The Royal Hotel

1 High Street , Essex , Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom, SS1 1JE
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Bar & Lounge Food Service
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - midday until 10.30pm
Thursday - midday until 11.30pm
Friday - midday until 11.30pm
Saturday - 9.30am until 11.30pm
Sunday - 9.30am untl 9pm

Facilities
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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

This historic building, constructed in 1791, The Royal Hotel comprises of a cocktail bar and lounge that is open daily serving amazing cocktails and freshly cooked lunches and dinners.

The Ballroom is open for special events and private hire or as an extension to the ground floor on busy days and nights.


Cuisine: British, Afternoon Tea, Cocktails, International, Steak, Wine Bar
Dress Code: Smart Casual,No Beachwear
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Visited On Thursday, 24 December 2020

We used The Royal Hotel for our Christmas lunch this year, and they did us proud. Food delivered to us at the pre arranged time, all nicely boxed with hand written instructions on each box, and a nice little touch of a Christmas cracker included. The canapés, mushroom and chestnut soup, beef wellington, chocolate delice and mince pie were fantastic. Marked them 5 stars all round, 5 stars for the atmosphere, obviously they couldn't arrange that, that was all "in house". Would definitely use them again, and will be when we're allowed out. Thanks The Royal Hotel team, great effort.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

It was pure amazing, team was very welcoming, service was great and the food was amazing.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 December 2020

menu does not change so we have decided to give it a break before returning. We asked for another glass of the same wine but was given a different glass.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Always enjoy my visits to the Royal. Wait staff in ball room are always fab

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Fantastic food in a beautiful setting. Staff were extremely helpful and welcoming.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Even in difficult times the Royal staff go all out to ensure a memorable evening. Bunny is an excellent manager and keeps everything running smoothly. I've said it before but it's true, best cocktails I've ever had, no cheap syrups or half measures of alcohol. Food is tasty and generous portions. Can't think of a better night out!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

We love visiting The Royal Hotel and it didn’t disappoint this time either. The staff were friendly and attentive when needed. The December menu is perfect for us and the food was excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Great meal! Thanks!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 December 2020

Drinks 5star, fantastic Afternoon tea 3 - sandwiches lovely. But scones on dry side, and cakes very average which was disappointing given price and expectations Advertised as an afternoon tea party which makes you expect an upbeat party atmosphere. But was not the case

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Wish there had of been more choice. However great service!

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Visited On Friday, 11 December 2020

Thoroughly recommend

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 December 2020

Delicious

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 December 2020

Always good at the hotel. My only criticism is the limited menu which is understandable on Wednesdays ( eat out to help out)but I would like a more varied choice on other days.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

Lovely atmosphere - lovely food and drinks - excellent service. We had to leave after our meal but later on when we passed the Royal Hotel on our way home we noticed there was live entertainment which looked good. We will definately be returning in the near future and next time will stay for longer.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

We had a very nice lunch in lovely surroundings. Very friendly waitresses. The portion sizes were about right. Not too big or too small. Will definitely be returning.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

It was our first time in the Royal since the lockdown ended and we had a great time! The staff as usual were wonderful taking care with all the new procedures to make sure that we were safe and had all we needed!

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Visited On Sunday, 06 December 2020

Really good

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Visited On Friday, 04 December 2020

Fantastic food, fantastic service. Covid safe. We loved it.

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 December 2020

Excellent evening

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Visited On Sunday, 29 November 2020

Good like best homecooking

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Visited On Saturday, 14 November 2020

The home delivery on Saturday was absolutely superb. Fantastic food, delivered hot and on time. Nice choice on the menu. Delicious cocktails also. Brightened up a lockdown weekend!!! Thanks Royal Hotel team, will be ordering again soon. x

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Visited On Saturday, 14 November 2020

Hi everyone, Thank you all for making our lockdown Saturday night very special with your delivery. We had the pork, lamb and sticky toffee pudd, all of which were amazing and the drinks were perfect. We had a little Royal Magic at home, which brightened up an otherwise rainy lockdown weekend. Thank you for all of your hard work and look forward to seeing you when you open again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

The set menu was fab value the food was delicious.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 November 2020

Had a great visit as always. Staff are all lovely, cocktails were very nice and the food was tasty. We will be back!

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Visited On Tuesday, 03 November 2020

Fabulous food, gorgeous décor and even better service! Cannot recommend them enough. Definitely worth checking out :)

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