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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 good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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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

Food was ok although all a bit fried and mass produced Service was quite slow overall and a bit hit and miss although the staff were all friendly. This was despite the fact that the restaurant was very empty almost like it was ready to...More

Thank Arnoldkeith
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have opened an account to write this as I was so impressed with the food/service/speed. we had fish and chips on Sunday 9th July and it was extremely busy but the food was out in less than 20 minutes, flavoursome and delicious. we were...More

Thank ritchiee713
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I celebrated my wedding day at Sands last week and they most certainly robbed me!!! I ordered a buffet for the guests and what I had on the day was not what I actually ordered beforehand, but cheapest options. Many of my friends told me...More

Thank AngelaMozz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

by far the best restaurant on the seafront in my opinion. the food is quick and delicious. nothing is too much trouble from the waitresses and the kitchen organised my meal to suit my allergy's without an issue. id seen some reviews lately that had...More

Thank 800sausage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Sands restaurant quite a bit. Every time I visit the service and the food are amazing. Nothing is ever too much trouble for the kitchen, the food is always served quickly by a helpful and polite member of staff. The food is always...More

Thank Courtney041286
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

andrew and all the team esp Jodie showed why people keep going back to sands we booked a surprise party for 16 people on a sat we had pre ordered for our meals table was booked for 2 unfortunately 2 special guests got stuck in...More

Thank trotterbird
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is situated just by the main theme park on southend sea front. The location and outside area boasts great views of the sea and the seating is comfortable. Now to the food.......we ordered pasta with seafood in a rustic tomato sauce, at 11.95...More

Thank london902
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited a few times and always thought it was ok if a little over priced but you are paying for location of course. Unfortunately they're isn't a huge amount on offer to eat down the seafront so they have the added benefit of that...More

Thank George M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to have lunch today, was seated straight away, order taken. 45 minutes later still no food, asked several times, no apology! Still no food or explanation after an hour so left! Went across the road and had great fish and chips. Poor poor poor!!

Thank Chand3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

7 of us had dinner, all 7 of us said it was poor. A great location could be so much better. Not worth spending your money here. Staff were lovely only good thing we can say.

Thank debdazb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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