The Royal Hotel

1 High Street Southend on Sea, Essex , United Kingdom, SS1 1JE
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Opening Information

Bar & Lounge Food Service
Monday from midday until 3pm
Tuesday to Saturday from midday and until 9pm
Sunday from midday until 4pm

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

Dinner
Served Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm and last table sat at 9.00pm

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

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, 04 July 2020

Meal for two, I have to admit despite being very excited I was sadly quite under whelmed. The staff were so good given the current situation with corna virus and were clearly very busy! The cocktails were delicious but for £10 a cocktail they should be! I had the royal fish and chips, this was good but have to admit was gastro pub food which I could have had for half the prince in a similar pub. For £78 for dinner for two, 2 cocktails and 1 main each we definitely won’t rush back as there are places with better value for money and a nicer environment. We did think we would be seated in the ballroom for dinner but was in the lounge, respite being told not to leave tables many guests were in and out of their seats going outside for cigarettes ect so for us who just wanted to enjoy our meal it was a little uncomfortable! But thank you to the staff for opening and your hard work.

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Visited On Friday, 29 May 2020

Always a lovely experience whether a post shopping lunch or a full evening out.... cannot wait for you to open your doors again! We miss you

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Visited On Sunday, 22 March 2020

Had a lovely Mothers Day roast dinner delivered because of the current circumstances. The delivery was very quick and food was still piping hot. Very impressed!

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

We had a fabulous afternoon. Food was good and drinks were plentiful. The two staff serving us were attentive and friendly. We'll be back soon. FrancEs

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Fab food will definitely be back

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

A very nice Sunday afternoon

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

Private room great service brilliant night

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

Attended the comedy evening g and really enjoyed the comedians and service but the menu choice was poor and disappointing. Would go back but not for the food.

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

A very enjoyable lunch. Will definitely return for lunch on the near future.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 February 2020

Fantastic gin masterclass! Amazing!

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Visited On Thursday, 20 February 2020

After pointing out both our party were ill overnight the hotel refused to accept it was their food. Can't have been anything else . Service was impeccable. Shame I won't be returning

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

All of the waiters were really friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. We had a lovely Valentine’s Day meal, thank you! We’ll be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 February 2020

This was my daughters 13th birthday and despite mentioning on the reservation it was not mentioned - just an acknowledgement would have been appreciated - no tea menu - service was poor - no spoon for cheesecake desert and when we were given ordinary spoons they didnt fit to the bottom

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 February 2020

I e-mailed before booking more than once and always had a quick response answering all my questions. The afternoon tea that we had was great value for money. The service was great always attentive and ensuring we had everything we needed. Definitely one to do again 😀

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Excellent service, the staff could not do enough for us. Fantastic food and a great afternoon!

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Really lovely afternoon tea. The staff were all really attentive and were very happy to assist getting my elderly aunt up and down the outside steps. Lovely food. The only thing was we were seated at the bar which was a little noisy. Would have been better in the ballroom.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Had a fabulous afternoon. Good and drinks were spot on Snd having the DJ was the icing on the cake . Will definitely be back soon xx

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Amazing bottomless brunch! Great food and plenty of cocktails. DJ was playing superb chilled classics. Will be back again for the next one next month!

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Fabulous lunch- good portion size/ would like a two course deal as very filling and had to go for a run to work off the calories . Service great . Thanks

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Visited On Friday, 24 January 2020

We had a great night, I did think the kiddies meals were a bit expensive at £12 for the 2 course though. Staff were brilliant, very accommodating and great support for us. organising a party of 40!

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

Lovely Sunday lunch good food excellent staff really enjoyed our first visit so hope to come back

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

We really enjoyed the whole experience

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

Fantastic service from beginning to end. Will certainly be back again next Christmas... if not before.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

This restaurant just cannot deliver consistent food quality and service. The food and the service are not up to standard. I had the worse Sunday roast and sloppy service here just a fortnight after having a good Sunday roast. Not worth the risk of booking a disappointing family Sunday lunch, or any other meal for that matter. And the prices are not cheap.Best to give it a miss until someone who understands the business takes control I think.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Fantastic - third Xmas there and just gets better every year.

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