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Bourgee

4.2
890 reviews
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£25 and under
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International
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Unwind and relax in the fabulous venue that is Bourgee - prominently positioned next to the Kursaal venue on Southend on sea's famous seafront.
As you walk past our cascading glass water feature you will discover a little bit of London vibe - here in Essex.
Central to the Bourgee experience is our josper charcoal grilled beef steaks - tomahawk, strip loin, fillet or rib eye and our finest lobsters - luxury at truly affordable prices.
Bourgee steak lobster luxe lounge is open for your enjoyment all day, every day from breakfast to late.
Why not join us for a glass of bubbles or decadent cocktail prepared by our skilled in house mixologists - or perhaps enjoy some of our famous finger food sharing menu...
From Breakfast to Brunch, Lunch to Afternoon Tea, Dinner A la Carte or Cocktails and Champagne; Bourgee has it all.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
International, Steak, Contemporary British
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Hours of operation
7 days a week,
Monday to Sunday 9am till late
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Phone number
01702 615204
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Parking: If you decide to drive to us there is amble public pay & display car parks within minutes of Bourgee and the sea front.
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Don't forget to book for Mothers day!
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 890 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It’s closed ! Booking wasn’t even cancelled , thankfully word of mouth got around otherwise we would have been stuck

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

They were closed without notice!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

If I want a fun afternoon tea with a difference then I enjoy coming to Bourgee. Food is good but service is a bit slow. Once waited more than half hour before our order was taken. The donuts are brilliant.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good value for money, always good service

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Our visit was amazing , lovely food great service and good prices .
Well defo go again .

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had a great meal..They made a cocktail for us that wasn't on the list. Excellent night out.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Went for afternoon tea with a difference and wasn't disappointed it was as good as it was the first time I went nearly 2 years ago. Great food, great atmosphere perfect for a catch up with friends.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I have been a customer since you opened this restaurant and I must say this visit was not up to the standard of previous visits.
This visit was for my partners birthday, I choose your restaurant as it usually feels special. Unfortunately this visit was just like visiting a normal restaurant and I was disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Lovely starter - had the lobster and would recommend.
Really stylish decour. Didn't like out table being so close to the bar area. Very noisy at times.
Service was quick and couldn't fault it.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and the afternoon tea is good value. We came late afternoon for a birthday celebration. We particularly liked the bagels and the fruit with dipping sauces . Would recommend

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Not impressed. The doorman was the highlight, food was bland and they didn't even ask my date how she'd like her burger cooked! Dry atmosphere.. not likely to visit again

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Poor service with poor food.
This first course was presented burnt and was returned. The main course of a whole lobster was so over cooked I had difficulty cutting the flesh with a knife. Although it was exchanged without arguing, by now my much anticipated experience was ruined. On the way out the manager apologised for an undercooked lobster. It would appear that even complaints are not being fed back. Would I go again? Not in a heartbeat

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I have dined at restaurant over a dozen times but sadly the last few have been memorable for the wrong reasons. The restaurant used to serve high end steaks like you would find in the steakhouse restaurants in the city but sadly, no more. The prices are still high end but the steaks now average at best.

Overall, it’s still one of the better restaurants in Southend but unless they up their game or lower their prices, customers expectations will never be met. The set menu offers good value but the main menu dictates a much higher spend and food not as good as you will find elsewhere.

My Rib off the bone was tough to cut and even with the steak knife offered, still chewy with the smallest of pieces. My wife’s filet was tended and flavoursome but served cold whereby we had to send it back just to get it warmed up. It still came back warm rather than hot.

We might give it one last chance but, then again, maybe not.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Service was great food lovely would thoroughly recommend this restaurant

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

A pleasant evening for our anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Had visited Bourgee a few years ago on a Friday night and did not like it, was too loud and it took over an hour to even eat anything, service was very slow. However I re visited on a midweek night recently, and I was so impressed, really enjoyed this experience, service was very good and the food was served in good time, the food is delicious. It was a lot quieter in the noise sense. Loved it and will definitely go back but only midweek

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food nice atmosphere would highly recommend very enjoyable evening

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service as always & delicious food! We chose from the Easy Eats menu, the pork belly in maple glaze being our favourite. Great atmosphere, decent prices & close to home. Thank you!

