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
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 breath-taking views of the surrounding Essex countryside and perhaps watch 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
We dined for my wife’s 30th birthday there was 9 of us including my 10month old son, they set up a lovely are for us with the balcony open so could watch the planes. Food was great and will definitely be coming back soon
We got married at Holiday Inn Southend 4 years ago and we visit the 1935 rooftop restaurant every year on our anniversary for a meal. The food is always excellent with great service from the friendly staff and the atmosphere and the view from the restaurant make it extra special. Highly recommended
We’ve been here a few times and really enjoyed it. This time one of the main meals (chicken club) wasn’t cooked (the chicken was pink) and had to be sent back. It wasn’t charged to us, but still meant that someone was eating alone. The drinks are so expensive - you’d sell more if they were a couple of quid cheaper - the cash profit would be incremental, so maybe try some drink deals (buy 2 glasses, get the bottle free, BOGOHP etc)
First visit mid -week. Great service, food and locally brewed pale ale. The fish and chips was excellent.
Beatiful food great view great service
Booked aftrenoon tea for a mothers day treat for my mum, sister, mother in law etc. we arrived and were seated. at 2.15 we were served tea & coffee. at 2.30 i asked when the sandwiches would be ready to be told that they were being plated up. at 2.45 no sign of anything and spoke to someone else and was told the same thing it was being plated up?? The manager then said an issue with kitchen and but allergy - eventually got afternoon tea at gone 3pm. The waiter dont know his name was so apologetic wasn't his fault. however if there was an issue with the afternoon tea then i wish they would have been honest and we could have just ordered from the lunch menu, instead we were left waiting and asking 3 different people what was happening. a really nice surprise ruined by lack of communication.very disappointing.
Attention to detail in all aspects exceptional
A number of the 'arm' areas of the dining chairs, being cloth covered are visibly worn and let down the presentation of the restaurant. It is unfortunate that having paid circa £55 for lunch I find I then have to pay £6 for parking - over 10%!
Good food and service. Excellent value for money.
A pleasant couple of hours spent eating and seeing flights going out
Always have a great experience when coming to this restaurant. Had a great lunch here yesterday. The food is delicious and the service is very good. Great table right next to window too so you can watch the planes come and go. Love this place so much we have booked my daughter’s 18th birthday meal here next month.
Very nice meal, thoroughly enjoyed the loin of pork and delicious clotted cream cheesecake. We will definitely recommend this venue for a relaxed lunch date watching the planes .
We really enjoyed our meal in a lovely setting with a window view.
Meatballs were like dry golf balls, the rest of the food was below average Waiter was like someone from faulty towers I’ve been here many times before, and untill this time is always been happy
Nice food and hot.
Absolutely fabulous food, such fresh and great quality. Would definitely come back again, prices slightly high for the area but it’s worth it for the view!
We have enjoyed many lovely meals here. Staff are lovely.
We were so looking forward to our evening and it was made a complete disaster by the disgraceful service. Why accept bookings if you cannot cope with the numbers? We were there an hour before our starter arrived and it took a further one and a quarter hours for the main course to appear. We had duck - it was raw in the middle. Atrocious.There were nothing but complaints all around us. What a waste of a £20 taxi fare. Very very disappointed and will not be returning.
Great Sunday Lunch with friends, staff were helpful and friendly with all requests.
i have dined with you before and the staff were as good as the food and service and will be back again as it is very good value for money
Good food and service, but could have improved a bit on atmosphere and decorations. But overall I am happy with my experience
Poor service waiter forgot to order our food blaming it on system error. Couldn’t read menu without a torch, food nothing special. Will not return
My previous changes to booking not updated (changed from 2 to 4 people) although this was dealt with straight away on arrival Ordered an aperitif and disappointed that this was served in a small plastic glass. 2 guests ordered Steak Pie and one was very dry. On requesting more gravy and pouring this onto the meat, found it contained BBQ sauce which ruined the meal. Requested this was mentioned to the chef when the plates were cleared, but did not make any other fuss in front of the other guests with us, who had enjoyed their meal. Having eaten there before with no problem,this was a disappointing meal for one of the guests and would have expected someone to come to the table to apologise.
Excellent views and service. Food was good but wasn’t amazing