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Italian, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch in this lovely Italian restaurant. The staff are very welcoming and attentive. The lunch menu offers a varied selection of starters, main dishes and desserts. I had whitebait followed by salmon with a tasty mushroom sauce, sautéed potatoes, broccoli and baby carrots....My partner had prawn cocktail and prawn risotto. Every dish was delicious. This was our first visit but I recommend it highly.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 17, 2021 via mobile

Great atmosphere, food and service!! Wholly recommend you visiting this Resturant you won’t be disappointed!! Chris and Hilary

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 10, 2021 via mobile

Southend is now awash with some outstanding Italian restaurants, but I’m keen to remember those that originally put this town on the map! La Sirena, is run by Italians, cooked by Italians a d makes you feel like you’re eating in Italy. With simply outstanding...service, that even accommodated my one-year-old child with pleasure, I’m thrilled to declare that the quality of this food and ambience makes it a very easy place to return. With a simple kids menu that is cooked with us much love as the adult food, our daughters devoured their foods. Us adults dined on some outstanding start is that where the specials for that day, including scallops with pork cracklings and and lamb chops. Both were delicious. However we have to showcase the main event! My friends pizza was cooked to perfection where the dough felt “doughy” but still thin enough to be flamboyant. However my veal milanaise was out of this world! Wonderful food and you’ll be pleased to know you can order this all as takeaway with the same quality!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed October 6, 2021 via mobile

This is one of our favourite family restaurants. Standard fare well made (and popular with our kids) accompanied by attentive & engaging service.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 11, 2021

While sitting enjoying our meal a delivery driver came and stood at the door waiting for staff to come over, after being ignored for about 5 minutes the owner went to him and said "YES" in a very abrupt tone, he gave her an order...number and she just dismissed him like a naughty child saying its not ready with an attitude that he shouldn't have been there, no doubt he was annoyed but kept his cool and left. If she had of spoken to me like that I would have found a plate of her special sauce and thrown it over her. Such a shame she has such an attitude of being above everyone.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 22, 2021

Had the most fabulous evening here last night! We booked by walking in during the day for an evening meal at 7:30. The owner was very accommodating and managed to get us booked for 2 hours on a table. The food was on point through...out the meal and the recommended wine was just perfect. Most of all the service was one of the best we have experienced in the UK. Personable and professional with humour and style. We will be going back very soon!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 19, 2021 via mobile

Nice little Italian but jury out for me on this place. Had good and bad meals here but very popular. £90+ for a meal for 3 including a couple of drinks and deserts.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed August 9, 2021

Absolutely delicious food and good value for money. The set menu was a bargain and the wine was nice. The service was great and I really can’t fault the place. Yummy!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed July 25, 2021

After letting in people that had not booked and given them favourable tables. We, who had booked were then given no option. Hence my view of watching the customers going off to the toilet as our table was dead in line with the corridor which...I assume would have been invisible pre - Covid which was pointed out to me by a very surly young lady at the bar. 40% of the menu was available at best. The wine was terrible and the service was adequate. The food was not excellent. Never going back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 13, 2021

The elder female member of staff I spoke to at my visit to the restaurant is the rudest I have ever encountered. I do not look like their regular clientele, and as soon I walked through the entrance she starred me down with disgust and...after a brief conversation she then rudely told me to go outside and wait for staff. I have never felt so unwelcome and unwanted for just existing. If you don’t look like a cast of the only way is Essex I would not recommend ruining your day and peace by visiting this rude restaurant. I felt so bad I made an account to write a review and I am the most relaxed person you’d ever meet. Also social distancing inside is nonexistent, as you have to crab walk in and out!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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The street directly outside has 2 hour stay. Alternatively there are many side roads with no time restraints. Hope that helps.
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Sirena

Yes, La Sirena offers takeaway services.

La Sirena is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5