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The Camelia Restaurant

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178 Eastern Esplanade | Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
+44 1702 587917
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Thorpe Bay, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited for a friend's birthday celebration on Sunday lunchtime. Lovely bright day, so 10 of us sat outside on the deck until we were called to our table. Food was good as expected as was the service. Overall a great chilled afternoon.

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Thank FatBl0ke
Benidorm
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous hotel, opposite the beach....a welcoming feel to the Jutes...all the staff were very pleasant ...we dealt with Jenny on reception over the phone & she was very professional & helpful..... The food from breakfast , a mid day snack & evening meal were all very good....we bought a two night break from Buyagift which made the experience all... More 

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Thank Susan O
London, England
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

try the mackerel with snow you wont be disappointed but get their early as it gets busy. Nice friendly Bar as well. Wots not to like !

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Thank dazzareece
Harlow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Been to this hotel about four times, manly for the fireworks which take place in October and November. Very clean, lovely bedrooms and a wonderful breakfast. Don't know about the evening meals as we always eat in Southend.

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Thank VJMun
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I booked the restaurant for eighteen people with much trepidation as we had never eaten or stayed here before . Looking back now I wonder why I was ever worried . My wife and I arrived and were shown to our ' quiet table for two ' as previously arranged , only to be greeted by sixteen other family members... More 

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Thank BRIAN403
Essex.england
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We heard good reviews on this one so made time to take friends to lunch as a thank you for looking after our garden while we were on holiday. One of our four starters was exultant, three were only passable. One of the main courses was good-ish, two were only acceptable the forth, vile.... sorry but true. The question begs... More 

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Thank travelingplaces40
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Well I don't know where to start. I go for a lot of afternoon teas including the Ritz and the Savoy and lots of our local Places. And most are very good but this one was outstanding every bit as good as the top class restaurants you could ever get. The chief even took time to came out and speak... More 

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Winslow, bucks United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Best steak on the Southend sea front with a view of the boats to die for. Shame cars pass across your view but its not that bad after rush hour. Repeat it all again with a great English breakfast in the morning.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Looking for a restaurant that serves a wide choice of top quality food in the most relaxing of surroundings with staff that pay attention to every little detail then look no further than the Camelia Hotel and restaurant in Thorpe Bay. Add in easy parking (free), delightful views across the estuary, options of special dietary requirements, and receiving the undivided... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My wife & recently visited The Camelia Hotel for afternoon tea we have driven past this hotel many times & havn't really given it a second glance but we decided to go there after our daughter recommended it to us & we are glad she did the tea was fantastic first of all there was a platter of sandwiches with... 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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Eastern Esplanade | Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 587917

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