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Waters Edge Cafe

9 Palmeira Parade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7RR, England
+44 1702 353331
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“latkes” (18 reviews)
“salt beef” (33 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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9 Palmeira Parade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7RR, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit, and it won't be our last. We walked up & down this row of restaurants (11 I think) trying to decide which one to go in. We'd tried one of the others last year & weren't overly impressed. But today...More

1  Thank sally356
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sally im delighted you enjoyed the meal. The covering we use is called Matzo Meal, we do also have batter, but the Matzo Meal is light and dry and doesnt attract any oil, also it has no taste so all you taste is the fish....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit and we thought we'd give it a try. The staff were very friendly and we were amazed there was only one other full table - at 1pm in Half-term! We both ordered cod & chips and it was a nice...More

Thank Alison G
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Alison thank you so much for the review, we do like to provide a few different choices from the rest of the cafes in the line, thsat said we also offe the traditional seaside fayre. The covering we use isnt in fact breadcrumbs, its called...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous salt beef sarnie, thank you. So glad you did takeaway. Didnt last long enough to take a picture.More

Thank Terribex
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thanks for the review, we aways have the salt beef, traditionally cooked, so pleased you enjoyed it. For the future you might want to consider getting us to cook a lump of meat, sliced, ready for you to heat at home, lots of our customers...More

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

All staffs were very friendly, excellent customer service, and lovely to my kids. Staffs offered my kids colouring and books to keep them occupied whilst I tucked in my Cod and Chips opposite the sea front. Lovely food and great experience, I would recommend anyone...More

Thank Mr_Facts
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Thank you so much for the review, i am delighted you enjoyed yourselves, we pride ourselves on being family friendly, so its good to know its working. Hoping to receive you again very soon

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Time to eat , with friends very hot Bank Holday for a change and seafront mobbed lots of cafes to choose from...salt beef + latkas and a new green stood out for me,excellent friendly welcome very busy cafe , served quickly good choice menu ...wife...More

Thank LeslieC C
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Leslie thank you so much, i am always delighted to be compared to customers families cooking, delighted you enjoyed it, its made with love, and as an homage to my mother Who seemed to cook salt beef forever.

Reviewed 23 July 2017

Lovely setting for dinner before a trip to the theatre. Service was very personal, had called before to tell us about the car machine being broken. Food was lovely, even accommodated by offering us sides of mushy peas. Well cooked food, VERY generous portions. My...More

Thank 330jessica12
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Jessica thank you so much for such a glowing review. We are all delighted you both enjoyed your 'Waters Edge experience' and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

A salt beef paradise!! Wonderful flavour, great salad ,gherkins and potato cake. Followed up with pancakes. Nothing fussy just good food. Friendly staff and a wonderful view of the Thames on a sunny day.Southend at its traditional best!!More

Thank RICHARDCHELMSFORD
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Richard, we agree totally about the Salt Beef paradise, all my mothers fault bless her. I am delighted you enjoyed your meal. Something you might want to consider in the future, is ordering an amount of meat to take away, we can cook and slice...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Do a brilliant fish and chips! Right on the waterfront so lovely setting and view good prices can't knock it!

Thank suzyjazzc
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I am delighted you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you again soon

Reviewed 15 June 2017

This little cafe is located amongst a group along the esplanade. We both had the salt beef lunch, nicely presented, very tasty. Good bottle of wine, nice coffee, friendly service. Great location. Will do again.More

Thank Ronald D
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for choosing to review us, we welcome all comments. The Salt Beef is an homage to my Mother (she is still alive), had we not taken all the knowledge she has and incorporated it into our menu, those skills would probably have been...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Following our positive experience and review in September 2016 we have, as promised, been back twice so far this year. Despite an excellent enjoyable meal (only issue was I was too full to have dessert!) and perfect service the first time I told the friendly...More

Thank Jacqal
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you again for such a glowing review. You are completely correct, any eatery is only as good as the last meal it serves. We always strive to provide the same (or better) level of service as when we started the business 12 years again.

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Irene W
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Response from LeslieC C | Reviewed this property |
There is food available for children
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Have seen dogs both inside and out. Obviously to be inside, they have to be very well behaved and not cause other customers annoyance. So, go and enjoy x
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Wendy K
29 August 2016|
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Response from Steve H | Property representative |
Wendy of course we would be delighted to host your wedding breakfast. We are flexible as regards opening, i am sure we can be available when you need us to be. We are always open by 8 am Saturdays and Sundays throughout the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Palmeira Parade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7RR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Westcliff-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 353331
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