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US$7 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews sunday roast roast potatoes the pub table service lovely waitress food was lovely gwen southend regulars pint
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Reviewed September 1, 2021

Tonight 6 of us came for dinner, the food was lovely and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We all agreed that the young waitress made the evening, she was bright, funny and attentive. She interacted with our french guest and made him feel very...relaxed and he found her ‘perfect’ . Her name was Ellie and she had only been there about a week, she is a credit to the company . Thank you Ellie for making our evening so enjoyableMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

August discounts Mondays to Thursdays 50% off got us in the restaurant and what a great meal we had. My wife’s salad was the best she’s ever had. Mickey G and his team are starting to build this pub back up to pre lockdown so...need all our support.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 1, 2021

We had a lovely Lamb roast dinner with all the trimmings. Food is really good, large portions, great service and very hot. Highly recommend. Served by Chloe, friendly and service with a smile.

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

Nice to see the business back open. Service was great from Gwen and food was lovely. Well done for a great reopening

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 21, 2021

Best roast we have had out in a while! Glad to see the exchange is back open and the food is better than ever. Great service lovely atmosphere and the food was spot on.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed December 5, 2020 via mobile

The exchange is my local and food is always lovely, but we were served by Chloe last night and her customer service is excellent. We overheard a number of difficult customers and she dealt with the situation brilliantly. Even after the difficult customers she still...served us with a smile!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 4, 2020

Had a lovely night at The Exchange! The food was really good, the place itself was clean and the service was friendly, especially our server Dragos! Fully looking forward to eating at The Exchange again!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 3, 2020

Hello what a great meal we had on Monday management and staff were very pleasant polite and friendly the restaurant was very clean and the staff were really making us feel very safe it is such a shame that you are having to close for...this time but we will be back to see your staff and have a great meal and drink when this is all sorted ....More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 31, 2020

Have been going since covid restrictions have been in place. They have really made an effort. Everything is clean, hand sanitiser everywhere, wiping down the tables etc. Makes you feel very safe. Best thing Is you now you have table service and the staff waiting...are very attentive. In particular Dlogab (hope that is right) from Romania was superb in the service he gave us. The food was very tasty too, but they are equally accommodating if you just reserve a table for a drink. You feel like you are in a posh wine bar with the table service and the chairs are very comfy and the environment nicely decorated. Dare I say I actually prefer it to pre covid, other than we have to leave sooner!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 30, 2020

The resturant was warm and welcoming, the food was cooked perfectly, order contained requests for a vegetarian and a gluten free and all the requirements were perfectly met, very helpful staff (Becky) and the food was very well prepared and presented.

Date of visit: October 2020
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May 4, 2017|
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Response from EastAngliaPubs | Property representative |
Yes, please call the site directly on 01702 447070 to make your reservation
December 5, 2015|
Response from EastAngliaPubs | Property representative |
Hi Zoe; yes there are gluten free options on our menu and our kitchen will do their up-most to accommodate you. Please inform your waiter/waitress of your dietary requirements when ordering.
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The Exchange Bar & Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5