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Zabrano Tapas Bar Restaurant

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127 Leigh Road | Leigh on Sea, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1JQ, England
+44 1702 476999
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12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being honest I think this place has gone downhill faster than franz klammer on skis. Service not great and food well I think poor ..... real shame as has so much potential. Will never return as lady working there was v v rude so we simply didn't bother finishing drinks and left.

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2 Thank 1230dny
essex
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Previous reviews almost put us off going but we are pleased we did, The food was good, well cooked and with plenty of choice. The only downside was that it was impossible to have a conversation because the tables are set within a few feet of a very busy bar.

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1 Thank bilkoEssex
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Booked for 14 women for a birthday/hen night celebration. We all had a lovely evening, staff were very patient and accommodating and there were no complaints about the food which I thought was very good. As was the bill considering all the wine drunk. We had the upstairs room to ourselves so didn't disturb other customers with our merrymaking. Thanks... More 

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Thank jclanc
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a drink and saw how nice the roast looked so ordered the beef have to say a joy cooked perfectly and very enjoyable and the staff very friendly think some people have been unlucky I will be back for more

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Thank Alan p
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I was looking forward to my mussels and fries but was severely disappointed when they arrived. The actual mussels in the shells were smaller than a pea! I've never seen shells with hardly anything in! So much so I ate all my fries which wouldn't normally have happened.

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4 Thank Sarahclark1960
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is a very family friendly restaurant. Great friendly service and lovely food, well worth the money.

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Thank Fletch1337
London
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119 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Have eaten in Zabranos a number of times now and it has always been consistently good. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming and it's a buzzy atmosphere. Great in summer as they can open the windows which makes it lovely and breezy. The mid week menu has been consistently good value, no skimping on portion size or quality... More 

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Thank ADWLondon
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I'm never one to actually write tripadvisor reviews but I'm not sure I want anyone else to endure the same experience. I ordered from the tapas menu and not only was this ridiculously overpriced the portion size was very disappointing. A brief run down of the dishes: - chorizo and roasted peppers in red wine. Firstly the size of this... More 

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9 Thank Colette S
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I took my children for a Father's Day roast. We burnt more calories chewing on the tough beef and hard potatoes than we actually got from the meal. A waste of £40!!!!! Won't be going back

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3 Thank darrenchidgey
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Poor service and average food. Chicken Liver starter was big enough to feed 5 which made it unappetising and when combined with the slow and rude service from staff it resulted in an early exit for a drink down the road. Wont be back....

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3 Thank Reilly84

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Leigh Road | Leigh on Sea, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1JQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 476999

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