My partner and I ate here based on a recommendation from his colleague. We were in Southend for the ballet showing at Cliffs Pavillion so booked to have a Sunday roast beforehand. We had a table booked for 3pm but arrived a little early on the off chance we could be seated before -which we did.
The tables upstairs are close together, unfortunately we were seated next to the ladies toilet but thankfully not too many people went there during our meal. You can hear the dryer so if lots of people go past for the toilet I can imagine it would get pretty annoying. Also, when we arrived there was a man sitting on the table behind who thought he could take up all the space so I had to slither into my chair otherwise our table would have blocked the ladies toilet. Thankfully they left not long after we arrived.
Having used the ladies toilet - they were a little cold and the hand dryer is pretty much useless.
We both had starters, I had vegetable spring rolls which were lovely! Surprised at the amount of 9 but demolished them easy enough. And my partner had soup which he enjoyed. We then both had a roast, we have not found a roast decent enough to return to the place yet so we were a little hesitant. Needless to say, it was lovely. The meat was lovely, Yorkshire pudding was good, roast potatoes and vegetables were lovely. Also comes with a side of cauliflower cheese which neither of us like so if we knew the side dishes were in separate dishes to our main we would have asked them not to serve it (saves waste).
After our mains neither of us could stomach any more food as we were both so full so we opted for coffee.
The service was a little slow but we were in no rush so this wasn't an issue for us.
Quirky little place and hidden from the main hustle and bustle of Southend. Would recommend and I'm sure we will be back to try the other dishes on the menu as they sounded great too.
Overall.. Would recommend.
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