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The Camelia Restaurant

178 Eastern Esplanade | Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
+44 1702 587917
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good15%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (20 reviews)
“mackerel” (3 reviews)
“brownie” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
178 Eastern Esplanade | Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been meaning to write this review for a while, we first went here for a quick drink while out for a walk, they couldn’t have been more welcoming. Jamie , who was behind the bar that night was a gin expert and suggested...More

Thank Plustwokids
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now a regular haunt for us when walking along the seafront. They do THE best hot chocolates in the world. We haven't eaten inside the restaurant but have sampled lots of the wraps and sandwiches and have loved every one of them. They will often...More

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my friend for afternoon tea at The Camelia to celebrate her birthday and what a treat it was! We both agreed it was the best afternoon tea we'd had (and we have had a few!) The food was absolutely lovely, the staff were...More

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Was disappointed at Christmas, but now back to truly scrumptious. Lovely afternoon tea with perfect soft-centred brownies, freshly baked scones, fruit tartlets, chocolate dipped strawberries, a variety of finger sandwiches etc. A lovely setting and great service. We'll be back soon.

Thank jambutty123
Reviewed 26 April 2018

My friend and I went to the hotel for afternoon tea. Freshly cut sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and a lovely selection of cakes

Thank amberfan
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This is now a regular stop off for us when walking our borrowed doggy seen as Ocean beach have now banned dogs- we are very glad they have as this is far better! The hot chocolate is amazingly creamy. We have also tried the deck...More

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Visited for baby shower. Been to many afternoon teas in the area and had my favourites but the afternoon tea here was the best I have had by far, the sandwiches were lovely, scones light and fluffy and the cake selection was definitely the best...More

Thank carolinecole131
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the restaurant on Thursday afternoon and was very impressed with the curry and pressecco. Well presented and staff very helpful.

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Just back from a fabulous family lunch to celebrate my Aunt’s special Birthday. What a fabulous lunch it was too. From start to finish (I can not comment on the booking process or experience as I did not make the reservation) it was a wonderful...More

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I held a lunch here for 25 family and friends to celebrate my 60th birthday. From making my first enquiry right up to the moment we left, the service was fantastic and every little detail was perfect. We had a section of the restaurant to...More

Thank Susan W
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3 January 2018|
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Response from rcammidge | Property representative |
Hello Malijuka, Thank you for your enquiry. We serve Afternoon Tea every day of the week from midday onwards and have availability on the 12th March. Please call us anytime on 01702 587917 to book - we are here every day... More
22 November 2017|
Response from Andrew F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry you’ve asked the wrong person. I wrote a review for a diners view⁉️ I have no involvement in the Resturant.
23 September 2017|
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Response from rcammidge | Property representative |
Hi yes we do but sorry we are fully booked.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Eastern Esplanade | Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 587917
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