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Seafood cafe sitting on the shores of the Thames Estuary serving traditional seafood and shellfish, as well as sandwiches, fresh rolls and delicious fresh salads.
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Lunch, Brunch
Seafood, British, Healthy
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been coming here for many years, fantastic food and service served by a very helpful and friendly team Love it

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 1, 2021

Having been a customer for many years, mainly the fresh locally caught seafood, I decided to treat my wife to some of the hot food they are now offering on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. What a delight! There is a varied menu, but we went...for the skewered prawns, with Asian slaw and citrus dressing. Wow! well cooked and presented, with a lovely "kick" to refresh the palate. Great service and value for money, on the bank of the river. Will be trying to visit once a week to try all of the dishes. Can't wait!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 9, 2021

Osbornes were doing 'summer nights by the sea' specials, and boy did they get booked up quickly! We were fortunate enough to get a last minute cancellation. They don't have a drinks license, but luckily you can order from the Billet directly opposite. We ordered...a bottle of Chapeldown Sparkling wine to go with the most amazing of seafood platter! I really appreciated the generosity of bread- if you wanted more, no questions asked or extra charges, they just brought it! Beautiful sourdough! Our platter consisted of Maldon Rock Oysters, dressed lobster, Cromer dressed crab and crab claws, King prawns, Langoustines, Cockles and shell on prawns. There was a small portion of fries with seaweed salt, but to be honest you wouldnt want any more fries. Beautiful accompaniments of shallot vinegar, garlic allioli, seafood sauce and tabasco. We left with some beautiful chocolate cockles by tempered peach. This night was simply beauty and seamless- service was not rushed, but not painfully slow. Staff were friendly. And the pictures I posted on social media was subject to lots of envy! Please keep these nights up!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 24, 2021 via mobile

Osbornes cockle sheds - we’ve been coming here since dad had his Ford Popular in the sixties. We currently make Osbornes the destination of our walk from Southend - one of us buys the seafood, while the other gets the beers in. We normally have...the prawn rolls - you can’t beat an Osbornes roll - cockles, rollmops and this time, shrimps as well. Always fresh, always tasty. We love this place!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 21, 2021 via mobile

Had the lobster salad with chips , in a cardboard box, plastic cutlery. Totally tasteless lobster few iceberg lettuce leaves 1 cherry tomato 1 slice cucumber couple sliced onions £38 .00 the chips are good , we won’t be back

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 20, 2021

The first place I stopped by on my first visit to Leigh, and it guaranteed my intention return! Visited on a Sunday when they had the table service and outside seating (and I believe extended hot menu?). Had a plate of cockles, half dressed lobster,...seafood cocktail, Fritto Misto and the Oysters. Not being a particularly adventurous sea-food eater, a lot of these were a first for me. But I felt comfortable trying them here, and I was not disappointed. They were all an absolute delight! The freshness was apparent with every bite, and the sea view and fresh air topped it off. The service was very friendly and efficient too! I'll definitely be back, with more Londoners next time!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

Large selection of what appears to be very fresh seafood and fish, I bought a pint of shell on shrimp and a small dressed crab, which was £12. Service is from a roadside window, it is swift and efficient.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 26, 2021 via mobile

Friends recommended this place and we were not disappointed. My husband had the seafood platter (mussels, cockles, prawns and crayfish) and I had crab salad. It was all very fresh and tasty. My husband was very impressed that there wasn't any sand in the mussels...or cockles. The staff were friendly and efficient. Reasonably priced and very good qualityMore

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 6, 2021

We had some seafood platters delivered to our house for my daughter's 40th Birthday. Absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much Osborne's!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 2, 2021

Tried the newly added hot food and outdoor seating area for lunch today. Really great they have finally added this and brought to leigh-on-sea's Osbournes a similar experience to what is on offer at Mersea island. Had the hot cockles and fries, oysters, crab salad,...and fritto misto. Selection of fish in the misto was good and well cooked, fries were excellent, as was the crab salad. Oysters were not on a par with those available at Mersea, and were not served with shallots, just it seemed some mild red vinegar. But were ok. So food was great overall. Only negatives were the plastic cutlery. Not sure how they can justify single use plastics - there are plenty of alternatives. Also the ordering of alcohol separately from the pub is a bit clunky.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Valerie S
December 10, 2020|
Response from Linda F | Reviewed this property |
Osbournes are subject to the coronovirus restrictions later to be released. They sell seafood in season and whats available at the time. They do have a website where you should be able to get up to date information
December 17, 2019|
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Response from 996juner | Reviewed this property |
You will have to telephone the restaurant to find that out.
Andrew G
August 27, 2017|
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Response from David J | Reviewed this property |
Yes pretty sure they do
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Yes, Osborne Brothers offers takeaway services.

Osborne Brothers is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5