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Osborne Brothers

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Billet Wharf High Street | High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2ER, England
+44 1702 477233
08:00 - 18:00
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family run business, great fresh seafood, Leigh cockles are the best in the U.K.,👍🇬🇧I used to visit my great grandmother who used to live on a houseboat when I was a kid, all gone now, sadly, but Leigh still remains its past with Osborne's,

Thank Johndukebr6
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on Saturday with my mum who is visiting from France We sat on the old sea wall with a huge plate of mixed seafood and a local ale, in the hazy afternoon sunshine - it was wonderful, the staff were friendly and the cockles all peppery & dripping in vinegar went down a treat!

Thank Oscgar
Southampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I popped in here for a light lunch when visiting the area, and can recommend the crab. It tasted really fresh and was excellent value. The staff seemed friendly and it was always busy, despite being a cold week day in February. I'm only up in Southend for a few days but I will be making a second trip to... More 

Thank FeeBee9643346852
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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749 reviews
443 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We ate lunch at this Seafood restaurant, we had the seafood platter to share and drinks the total cost was about £12 which was very good value. The outside seating as a good view of the sea front.

Thank Wilcoxm51
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited here on a beautiful summers day. The setting is beautiful and the staff were great. The fish is fresh and delicious, and perfect for the setting. It's a romantic day out for a couple that enjoy beautiful views and beach walks! I will return again and again!

Thank Shelbygreg
uk essex
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105 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

My favourite meal L with a cold beer . Sea food wel presented . Cockles mussels the lot my favourite is jellied eels with crusty bread vinegar and lots of pepoer

Thank lindachuchman
Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Rick Stein once rated this as one of his food heroes and you can see why - there is a timeless charm to eating fresh shellfish on the patio with great views over the estuary or inside the small restaurant. Cockles liberally doused with white pepper and vinegar, brown shrimps, crab rolls, rollmops and a pint of shell-on- prawns -... More 

Thank dbwilkinson
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

A sunny crisp winters day was the perfect day for a walk down Leigh on sea. Every time we visit Leigh we have to stop and have cockles and some other sea food and of coarse a pint from the Crooked Billet.

Thank paul672555
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Wide variety of fresh seafood/shellfish, much of it caught and processed locally. Excellent location on the river and opposite the Crooked Billet pub for a drink to wash it all down.

Thank EddieWest73
Northampton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Called in and got a £2 tray of cockles they were delicious. Looking through the window at all the other shellfish 🦐 it all looked fab. I hope I go again so I can try more

Thank TracyD66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Billet Wharf High Street | High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 477233
Seafood cafe sitting on the shores of the Thames Estuary serving traditional seafood and shellfish, as well as sandwiches, paninis, jacket potatoes and delicious fresh salads.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?