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89 High Street, Hadleigh, Southend-on-Sea SS7 2PA, England
+44 1702 559721
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night we had a great evening at a friends 70th in the Ancora at Hadleigh. The 3 course meals and choices were beautifully cooked and the waitresses very quick and polite.The management joined in with the celebrations and brought the cake out to the sounds of Happy Birthday. We were very impressed and would go again.

Thank telprint
Essex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place with the fire lit as we walked in and the silver service was lovely. The waitress was friendly and very helpful! We had starter with was lovely, reseaonable sizes. Me and my partner ordered T.bone steaks with they was absoultly cooked to perfection and tasted amazing, ordering our side home cut chip, potatoes and veg. We... More 

Thank Emma S
Rochford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Great choice on menu. Sea Bass was excellent. We all commented on how delicious our meals were. Favourite starter was poached pear, blue cheese and walnuts on geen leaves. Good service. Cant fault it!

Thank dianeestcourt
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Thought we'd try this restaurant for our annual Xmas get together, there were twelve of us and we weren't disappointed. Being the first Tuesday evening in December it wasn't busy so the service was attentive and professional. We had the three course Pre Xmas menu and found the food to be flavoursome and well presented with a plentiful selection of... More 

Thank barbara s
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I think we caught them on a bad night given their other reviews. We found the service very slow, were left standing unattended for ten minutes when we came in though our table was empty, it took 20 minutes before we were offered drinks. The food in general was 'average' in standard given the price I would have expected something... More 

2 Thank adam s
Benfleet, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Came here regularly under the previous owners/management and always loved it. The food is still of a very good standard and they've tried to modernise the decor a little, but they seem to have stopped using the guitarist who, I think added to the atmosphere. It wasn't completely full do ambience was a bit lacking but the food and prices... More 

Thank pjhobday
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Friday night at the Ancora, we were lucky to get a seat - the place was full. Pauline and I arrived with our friends Malcolm and Beryl and were made to feel very welcome. We chose the midweek set menu which was very good value for money.

Thank Bob L
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The restaurant is on the right on the one way system in Hadleigh, west bound. It's easy to miss. It's more or less opposite the Castle Pub car park, but also a small, free public car park immediately adjacent. The Ancona has been there for years, but has been revitalised. There's a small bar and the food is very good.... More 

Thank Stevethearchitect
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We eat at the Ancora quite often and have to say that we never have a bad meal! The staff are always so welcoming, Dom front of house, Charlotte and newby Tia were fantastically friendly. Mel is fantastic and manages the kitchen to perfection!! I cannot recommend this place enough - fantastic value for money, especially the mid-week menu!! Give... More 

Thank Corrinne W
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here last night. (Saturday) I must admit I was quite surprised how good it all was. It was very good, perhaps a new Chef?? The service was excellent and the fish and steak cooked perfectly. I would definitely recommend the T bone. Thanks for a nice evening Ancora.

Thank Steve J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$63
Italian, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 High Street, Hadleigh, Southend-on-Sea SS7 2PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Hadleigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 559721

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