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8-13 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EN, England
+44 1702 475588
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the Boatyard....I've been there several times for birthday lunch and afternoon drinks and the food and service has always been very good! I recently had a surprise lunch for my 40th birthday with 20 of my friends, and the service and food was amazing, everyone had a lovely day and the staff even boxed my massive birthday cake... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Last time I was here my review was not good but we enjoyed our evening. It was 'Grill Night' very good value especially as you can take your own drinks. The menu isn't vast with main courses of grilled meat and fish all served with chips and coleslaw at various prices, this price includes a pate starter and a limited... More 

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Thank barbara s
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Barbara Thank you for your feedback. Our Thursday evening Grill Nights when customers may bring along their own wine are extremely popular although I must say it's unusual for somebody to mention that the portions are too big ! We are extremely pleased you enjoyed your evening although if I could just make it clear that the starter and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went for a valentines meal with my bf, had a lovely meal. Quick service, quick food and reasonably priced considering the amount of food we ordered and with a whole bottle of wine! Will be returning!

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Thank JordanneLB
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to celebrate such a romantic evening with us, we are so pleased you had a great evening. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

19.03.17 We booked this venue for my 70th Birthday celebration, it was fantastic the food excellent staff very attentive could not have asked for better.

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2 Thank jballwright
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

You were a pleasure to serve, we are so pleased you had such an enjoyable birthday. Thank you very much for visiting The Boatyard on such a special day. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not my first visit. Every time I want to impress my friends I take them to the Boatyard for lunch or dinner. We are always treated like royalty. Today we had a table with seaview and despite the restaurant being packed we were given excellent service and a superb lunch. Highly recommend. Good service, friendly staff, great atmosphere... More 

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1 Thank Lhasadream
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

We always look forward to seeing you, thank you for being such loyal customers. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

Southend-on-Sea, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant Lies at the end of a cul dear sac in Leigh, so parking a couple of hundred metres away is usually no problem unless the weather is inclement. Booking in advance is necessary especially at the weekend as it is a popular more upmarket restaurant.The decor is modern stainless steel/old wood flooring, good lighting making a pod ambiance,... More 

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Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Paul Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to leave us a review. You do not mention whether you made your issue with your steak known to your waiter as our kitchen would have prepared another one for you within a couple of minutes. Many customers visit us for the quality of our steaks and we... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the staff our for a meal. As usual a great service and the food is always good. Can't wait to go back again sometime soon

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1 Thank rickuk4u
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review for us. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is generally of a high standard and the service is excellent. Found Sunday lunch to be the best value for money but the food on the main menu is all good. Not had a poor meal there over the last five years we've been going. Great atmosphere when there is live music.

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1 Thank Ian C
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Ian, we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always get a warm welcome and consistently enjoy the atmosphere and food. Lovely surroundings and view.

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1 Thank Julia F
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback, we very much appreciate your kind words. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, lovely food, presentation was very good. Live music was good too. We had a lovely evening which made it soecial.out on the devkibg dtinkibg wine with the high tide. Great place to go.

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1 Thank Kim H
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this review

It's always good to hear from satisfied customers, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review for us. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$75
Cuisine
British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-13 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 475588
Description
The Boatyard,
Leigh-On-Sea
The Boatyard combines the benefits of a modern purpose-built restaurant with the classic surroundings of the Old Leigh fishing village, not to mention the excellent food. Contained within what was previously a working boatyard, the building has been converted into a modern restaurant, fully air-conditioned with a state of the art music system, digital projection screen and a glass-fronted kitchen area . A panoramic polarised glass frontage provides uninterrupted views of the Thames Estuary and Two-Tree Island Nature Reserve. Even more spectacular views can be obtained from the stunning wooden deck which juts out into the water and spans the entire width of the building.

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