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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

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
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 13 October 2018

Great food....gorgeous surroundings...highly recommend

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Visited On Friday, 12 October 2018

Brilliant night. Thank you so much

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

**AFTERNOON TEA REVIEW ONLY** Took my mum for afternoon tea (with my nan) for PART of her 50th celebrations as she likes The Royal. We were sat in the lounge bar as the upstairs was booked out (totally fine as I was told this beforehand however just a note for guests this wasn't the best atmosphere as we felt we were disturbing those sitting nearby) Overall it was fine but I was slightly disappointed. The bill was 100 which isn't particularly expensive but I feel we could have gone for a lovely lunch for that. We weren't offered any tea and had to ask for our free glass of prosecco which I would rather not have to do. When I booked I was asked if it was for an occasion so this gave me the impression that some sort of fuss or birthday plate would be issued but instead I feel it was a pretty standard afternoon out as opposed to a special birthday celebration. Other than this the girls serving us were very friendly, and despite the fact that whoever booked our booking did not note down my mum needed GF the kitchen did whip up some GF bits for her on short notice.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 September 2018

Hi would highly recommend Dr Legbra as a private function room, not only does it have a good sociable yet cosy set up. The staff couldn't be more helpful prior to the party and on the night, my guests said the food was lovely and nobody was left wanting. I would definitely hire the venue again.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Lovely service and lovely feed, would definitely recommend

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Billy as excellent in helping me organise, the venue was described by all as amazing, bespoke cocktails and Barman brilliant, afternoon tea selection great quality. Would definitely use again and recommend Laura

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

It a been a long while since We have been anywhere where everything was excellent. From coming through the door to leaving. Our waitress was fabulous. Only dropped one star because one of our starters was missed off.. although the waitress handled this with ease and took it off the final bill Top class place x

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Visited On Friday, 05 October 2018

All staff were welcoming, professional, friendly and attentive. However the wine was very expensive and we had to wait a very long time for dessert. It was taken off the bill which we didn’t have to ask for and it was appreciated, but the desserts themselves weren’t very nice when they did arrive. The cheesecake was not what we expected, was just red velvet cake with cream and the brownie was so cold it was almost frozen when we thought it would be warm?the first two courses were presented lovely but the dessert was not on par. The ballroom was a lovely place to be and overall it was a nice visit and we will hopefully come back soon x

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 October 2018

Nice afternoon tea. everyone enjoyed themselves and commented on the surroundings, we had not been to the hotel before and was pleasantly surprised. One small criticism, we asked to have no egg mayonnaise sandwiches as we had a person with a dairy allergy and people who did not like eggs, but these were still served up. Staff were very helpful and not in your face, which was nice to have.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Waited for an hour after ordering, one dinner was completely cold, the rest was tepid. Sides were asked to be enough for 4 people , they only fed three ( three stuffing balls for example ) . Cold dinner was sent back , beef suddenly unavailable chicken was offered instead, took another 20 minutes to arrive again . Desserts were atrocious , sundae wasn’t a sundae , brownie was Rick hard out ohms the chiller and crumble was burnt. Poor waitress was coping the best she could but had no support from her colleagues and whilst the management remediated the cost a the end , the Birthday meal was spoiled for everyone

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Great food and drink can recommend this venue for small and large party's of friends. Great little club directly under the restaurant also.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Just absolutely Fabulous from start to finish the ballroom was amazing breath taking so tastefully decorated the food was delicious the service was great was never rushed lovely helpful polite staff we will all definitely be bappbappppck cannot believe I haven't been here before when it's on our doorstep so pleased we found this hidden gem!!!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

Fantastic food!

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

Lovely venue, great decor & ambience. Menu great but service sadly lacking. We waited an age for the mains to arrive. Would have had dessert but we didn't have the time to wait! Seriously it wasn't even busy so there are no excuses for any delays.

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

This was the first night of the Comedy club being held at The Royal Hotel and I must say the atmosphere was fantastic, this event held in a stunning setting certainly makes for a great night but to add the great service, excellent cocktails and amazing food makes for a outstanding evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 September 2018

Had family to visit so wanted somewhere different to take them Love the history on this place Menu looked good so thought would try out Food was good thought a little bit expensive But was still nice Staff we're ok there was a very long gap between our starter and main meal I would still recommend the royal hotel and would come back again in the future

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Would like cocktails to be served whilst watching the comedy club.

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Room looked nice. Food was tasty and prompt. Our waitress, Cara, was very friendly and helpful. Well organized event.

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Service was the best out of all my visits - drinks served quickly and food was brought out promptly. I understand limiting the bar during the comedy show but we come to the Royal for the cocktails so would like to have them up until the show without having to go downstairs to order (minor). I’m glad tables were organised into booking groups and not ‘first come first choice’ as originally stated. It was great to watch live comedy in a lovely local venue, will come again.

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Visited On Friday, 21 September 2018

Great night. Glad we were there for the first comedy night! Everyone enjoyed the night and it was great to see the staff enjoying it too. Definitely coming back with friends!

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Visited On Sunday, 16 September 2018

Enjoyed a delicious Sunday Roast, beef cooked to perfection for each of us ranging from very pink through to cremated! Great views of the Estuary, good service and no hurrying, perfect Sunday afternoon

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Visited On Friday, 07 September 2018

Had Gentleman's afternoon tea, great variation on a classic. Good quality food & lovely atmosphere.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 September 2018

We won this afternoon tea in a raffle. The prize was donated to Hinquar Primary Schools summer fair. The tea was delicious. Love the Royal Hotel and will define recommend it to Friends and Family. That you for donating the prize a supporting a lovely school

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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

Had a lovely family breakfast Food was superb Billy looked after us in a friendly and personal way A lovely visit Regards Steve Wall

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Had a really great time Staff very attentive and great food

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