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.
Food tasted amazing. Quality over quantity and we thoroughly enjoyed the unhurried meal.
Lovely food & great location
The food was excellent as was the wine The service was a little slow to start but improved as the meal progressed I could safely recommend d this restaurant to any one ne and will most definitely be back
I would say the lunch time menu was quite limited but what we did offer we thoroughly enjoyed and you could tell it was cooked from fresh
Food nicely cooked and presented, but not enough of it!
Our best meal yet!!! It was my fathers 80th and his first visit. As always all the staff were attentive and welcoming. Food was outstanding and we all agreed the best place to eat in Southend by far.We could have stayed all day! See you soon.
The young lady who served us was lovely, friendly and polite. The food was amazing Scones were delicious
I have been to Aurum previously and had nice meals that have left me satisfied when leaving, we introduced our friends, on my recommendation, this weekend as they hadn't been, and we were really disappointed. The portion sizes have been cut down to the bare minimum meaning after 3 courses we left not feeling satisfied at all. We eat out a lot so we understand the concept of fine dining but what we received was not of the standard we would have expected for that size meal and the desserts left a lot to be desired. My partner asked for ice cream and got a scoop of vanilla that was okay (nothing special) and a scoop of either chocolate mousse or ice cream that had gone off, but it wasn't ice cream. There was no presentation with the ice cream at all, which you would expect a garnish or something for a £7 scoop! To be fair the dessert was removed from the bill along with the cheese which was rock hard and the rind end of cheddar. The service wasn't horrendous but it wasn't good either, I had hope to leave feeling full and happy that I had recommended Aurum to my friends but their first response outside of the hotel was that they would not return. It was an expensive meal, especially as we didn't have many drinks to push the price up and we felt it was not value for money at all. If you're going to do fine dining, do it properly - you need to rely on local trade and recommendation. I'm sorry to have to be writing this as I support local businesses but when the standard has dropped considerably I think it's worth pointing out.
An EXCELLANT evening with great food.
Wonderful food as always , a little loud with all the tea parties
We felt rushed out and that they were hurrying us all the time, I also didn't realise it costs 5 pounds to park and they automatically add in gratuity, it took for us to ask for our tea and considering we went for afternoon tea I feel tea is pretty crucial, the tea came after we had ate the sandwiches and they never 're filled it once it was empty! they were really funny about giving us boxes to put cake into to. The food was lovely and the tea great once recieved, drinks over priced, I payed 10.50 for a diet coke and a prossecco and the prossecco was only 5 pounds meaning the diet coke was 5.50, nice setting but I probably wouldn't rush back the rossilyn afternoon tea was m7ch better.
Had another fantastic meal in your restaurant. The quality of the food is exceptional and the midweek offer is amazing value. The staff were also really lovely. Can't wait to come back!
The food was top rate and delicious. Service was good My only criticisms are the menu is quite restricted in choice and the cost is a little higher than expected without being extortionate
Wonderful food, but was a bit expensive
Amazing food buy Simon and his team. It was the first time my dear old mum had visited and she was in her element with the amount of choices she could choose from as having a gluten allergy. Some of the best food outside of London
Thank you so much for making my wife, sister in law and two best friends birthday experience such an amazing afternoon, they had great food, great cocktails and amazing service.
Love it here. Great food, great location, great service. Definitely my favourite in Southend now.
Excellent, a chef with talent and front of house staff who know their business.
We had a fantastic experience from start to finish. The staff were very attentive, Maitre’d was on point & the food was amazing! We loved the music too. It’s lovely to go to a restaurant & hear some nice relaxing jazz & bossa nova. Thank you very much. We’ll be back soon.
Faultless. All of it !
Totally hooked in every way, from the welcome back to the whole experience! Simon is a genius and Johnathon is a gem in every way. Coming back in 3 weeks to sample the afternoon tea and again in September for lunch ! The perfect away day by train from London. Keep doing what you’re doing! LOVE it ! 😘 have posted on TripAdvisor to the same affect
Service was excellent, nice window table.the tea was very nice and we couldn't eat it all.
Fabulous food, all staff were very attentive and on the ball. The restaurant I found a little noisey, but overall we had a lovely evening and was nice to sit in the bar area after our meal to have a quiet drink. Would definitely return!
We had a lovely evening good food and drinks , only marred at the end when we had nearly £100 worth of drinks added to our bill .... I have to say that our waiter did bring to our notice about the excess drinks .... but they really shouldn’t have been allocated to us in the first place ... does make you wonder how many times this happens and the customer doesn’t notice ! But in saying that it wouldn’t stop us from coming back .
Brilliant breakfast venue, can't wait to come back for more!