The Royal Hotel

1 High Street Southend on Sea, Essex , United Kingdom, SS1 1JE
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BALLROOM RESTAURANT

Wednesday to Sunday

Lunch
Served Wednesday to Saturday from midday and last table sat at 3pm

Afternoon Tea
Served from Wednesday to Sunday - midday last table sat at 3.30 pm

Dinner
Served Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm and last table sat at 9.45pm

Sunday Roasts
midday with last table sat at 4pm

Facilities
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • No Disabled Access
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Event Space
  • Business Lunch
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Children's Menu available
  • Children Welcome (Up to 8pm)
  • Awesome View

About The Royal Hotel

Serving classic British and international a la carte dishes with a modern twist using fresh, seasonal, local products. With period décor, including extensive cornice work, the restaurant provides a wonderful dining experience with superb views across the Thames - including the world famous pier.

The restaurant serves lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

Cuisine: British, Afternoon Tea, Cocktails, International, Steak, Wine Bar
Dress Code: Smart Casual,No Beachwear
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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

A fabulous time celebrating my sisters hen do with afternoon tea. The reservation of cocktail bar area made the afternoon/evening complete. Thank you

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Visited On Friday, 05 July 2019

Superb, David and all the staff where amazing

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

I had heard about the new award winning chef. It isn't often you hear that customers have asked the kitchen team to come out to a standing ovation. Anyway,great food and good service. I would recommend it and intend to go again.

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

A beautiful old building but a tad too warm for a hot summers night. If you can put up with that, it's well worth a visit as the food is absolutely gorgeous. Creative, well presented and tastes wonderful.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

We really enjoyed the Sunday lunch. Service was very nice, staff really friendly and the room upstairs is very comfortable. The only negative comment I would make is that the white wine was warm but the waiter did everything he could to cool it for us.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Nice Restaurant

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Food was very nice, the service staff was friendly and happy to deal with. A slight mishap with the card payment but was dealt with quickly and no problems arose from it.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

We had a Traditional Afternoon Tea along with the new Gentleman's Afternoon Tea. The food was absolutely fantastic and extremely filling, as much as we tried we couldn't eat it all. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the staff were very friendly and polite. We will be back to try the new a la carte menu!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

The food was very tasty but my roast beef sandwich got forgotten about and we all had to wait. The octopus salad seemed very small for a main. I would come again but I was a little disappointed I must admit. The waitress was very nice

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

very nice found it to be small portions for the price but still very nice

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Excellent, huge improvement from last visit

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Food was delicious. Wide range of cocktails and drinks. Would recommend to friends and family.

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Visited On Thursday, 30 May 2019

Food was brilliantly cooked and served. Our waiter David couldn’t have been more attentive and friendly. Really lovely and relaxing evening.

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Very nice experience in pleasant stylish surroundings. Maybe need to offer granary and white bread finger sandwiches as other venues do. (Choice). Sandwiches served very cold. Cakes were minimalist but scones fresh and warm. Teas were nice. Crockery marked. Quite good value but with these improvements would love to come again. K Willis. 31.5.2019

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Loved this venue from the moment we walked in for afternoon tea. Lovely decor, relaxed environment. Good service. Afternoon Tea was fab. Great flavours, 2 scones each! Their texture & flavour was delicious. We'll be back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

We won a Facebook competition for a 3 course meal and bottle of bubbly so we were absolutely chuffed! We would both recommend anyone to come here for a lovely meal. The service was amazing, our waiter was really friendly and did an excellent job (I don’t know his name, tall with brown hair). We both had the seabass which was unreal! Thank you so much.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 May 2019

Our favourite place to eat. Great staff, lovely food and decor to match. Have taken the beauty of this place and brought it back to the place it should be.

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Visited On Friday, 24 May 2019

We went to the comedy night which was great fun. Top quality entertainment in the gorgeous ballroom. Service excellent- we’ll be back for sure!

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

My scores are probably a little harsh seeing as there was a hen party there that took up most of the room and had the noise to back it up. This said because of this party we were pretty much left to our own devices seeing as the hen party took up most of the staff and their time. we left as it was starting to get rather loud. Shame it was a spoilt afternoon seeing as it was a Birthday Present for my Mum. Plus things went wrong during the Afternoon Tea with the refreshments.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

We had afternoon Tea booked for 2pm we were waiting for a friend who was a tad late so we had a drink in the bar the service was great and they were really friendly. However when we went upstairs for afternoon tea we sat down around 20 past we didn’t get served the tea until 10 to 3 by this time we were not offered any tea or coffee we were just told it’s on it way. When we finally received the tea it was very small portions almost 2 sandwich fingers each. I still don’t understand why everything took so long the service wasn’t great it felt that they didn’t really have any urgency! The scones were raw in the middle and the cakes we had had no flavour! I’ve been to many afternoon teas of similar value to this and I was really disappointed!

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

We were a party of four who thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday Lunch at The Royal Hotel. Both food and service were top notch and we’ll definitely be returning! Keep up the good work!

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

Really lovely venue, lovely views and great prices! We had the afternoon tea and almost couldn't finish there was such nice food and selection. Although none of us did have allergies we were asked a few times if we did as they could accommodate for them. I spotted a few plates of the Sunday roasts and they looked amazing! I'll certainly be going back to see if their roast is as good as it looked!

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Visited On Tuesday, 14 May 2019

My friend and I ate upstairs in the ballroom and had the new midweek menu. All 3 courses were delicious . I had the fish cake, followed by the pork chop main dish and finished with the lemon tart , & they were all really delicious and served with a smile.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

Absolutely fantastic evening, for my mum in laws birthday, Harry was knowledgeable about the food which ,was delicious, and even knew what whisky my auntie was drinking, my mum in law asked for her cardi, and this made it for us, instead of just passing it to her, gently placed it over her shoulders xxx the girls were lovely too thanks so much

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

Excellent service lovely meal with my mum and friends mum we had a wonderful afternoon. Thank you

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