Mon - Fri 06.00 till 09.30
Sat - Sun 06.00 till 10.30
Lunch in restaurant:
Mon - Sat 12.00 till 14.30
Sunday 12.00 till 21.00
Dinner in restaurant:
Mon - Thurs 18.00 till 22.00
Fri & Sat 18.30 till 22.00
Food served in bar:
10.00 till 23.00 every day
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
- Private Dining
- Disabled Access
- Awesome View
- Easy Access
- Dietary Needs Catered For
About Holiday Inn Southend, 1935
THE ONLY ROOFTOP RESTAURANT AND BAR IN ESSEX
1935 offers a spectacular dining experience and views to match.
The striking, fully sound-proofed 1935 Rooftop Restaurant and Bar sits atop the five-storey Holiday Inn Southend and takes its name from the year that the airport first opened as a municipal airport for the public.
Not only is this the first rooftop restaurant and bar in Essex, it is also a first for Holiday Inn across the UK. Whilst enjoying dinner & drinks in the evenings or wanting a place for a relaxing Sunday lunch, you will be able to enjoy a plane taking off or landing at the airport.
Due to the high demand on Fridays & Saturday Nights please ensure you have your dinner reservation confirmed even if you are staying with us.
Afternoon Tea is served Monday to Saturday 14.00 - 16.00
Unfortunately, we did not have a good experience. I ordered fish & mushy peas but no chips as I'm allergic to potato (which I explained). My plate arrived with a mound of mashed potato & no mushy peas, so I sent it back. It was returned without the potato but with ordinary peas, so I sent it back again. It was only then that I registered the size of the portions - the mushy peas were in a small pot that would normally hold sauce tartare, & the portion of fish was the smallest I have ever seen. However, I did not complain until I saw three other customers being served with fish, & each person had not one but two portions, each one considerably larger than my one small portion. I couldn't believe it! So then I did complain, & was told I would not be charged for the fish. Sure enough it did not appear on the bill - but instead it included two rounds of sandwiches & a portion of chips, none of which we had ordered. It was eventually corrected & we left - without leaving a tip. An apology somewhere along the line would have been acceptable, but none was forthcoming. We have previously always enjoyed our visits to the Rooftop Restaurant but in future we shall definitely think twice, I'm afraid.
Groupon good value and really pleased with the new menu ... steak is back ! Delicious lunch thank you
Fantastic service, great food and value for money - dont hesitate to try it the restaurant is Amazing.
Would definitely use this restaurant again if staying at the hotel. Service was excellent and food was cooked to perfection
Unfortunately the service was terrible. We had a night at the hotel (unknown to the staff) but if we were getting the train home we would have missed it despite being one of the first three tables to be seated. We waited 45 mins for our starter. Three different members of staff apologised and said there was an issue in the kitchen. At the end of the evening we waited between 40 and 50 minutes for the bill. We felt ignored and forgotten about. We had a voucher for our meal and wondered if staff felt we didn’t matter as we were not paying for our food. Whoever gave us the voucher had paid so this was really disappointing. We paid for coffees and drinks at the bar. We should not have been treated in thjs way.
We had a lovely time however the food was disapointing. There were 5 of us and all 5 meals weren't nice.
Food was excellent. The lighting in the restaurant could have been a little less bright. We had to wait quite a while for our food but the quality made up for it. Just a little thing to highlight was the chairs in the restaurant could do with a good clean. The view of the airport was very nice. We will definitely go again.
Looked after very well attentive service given. Gluten intolerance taken care of in a very professional and caring manner.
Food was good, service staff were really polite and friendly, great views. Just think the restaurant lacks ambience
Really lovely food which was good value for money. Good service and friendly staff. Would definately recommend.
Great attentive service throughout by all staff. Louis was especially notable as our waitor. Many thanks and I look forward to coming again soon.
Great setting, very friendly staff and excellent service.no complaints. Have eaten there twice before and will certainly be doing so again
Quality and comfort of room comparable, if not better, to airport hotels at Gatwick and Heathrow and half the price. Staff were very friendly and it’s a two minute walk from the terminal. Great start to your holiday.
All staff very friendly and professional
My girl friend is a celiac and the staff where brilliant with making sure everything was catered for her correctly. Excellent service and everyone was pleasant and the timing was great for the food too.
Great dining experience will definitely be visiting again very soon.
Great food as usual.
Visited many times and cannot fault setting, food or service. Had a couple of little issues with ordering wine but quickly resolved. Recently we held a family pre-funeral meal and reception with refreshments later in the day. Faultless in every way. We were really well looked after. Lunches all enjoyed and made a sad day very special. Of all the IAG hotels we use and their associated restaurants, this one far outweighs the others.
Service was very slow (two courses and nearly exceeded our three hour parking) although attentive to dietary needs. Chairs looked quite stained and off putting. Requested view but none at all, appreciate not everyone can be near a window but why promote rooftop restaurant if most of what you can see are walls.
Excellent service, good choice of foods pleasant atmosphere
The atmosphere, view over the airport and setting is nice. We had opted for afternoon tea to celebrate a friends birthday. I had advised the restaurant in advance and also when we arrived about dietary requirements (one pescatarian) but the food turned up with sausage rolls and limited sandwich options. There was also an excessive amount of desserts, not cakes, as expected for afternoon tea.
Food a little overpriced but good quality and well cooked. Atmosphere, ambience and comfort first class and very attentive staff. This was our first visit but will definitely be back.
Excellent stay,food and service excellent
Overall a wonderful evening for my mum’s 70th birthday celebration. Staff were very accommodating and attentive and food was delicious. The only negative point was the food availability for the vegan diners in my party, there was no choice and the courses that were offered were, although nice, not to the standard of the rest of our meals, they were still hungry after eating!! The staff were quick to apologise and took their meals off our bill. I was also told that they will be making better choices available in the future which is great.
The service was friendly and prompt and the staff were particularly lovely to my two small children. The Sunday roast was delicious.