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The Camelia Restaurant

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178 Eastern Esplanade | Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
+44 1702 587917
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for afternoon tea, what a delight, sandwiches were lovely & so fresh, cakes were all delicious, lovely scone & a large strawberry covered in white chocolate, our waitress was so friendly, nothing was too much trouble, a perfect place to take someone for a special treat, you will not be disappointed, i will definitely be back 🌝xxx

Thank Jane K
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought we would try the restaurant as a tester for a future family celebration. The starter choice was reasonable and my seared mackerel turned out to be smoked mackerel served warm. We all had the roast lamb which we were assured would be served 'pink'. This turned out to be overcooked and tough. The gravy served separately as requested... More 

Thank Keith F
rcammidge, Owner at The Camelia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are disappointed that you were not happy with your lunch on this visit and have taken note of your comments. However, it is unfortunate that the issues addressed in your review were not raised with our staff members at the time. Had this been the case, we would have... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a walk along the front decided to have a cream tea here, coffee not tea though. The waitress said there would be a 15 minute wait, we accepted that. She brought out the cutlery, my folk had someone's breakfast on it, was sent back but not replaced. The coffee arrived, ten minutes later the scones with jam and butter... More 

Thank vbentleyEssex
rcammidge, Owner at The Camelia Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your visit. Our scones are cooked to order, hence the short wait. Because they are served straight from the oven, the dough is still very light and could be misconstrued as being ‘doughy’ whilst still hot. If you did not receive the cream, we are very sorry – this would have been a genuine... More 

Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we arrived in southend late evening after an awful journey the b&b where we staying booked us in to the Camelia for dinner. We were the only people there as the hotel guests had all eaten. We were make very welcome and not rushed the food was all very good and the service excellent. thank you .

Thank liz l
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food whilst staying at the hotel. Good menu choice, tasty food and generous portions. Nice ambiance in restaurant.

Thank Glee57
Thorpe Bay, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited for a friend's birthday celebration on Sunday lunchtime. Lovely bright day, so 10 of us sat outside on the deck until we were called to our table. Food was good as expected as was the service. Overall a great chilled afternoon.

Thank FatBl0ke
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

A fabulous hotel, opposite the beach....a welcoming feel to the Jutes...all the staff were very pleasant ...we dealt with Jenny on reception over the phone & she was very professional & helpful..... The food from breakfast , a mid day snack & evening meal were all very good....we bought a two night break from Buyagift which made the experience all... More 

Thank Susan O
London, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

try the mackerel with snow you wont be disappointed but get their early as it gets busy. Nice friendly Bar as well. Wots not to like !

Thank dazzareece
Harlow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Been to this hotel about four times, manly for the fireworks which take place in October and November. Very clean, lovely bedrooms and a wonderful breakfast. Don't know about the evening meals as we always eat in Southend.

Thank VJMun
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I booked the restaurant for eighteen people with much trepidation as we had never eaten or stayed here before . Looking back now I wonder why I was ever worried . My wife and I arrived and were shown to our ' quiet table for two ' as previously arranged , only to be greeted by sixteen other family members... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Eastern Esplanade | Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 587917

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