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The Boatyard Restaurant

8-13 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EN, England
+44 1702 475588
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible10%
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CUISINES
British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
8-13 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Over priced and average burger. Fish dish that was confused and didn’t work. Ham hock starter ok but served with a slice of dry baguette. No sides offered. Staff friendly enough but the whole experience was less than ordinary. I’m sure it’s better when the...More

3  Thank pattleg
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve no doubt that some of the good ratings and reviews for The Boatyard are from very pleased customers, but after a number of visits over the years I think these must have been on exceptionally good days I missed. Staff are okay for the...More

6  Thank PeeGeeUK
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Roachford appeared here in 2016 ! We are wondering why you have taken so long to air your views on a public forum such as TripAdvisor. Or maybe the fact you've chosen to post a negative review out of the blue, so to speak, says...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Southend-on-Sea for the day and finished off with a meal at The Boatyard. Been here a couple of times for lunch in the summer and always said we would come back sometime for dinner; so glad we did. We hadn’t booked but arrived early...More

2  Thank MKReviewers123
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you decided to visit us again, and just to let you know that our Grill nights will be on Wednesday evenings from 6th June, a good excuse to leave the car at home ! Kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sons took myself, husband and our grandchildren to the Boatyard for Mother's day lunch not just for me but also their wives. Sunday Lunch there was thoroughly enjoyable. We all enjoyed our lunch so much that they have booked it for my 60th Birthday...More

1  Thank Christine W
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing The Boatyard to celebrate Mother's Day, we are looking forward to making your birthday an extra special day for you! Kind regards Boaytyard Management Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for the Beatles evening - had a perfect view of the stage. The staff were friendly and efficient. Good choice of food, all of which was lovely. We had a fun evening listening to the music, along with good food and wine.More

Thank lcheeseman1
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Imagine the Beatles are a really great tribute and we are pleased you had such an enjoyable evening. At one point it seemed the whole restaurant was on the dance floor. They are back again in July and please check our web-site for details of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were ignored when arrived by the hostess . Eventually she acknowledged us , took as to a table hidden at the side even though restaurant only a quarter full. Not offered drinks , waited and waited , staff ignored us still and were very...More

7  Thank Georgina R
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We always offer a warm welcome, our receptionist was in the middle of dealing with another customer upon your arrival, however, she swiftly seated you at a table with a view and gave you copies of our Easter menu. As you were leaving you let...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

... On a clear, warm and sunny day, you could be anywhere. Nice views, relaxing atmosphere, good service and menu choice. Lovely location and worth a visit after a long walk along the seafront.

Thank Jackie W
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

And not not just on a warm and sunny day - on a crisp spring day take in the fabulous views from our deck whilst enjoying a drink and seated under our lovely heated canopies. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always a lovely welcome from staff and great service. A varied menu to suit all pockets and delicious food. The entertainment was of high quality and great fun. Well done again to The Boatyard - a truly fun and delightful evening.

Thank juliac1234
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review! Check out our website for details of all of our upcoming event evenings, something for everyone. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here several times before, so decided to choose it for my 60th birthday celebration when the Ratpack tribute and Kenny Lynch were performing on 9th March. The Ratpack were excellent and Kenny Lynch proved to be a real legend with a great voice, very...More

1  Thank Colin H
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for celebrating such an auspicious birthday with us, the Rat Pack always deliver a fantastic evening's entertainment. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This old dock yard transformed with thoughtfully considered architecture which, from outside still retains its ‘dock yard’ heritage, yet step inside and it’s like you’re on a cruise ship. The wood and the bar and the decks - built as though it’s actually like you’re...More

2  Thank Flossie R
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We very much appreciate your kind words Flossie, you and your family are always a pleasure to serve. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

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Becky P
12 March 2018|
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Response from Michaelofsealand | Reviewed this property |
Yes very much so.
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Kardine1
5 June 2017|
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Response from Alan J | Reviewed this property |
They do have parking for patrons but no designated disabled parking I would ring and ask the Restuarant to reserve a spot for you
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ataylor762
3 June 2017|
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Response from jballwright | Reviewed this property |
Hi we are not too sure if they do a children's menu but I am sure if you request a small portion it would not be a problem. Most places will accommodate this type of request.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 85
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-13 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 475588
Description
The Boatyard, Leigh-On-Sea The Boatyard combines the benefits of a modern purpose-built restaurant with the classic surroundings of the Old Leigh fishing village, not to mention the excellent food. Contained within what was previously a working boatyard, the building has been converted into a modern restaurant, fully air-conditioned with a state of the art music system, digital projection screen and a glass-fronted kitchen area . A panoramic polarised glass frontage provides uninterrupted views of the Thames Estuary and Two-Tree Island Nature Reserve. Even more spectacular views can be obtained from the stunning wooden deck which juts out into the water and spans the entire width of the building.
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