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Sandbank Restaurant

1470 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2UR, England
+44 1702 719000
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“tasting menu” (26 reviews)
“ham hock” (12 reviews)
“six courses” (8 reviews)
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British, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1470 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2UR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saturday 7th April 2018 we returned again to this excellent restaurant and we were treated to a fantastic dining experience. The food, the drinks, the atmosphere - everything was to a high standard. Sandbank is one of the best restaurants in Essex and we will...More

Thank tonysmobileemail
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a meal here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were both left feeling very disappointed and I wrote an e-mail to complain about the service, however, despite receiving an automated response I never received a full reply to my complaint thus leading me...More

3  Thank kempall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit via a charity fundraising evening. Staff friendly and helpful and lots of money raised! As a vegetarian the soup was great but the main course a bit bland. Good atmosphere.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here on a number of occasions with Travel Zoo vouchers for the taster menus - love these as you don't have to think about what you're going to order and always end up trying something you wouldn't normally have. Received a "birthday" special...More

Thank GillyA_1972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a Travelzoo voucher which offers great value for money. The theme of the 6 course menu was East meets West. The staff were friendly and efficient. Each course was explained and beautifully presented. Loved the prawn croquette in Thai broth. The only down...More

Thank lcheeseman1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went to the sandbanks this evening for the 6 course taster menu ( Italian ) .. we informed the restaurant before arriving that I don’t like Fish and they changed the courses around accordingly , The service was very good ,...More

Thank REV-SC-10
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Fabulous setting. Love the wall long aquarium. Higher end dining, but worthy of occasional dining or special occasion. Dress up if you want, you won't feel out of place. Food was lovely & I'd definitely return & recommend.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The restaurant looks nice, is lovely inside and staff are friendly however we were extremely disappointed with the bland food. Small portions for the price they charge and the sugar topping on my banana creme brûlée tasted burnt. Won’t be returning.

2  Thank KayAmbs
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Was expecting more, have eaten here before and it was lovely, this time the steak was unedible and the rest of the course very average which when as a birthday surprise, you are paying top dollar for and the experience was extremely disappointing.

2  Thank RedCatherine
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I was fortunate enough to be invited to join a 50th Birthday meal at Sandbanks. With 50 people, the restaurant had swapped the usual function room with the restaurant proper. Warm and friendly welcome, coats dealt with efficiently, well there was snow outside. A menu...More

1  Thank Terry H
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18 February 2018|
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Response from Carol W | Reviewed this property |
No I don’t believe it is .
13 May 2016|
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Response from Sarah0503 | Reviewed this property |
No it's on the London Road, Leigh near Thames Drive
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4 April 2016|
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Response from Carol W | Reviewed this property |
You need to be careful though. You are only allowed so long to park . We left the restaurant to see a parking attendant sticking a penalty notice on😕. Plenty of side roads though
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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