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.
Wonderful lunch thankyou
The restaurant front of house staff are exceptionally good, which is very refreshing in today's times. The chefs are also very accomplished as the food is both prepared and cooked to perfection. My wife, daughter and I dined there yesterday for the second time only. We shall not leave it too long before revisiting. Well done and many thanks to you all at Aurum.
Good food and good atmosphere. Very enjoyable dinner.
Nice lunch ,good service
Had a lovely time with great food and staff were very attentive and friendly
Great place for a romantic meal
Staff were very attentive but not overly. It was a perfect date night with my gorgeous wife. Thank you. My only negative was the limited menu choice.
An excellently cooked and presented meal with competent and professional service. This restaurant clearly cares about its clientele. I shall certainly return!
Awful head waiter very rude and abrupt Food average Over priced
So near to Southend High Street but it felt like the French Riviera . A great escape .
Great food & service!
Loved it , Amazing a little gem in Southend.
Great Food and Service!
Enjoyed afternoon tea here. Very impressive will definitely return to try the evening restaurant in the near future. Very welcoming polite and courteous staff. Excellent location. Have recommended already. Thank you
We left before our main course arrived having given up after waiting over 90mins for it, disgraceful.
Another lovely evening at Aurum. Good quality food presented imaginatively and very welcoming staff.
restaurant quiet and waiter forgot our wine for 20 minutes although other wise service was very good The food was very disappointing - , tomatoes in starter salad were too chilled and were tasteless - bit of a problem when main ingredient of dish Linguine pasta main was very disappointing - pasta way overcooked and when sent back got another one still overcooked but almost cold so can only assume it is precooked and is reheated in the restaurant. Not what I expect, poor quality. if not recooked chef needs retraining fishcakes were not tasty and again rather dry and definitely not worth having
Amazing experience, this is my second time at this place, would highly recommend
Table was booked for 7.30pm, starter arrived promptly and was delicious. Main courses arrived at 9.15pm !! Surf and turf (ribeye) was charred beyond palatable, lamb rack was way undercooked to the point that the fat wasn't even slightly cooked. Fillet steak was supposed to be medium but highly charred and cooked to well done. Fat chips were barely cooked once. We had brought some friends who had not been before and on that experience they said that they probably wouldn't return. We have dined with you on several occasions before and have always enjoyed the whole experience. We like to take our clients to high end restaurants from time to time but this experience has dented our enthusiasm to do that at 7 now, unfortunately.
Had a lovely afternoon tea with you. The staff were very friendly and attentive and made our visit special. We will definately be visiting again. 5* experience in every way. Thank you.
Excellent all round!
The menu isn't as varied and interesting as when this restaurant opened. The original chef came with a good pedigree. Two people in our group opted for the linguine on the set menu and commented to the waiter afterwards that it was bland and tepid. He said he would "mention it to the kitchen." The puds were good - new pastry chef who seems to have made a difference. Apart from the puds, don't go here for high end or interesting food.
new waitress was amazing. only been there a week. superb food, service and views. new favourite. really accommodating with our ten year old daughter. Cant fault anything
Visited yesterday and was very impressed with both the quality of the food and the service. The visit was for a birthday celebration and the quality of service we received made the occasion a very special one. Thank you Roberto. We will be back :)
The waiter was loud, annoying, filthy clothes, smelly and didn't get us anything we asked for i.e. Water. He didn't tell us the latte was an extra cost and he never offered us any tea. He was rude and argued with us. The sandwiches were soggy white bread with very little filling. The cakes seemed not fresh i.e. From frozen and I would never recommend this restaurant for afternoon tea. He called my vegetarianism a restriction! He needs to go, he is so loud and he is not funny but most all just dirty!!!!