Places to go out & eat & drink in Southend-on-Sea
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Southend-on-Sea

Places to eat & drink in Southend-on-Sea.

The closest seaside resort to the great London metropolis, Southend is iconic as a place of jellied eels, endless amusement arcades and summer time shows. It was a small, insignificant hamlet until the early part of the 19th century. A visit by Queen Caroline and her daughter, Princess Charlotte, who stayed at the Georgian Royal Terrace, unwittingly created a new destination for holidaymakers. The coming of the railway served to make it popular with the masses.

Today this irrepressible town on the north bank of the River Thames has even more to offer, from beaches and gardens to white knuckle rides and waterborne adventure. Its programme of events includes Europe’s largest free airshow, regattas, firework displays, a jazz festival and a classic car run.

Its iron pier has survived numerous near-fatal incidents and is the longest in the world at over a mile, and for those who find this a daunting distance Southend has its own electric railway.

Nearby the remains of 12th century Prittlewell Priory have been turned into a local museum.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Southend-on-Sea or surrounding areas.

Places to eat & drink in Southend-on-Sea...

Cork & Cheese

10-11 Talza Way, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 5BG
Tel: 01702 616914

Snacks and lunches.
Type: Pub/Inn

Grey Rule

Fishermans Wharf

Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EE
Tel: 01702 346773

Type: Restaurant

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The Glasshouse

43 Alexandra Street, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1BW
Tel: 01702 348088

English cuisine.
Type: Restaurant

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Rose Restaurant

13 Marine Parade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2EJ
Tel: 01702 468576     E-mail:

Traditional English food served from 9.00am until the last customer leaves.
Type: Restaurant

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Two The Mews

2 Nelson Mews, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1AL
Tel: 01702 393626

Unusual venue serving weekday lunches, Sunday meals and a’la Carte.
Type: Restaurant

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Van Looys Restaurant

Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1EE
Tel: 01702 332332

Sea front cafe and restaurant, famed for its fish and chips.
Type: Restaurant

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