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 service was very attentive, all of my needs were met. I can’t ask for much more than that. I was never left waiting, drinks were borought out when I asked, taxi was ordered on request, cocktails were made which weren’t on the menu... nothing was too much trouble.
Lovely food and Sevice and great setting.
World class!! Truly outstanding! Well done to all
The meal experience was excellent. Service was first class from arrival to departure. Cocktails in the bar prior to dinner were lovely. The food was extremely tasty and beautifully presented. Portions are quite small and it is not cheap, but you get what you pay for. I'll be going again.
I had lunch with my friends on Saturday for my birthday and we had a great time! It was our first visit to the hotel, the food was great, there was a lovely atmosphere, which was helped by the charming and witty maitre d' who really added to the room! We will certainly be back!
Wonderful afternoon tea. Can't wait to come back in December!
Everything good as usual. But your prices are similar to Michelin starred restaurants, which you cannot justify as you’ve not got a star....yet ;)
Friendly greeting. All staff looked after us admirably. Will definitively come again.
Very disappointed to arrive on a Wednesday evening and not be given the full a la crate menu only a cut down midweek soecial. No where on the website does it mention this probably the reason there was only two other people dining. This should be pointed out at the time of booking.
Style-by-the-Sea: contemporary, stylish and welcoming perfectly describes Seven Hotel and Aurum restaurant. The restaurant was quiet so atmosphere slightly strained. The waiters were very attentive, friendly and helpful. Reception could do with flowers as it is slightly stark. However, we had a great time and will definitely return.
It was my first visit. Location and decor are faultless. Our initial server at the table was rather rude. When we asked for tea to be served (yes we had to ask) he responded with “well you’re all drinking prosecco” (not all of us were). The restaurant was not busy but his attitude and level of service made us feel more of an inconvenience. There must have been a shift change during our sitting. The second server had to be asked more than once if he could clear our table and delayed this as much as he could. There was only two other tables occupied at this time so the lack of willingness was not due to being too busy. If I were not in company I would have requested the 10% service charge to be removed from our bill. The man serving at the bar when we first arrived was very efficient and polite though.
This has been the 4th visit to Aurum. Everything was 1st class in all respects. My only criticisms are follows The bread should be included as part of the meal. The dessert and stater portions need to be a bit larger. The menu needs a bit more inspiration, how about adding a couple of "specials" each week to keep the regulars coming back for more !!!
We enjoyed an excellent evening at Aurum and would thoroughly recommend. The food, service and all round experience were first class, and it was great to see a seasonal modern British menu so well executed outside of usual London venues. We will be coming back
We enjoyed our afternoon tea, although we felt some of the sandwiches were a little lacking in filling. The desserts and scones were delicious and the desserts were a real treat to the eye too. It is not cheap, but if they could just make the sandwiches slightly more special then it would be a very special experience and worth paying the extra for xxx
Quite expensive we felt
This has been the third visit to Aurum and each time the food and service has been superb Highly recommend we will definately be back Simon and Kim
Great afternoon tea Very good atmosphere and caring service
A welcoming attitude when arriving…followed be continues attention given throughout the meal…first class..thank you!
Lovely afternoon tea, cannot fault the service or the food. Would definitely recommend !
Fantastic anniversary breakfast. Great food and great service. Would recommend and we will come again.
Beautiful location with lovely ambience. Seating is lovely too. Service were impeccable and we could have sat for longer if it hadn’t been we were the last group to get there on a Sunday. Food is nice but options were limited, prob bcos it was a Sunday. Definitely worth a visit and we would again but on a Saturday next time round.
Wonderful afternoon tea,staff very welcoming and attentative, beautiful setting. Will definitely be returning!
Always attentive service and excellent food, mood music is good, but the restaurant is a little cold in temperature and the waiting staff & chefs do talk very loudly to one another. So my only observation is the atmosphere does lack a little, it is better when it's busier though.
Lovely meal for our anniversary, good service too
Walking into the hotel and restaurant i was very impressed with the decor, but disappointed that we were the only people in the restaurant and could hear the staff talking loudly and planning menus, this spoilt the ambiance for us. We thought the set menu was good and well balanced and a good price for fine dining. When our food arrived it looked and smelled delicious but my cod was raw! This is really unforgivable, I was told I would get a fresh piece of fish but when the dish was brought back it looked like the same piece of cod cooked a little more. The fish was edible but still a tad under. My dinner date had the hake which was cooked well but the skin was not crispy, it was rubbery and inedible. The other elements of the dish were cooked well and tasted nice but not the standard of food or dining experience we were expecting. We paid £3 for seasonal vegetables which was a small portion of standard broccoli which was water logged and had no seasoning or butter/oil added. The chips were nice!! Puddings were delicious, the cheese cake was delicious, good flavours and textures. The panna cotta was set too much and the sharpness of the lemon sorbet overpowered the delicate vanilla flavour but each element was good. We then ordered coffees, the cappuccino was palatable but the flat white with almond milk was undrinkable, the coffee was very bitter and unpleasant. The price of the coffee was removed from the bill but we were charged for the cod. The service was mainly good but not very attentive enough and we had to call somebody over a few times as we were largely ignored, and this is in a very quiet restaurant (3 tables of diners). Unfortunately this restaurant does not live up to a high standard and could do with more attention to detail and better ambiance and customer service.