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89 High Street, Hadleigh, Southend-on-Sea SS7 2PA, England
+44 1702 559721
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here recently & feel it was not great value with quite a limited menu. We ate on a weekend & the restaurant had only 2 other tables seated. Service was fine.

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Thank cloudy905
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

shabby appearance outside, but much more pleasent inside be prepared to wait though. when we visited only 2 waiting staff on. so wait between courses is a little long. food itself is very good, we went on a sunday set price but one option is a pasta cooked to any style you would like. so cant go wrong really. i... More 

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Thank petetomtim
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We are never disappointed when visiting the Ancora. The food is always excellently cooked, the service good and they even adapt a meal to suit you. Highly recommended.

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Thank Bruce W
Basildon
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant several times, and have always been very satisfied with the food and service. But last night I'm afraid that was not the case. My wife's steak looked like a minute steak from a cheap supermarket. The sauce in the Fruits de mare tasted like dish water with a tomato dragged through it! Some of... More 

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kent
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Last night we had a great evening at a friends 70th in the Ancora at Hadleigh. The 3 course meals and choices were beautifully cooked and the waitresses very quick and polite.The management joined in with the celebrations and brought the cake out to the sounds of Happy Birthday. We were very impressed and would go again.

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Thank telprint
Essex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place with the fire lit as we walked in and the silver service was lovely. The waitress was friendly and very helpful! We had starter with was lovely, reseaonable sizes. Me and my partner ordered T.bone steaks with they was absoultly cooked to perfection and tasted amazing, ordering our side home cut chip, potatoes and veg. We... More 

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Thank Emma S
Rochford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Great choice on menu. Sea Bass was excellent. We all commented on how delicious our meals were. Favourite starter was poached pear, blue cheese and walnuts on geen leaves. Good service. Cant fault it!

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Thank dianeestcourt
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Thought we'd try this restaurant for our annual Xmas get together, there were twelve of us and we weren't disappointed. Being the first Tuesday evening in December it wasn't busy so the service was attentive and professional. We had the three course Pre Xmas menu and found the food to be flavoursome and well presented with a plentiful selection of... More 

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Thank barbara s
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I think we caught them on a bad night given their other reviews. We found the service very slow, were left standing unattended for ten minutes when we came in though our table was empty, it took 20 minutes before we were offered drinks. The food in general was 'average' in standard given the price I would have expected something... More 

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Came here regularly under the previous owners/management and always loved it. The food is still of a very good standard and they've tried to modernise the decor a little, but they seem to have stopped using the guitarist who, I think added to the atmosphere. It wasn't completely full do ambience was a bit lacking but the food and prices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$63
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 High Street, Hadleigh, Southend-on-Sea SS7 2PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Hadleigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 559721

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?