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The Rose Garden

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1517 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2SF, England
+44 1702 480111
Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sun 12:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
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Southend-on-Sea, England
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was lovely and the price was very reasonable. The service was good and the atmosphere was nice. Would recommend a visit.

Thank Scoutsmum8
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One might be put off by the dated decor, but despite that there is a very cosy feel. The main meal was very good and the dessert was excellent! The chef is a highly experienced pastry chef, and you can tell. The service was also very good, so I'd visit again. Plus, tuesdays are bring your own wine , so... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday lunch with friends, 3 couples. Later sitting which suited us perfectly. After a drink in the bar we went to the quiet dining area. Service great, Sunday roast with a couple of options for entree which should suit most, variety of meats with all the trimmings for main and great selection of chefs desserts. Wonderful selection of wines and... More 

1 Thank Emma T
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have not been to the Rose Garden for a few years not sure why as it’s very local and I do pop in to the Harry pub occasionally (situated at the front of the restaurant) and only hear great things about the food. So our 13th wedding anniversary we book a table for two. So pleased to see beef wellington... More 

1 Thank Colin C
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Little known gem, it's several years since I'd visited 'The Harry' pub, despite it probably being the closest local worth a visit. The Rose site behind and joined to the pub and our midweek vist left our party of 4 making up exactly half of the total number of diners. As to the food? 4 different starters, 4 different mains... More 

Thank BIGFOOT3333
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I can honestly say one of the nicest meals I have had. We went for Saturday lunch. We chose from the set menu and there was a good choice. The food was lovely, well presented and hot. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Definitely go again.

Thank leighgirl33
United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Went with friends last night and based on the reviews was expecting great things, but was very disappointed..the service was slow, the drinks were flat and we had the roast dinner which was very salty and dry..the company was great but the meal (roast) was the worst I have had ..I am afraid I would not recommend this restaurant ..very... More 

Thank Tracy B
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A few months ago I visited The Rose Garden on a work outing; to be honest I wasn't expecting much but was looking forward to a social-able evening. However, the whole experience was fantastic and the food was delicious! I thought about the white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake, which I had for dessert, for a long time afterwards! So for... More 

Thank siobhanbrooker
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Fancied a really good carvery and was not disappointed! Great quality, value for money and excellent service. The hostess was particularly good- very warm and friendly. There was a waiter who said it was his second shift - well you couldn't tell - he made recommendations, remembered the dessert menu by heart and was extremely attentive. Couldn't have been happier.... More 

1 Thank Hannah G
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

3rd visit here now! The fantastic food and service keeps drawing me back! Good value for money and great little touch with the sorbet between starter and main. I recommend you save room for dessert, the chocolate truffle cake is to die for. Pretty sure I'll come again. :)

1 Thank Sarah L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
12:30 - 14:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1517 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2SF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 480111

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