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.
Very friendly service, warm & welcoming. Great attention to detail. Would recommend to friends & family.
This was my first visit and will certainly not be my last. To say I was impressed would be an understatement. I could not fault the surroundings, the staff or the food. The quality and presentation was equal to any I have experienced. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aurum to friends or business contacts.
Our first visit was great. We felt we had struck gold where everything we could have expected for a fine dining experience was met. Within a couple of months we decided to rekindle this experience. However we found that the our favourite dish, fillet steak, has been changed to a slice of fillet and a 'short-rib' which is just a piece of brisket. Most upsetting. This would mean I am unlikely to be coming back. Shame.
Always excellent. We used to have to drive into London for food of this quality.
Could not find fault with anything! Food was exemplary.
Food and service excellent. Delicious fillet of beef and rice pudding. And the fat chips were cooked to perfection.
we like the Aurum.... great atmosphere, resturant busing tucking into delicious food with a lovely view looking out over the estuary. Another romantic evening.... thank you again
ONCE AGAIN STEPHAN BELOT & HIS TEAM GAVE OUR FRIENDS A GREAT BIRTHADAY TREAT. THANK YOU
A very interesting menu, exquisitely presented and tasty food. Service not brilliant as we were served another table’s starters and on arrival 2 of us were handed different menus. The Sauvignon blancs on the wine list were not available - why didn’t they go to Waitrose and get more? We were offered Gavi which was good but not on the wine list. We will go again and hope they have sorted themselves out.
Lovely meal.great team
Everything was utterly delightful, however my wife is vegetarian, and although chef did a veggie dish for her there were very few veggie options on offer. it was disappointing not to see more vegetarian choices on the menu.that is our only negative issue. My steak was cooked exactly as I like it, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We were celebrating our golden wedding anniversary and the complimentary dessert was lovely. The staff delightful, and the atmosphe perfect. We would certainly recommend '7' to our friends, but with a warning that vegetarians are not really catered for. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
fabulous evening, couldn't fault a thing and we are looking forward to coming back.
The reason only 4 stars for service is no reflection on the waiting staff. They were friendly, attentive and efficient. However even after confirming my reservation 2 days before via a link sent by Aurum we were not expected. I apparently should have had an email the day before explaining a Private Function was being held. Even this would have been unacceptable at such short notice. The staff member who greeted us was quite abrupt and in no way apologetic. The quick thinking of receptionist diverted my attention and we were offered a “reserved”table on the Terrace. We were initially given only the Terrace Menu and had to ask for the Lunch Menu. Although we enjoyed a superb meal there was a cloud over it. Not one person once offered an apology. I found this unacceptable but said nothing as did not want to spoil my lunch with my friend. If I, myself, had not eaten at Aurum previously and knew what a good experience it is, I actually would have walked away. Perhaps attention to the finer details of customer service would be appropriate.
Food was unreal as usual, staff were exceptional, very happy
.Brilliant, especially when the Tide is in and its daylight.
Great selection of sandwiches in the afternoon tea. Highly recommend this place Staff were very friendly and on the ball
We had an excellent meal and would definitely recommend Aurum.
We really enjoyed afternoon tea here based on a seaside theme. Loved all of it. Staff very attentive, well worth a visit, we will be again soon. Might try and dinner or lunch next time as friends have said it’s lovely.
This is the second visit to Aurum and both times I have been disappointed with the service, very slow and unattentive. Also the managers suit when he served our breakfast was absolutely filthy, there was also bird poo all over the floor and chair covers... not sure ill be visiting again Im afraid.
First visit for afternoon tea at this lovely restaurant. Relaxed atmosphere. Great selection of sandwiches and pastries. Staff were very friendly & attentive. I will certainly re-visit. Thank you Aurum
STEPHAN BERLOT TEAM DO A GREAT JOB.
Overall, food and service were excellent, on a personal taste basis I found the carrots a tad too aldente ,enjoyed the hospitality afforded to me and enjoyed the experience I will be returning !
Simply an amazing experience