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Sands by the Sea - CLOSED

Icon Building Western Esplanade | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
+44 1702 468123
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (35 reviews)
“cake” (22 reviews)
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
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 2 days ago via mobile

Went for afternoon tea today at sands , having previously been before twice , was bit taken back when walked in the place has been changed looks more like a beach hut interior , no comfy chairs like before , waitress was lovely said theres...More

Thank missperfect4
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a lovely afternoon tea with a friend today, lovely food and most attentive waitress who topped us up with plenty of tea without having to ask. Will definitely go back.

Thank FamilySouthenders
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have often eaten at Sands over the last few years but wont be going again after today They have had a refit and change of menu but both are far from an improvement They now are a "chip shop" we were told by a...More

1  Thank sexysuzy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was at adventure island with my son and received a kids eat free meal voucher for here so thought we would pop in for lunch It was quite busy due to free kids meals I imagine and they’ve changed it a lot in there-...More

Thank MegJo82
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived when there were a few tables seated at 12.25, ordered and 40+ minutes later and having asked the same waitress (3 times) when our food was coming I was told (after I followed up with her, she said she'd go ask) that there was...More

Thank Ahm L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here today was told a 45 minute wait for a table so instead opted to take food away. 50 minutes later we got our takeaway. Went outside! WRONG ORDER! The food was nothing special, chips were undercooked and anaemic, chicken gouging however were good....More

Thank dmstevenson2003
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was invited to a baby shower for 1pm Saturday this had been pre booked for 16 for several weeks. After our initial greetings to each other tea was bought over about 1.20 at approach 1.40 we were asked if we wanted our food we...More

Thank 87christina0604
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we were aware it was closed for a refurb and decided to pop in for lunch as walking past spotting it had re-opened. It has clearly made a conscious decision to change the market it wishes to attract. Gone are the faux leather chairs...More

2  Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Attend our Christmas do here on 20th December 2017 approx 50 of us, we had our own room, but in the main bar there was a disco, it was great being in a separate room as if you wanted you could sit and chat but...More

Thank Karen P
Andrew S, Customer Services at Sands by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Hi Karen, thank you for such a lovely review of your Christmas meal! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening, with the food being good and the staff being efficient and attentive! We hope to see you back again soon. Best regards, Andrew

Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Went to our Christmas party at the venue- what a great night. Had a three course meal and food was delicious!! The staff were friendly and efficient in sending out the food and the bar was big and reasonably priced. thank you for a lovely...More

Thank Derek S
Andrew S, Customer Services at Sands by the Sea, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Hi Derek, thank you for your review. You're glad to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas party with us and found the food to be good and the staff friendly. We hope to see you back again soon! Best regards, Andrew

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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