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Opening Hours:
Small Plates: 12:00 - 21:00 (7 days a week)
A La Carte Dinner: 18:00 - 22:00 (Friday and Saturday)

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, 12 December 2020

Excellent service and stunning food, please pass on our thanks to the staff and we look forward to visiting again when the world returns to some sense of normality. Thanks again

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Had evening meal was really a good menu there was 4 of us all had different meals and couldn't fault any it was lovely the only thing I would have liked was more choice of vegetables

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Absolutely great atmosphere, lovely ambiance, incredible service, amazing food, and courteous, professional service! They literally treat you like royalty from the minute you walk in. Every single staff we came across was respectful, happy, friendly, and helpful. We had such a brilliant time and would not hesitate to return, and recommend this restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

My fiance and I were here to celebrate his 50th birthday and the food was amazing and the service as usual was superb! Highly reccomend this place!

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Visited On Thursday, 10 December 2020

Excellent stay lively meal and beautiful room .

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

The crab starter had too much raw red onion so it over powered the taste of the crab. It was nice but would have been so much better with a lot less onion. For main course I had steak and asked for it medium rare but it came out almost well done. The second steak served was perfect. The waitresses were amazing and despite what I think others might say was a bad experience, the front house staff were brilliant and I will definitely be back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 December 2020

Wonderful scrummy food and great service. Sorry that you didn’t have more customers. Would highly recommend you for any special event. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

In fairness the atmosphere is not your fault covid is testing for everyone will definitely be back

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

Perfect afternoon tea again, I believe COVID had an effect on atmosphere, no reflection on staff who were brilliant, cannot wait to get back to normal and have a sociable glass of something in the comfy bar area before eating, all in all I give 5 stars so keep up the. good work and will see you again soon.

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Lovely food and great service

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Visited On Saturday, 05 December 2020

Brilliant service all round 👍🏼

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Visited On Thursday, 03 December 2020

We went in at 3pm the day after lockdown and we were the only ones in there until 6pm hence low atmosphere score but certainly no fault of the establishment. A little pricey.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

We had a very enjoyable evening Thank you We will return after lockdown 😊

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Wine glasses had water stains. Black tables showed all dirt/crumbs - but service and food were fab.

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Visited On Monday, 02 November 2020

Disappointed that the main course options were not more adventurous. The service was excellent, our waitress made up for shortcomings elsewhere.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

A gorgeous dinner. Service was faultless, personal and friendly. The atmosphere was perfect, not too noisy, not too quiet, in an elegant, busy restaurant. We started with a martini and a gold champagne cocktail, oysters (delightful), bread and the crab cake (best thing! beautifully subtle flavour), followed by scallops, perfectly cooked and plated, and mussels. We then had two different steaks (fillet and rib-eye) and a bottle of Fleurie. Steaks were well-cooked and everything was served by bright, friendly and upbeat staff. Thankyou all. It was such a pleasurable dinner from start to finish. We felt truly looked after and will definitely be visiting again.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Very limited selection of sides, particularly vegetables. Spinach and cauliflower cheese wouldn’t go amiss. As much as I appreciate a smaller menu, maybe a bit more fish choice - you are right by the sea after all - and something lamb wise wouldn’t go amiss though maybe seasonal - that’s no excuse with fish though. The food was good enough but not write home outstanding and a dinner roll wouldn’t have gone amiss. That said, I would eat here again.

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

First visit, but will not be our last. The staff are so accommodating, outstanding service and fantastic food. In all, it felt really welcoming and had a wonderful feel about the whole place

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

Lovely venue, excellent food and service as usual.

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 October 2020

I went for a bday meal with my sister and a couple of friends on a Tuesday evening. The staff were incredibly accommodating and kind, from the moment we walked in we received great service. I’ve been here a couple of times before, most recently in August and had always had great service and great food. The big disappointment for me on this night was that the food wasn’t up to the usual standard, including one dish we had to send back. It’s a real shame because this is a great place for a meal or celebration with really good service. I’d love to see the standard of the food return to what it was - I’ve had incredible inspired meals here, everything in the description above, but on this occasion it was not that at all. For the price point and it being a high quality restaurant, it was a disappointment.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Food was gorgeous as was the setting.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 October 2020

So disappointed with the service and the food . Was supposed to be a special occasion with the family for a birthday meal. Booked here as have been here on numerous occasions and always enjoyed staying and eating in the restaurant. The service if you can call it that was very slow and the waiters had to be beckoned each time so we could order drinks and after some time the menu. Food was average , waiting time was ridiculous especially with a baby and a young child. Main meal was Luke warm and came out in stages and then was wrong so got sent back. Manager was useless! Made excuses about the slow service but by this time ide had enough and the evening was ruined. Last time we came the staff were so attentive which is how it should be with paying customers. Will not be returning to you and I doubt the other people in the restaurant will be either who were also complaining. Also have cancelled our rooms and bookings for Boxing Day. A very dissatisfied customer

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Excellent food and wine

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

great service with great food Fabulous time

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Brilliant attitude of staff, efficient service, great food and wine, slightly let down by the coconut desert but well dealt with.

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