The Royal Hotel

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

Lunch Service
Tuesday to Friday from midday and last table sat at 3pm
Saturday and 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

We are closed Mondays in October and November

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 Friday, 15 November 2019

Enjoyed a wonderful meal celebrating a big birthday with family. Food was lovely and we were looked after by very attentive staff. Nice atmosphere and a very enjoyable evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

The food was good however not sure what the point of booking a table was when everyone else was allowed to just stand around us. Felt very uncomfortable and intimidated while eating as people 6-7 people were standing around a table of 2. Wouldn’t come back.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Best bar & restaurant in town!

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

The staff were all very friendly. Nothing was too much.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Thank you for our wonderful lunch, we will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Big portions of delicious food. Friendly service. We were glad to find this place before travelling back to the West Country. Beautiful view out to the sea. Only downfall was downstairs in the bar was a bit crammed as the restaurant area was closed.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Staff were lovely

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

Simply marvellous. We had an early dinner there last Saturday. Staff and food were great.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Highly recommended as a beautiful venue and décor with fabulous food and a thoughtfully selected drinks selection. Every staff member was very helpful, knowledgeable and proactively worked with us to create a very successful business networking evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Visited on Saturday, advised at time of booking that one member of our party has coeliac disease, when we arrived provision of gluten free was extremely limited, advised, wrongly, that fish goujons were gf, when queried they said they weren’t, pate was gf but no bread to go with it. Skipped starters, ordered main of liver bacon and onions, arrived with no bacon or onions, by the time that meal was amended everyone else had finished! Only gf option for dessert was ice cream, so an extremely disappointing experience. We’ve been several times before and had a lovely meal with many gf options.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

The food was absolutely lovely, staff couldn’t have done more. The atmosphere was a bit quiet as there were very few other people dining at the same time. Obviously couldn’t be helped, the music was a good way to help the problem and I really enjoyed it. Definitely coming back!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Restaurant - Staff were friendly and attentive but food was very slow to come out. No bread was offered, we had to ask for water 3 times, no apple sauce for pork. Only a handful of tables occupied so atmosphere was a bit flat. Food was tasty, will give restaurant another try. Bar - lively as usual, great service and best cocktails I've had.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 October 2019

Great waiter. Only diners in so lacked a bit of atmosphere, until open mike started!

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 October 2019

a little disappointed with the plain white crockery, afternoon tea should be with pretty plates/cake stands. Otherwise a pleasant afternoon thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Had a lovely meal in a great place

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

I have eaten here several times but the last 2 have been poor,Sunday lunch had no green vegetables with none available at extra cost,our booking was for 3pm, service was slow,not enough staff,the staff that were there were very nice and good.dessert was slow (ice cream ).we left at 5.30. There was only three of us.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

Only Sunday Lunch but unfortunately it was not to our taste, a lack of vegetables also the choices of main & deserts was not very good. We will not be rushing back.

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Visited On Monday, 09 September 2019

This was a booking for my mum and dad for my mums 60th birthday and omg they loved it!!! They said it was the best afternoon tea they had been to! My mum had the royal hotel afternoon tea but like me she has a gluten and dairy intolerance and the royal hotel really looked after her and she even got warm scones which you normally do not get when you have our allergies! My dad had the gentleman’s afternoon tea which he loved and being a whisky fan as well he really enjoyed one of the desserts, think it was a whisky compote of some sort but they came away from their afternoon tea full and very happy!!!!! You even brought out a slab with happy birthday on it with candles which made my mum feel very special!!! So thank you very much for giving my mum and dad the best afternoon!!!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

We eat a lot at the royal hotel.. We have always had a fantastic food.. Was really disappointed with our meal this Sunday batter on fish look very pale, burger bun was torn with a lump of salad on side ask for chips when returned just look like some one had dump them on there.. Was such a shame as we took our son for his birthday and was raving about how lovely it was... Staff were lovely as always but the food really let it down..

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

The service/staff were brilliant as always apart from the fact that we weren't offered any tea or coffee. I also think that that although the food was very nice I think that for £22 a head it could be made a little more special. I have been to you before and we had a lovely little sausage roll and tart along with the sandwiches. This time it was basically one sandwich, two scones and the sweet options. For two people £44 and especially with no tea and coffee it wasn't very good value for money. I was at the Roslin for afternoon tea the week before and their offering was better and felt more special I am afraid. Our table by the window was amazing and we could not fault the lovely room we were seated in.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 September 2019

Really good meal and excellent value.

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

Really enjoyed the comedy show and the food was delicious. The staff were so attentive and couldn't do enough for us. Really happy!

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

I had a private function in the ballroom which is an amazing room decorated lovely. The bar was staffed well and staff were very accommodating I would recommend. It was a particularly hot day so the room was very hot - I do think air conditioning would be an added bonus but overall a great experience

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

Had an amazing night the staff was great the atmosphere was awesome 👏 definitely be coming back.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

A very good sunday roast with excellent service.

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