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403 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7HU, England
+44 1702 300540
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our friends have told us about this place and raved about it. We had a hour to spare befote seeing a show so we popped in. It is very old world portuguse, the service is friendly and attentive. The food us tasty, fresh and from of my limited knowledge of portuguse food quote authentic Worth a visit yes.

Thank lee a
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have often walked past this place thinking "we must try that place out". We finally did it. We found that we have been missing out on great food and atmosphere. Lovely service and all at a good price.

Thank Neil_Tpsn
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I discovered this restaurant by chance, although I'd heard good things about it in the past. I walked past on my way back from the printers and spotted a great offer that I couldn't resist - lunch for a fiver! I had the pork picador with home made chips - delicious! The fresh bread, served warm with a herby, garlic... More 

Thank elaineheck
Laindon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never had a Portuguese meal before we wanted to try something new so Portuguese it was. The Restaurant looked small but it had a back part which opened up into a room big enough for about 30 people it was nice they had colored light hanging from the ceiling which was a nice touch, the staff were friendly... More 

Thank robbiej58
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is just so nice, very relaxed, authentic, great food and good value. Five of us tried mixed starters and all had different mains, you know it's good when you are all trying each other's dish, lovely staff.

1 Thank mrsbigfamily
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Lovely family run restaurant . Good value for money. Not exactly Michelin starred but lovely nevertheless .

Thank Joanne G
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We've had dinner twice here before shows at the Palace and both times had good value freshly cooked food. The restaurant is long and thin and a bit quirky - loved the mackerel!

Thank deerstop
fatima46, Manager at O Picado, responded to this review

Thank you for your valued custom and review :) More 

Southend, Essex
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I spend a lot of time in my apartment on the Algarve and was looking forward to trying O Picado. However, although the restaurant is very unusual I was disappointed with the service, the food was ok but I was charged for a bottle of red wine when I had only had one glass. When I pointed this out to... More 

Thank paulinejknight
fatima46, Manager at O Picado, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I'm sorry to read about your unsatisfaction . We specialise in traditional Madeira cuisine, we cater some of the most traditional Madeira/Portuguese dishes e.g.skewers, picados, feijoada, polvo vinagrete,grilled limpets,mackerel mollo vilhao,espada com banana/cebolado etc , bacalhau/ sundried cod a bras/ cozido/grelhado , chicken piri-piri, chargrilled chicken , grilled sardines etc etc etc . Don't... More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Decided to have a quick meal before visiting the Palace Theatre and didn't know where to eat. We hadn't booked and just walked in around 6.45pm. No problem for 3 of us. Ordered the house wine in red and a glass of rose - no complaints. I had the tomato soup to start. I can honestly say I've never had... More 

1 Thank Corinne W
fatima46, Manager at O Picado, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your valued custom and review :) More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Went here with some friends who were visiting and it was lovely. The place is charming and the staff very friendly. We had a bit of a wait for our starters to come out, but were quite happy making our way through the Sangria options on the menu. They were mostly very nice, but the Red Wine and Stout Sangria... More 

Thank jbstans

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 403 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7HU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Westcliff-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 300540
Traditional fresh cooked dishes of portuguese madeira island

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?