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.
We had a fantastic meal with 21 colleagues. The food was great (mackerel starter bread hard and lacking mackerel). Very friendly staff although main didn’t all arrive together. Excellent drinks. Reasonable menu choice but vegan option needs to be included/labeled.
Our experience was great other than when I asked if they could do something special for us for our anniversary no one got back to me and nothing was done therefore tried to get into the website allot and it wasn’t working on that day for some reason the food I cannot fault neither the service it was just that one thing otherwise we had a nice night
This is a lovely venue with views across the Estuary and on a summers evening with the doors open, perfect. The service was excellent, the waiter very attentive and patient to our requirements as we had several nationalities sat around a table of 9. The starters were amazing but I was disappointed with the main course. I had the Moroccan sea bass which was a little dry. Would I go there again, yes I would certainly give this new restaurant the benefit of the doubt.
Very nice afternoon tea, on the whole staff very attentive. Little bit noisy for us seated near a large group on the table behind. Would have been nice to have been offered more tea and have branded boxes for our left over cakes like we have had at other venues.
Really lovely evening, great service and food / drink. Mussels and frites were delicious! Can’t fault it!
The food was great and the staff were so helpful and friendly will be going back again if you want fine dining and great views would recommend
I can’t fault Aurum. Great food, fantastic presentation and service, excellent selection of wines and cocktails, great value for money. Staff are welcoming and very professional. It’s a special place.
We came for our 1st Wedding Anniversary Afternoon Tea. The food was delicious as was the excellent service from all the staff, very attentive and professional, it made our day.
Great service and ambience
The food took ages to arrive We ordered ( or tried to) some bread and broccoli for a stater and were charged over £7 I would appreciate a reply
We had a lovely evening. Food and service was very good. The only negative comment I would make is that the restaurant is quite noisy. If it is possible it would benefit from some kind of sound proofing. This is our second visit and we will most definitely return.
The restaurant was very small, much smaller than anticipated. This resulted in tables being packed closely to try to get as many people in as possible. There were some large groups in which created a lot of noise and name talking and being heard incredibly challenging, and left a negative point to the night. The food was very good, but overall expensive for the experience that we had.
We really enjoyed our lunch with you. Service was very good, excellent selections of wines and cocktails. The oysters were beautifully served on a bed of shells, with an excellent shallot/vinegar dressing and a few samphire strands made it a stunning start. The mussels and beer battered fish were both delicious. Great fries! However - our tomato starter should have had the tomatoes properly cored, and the goats cheese was delicious but not a mousse as stated. Similarly the lamb rack should have had a broth accompaniment - but alas none appeared. We ordered ice cream - a pretty wafer or tuile would have been a nice addition - but it was just 2 plain scoops of ok ice cream. We sat in a lovely position - inside - but right by the opening to the front of the restaurant. We are picky diners, and will certainly return to Aurum.
Lovely as always. My favourite place in Southend.
We had a fantastic lunch at the Seven Hotel celebrating my friend’s 50th birthday. The food was beautifully cooked and presented.
Great service and tasty food!
We enjoyed dinner on Wednesday with some friends for whom it was their first visit to Aurum. Needless to say they were suitably impressed. The restaurant thoroughly deserves a five star rating. I am also very grateful for the restaurant’s response to my special request. Well done and thank you!
Exceptional as always, great decor, food, service and surroudings. Service excellent, nothing too much trouble and the food amazing, best cheesecake I have ever eaten! Thanks very much.
Fantastic food, service and atmosphere..
Wonderful service, the waiters were very friendly, tentative and accommodating. The food was nice with a lovely view of the sea from our seat. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning again, soon
The staff were very attentive and the food was amazing! Will definitely be going back to this restaurant when visiting south end on sea.
A lovely meal, service and venue, the only point to note is the drinks are expensive.
Really enjoyed the food during our afternoon tea yesterday however I did not think the service was very attentive. We had to ask for our water to be refilled and after we had finished our sandwiches we had about a 30/40 minute gap until our cakes were bought out and I had to ask for that to happen. Our plates from the sandwiches only got cleared when I had flagged we were waiting. When I looked around the service was excellent to people dining or having patio food and drinks and for lunches and I felt they were prioritised over the afternoon tea attendees maybe due to spending value not being so high. I would come back again but would hope the attentiveness would be stepped up a notch.
We were purchased an ‘Afternoon Tea’ as a gift. Upon arrival, we were asked to take a seat in the bar to have a drink as they were not ready for us but no bar staff appeared. We were left waiting whilst another couple arriving after us were shown to a table and served welcome drinks. From the outset we were not made to feel welcome and felt like an inconvenience to staff. One of the waiters centred his attention on another table and we were subjected to personal opinions and TV recommendations at a high volume and without thought for other diners. We had to request a cup of tea (for our afternoon tea) and it was not until my wife collected our plates together and put them on the side of the table that we received any attention and the course following our sandwiches. Of note, the restaurant was not at all busy with 8 diners present and 3 members of staff providing a waiter service. The food was mediocre in our opinion and we were not offered any alternatives to food that we were allergic to. We were not impressed at all.