Lunch: 12:00 - 17:00
Dinner: 18:00 - 23:00
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- 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.
Lovely afternoon tea, food was lovely and staff very friendly and helpful thank you
Lovely modern hotel beautiful veiws from restaurant great service great food will definitely be coming back!
Fantastic food and great service.
Such a lovely atmosphere, we held our wedding dinner here and was so pleased with everything esp quality of food!!!
Brilliant service and food was fantastic, 1 of the best Afternoon Teas I've has
Lovely food, lovely cocktails and lovely setting. Will definitely be returning.
The Ribeye stack was orgasmic and the crispy duck egg with mushrooms was also delicious and for me well proportioned. Service from start to finish was excellent. The bar area may become a little restricting during busy periods but there is great area outside with good views over the estuary and pier. A recommended visit for that special occassion and great food.
Quality venue and service
Sevice was very slow , food took an age to arrive even though the restaurant was not even half full . The food itself was just ok . The potato’s were not very nice , the meat was very chewy, after the meal every one said the same thing , not great . Without being rude , after that I would not come back
Afternoon tea should be ‘special’. Whilst the food was good (the rolls for the Coronation Chicken were a little dry) and the service excellent, it would have been nicer if the table was laid up with a table cloth and the jam freshly made. This just felt like any old meal at a restaurant.
The service was fantastic
Excellent afternoon tea have already spread the good word to family and friends, definitely booking to have a meal in the near future
What can I say, this was my second visit to you, but certainly won’t be the last. Excellent all round. Thank you.
Our waitress was lovely but quite disappointed that our mains took over an hour to come out
Service was very poor & it wasn’t busy food was sent back & drinks took ages to come & they was wrong
A fabulous New Year’s Eve lunch did my mum’s birthday - service, attention and food were excellent- thank you.
Fantastic food, great service, Lovely cocktails afterwards. Thoroughly enjoyable evening. The bar area could do with being a little larger but this is just an observation rather than a bad point.
Large glass of white wine a bit top heavy price wise & £14.00 for service a little steep I felt.
Great environment - stylish, comfortable hotel and dining room (seafront/ pier view). Excellent quality afternoon tea - we were aloud as much food and tea as we wanted and likewise to take as much time as we desired. Service was professional, attentive and discrete - just as it should be at such a venue.
Really lovely staff. Food was good however little disappointed with my fillet steak as somehow i had fat on it but it was easily cut away and did enjoy. So no need to complain. The desert menu wasnt to my liking so we left that nothing wowed me so that was annoying. Would I return? Yes.
We had dinner on Boxing Day and the staff were fantastic and the food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend *****
what a fantastic 2 days we had food drink great will be staying next year
Lovely Christmas Day menu was well thought out with just right amount of delicious food and the service was excellent not rushed but attentive