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The Boatyard Restaurant

8-13 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EN, England
+44 1702 475588
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
8-13 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Booked with a group of friends as agent together over Christmas. Restaurant was packed and as a result staff seemed slightly stressed. Outdoor from festive menu was below par and not what I was hoping for from a supposed quality restaurant. My burger tasted bland...More

Thank Peter H
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, we suspect this review is for a different establishment. You mention outdoor dining which we do not have this time of year, neither do we feature a burger or anything flavoured with garlic on our festive menu, could you possibly be referring to the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a firm favourite when we all meet up for a family occasion. The first, and most obvious, thing it has going for it is the location, close to the characterful pubs, shops and seafood stalls. The view from the terrace can't be beaten....More

1  Thank DavidandStuart
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Everyone likes to be appreciated, and we're no exception ! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the boatyard for the pre Xmas meal as it was Thursday it was a set menu This comprised of starters main and deserts The restaurant was fully booked therefore seating spaces were tight and a bit claustrophobic The starters and main were...More

Thank nicky g
Boatyard R, Boatyard Management Team at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, although I have to say with our lovely mezzanine and double height ceilings it would be hard to describe us as claustrophobic. We have floor to ceiling windows with fabulous views right over the estuary, the restaurant is always filled...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had my husband's 70th birthday celebrations for 27 people on Sunday 3rd December at The Boatyard. The level of service was excellent, nothing was too much trouble. The food was superb and everyone commented on how good it was, plus with the food and drinks...More

Thank Frances66
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased you chose The Boatyard to celebrate such an important birthday, thank you for letting us know you all had such a good time. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Returned to The Boatyard, first time since my birthday in Mar h, it was a good feeling walking back in. We had somewhere to park...always a bonus! My hubby and I were met by a blonde lady late 40s or early 50s, she was okay,...More

2  Thank Bernie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant last Thursday, which is grill night, with our family to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and had a great night. On grill night, you can take your own wine, which is a good idea. The food and service was excellent and...More

1  Thank maymark77
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review! Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really delightful place to go. I love this place and if you go on a Sunday afternoon, you will be guaranteed of a great time. The menu is reasonable and the food delicious and an added bonus is the live music be...More

2  Thank eileen m
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We aim to offer something for everyone Eileen, with the addition of our cosy winter tea rooms offering delicious lunchtime snacks and yummy cakes and pastries, we hope we've got all tastes catered for! Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the boatyard in October and having been previously a number of occassions feel it has gone down hil, the service just isn't what it used to be and the menu too limited. Not a place I would rush back toMore

2  Thank eocristi
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate all customer feedback, however, it appears to have taken you six weeks to post this review with absolutely no details about your visit at all. We would like to respond fully and would welcome relevant information so we may address your concerns as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family night on Saturday 18th November for my wife's birthday there were 13 of us ,and from start to finish it was excellent. The staff were very helpful and efficient especially Amy. The food was very good and all the plates went...More

3  Thank michaelharman48
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for letting us know you all had such an enjoyable evening, we are very pleased you all had a good food, wine and and a good time. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a table of 14 for Sunday lunch for the mother in laws birthday what a treat! Our waitress was fantastic nothing was too much bother the food was delicious and all served hot. All in all a great afternoon out!

1  Thank Paul C
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for choosing The Boatyard to celebrate such an important family birthday. We are so pleased to know we helped to make the day special for your mother in law. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

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Kardine1
4 June 2017|
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Response from Alan J | Reviewed this property |
They do have parking for patrons but no designated disabled parking I would ring and ask the Restuarant to reserve a spot for you
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ataylor762
2 June 2017|
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Response from jballwright | Reviewed this property |
Hi we are not too sure if they do a children's menu but I am sure if you request a small portion it would not be a problem. Most places will accommodate this type of request.
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georginacole2003
2 April 2017|
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Response from Lee P | Property representative |
hello if you call the reception after 10am on Wednesday and specify what type of vegetarian dishes you would like on your visit to the Boatyard. as long as we have plenty of notice to get the ingredients in our head chef... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$80
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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