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Sands Bistro

Icon Building Western Esplanade | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
+44 1702 468123
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (33 reviews)
“cake” (22 reviews)
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
Opens in 5 min
All hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Icon Building Western Esplanade | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just been to this venue as google said it was open as did this site....but was greeted with a locked door!!! Was told they hadn’t been busy today so were shut...really??? You can’t advertise opening times and then shut when you want especially when someone’s...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I came here on 15th Oct for lunch we chose the seafood platter to share which was delicious especially the calamari rings they were sublime cooked to perfection. Our waitress Jenny was great not only looking after us but keeping an eye...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is our favourite place to eat with the kids in Southend. The food and atmosphere are always great and the views of the coast are amazing. HOWEVER there were two things that I need to comment on. Firstly that when we paid, we were...More

1  Thank aimee2525
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a joint 40th birthday party at Sands and the party was a complete success, largely due to the great venue and super-helpful staff. The setting at Sands, even in October is beautiful and more interesting than most other places. Natalie Hodges was a...More

Thank claireo876
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wondeful afternoon ... 35 ladies for an afternoon tea .. the lovely Anna couldnt do more to make it so special .. lovely food... brilliant service ... highly recommend. X

Thank Lorna R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable afternoon tea as part of a baby shower - surroundings perfect for a sunny day near the sea. Food was nicely presented but service was rather slow considering it wasn't very busy and the cake was massive slices of a variety of flavours...More

Thank margaretrevell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A special thanks to Ana !! Nothing was too much trouble for this lovely lady she made our visit that bit more special and we felt awful when told we couldn't leave her a tip via card , we tried to buy her a drink...More

Thank Jade S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We threw our engagement party here as we/I love the place so much and they were so supportive. Couldn't help enough and the Manager Martin - Rocks! Everything was 'I've got this' and 'Consider it Done' and it was. The room is quite big and...More

Thank Sara A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a very enjoyable lunch here today with several friends, The portion size was very good and the food tasted lovely. I had Whitebait for a starter and it was the best l have tasted for a long time, I really like the fact...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having previously eaten here & enjoyed the meal was disappointed last Sunday to be served a curry that was tepid & side dishes that arrived later. Ordered coffee and saw as I poured the last of the milk there were brown deposits floating at the...More

Thank Karen C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Icon Building Western Esplanade | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 468123
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