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Sands Bistro

Icon Building Western Esplanade | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
+44 1702 468123
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“scones” (35 reviews)
“cake” (21 reviews)
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Icon Building Western Esplanade | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to our Christmas party at the venue- what a great night. Had a three course meal and food was delicious!! The staff were friendly and efficient in sending out the food and the bar was big and reasonably priced. thank you for a lovely...More

Thank Derek S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had a few afternoon tea’s and so far this is very low in my ranking. The best thing going for it was the view. The sandwiches were dried out and tasteless. The scone was fine and the Victoria sponge was over-ladened with sugar...More

Thank Rosered66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for refreshment before I walked along the seafront towards Leigh - all the other caffs had just shut and I knew it was the only place I'd get anything for a mile or so - it's a nice restaurant, I only wanted a...More

Thank Seashell_Sal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely perfect. We had some fussy guest a toddler running riot but the staff were so.kind and accomidariong. Would highly recommend

1  Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

It must be at least 30 years since my last visit to Southend, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Having not been for years I hadn’t a clue of where to go for a decent meal. However, I took pot luck and chose...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We had our wedding at Sands on the 31st August and can not recommend it highly enough! Apart from the amazing view the food was superb and was commented on by many of our guests. Natalie the event organiser did a fantastic job in taking...More

Thank Amy T
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Last weekend I celebrated my 40th birthday at Sands Bistro in their function room. What an event! Natalie Solomons is the event organiser for the venue and made my party an event I will never forget. Natalie spent a lot of time with me and...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Just been to this venue as google said it was open as did this site....but was greeted with a locked door!!! Was told they hadn’t been busy today so were shut...really??? You can’t advertise opening times and then shut when you want especially when someone’s...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came here on 15th Oct for lunch we chose the seafood platter to share which was delicious especially the calamari rings they were sublime cooked to perfection. Our waitress Jenny was great not only looking after us but keeping an eye...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is our favourite place to eat with the kids in Southend. The food and atmosphere are always great and the views of the coast are amazing. HOWEVER there were two things that I need to comment on. Firstly that when we paid, we were...More

1  Thank aimee2525
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 19
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Icon Building Western Esplanade | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 468123
  • E-mail
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