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was nice, overpriced for what it was. Service felt rushed

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

If you like an afternoon tea with a difference this is the place to go could not fault it as lovely as previous visits

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I wanted to show this place for my boyfriend and celebrate his birthday. The food was excellent. Service fast and friendly. Only one thing which was very unpleasant that we was seated down next to the toilets when it was plenty other tables ,however it was said that they are booked, but it wasn't !

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Lovely food and service was amazing too I would recommend

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

One of the best Sunday Roasts i have had anywhere, The restaurant is beautiful & just wish i had been there sooner ! Service was excellent & the menu made it hard to choose as it all sounds good

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had afternoon tea and it was quite different from other local venues - it was a very pleasant change from the usual finger sandwich/scone/cake offerings.
Would recommend this to anyone who likes variety.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Lovely meal - not cheap but worth it!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Steak wasn’t hot, but other ham that was a lovely afternoon

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Was Amazing as always and was the best way to celebrate our Anniversary 🍸🍹🥂🍾

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Wonderful service and attentive staff. Food was delicious . I just felt I was seated too close the the table next to mine and felt a little awkward.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We had the 2 courses for £17.50, amazing food, still thinking about it several days later :)

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Tried to book express lunch via restaurant - told by a stroppy woman fully booked all week

Then managed to book through open table

Arrived on day of booking - lady that booked us in was miserable & clothes looked tatty

There were two other tables being occupied in the entire restaurant , this went upto 3 & at one point we were alone in the restaurant! - there is clearly a problem with the restaurants direct booking system !!

One glass on the table had a food stain on it ....

We had the express lunch groupon deal - so they gave us a photocopied , stained piece of paper with the menu on ! Not what I would expect from a high end restaurant ..

The food itself was wonderful, although we had to ask for the skinny fries that should of gone with one order ... the staff were not attentive, considering it was empty you would expect them to be more attentive ...

When using the ladies toilet it was like entering the Antarctic !! It was so dark in there & the first cubicle was dirty !!

Overall for a high end restaurant the food is the only thing the lives upto expectation , the experience didn’t ..

I have visited quite a few times before , but Unfortunately it has really gone down hill. They really need to make some changes & fast if not a fear this will be another failed southend establishment !

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Excellent food a very enjoyable afternoon tea. My only disappointment was having to pay for refills of tea.
Otherwise would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Took my mum here for mother’s day and it was lovely! Service was really good can’t complain!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This is the fourth time we’ve visited however would say was much better previously when coming as a couple rather than a group with children.

We came for a joint Mother’s Day / birthday celebration and even though the restaurant was quiet service was extremely slow and had to ask three times for the children’s starters as they did not arrive with the rest of the food even though they were the simplest ones to do. The starters were however very good as usual.

The mains (Sunday Roast) were ok but not of the standard you would expect of a restaurant like this with the beef extremely rubbery and tasteless.

Finally given it was a birthday I would have expected them to at least acknowledge this particularly as they had asked when confirming the booking. They set expectations the year before when my wife received a free glass of prosecco and cake so made it more disappointing the server couldn’t even say happy birthday.

We therefore skipped dessert and had an ice cream on the sea front instead.

Overall an ok experience but would now definitely think twice about returning which is a real shame.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Have never been disappointed, the best restaurant in southend.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Amazing experience but without VFM

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

We are regulars at Bourgee because they consistently produce excellent food in a stylish environment.Staff are well trained and always helpful

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

My wife’s birthday. Four in our party.
We had a lovely table and the meal was very good. Very well presented and cooked to each of our tastes.
Great atmosphere and we will certainly dine at this restaurant again.
Recommended

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Different from the usual afternoon tea.
But still very good

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Fabulous; highly recommend

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2.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Lovely venue. We went for our 10th anniversary so splashed out on expensive lobster & steak. Both meals were awfully chewy. Worst lobster I’ve ever eaten. Waitress never asked if meal was ok after bringing good up. Did offer a free coffee & desert after we explained that we weren’t happy. But I would never waste my money eating here again. Was such a shame .

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