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The Swallowtail

Foundry Lane | Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8BL, England
+44 1621 785505
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible22%
Travellers talk about
“sandwich” (4 reviews)
“we sat inside” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, International, Pub
$$ - $$$
Foundry Lane | Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8BL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for a drink on the terrace on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Staff were friendly and the location overlooking the River Crouch is delightful. As it was Carnival day the restaurant was not open the day we visited but the menu looked inviting and no...More

Thank karen g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The management of the pub at Burnham Yacht Harbour has now been taken over by the marina who own the premises; has gone back to it's old name The Swallowtail (The name of a mudbank at the mouth of the Crouch) and is definately on...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to swallowtail yesterday as a group of 5 for the carvery must say you couldn't fault it in any way, I had the roast beef which was lovely and cooked to perfection my son and others had the turkey which they said was really...More

1  Thank Julie G
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

So pleased to see that the restaurant is in the hands of the marina and really hope that it becomes successful as it has a fantastic location. Situated above the Chandlery at the marina this restaurant and bar is open to all - not just...More

Thank Justine P
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Had to wait 40 mins for a cheese sandwich and 6 onion rings. We was told there was no chips available, hence the onion rings. The couple served after us ordered chips and got them!!!! Wtf . Is that because they had a fish? Staff...More

Thank diane m
Jonathan B, Manager at The Swallowtail, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

We are sorry if you had a wait for your sandwich, but we had a particularly busy lunchtime service. This does not excuse the fact that there was no apologies and no offer of a refill for your coffee. If the kitchen is getting low...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017

Had a very good lunch at Swallowtails, the chips were to die for 😀 Staff very efficient and friendly with lovely views across the marina. Would go back and recommend.

Thank Wendy H
Jonathan B, Manager at The Swallowtail, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal. Please do come and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 25 August 2017

Found a table on the terrace, overlooking the marina. Sadly, our simple lunch order of 1 brie & bacon sandwich, and 2 veg & hummus sandwiches, took 30 mins to arrive. No apologies received for the delay. The brie was straight out of the fridge,...More

2  Thank steve b
Jonathan B, Manager at The Swallowtail, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your review. I am very sorry that you had a bad experience. We had a very busy lunchtime service, but an apology should have been given at the time. We have had some very good feedback so far, but appreciate your constructive...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has recently been taken over this was our first visit under new management we were very impressed the service was excellent we were made to feel very welcome as soon as we arrived by supervisor Gill the menu was varied the atmosphere warm...More

1  Thank lindasargent
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

As previous reviewer said, it's now (at last) under the control of the marina operator so it's to be hoped things will stabilise. We thought the menu was ok but a little limited, we were not offered any specials but the waitress service was good...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has very recently been reopened (though I was told they have not 'officially' opened yet) under the management of the Marina operators (we are berth-holders in the marina), and it has reverted to the earlier name of the Swallowtail, named after the sandbank...More

2  Thank David H
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7 August 2015|
Response from lisa p | Property representative |
Hi there Yes I would recommend that you make a reservation as we are very busy at weekends. Thanks Lisa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 40
Bar, British, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Foundry Lane | Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8BL, England (Formerly Swallowtail)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Burnham-on-Crouch
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 785505
  • E-mail
Overlooking the Marina at Burnham, the restaurant at The Swallowtail restaurant and bar offers a varied menu serving high-quality food and wines to suit all budgets. Whether you are looking for a light lunch or a delicious dinner our Chef's can cater for your requirements. Add this to our wonderful views of the River Crouch and you won't be disappointed.
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