A bite to eat

The Pipe of Port  (7-minute walk away) An old Dickensian candle-lit dining rooms with mahogany tables and sawdust covered floors is one of the most atmospheric venues in town. All food is freshly made using top quality ingredients from some of the best suppliers in the county. In addition to their standard menu they always have a few “specials” and at lunchtime serve a light lunch/snack menu.http://www.pipeofport.com/

Fisherman’s Wharf  (7-minute walk away)A wonderful fish restaurant nestling in the cliffs with estuary views. The ethos of the restaurant is to serve fresh and good quality produce, specialising in fish that is freshly prepared and served for all the family. www.fishermanswharfsouthend.co.uk

Bacchus (5-minute walk away) is a beautifully decorated, stylish restaurant in Alexandra Street, Southend. Evening sees a change of tempo, chilled vibe and candle lit for the evening menu. Good selection of wine, beers and spirits all served with style. Open daily till late. http://www.sanfairieann.com

The Mews (5-minute walk away) is a trendy bar and restaurant at 2 Nelson Mews in the heart of Southend conservation area, close to Southend High Street. Serving fine wines, draught beers and spirits. In a cosy atmosphere, you can enjoy fine dinning upstairs or eat from the bar menu downstairs.

The Railway Hotel (5 minute walk away) is on the edge of the conservation area on Clifftown Road, Southend. This lovely Victorian pub was built in 1870.  Famous for its live music, it boasts an original 1960s Cocktail Bar serving house cocktails Vodka martinis, shaken not stirred with flair. On Sundays you enjoy a good old fashioned roast, while seated by a log fire (out of Summer) entertained by a classical pianist. The Railway is fast becoming a great jazz venue on early Sunday evenings. Open every evening, and 12 to late on Friday and Saturday.

Clarence Yard. (7-minute walk away) A mid to late 19th Century bakery, the Clarence Yard was a stable and loading area in the centre of Southend. Enjoy lunch and in the evening relax in a warm, laid back atmosphere, lounge on sofas, in a beautifully candle lit setting while a DJ plays your favourite tunes.

Rendezvous Casino. (10-minute walk away) Just along Southend Seafront heading towards Thorpe Bay is The Rendezvous Casino on Eastern Esplanade, Southend, next to the Kursaal. No need to join, entry is free. The Fahrenheit Bar is very chic with a host of live entertainers. Elements Restaurant has lovely stylish décor with an attractive menu for that special night out…Open 7pm till 11.30 pm. Try the Fahrenheit Bistro for casual eating. Early Bird menu 5pm till 7pm, the Bistro is open till 11 30 pm. All of these facilities overlook the casino, where if you wish, you can try your luck on the roulette tables. http://southend.rendezvouscasino.com

Genting Casino. A touch of glitz, glamour and gambling awaits you at the newly refurbished Genting Club on The Western Esplanade. There is also a brand new Fahrenheit Grill, with the former head chef of Five star London hotel Claridge’s Paul Farr at the helm, which offers courses throughout the day and evening. Membership is not required, however you can register in advance now for quicker entry on your first visit. http://www.gentingcasinos.co.uk

The Cliffs Pavilion.  The Foyer Bar at the Cliffs Pavilion offers antipasti and fine wine in the evenings as well as a lunch time sandwich and baguette menu.  You can also experience the view of the dramatic sweep of the Thames Estuary from the panoramic windows that almost encircle the restaurant. https://southendtheatres.org.uk



You can also find a wealth of excellent restaurants, pubs, bars and eateries in nearby Leigh on Sea and London’s West End is only a short train trip away.



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