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Pipe of Port

) #9 of 525 Restaurants in Southend-on-Sea $$ - $$$ Seafood, ,
84 High Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JN, England
+44 1702 614606
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Contemporary, Gastropub, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
84 High Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited this restaurant on a wednesday lunchtime, and was shown to a nice table, we ordered a lovely bottle of red wine and a beer, it is nice to have 1 on tap, as most are usually ubottled, we ordered olives and then ordered off...More

Thank Pauline S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We absolutely love this restaurant. The food is real comfort food especially the pies. The portion sizes are great, all the pies have generous amounts of filling! The service is always good and the staff are lovely. It would be great if we could bring...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit here and OMG how good was it absolutely brilliant. Staff excellent and food was out of this world and the actual place is wonderful.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time I have returned for about 20 years, not much has changed, sadly the world has, worth a visit but dont expect too much

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been going to the pipe of port for over 25 years. You cannot fault the cuisine and the steak pies are simply the best . The Christmas menu is scrumptious too. Good value for money , bespoke surroundings and friendly staff

Thank Annie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Pipe are now opening for Sunday lunch on a 'pop-up' basis. It's our favourite place to eat in the area and this was a good excuse to avoid the heat. We went with friends and chose the roast beef or belly pork. No knives...More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and outstanding wine. Great service. Recommend their pies. I like the chicken and mushroom but don't expect much in the way ofor veggies!

Thank CindyWaghorn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting friends in Southend and wanted to grab a few drinks before dinner, really glad we came back to the pipe of port. It retains a timeless cozy atmosphere, not hindered at all by the slight "buzz" you get from their impressive by...More

Thank JollyHolly86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place for the 'Best Pies'. We love this place, cosy, excellent service and great food and not forgetting the excellent wines. This it the place to go for pies and fine wines. Service is good and friendly. This is a place where...More

Thank Lorraine C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Southend for one night and wanted something a little quirky for dinner. They went out of their way to book us a last minute table. When we arrived the lovely bar man explained some of the wines on the menu and...More

Thank nicki789pink
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Tom P
16 February 2017|
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Hi Tom - the dress code is smart casual, i.e. no sportswear.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$39
Seafood, Contemporary, Gastropub, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 High Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 614606
  • E-mail
Our crusty old Dickensian candle-lit dining rooms with mahogany tables and sawdust covered floors is one of the most atmospheric venues in town.
All our food is freshly made by ourselves, we use top quality ingredients from some of the best suppliers in the county. In addition to our standard menu we always have a few "specials" and at lunchtime we serve a light lunch/snack menu.

The Pipe of Port first opened its doors in 1976 as a Davy's Wine Bar before being taken over by sisters Janet & Sue and Sue's husband Stephen in 1981. One of the guiding philosophies of the family was that in an ever-changing world some things should always remain the same. This ideal is reflected in the decor and general welcoming and homely atmosphere of the Pipe of Port. The Restaurant is now run by Martin, who spent many years as manager of The Pipe of Port, before becoming a Wine Buyer for one of the UK's leading Wine Merchants. The philosphies and ideals that have defined the restaurant continue today - to bring you homemade classic & contemporary British food and world beating wines in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Our cellars offer a wide range of wines from around the world and we have travelled the globe seeking out interesting winemakers with a passion for their craft.
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