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Sandbank Restaurant

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1470 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2UR, England (Formerly The Bank)
+44 1702 719000
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
Fri 12:00 - 16:00
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the restaurant in March with some friends to celebrate a special birthday. We all had the "I've started and I'll finish" menu, it was great value and every course was superb.

Thank Carol H
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was visiting friends in Leigh on Sea this weekend and as my birthday is approaching they had booked the "Tasting Menu with paired wines" at Sandbanks for a treat, or so we thought! The first of the 6 courses arrived, but no wine. We had almost finished the course before a waitress appeared and eventually brought the wines. The... More 

Thank Suzanne B
Essex, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friends ask us if we would like to try the Sandbank restaurant in Leigh and we were so pleased they did. We all had the six course tasting menu and our friends also had the accompanying wine deal ( I was driving ). The food was brilliant, every course was a delight. The accompanying wines were a inspired choice ,... More 

Thank david h
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So we went to Sandbanks on Saturday evening for the advertised taster menu. We went all out and added the suggested wines, but unfortunately the wines did not arrive with the allotted courses and the time between each course varied from too quick to have they forgotten us. We were offered a complimentary "shot" of our choice as compensation, but... More 

Thank paul m
Charmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Laid back owner so no pressure to eat up and leave. We spent ages and had a fabulous meal. Very interesting menu with some amazing combinations. Decor is equally great. Highly recommend.

Thank Dimac2013
Hornchurch, England, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Christmas gift which cost £75 but this entitled you to six course meal with glass of wine for five courses. 10 minute walk from station but easy to find. We was mainly served by Pete who went above and beyond to explain the wines and the food etc. Every course was served with enough space in between so you didn't... More 

Thank Nicola G
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The food was amazing presentation of the food the amount of food and the delivery was first class. We will for sure return top marks.

Thank Terryhatton
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We went for the I've started so I'll finish evening. Only starters and dessert but 8 of each course and we could have Aa many as we wanted. The duck confit was amazing as was the Baily's creme brûlée. Each dish was stunningly presented and served. Matthew the chef took our orders and requested feed back. Will definitely return. A... More 

Thank Julia F
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Visited restaurant on a Groupon gift voucher, absolutely lovely and will visit again SOON! Service was excellent, food gorgeous and atmosphere very GOOD!

Thank Corr10
Bristol, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

A slightly deluded place that seems to believe that once you charge over £20 per main you suddenly become a fine dining restaurant. The beef broth starter turned out to be a stodgy goulash concoction that was dull and heavy. Main meats reminded us of a Sunday roast dinner, not much skill involved, thank God for the jus/gravy which made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1470 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2UR, England (Formerly The Bank)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 719000

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