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Waters Edge Cafe

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9 Palmeira Parade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS0 7RR, England
+44 1702 353331
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food and friendly staff. I'd heard so many good things about this restaurant and all of them proved to be true. The salt beef and latkes were fantastic (great job Steve's mum!!) and the gourmet burgers equally so. This will be my "go to" restaurant when in Southend.

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Thank Pinky_081973
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this review

'Pinky' thanks so much for the glowing review. I am delighted you and your family enjoyed your meal with us, its brilliant when customers appreciate the effort we put in. Hopefully see you all again soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this cafe a month ago and returned today. On both occasions we had a lovely breakfast. The sausages are of a good quality, the bacon isn't fatty and the bread/toast is proper crusty bakers bread. The coffee was lovely too. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Well behaved dogs are welcome too. I would thoroughly recommend... More 

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Thank Royalnette
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are delighted you continue to enjoy the experience. A cafe is only as good as the last meal they produce, so we are delighted to have such a long list of satisfied customers that return time after time. It is you and others like you, that have us... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unsociable, they won't serve you for just drinks you have to order food as well, the man was very rude, the worst place I've ever been to for a drink and completely gutted with the service provided.

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1 Thank Elliot A
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this review

I remember you from Sunday, you came in and were given menu's, if you just wanted drinks, why accept them, we were very busy when you arrived, NONE of the cafes in the line would accept drinks only on Mothering Sunday. Had you mentioned on arrival that you only wanted drinks i would have refused, but at least that would... More 

herts
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mum and I popped here after a dog walk with my two dogs so nice to find a dog friendly place to eat inside in the warm! A great menu offering lots of choice, jacket potato, beans and salad was really good and mum really enjoyed her fish and chips. We recommend and will return.

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Thank thirtyHerts
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit, and look forward to seeing you all again soon. More 

Hockley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

In laws enjoyed our breakfast outing last month so much, we booked for birthday lunch. Wow, fantastic! Great food (great Salt Beef). Great staff and service. A real must, certainly coming back.

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Thank essexbrowny26
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Its great when people appreciate our efforts. We do work hard at the customer service side of the business, and you already know how good the food is, so we will continue to try and make all your visits as pleasent as the last. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Love this cafe as nothing is too much trouble. Visited 17/2 and the lady serving was very friendly and attentive. Food was lovely and sausages very good quality !!!!! Pay a bit more than others however I would rather pay more for better ingredients !!!!!

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Thank sueoutten
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this review

Sue thank you so much for your glowing review. Its funny you mention sausages as to me they make a breakfast. I have searched all over to get the best quality i can find, our current ones are the best i have tasted. Looking forward to greeting you again soon More 

Basildon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My mum, my two children (10 & 12years old) and I went to Southend on Sea and chose to eat lunch along the row of restaurants in Westcliff. The salt beef sign caught our eye and in we went! We were greeted to a warm cafe with a warmer welcome and comfortable seating. The drinks and food arrived quickly and... More 

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Thank vik1272016
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your glowing review. We are very proud of our Salt beef, it is created with love, and the input of many mothers (mine included), to try and get the real traditional taste. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Ten of us met up for a family birthday breakfast. Weather was snowy, freezing but we were made very welcome. Good choice of food, all served piping hot, everyone enjoyed their chosen meal. Lots of hot coffee, great value for money. Staff were friendly and professional. Thanks to all staff, will definitely revisit and recommend to friends

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Thank CanadianQueen
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we do try hard to provide the best possible product to our customers. Since our re furb its now much easier to accommodate larger groups of diners, I wont say see you soon, as Canada is a long way, but I am grateful you took the time to leave a review. More 

Wigan
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243 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

There were four of us, two had the big/mega breakfast and couldn't finish it hence the title big breakfast challenge. The ladies has a more manageable breakfast and it was blooming gorgeous. Loved it her and would like to visit in summer when the weather is better.

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Thank Jacqui B
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this review

Jacqui thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I am delighted you enjoyed the food, we provide the best quality produce available. Maybe next time try our own homemade Salt Beef, it just melts in the mouth. More 

Hockley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A lovely welcome on a damp January day was received upon our arrival. The choice of food was excellent and we weren't disappointed once we'd finally made our choice and the food arrived. The food was to a very high standard and arrived hot, something that you don't always get in restaurants, our compliments to the chef who obviously takes... More 

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Thank essexbrowny26
Steve H, Owner at Waters Edge Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the glowing review, we do try hard and only use the best quality food we can get. I am delighted you enjoyed the experience and very much look forward to greeting you again very soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?