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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 Friday, 17 August 2018

Lovely place for a drink and some food, staff excellent and lovely atmosphere 😁

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

The food was lovely - full of flavour and cooked perfectly however we had to wait over 1h30 to get the starters & kids meals, constantly had to get the waitress over to get drinks and clear empties and then had a further wait for the mains...overall 3 hour visit for a Sunday lunch. We were a big party but there was no one else in there eating just a couple of afternoon teas. Such a shame as the food was lovely and great place but no apology for delayed food, no explanation or complimentary drinks as a token etc. Was a birthday meal so just left a bit disappointed

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

We had a member of the group drop out and I tried to speak with 2 staff about the possibility of refunding her place but was never given an answer :( mean t value for money and customer service fell down in my eyes.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

A five star performance on every front.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Lovely meal. Fantastic service as always. Such great value. Can’t wait until the next occasion.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Excellent gin masterclass. Well run, great gins and very knowledgeable staff. Enjoyed a delicious cocktail before hand. Great team at the Royal Hotel

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

The food was absolutely gorgeous and we had a wonderful time. The only thing we were disappointed with was that we had to ask for our tea and coffee with our afternoon tea and it would of been nice to of had it whilst we were eating and not when we had nearly finished. Also our plates weren’t cleared away and we had to sit with them throughout our afternoon tea. Other than that we had a really lovely afternoon and the food was superb

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

Lovely room, and we got the window seat requested. Food was tasty and well presented. The young staff were polite but we had to ask for tea to go with our afternoon tea! Very quiet at end of day, maybe option of eating downstairs where there was live music would have led to a more atmospheric experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 July 2018

I have been a customer for a long time and would usually highly recommend the royal, however the past 6 months and really declined. Even thou the food is tasty, it always comes out cold and takes about 40mins to be served. Having had this happen the past 4 visits in a row we won’t be returning again for some time.

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

We had a very enjoyable evening. Two my guests were not happy with their steaks off the set menu, but my others guests were pleased with their al a carte selections.

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Visited On Friday, 27 July 2018

Great price for set menu, lovely food.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 July 2018

Afternoon tea was delicious!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 July 2018

What a wonderful place not my 1st time here and still amazing thank you

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Visited On Friday, 13 July 2018

I had 4 phone calls to confirm this reservation. Te last time you called - Friday - you had the wrong time ! To add insult to injury when we arrived our table had people sitting at it ?!! I was disappointed as I had asked for a lovely table . We were stuck round the corner away from the bar there was no one else over this side we were the only ones . I asked to move was told no . Hence there was no atmosphere . We only stayed for 2 drinks and left !

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Visited On Thursday, 05 July 2018

Love the midweek set menu.

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Visited On Friday, 29 June 2018

My only criticism is that I specifically wanted to eat in the Ballroom but because of the Bruno Mars tribute that was on we had to eat downstairs and there was no indication of this at the time of booking. I would certainly have chosen to come another time had I known this.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 June 2018

Great service friendly staff

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Visited On Friday, 22 June 2018

Excellent food and decor, shame more people don't use the restaurant lunch time.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 June 2018

Had a lovely lunch for my mothers birthday, staff where friendly and polite, the atmosphere was nice and relaxed and we didnt feel rushed at any time. Thanks to all the staff for making my mothers birthday so enjoyable.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 June 2018

Lovely food and great staff. Apart from it being a little quiet we couldn't really fault it.

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Visited On Friday, 15 June 2018

The food was amazing and staff were friendly

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Visited On Thursday, 14 June 2018

A little too much cheese with cheese and ham and then cheese and pickle sandwiches. Scones were also with cream cheese, but very nice. Strange having normal sized sandwiches but was a gents afternoon tea so that was point i guess. Very nice though and enough food.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 June 2018

Very happy with the service and food excellent

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Visited On Saturday, 09 June 2018

Lovely afternoon tea , delicious food and ambience. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Cocktails gorgeous too. Thanks!

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Visited On Friday, 08 June 2018

All guests crammed into one end which was not good. Service ok however a bit too over familiar to be honest

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