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The Scholars Restaurant

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Ship Lane | Thurrock Hotel, Aveley RM19 1YN, England
01708 860222
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Tue 20:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sun 19:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Although, the hotel is old, and certainly needs some upgrading, I had a very pleasant stay. This is my advice: book an executive suite, do seek out Bradley the General Manager (he is highly personable, and professional). The food and service were lovely. Many thanks to Chloe at front desk too.

Thank Carlene M
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195 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Got here. All staff helpful and nice. Just in restaurant ordered pork belly n truffle chips. Wow. Cold but they got new ones. Couldn't be more helpful. Room nice. Can't wait till Abby lee function

Thank lindsey v
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Food very poor & cold for the price no bread rolls available had to get your own teas & coffees. a table of four were given the same amount of vegetables and same cheese board as a table of eight so a few people had to go with out when we complained we were told only one bowl of vegetables... More 

Thank Steve G
Essex, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

We booked up for Christmas Day Lunch and at the time of booking we asked the following questions: when do we need to preorder by - YOU DONT YOU CAN CHOSE ON THE DAY Is there a child menu - no but the chef will prepare what you want. Where the menu says served with mash on some items (fish)... More 

1 Thank veryexptraveler
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

had our xmas party here, the food was good and bar service also good. booked a room for the night to save paying for a cab, could have even stayed at the premier inn nearby for half the cost but thought for convenience might as well stay. room was a good size and very clean and a mix of old... More 

Thank Steve-O1984
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a night at a cost of £69 which is average for the area, it wasn't really a problem but it would of been nice to be told there was a function on that night as our room was above the function room so a little noisy, all night the door kept sounding like it was going... More 

Thank Spursfanathome
Southampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We had fish and chips the first night it was beautiful great taste and presented really nice too and had full English on both mornings so much to choose and you could also have items that were cooked and brought out to you like salmon poached eggs so really nice

Thank Alan B
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Visited this hotel on business. Restaurant is spacious but little natural light. A good choice on the menu and the food was well prepared and hot when served. The restaurant was empty when we ordered yet service still took forty five minutes. The conference facilities were good with helpful staff. A nice hotel in a good position close to the... More 

Thank Neil F
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few days and my stay was tainted by previous reviews so I've been eating elsewhere. Tonight I fancied a little glass of Pinot so ate at the hotel and to my utter shock.... the steak I had was excellent, perfectly cooked and well seasoned. My waitress was friendly and chatty too. As for my stay ..my... More 

Thank Alexander S
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4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Went to a wedding evening on Friday,which was lovely,apart from staff and drinks.£4.30 a pint and then 70p extra for a dash of lime!!!thats £5 a go,this is Essex not Chelsea!!and one of my friends ordered vodka and lemonade,and the barmaid didn't put any vodka in it at all,when told what she did she looked shifty as hell,the staff were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$43 - US$64
British, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ship Lane | Thurrock Hotel, Aveley RM19 1YN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Aveley
  • Phone Number: 01708 860222
The Thurrock Hotel in South Essex boasts a stylish restaurant popular for business lunches, romantic meals and celebrations. The restaurant has a light, airy dining room decorated with crisp white linens and neutral colours, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serving everything from pub-style fare and bar snacks to elegant a la carte evening meals, the Thurrock is suitable for any occasion, and is always busy for Sunday lunch. Favourite dishes include the fried cod with fries and mushy peas; the roasted duck breast served with sweet and sour sauce; and the chicken tikka masala curry served with rice and garlic and coriander Chota naan bread. The Thurrock also has an excellent selection of wines.

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