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Sands Bistro

Icon Building Western Esplanade | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
+44 1702 468123
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Icon Building Western Esplanade | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We normally eat here whenever we head up to Southend as their mushy peas are the absolute best! The view is also great and it's a nice little spot close to the park. However, we haven't been there in a good couple of years. So...More

Thank Alexandra C
Reviewed 2 days ago

I used to love this Restaurant. Some Great times Here. So Why such a Low Mark? Well. Unfortunately. The quality of the Menu, has Declined. Sands should get Sim, the Chef Back, Now that Boy could Cook!

Thank Santa R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely staff, great outlook, relaxed venue. Please be aware though that although the menu states that some of the deserts come with the delicious local Rossi ice cream they do not. We asked out waitress to check with the kitchen. She came back saying that...More

Thank turkishdelight404
Reviewed 5 days ago

Phoned this establishment twice and left a message and my contact details on the answerphone, as requested, in relation to making a booking. As of today nobody has bothered to get back to me in relation to this. It must be a nice position to...More

Thank smp37
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am chair of a TRA in Waterloo London and every year we have a coach trip for our residents. This year our trip was paid for by a painting contractor who undertook work on our estate and wished to make a donation to the...More

Thank miketwaterloo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a disappointing experience! Our community take an annual coach trip to the coast. This year we organised a group lunch at Sands Bistro. The organiser worked with Sands, agreeing times and set menu choices. We were booked for 1.30pm and everyone duly arrived on...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our TRA annual sea side trip with pre paid 3 course meal for around 50 people (children, pensioners and old ladies with disabilities), organised well in advance by our chair with everyone's individual orders provided to the restaurant weeks before. Arrived 1:15 pm for 1:30...More

Thank Kristine234
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a coach party of 50 booked in for a 3 course meal at 1.30. We started to arrive from 1.15 our starters were served at 2.30 - our main at 3.15. many of our party left without their meals as they had bought...More

1  Thank Gordon D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were booked in to dine, a coach party of about 50 people. We were told to be there for 1.30pm and sat and waited to be śerved, at 2.30pm our starters came out, at 3.00 we were told they were just cooking our main...More

1  Thank Marilyn D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always staff were friendly and attentive. I was impressed the 2 course meal offer was from the main menu and not from a set menu. The food was nice, we had fish and chips. But where was the home made tartar sauce and the...More

1  Thank Loobie2012
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Do people who work at adventure island get a discount ?? I have been there since may and never used a discount at sands and have heard you can use it X
18 October 2016|
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Response from lhscontrol | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid that I do not know. Sorry.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Icon Building Western Esplanade | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 468123
  • E-mail
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