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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
  • 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 Thursday, 18 April 2019

Had a great meal and service by David. Always had a good time here. The only thing I would say is left still feeling hungry feel that portion size we a bit small. Few more potatoes and veg. Get this right and your restaurant will be a hit as nothing else like it in southend!!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Lovely afternoon looking out to sea. Excellent friendly staff and nice afternoon tea.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

We had an amazing four course meal, very attentive staff, excellent wine and divine cocktails. Would highly recommend. Music could do with a little more subtlety in the ballroom whilst eating but still a fantastic place. Staff were very friendly and so helpful. Thank you again for a great evening.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

We had initially booked to eat downstairs but the menu was a little limited as one of my friends is gluten intolerant. The staff were extremely accommodating in getting a table upstairs for us and ensured that they checked all the gluten free options for my friend.

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Visited On Monday, 08 April 2019

Popped into the lounge for a quick bite and drink after some shopping! Great menu and reasonably priced. Will be back for the restaurant soon!

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

Love this place from the food to the people

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

We were booked in for the monthly Comedy Night. Very enjoyable, it was busy and had a great atmosphere. As ever, excellent food and drink to go with the jokes.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 March 2019

We tried the Thursday fixed price meal including drinks. Great night, Good food and wine with attentive service.

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

great meal, polite & friendly staff, lovely atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 30 March 2019

Had a lovely lunch food was excellent and the service was good nice views over the estuary

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Visited On Thursday, 28 March 2019

Wonderful experience from start to finish, staff were all very polite and really helpful, food was amazing, best meal we’ve had for some time, will definitely be going back.

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Visited On Thursday, 28 March 2019

Hiring Dr Legbas for a private function was excellent. All my guests had a great time. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 22 March 2019

The whole experience was beautiful, the staff were very attentive, the Chef came and spoke to us, he is a very talented and focused young man. The food was amazing if you are looking for class then definitely the place to go!

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Visited On Thursday, 21 March 2019

Had a wonderful evening. The food and the service were absolutely spot on.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Great service, great view, lovely food. Would definitely come back.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

The food was very special and well worth the visit. I felt confident to try most of the dishes in the future since what we ordered was so very good.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Service on the day was brilliant but had to chase for emails on several occasions for emails before and after the day. But would definitely come again. Staff were really helpful and catered for all our dietary requirements.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Booked the gentleman’s afternoon tea after seeing what was on offer via the website. Was very much looking forward to the menu! Unfortunately when we got there, there was completely different menu for the gentleman’s afternoon tea! I wasn’t notified at all during the 3 phone calls I made to reserve the afternoon tea. However the staff was accommodating and one of my party was offered an alternative food option and a round of drinks was taken off the final bill which helped with our disappointment. An update on the website should be reviewed.

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Visited On Monday, 04 March 2019

a very warm welcoming atmosphere we experienced from your young staff (David excluded) very good function only observation drinks very top end pricing for a dinner function not wines but individual bar drinks.

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Visited On Monday, 04 March 2019

Great venue, great service, approachable and knowledgeable staff, only drawbacks, nowhere to put down your handbag and touch up make-up in the two toilets, and the lights at top of outside stairs are angled in a way that blinds you as you try to walk down the stairs to the venue.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 February 2019

I can’t remember the young lady , who waited on us , but she was very good.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 February 2019

We were given a lovely table by the window. The staff were friendly and attentive. Would definitely book afternoon tea here again.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 February 2019

Would give 0 stars in possible as we didn’t even have chance to eat. Reserved a table for a meal in the Ballroom to celebrate a special occasion only to be told on arrival that it’s closed on Thursdays, completely contradicting what’s listed on the website. When offered a table in the bar we refused and went somewhere else. Surely it should not difficult to ensure that the website is up to date and that reservations can only be made when the Ballroom is open. Won’t return.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 February 2019

Hot starters was cold, the room was freezing, service terrible! Really disappointed

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Personally can not fault the staff service or experience... the food and value was shocking 80 pounds for three cocktails half a sandwich and finger nibbles of hard cakes bit much. If you offered bree, salmon or prawns with jam on scones maybe would have been better. Personally ive had better sandwiches at kids parties. My sister gave me 45 worth of vouchers for Christmas so i didn't pay for the lunch if I did I would have complained on the day. Cocktails were lovely tho and great view

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