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Opening Information

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 12:00 - 17:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 23:00

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Full Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Families and Children Welcome at lunch
  • Event Space
  • Easy Access
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
  • Car Parking
  • Business Lunch
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Bar
  • Awesome View
  • Accommodation

About Aurum

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.

Cuisine: Contemporary, Afternoon Tea, British, Fine Dining, Seafood, Set Menu, Steak, Sunday Lunch, Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Casual,Dressed for Dining
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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

The whole team from reception, to the bar and the restaurant were absolutely fabulous. The cocktail was a very nice start to the eveing; each food course was delicious but deconstructed and together. It was clear that a lot of thought and love went into the menu and the cooking. Having the chef come over to our perfectly situated table was a bonus indeed. And the reception did their level best to get a cab when there was clearly a shortage of cabs locally. I can't wait to dine again.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

To Jonathan, Syed, and supporting staff. Many thanks for making my special birthday such a splendid success despite the Doomsday scenario on the outside world. Food, surroundings - except for the adjacent hen party - and service were excellent . Again, thank you, Alexander Morrowsmith

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Visited On Thursday, 12 March 2020

Good service and prompt service, main meal could have been better but would still return

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Visited On Monday, 09 March 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Pity the sea view was obscured by driving rain. I only put three stars for atmosphere because we ate particularly early as we were going to a show (this restaurant is brilliant if you're going to the Cliffs Pavilion) and it was very quiet. If we'd stayed for the Birthday Party I'm sure it would have hotted up.

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Visited On Monday, 02 March 2020

My family and I went here for my birthday and the service, food and experience was wonderful! Thank you Aurum

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

We really enjoyed our afternoon tea, the service was a little on the slow side - we were sitting for a while before we were asked which drinks we wanted and we were the only table in there. We had to ask twice for something we requested, and had to ask for more drinks. Food was lovely, and overall atmosphere is nice.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Food was nice & enjoyed the fillet steak which was cooked perfectly. The scallops were nice, but not very hot & felt it needed some flavour & more seasoning. We felt something was missing (ie the meal was very basic for the money charged). I can’t say the meal was horrible, but it wasn’t something I would remember either.

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Visited On Thursday, 05 March 2020

Stunning food, presented beautifully, lovey setting. I would of loved a few more Indian inspired dishes on the set menu. Indian fine dining we would love to have experienced more!

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 March 2020

See my review on TripAdvisor: you need to up your game.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

We had a very lovely afternoon for my daughters birthday. We specifically didn’t have my 20 month grandson with us as I thought it was not an appropriate restaurant for such a young child . Our initial start of the meal was very disturbed with a young child of a similar age shrieking and throwing food . That being said there was very well behaved younger children being appropriately patented . Perhaps a policy of well behaved children would be appropriate .

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Been to Seven Hotel many times. The food is outstanding, service is fantastic. I would highly recommend to anyone!! We will be back soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Good food and nice restaurant, staff rushing around and forgetful

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Terrible. The table both side if us all had a terrible evening for different reason. Over an hour after starters for the main and the restaurant was half empty. My fillet steak was a serloin. I spoke to the owners who were sitting in the corner and they did not care. They just left.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

The food was lovely and initial service was good however we had started eating our cakes and had to ask for our tea as that hadn't even arrived by then. Other than that we loved it

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Very nice afternoon tea. Lovely staff. Good value for money. Will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Fabulous staff and great service - especially Johnathon who looked after us. Food lovely and tasty - we would prefer more savory than cakes or more delicious scones. Our comments will not stop us returning - we will be back ! Thank you very much x

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Visited On Thursday, 27 February 2020

We came for the Indian themed evening, the food was really good, nice variety, would definitely come again to one of these evenings.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 February 2020

Acoustically a difficult space like an echo chamber some of us found it hard to hear in the noise reverberating round the room

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Partridge starter; the meat was very tough and chewy, bland and under seasoned. Venison main; again, nothing was seasoned and the meat was unbelievably dry (a piece of meat braised for hours void of moisture?). Passion fruit tart desert was disappointing, sweet pastry case filled with whipped cream and some passion fruit drizzled on top. The dining room was literally empty, but towards the end of our meal the owners/management sat down to eat and were making so much noise we had to keep pausing our conversation as we couldn’t hear each other speak. Not an ideal final impression. The place looks great, the food looks great; but sadly all style and no substance. The service was good... plus points there.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Booked for a hen do for 24 people, table wasn't ready at 3pm the time this was booked for. Split over 2 tables, was not advise of this on booking. Once sat down, no tea or water was brought out, waited until 3:40 until was brought a pot of tea or water. Kept asking for tea for none to be brought out and others that had tea wanted refills which didn't happen either. Waitress went round for other orders not off the afternoon tea menu (trying to make more money) in which she 'forgot' someones cocktail and they had to wait another 20 or so mins until she got her drink. Sandwiches arrived, all good and small pastries Cakes came out to 1 table and took another 30 mins until the main table with the bride sitting on to come out the service seemed to pick up towards the end when everyone had tea and cakes. The food was lovely, it was more the dopey staff that let this experience down

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Visited On Sunday, 23 February 2020

Great family birthday tea for 11 of us including 5 children aged 9,7,3,2,1. This is the 2nd time we have had a tea at Aurum and they are extremely good with children who don't always sit still for the entire 2 hours! Food delicious as always.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Food not very good and general couldn’t of cared less...will not be returning !!

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

Lovely food and very friendly service .. a very nice touch bringing out a candle and cake for our anniversary ... the only problem was very dim lighting making it difficult to read the cocktail menu card .. food was lovely particularly the Tuna Shumi .. unfortunately my venison was well done not medium as requested but still very tasty .. the vegetables were extremely yummy and fat chips were fab .. will definitely come back but during daylight hours to enjoy the view. The toilets were a little smelly but like to think it may have been due to the awful storms we’ve had recently and drainage problems .. Staff were very friendly and accommodating

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

I spent my birthday here & everyone had a lovely time - thank you! We’ll be back

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Fabulous dinner for my birthday was made to feel very special wonderful service and food can’t wait to come back

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