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.
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.
Not a pleasant meal, unfortunately, and in general a disappointing experience. The barman was quite rude to us. Ordered a glass of water to accompany our cocktails...didn’t think he’d heard us as no acknowledgement so repeated ourselves 3 times. Still no acknowledgement but then a glass of water arrived on the bar. Weird! Waiter got our order wrong so instead of the heritage tomatoes and burrata salad to start, I got asparagus with a poached egg. The asparagus was under cooked. They had run out of hake for mains and so the options were incredibly limited for 2 pescatarians . We ordered the lobster omelette from the breakfast menu which was “ok.” We had the butter milk panna cotta as a sweet. It came with a mini donut on which I nearly cracked a tooth. Such a shame as the hotel itself looks really fab!
I was disappointed with the Sunday brunch menu. Lobster roll starter conjured up something delicate and appealing in my mind. The reality was a couple if bits of french bread, slit down the middle with some lobster bits in sauce chucked in. Main course options were beef, beef or beef. ... Or fish. Need to work on menu choices and presentation.
Amazing sandwiches in the Afternoon Tea & the scones were prefect!!! Would definitely recommend the Afternoon Tea to family & friends
Lovely meal in friendly and comfortable restaurant. Lucky that weather was good so could sit on the terrace before going inside, but cocktails not exceptional and pricey. Food very good although menu is not vast. Husband thought his mussels starter lacked enough mussels! Fish and steak was deliscious. Wine list reasonable considering food is London prices. Looking forward to returning. Not like being in Southend!!!!!
Excellent first visit, Good staff in the restaurant looking after us. Very tasty food, could do with a little more on the starter plates Will return Colin Cushing
Exceptional food, attention to detail coupled with slick and personal service. Beautiful setting and restaurant detail made the evening thoroughly enjoyable. Compliments to the entire team.
Food, service and staff all good and polite the most impotent points. Wine list could be a bit more adventurous, maybe feature a few good local wines, Essex Suffolk and Kent all have excellent local wines, and beer as well. But the biggest negative was the noise volume in the restaurant - by 9pm deafening - hence why everybody has to shout. More spacing between the tables would help as would turning the music off when the noise exceeds a level. Bar a bit too small for a comfortable drink before or after.
Have now been to this restaurant for an evening meal and afternoon tea both occasions were superb food very tasty service 100% will definitely return.
Good location and estuary view.
Liked the changed fixed price lunch menu options.