sea. Our 70 seater restaurant is open all day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. We take care to collaborate with local suppliers and producers to preserve their traditions and heritage. We follow the cycle of the seasons to bring regional cuisine.
We constantly source and develop our ingredients and techniques to bring high quality, fresh and flavourful dishes to your table.
Our menu at Aurum uses the best of the season’s produce and is locally sourced. We aim for it to be a combination of refined gastronomy with delicious flavour but, importantly, for it to be healthy, balanced and exciting for the eye, as well as the palate.
The food was exceptional and the service was good. The waiter and waitress who attended us were very friendly and attentive however, when asked about the food, where you source your meat from for example, they were unable to answer. They didn't seem very knowledgeable about the actual food that they were serving.
We were not shown to our table on time, I had to ask as it felt we had been forgotten. Service was slow and it appeared that they lacked training. The bar tender didn’t know how to mix a kir royale, really! Overall not a great experience and would not recommend to friends. This was a special occasion as my wife and I have both recently retired, the evening overall was a disappointment
Fabulous dining experience once again! Aurum will definitely be our regular restaurant from now on! Thank you to the team for fantastic service. The food was incredible! X
A lovely afternoon tea. The members of staff were friendly and very helpful
A most enjoyable "Tattinger"evening. Attentive but unabtrusive staff. Excellent food. Beautiful hotel.
An excellent Taittinger champagne evening. Thank you.
Had a very good evening, top food. A little more polish on the pleasant service perhaps? No bread seems a bit mean don't you think. Good luck though!
Food disappointing. My starter of asparagus had 2 half spears of asparagus and now in season should be able to offer a more generous portion. Beef was chewy and also main dish should offer one vegetable other than chips. Thought we were on set menu but bill still seemed excessive for what we had. Service good and lovely setting.
Amazing food and service!
Very attentive staff, relaxing atmosphere and luxurious decor. Food was beautifully presented and delicious.
We really loved the afternoon tea and the service was great too.
An excellent experience. We were shown the rooms and were very impressed. One comment, the car park needed a clean up!
We had a most enjoyable evening and found the food quality & taste outstanding. We all had a great experience and loved the decor and atmosphere too. I have already passed on our wonderful time to friends.
Absolutely fantastic restaurant. From the minute we arrived we felt very welcome and there was a lovely atmosphere. Our coats were taken, drinks arranged at the bar, the restaurant manager Stefan made sure we were all ok and then took us to our table over looking the cliffs. The service was perfect, the staff were so nice and friendly and attention to detail was spot on. The food was delicious, served exactly how you would expect in a fine dining restaurant, the chef 100% knows what the customers want. Looking forward to coming back soon to try lunch and afternoon tea, it is by far the best restaurant around and perfectly managed.
We had a delicious meal with excellent service!
Very impressed will definitely go back
Amazing food Excellent service
Hayley our lovely waitress was the best thing about our experience with you yesterday. We found the terrace area uninviting and grubby!! It needs some plants and definitely sweeping etc maybe some lights round the tree? Your restaurant managers suit was dirty. Food ok drink too although we were surprised you had no sparkling water. At the moment I’m not sure if I would recommend your hotel, it could just be teething problems?
amazing food and drinks, lovely decor but service was a bit slow and we had to ask for water and the bill multiple times before it arrived
The staff are professional and the Maitre D’ is very knowledgeable about the menu and the more unusual ingredients. Atmosphere is great. The food is excellent and beautifully presented, all down to an excellent chef. This was my third visit and am coming again next week, can’t fault it. Also we never felt rushed.
Lovely afternoon tea for two
Visited the Seven on Bank Holiday Monday, the food and drinks were amazing I couldn't fault it. The service how ever was not great, the restaurant was empty when I arrived, I waited 10 mins to be served and the young girl who was looking after the terrace was run off her feet. No one else helped out, a few walked out but none serving. Later on in the day there was about 3 waiters in the restaurant still with maybe two tables full and this girl still had all the terrace just to herself. I waved for one of them to be ignored and Hayley said she would be 5 minutes. She was an absolute star all day, and we was there from 1 till 7. On such a hot sunny day with a terrace where everyone was sat maybe more attention should of been made. The stars are all for Hayley. Apart from that it was a lovely day.
Beautifully appointed restaurant with a wonderful view through the open front of the building to the Estuary beyond. Very attentive service from start to finish although it was a very quiet evening. Food was well cooked and imaginatively presented. The prices probably make it a 'special occasion' venue and it was indeed that. Thank you.
Had a really good time yesterday at Aurum restaurant . Gigi’s food and good service thanks .
Fantastic location, lovely food, and very attentive host - thank-you very much idea.