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.
A lot more work needed on your allergy menu , one of our dishes still arrived with a breaded chicken on a gluten free salad
Amazing food , very well presented . The staff we could not fault at all . All so friendly and welcoming . Really looking forward to going back .
Not enough vegetarian options for one guest. Ordered a second drink and didnt recieve. Limited gluten free availability so was a bit stuck on ordering. Very expensive for what we recieved.
Great service and friendly.
The conference room used was well appointed and conducive, allowing relaxed negotiations.
We were there for my cousins 60th birthday food and service great
WOW great evening, fantastic food and excellent service. Aurum ticks every box for me. Already booked for Christmas, for my friends coming over from USA. Massive thank you. David Quinn
Delicious food, great service, relaxed atmosphere. We will definitely be coming back.
Would highly recommend this hotel , loved everything about it , fantastic
Will definitely be returning loved it
Super décor and vibe, superb service, beautiful looking food but not as special or tasty to warrant the prices.
3 or the 4 steaks were over cooked. Had 2 bottles of wine and then ran out so had to go for another which was not half as good. The restaurant was half empty but we were sitting for around an hour before we had our starter. Overall very disappointing. We have been here twice and the first time was faultless. This time the opposite.
Had a fantastic afternoon tea mum in wheelchair so accommodating great time Mel five star
The food was generally good, though I thought my main was a little bland and expected more seasoning on the seabass. This said the restaurant is certainly priced for a fine dining experience, not sure the service reflected it. The servers seemed unclear on menu and pricing, and was probably served by 3 or 4 different people, and at one time was asked if we had been served. Wine was decent but pricey. It is a pity as had service been up to scratch and food slightly cleaner in delivery would have scored better. First time I have eaten here not sure I would again. Possibly a difficult service night but tbh better training would probably have resolved the service issues. Pity as the location and general ambience had set my expectations high.
I came here to celebrate the 8th anniversary of my kidney transplant. We were given a lovely window seat overlooking the sea. The food was delicious and excellently presented. They have two pages of cocktails to choose from, my Raspberry Collins was lovely. Overall it was a great evening.
Arrived and although I booked this over the phone when I booked a room noone knew about our booking. A table was found within 20 mins. Olives were good, bread ok but not enough, had enough butter for a loaf. Starter was very good, mains not so good. Both steaks overdone and not melt in the mouth as I would expect for a steak at this price. Service excellent, head waiter very good.
Great afternoon tea
We had a most delightful lunch at the Aurum restaurant, there was good service good food and we had an enjoyable afternoon
Lovely friendly staff. Food amazing
The staff, restaurant and setting were fine but we were very disappointed in the Afternoon Tea. Fairly average sandwiches dished up on a plate with no garnish or attempt to make them look more inviting. The scones and cakes when they arrived were displayed on a huge cake stand that just emphasised the meagre servings. The scones were, I guess, designed to be" dainty" but small scones are easily overcooked as these proved, The cakes were disappointing plain, mini cupcakes with different toppings and the two macarons were the size of a ten pence piece and sadly the most delicious part of the afternoon, the Chocolate Macaron, was barely a mouthful. The tea was a birthday present from my son and I had been looking forward to it for some time but I can only say that I've had a lot better in Southend and at lower prices.
Another great evening, thank you. Great food, great service and great ambience. Keep doing what you are doing...
Staff very friendly and helpful. Food very good. Only downside was us dining on a bank holiday evening and some items on the menu had sold out.
Another delightful afternoon spent at Aurum,meal and service perfect look forward to returning in the near future,many thanks to all staff members.
Very slow service. Some items on the menu were unavailable e.g. Eton Mess - reason given - gelatine has not set yet...didnt know Eton Mess had gelatine in it?! Gluten free options were sparse. Potatoes ordered with mains never arrived. But we did enjoy the food we did get though.
My Mothers 80th birthday celebration lunch went like clockwork. Thank you to Stephan and all members of the team for making it work so beautifully. It made for a truly memorable occasion that everyone enjoyed - all 60 guests! Bravo!
Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your feedback in regards to your mum's 80th birthday celebrations. We are so pleased that everybody had a lovely time and we look forward to seeing you back at Aurum very soon.