Kilkie’s Seafood Bar and Restaurant

4.4
293 Reviews
£25 and under
Seafood
We take pride in the range of seafood we sell, and we use local, seasonal, organic produce whenever we can. All our dishes are invented, created and freshly prepared in our kitchen, which means we can cater for most dietary requirements. And because we care about our planet, we practise #Meatless Mondays (normal menu still available).
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HannahH
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and inviting restaurant and great food! Menu is great, especially for vegetarians and vegans :)

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Swarb
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

First time there & overall good. Impossible to judge service under the covid rules, it was fine.
Food - 3 of our table were very happy, none of which were seafood. I had the seafood linguine. It wasn't great. It came out last and was barely warm. Returned to kitchen & was brough back hot. Linguine was way over cooked, like mush. It was under seasoned overall, very little taste. The sole langoustine was delicious, the rest sadly was bland, over cooked and disappointing. My favourite dish in italy is spaghetti alle vongole, it is always simple & always spectacular, this was over complex and missed its target.
We probably would go back, but I'd be cautious about ordering seafood which is not ideal...

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great, food great atmosphere

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TonyO
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Food if anything too much food so make sure your hungry
Nice relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff The manager especially was very good
Slightly slow service but not unacceptable The only issue we had was that we chose to have the table in the window and got a blast of cold as people were coming and going but we got the feeling we could have asked to to be moved without any problem.

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JohnD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot fault anything.
Service and food fantastic with a great ambience.

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vipSALLYS
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ambience and service were fine. Food wise some dishes were better than others. Seafood linguine was pretty good. Prawns were over cooked and small. The truffle chips were what irked me the most.....average frozen french fries with a thimble full of Parmesan and negligible truffle......and we paid £6.99 for them - twice because we got two portions! More fool us.

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AmyA
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu! Excellent food! Great service! A thoroughly enjoyable evening

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were attentive and lovely, food was great.
Ambiance was lacking though, maybe due to Covid measures but the decor needed something more to make the dining experience and evening more of an occasion, rather than just a table and chairs and food!
Downstairs was better but upstairs felt empty, luckily the staff made up for that and we had a lovely evening.

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JohnB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Enjoyed a midweek lunch with friends.
Good observance of Covid19 protocols throughout
Food selected good ( Soft Shell Crab and Seafood Risotto )
Service very good

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection, food was lovely and staff were very attentive. What more could you ask for? 😊

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JamesA
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday meal, food was lovely - nothing to complain about service wise. Pleasant evening

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Birthday lunch for our friend. It was good but not the usual quality of food. We will go back as they may have had an “off” day

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JuneH
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third time at Kilkies and won t be my last, they have super deal 2courses £16.96, during the week, without the offer at weekends still good value for money, good cocktails , my favourite flirtini.

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ChloeF
Essex
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Lovely looking restaurant with really nice staff. Shame the food is lacking finesse and flavour which lets the place down.

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JoshuaC
Essex
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent range of fresh seafood but also importantly excellent vegetarian options. Friendly and attentive staff - recommend the table under the stairs for 2! We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great time, great food! thank you :)

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SimonD
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food.Efficient friendly staff in a relaxed atmosphere. Definitely coming back.

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AlanB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and fantastic service, would definitely go back

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SAMANTHAW
Essex
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Good service & ambiance.

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AllisonB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First lunch out post lockdown and first visit to Kilkie’s I was not disappointed!!!
Nice table in window - varied menu choice - I changed my mind at least 3 times
Had prawn and crayfish risotto which was delicious and my daughter had haddock with poached egg equally delicious
Service was efficient and attentive- reasonably priced
Can’t wait to come back again

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123994
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Unfortunately was quite disappointed. Made a note with my booking and called up the restaurant before hand to request a table which I was advised would be reserved for me. When I arrived this wasn’t the case and someone had this table but it wasn’t busy at all and only 3 tables of guests in the whole restaurant. We were not given the specials menu either. It wasn’t until we were half way through our meal that I noticed the waitress gave the table next to us a specials list. This was even more frustrating as I struggled to find something from the
Menu as it was a reduced selection. I was looking forward to our first meal out in months but sadly wouldn’t go back. I don’t feel the quality of the food matched the value.

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Meld
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was great but the food was below average in my opinion. Paid £9 for two tiny scallops! The crab was dry and mostly salad. They could easily make improvements on decor as well. Like the candles are sat on little metal dishes that are plain and cheap looking, could easily fix that. Has so much potential so a shame it wasn’t that enjoyable.

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markh
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was nice and well priced.
Service was also good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my fathers 60th and sisters 30th, food was amazing and great value for market, definitely the best restaurant for value on leigh Broadway.

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Leanne
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and friendly staff would recommend for food or just a drink and some small plates

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JaneO
Essex
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good choice including tapas & main meals. As they had just reopened some choices were unavailable but that still left lots to choose from. We had tapas - really lovely but quite an expensive way to eat there. My only gripe is that they only sell Prosecco in 200ml bottles, would have preferred it by the glass as it’s easier to keep track of your consumption.

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vipMichelleV
London
27 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first night out since restaurants were allowed to open. This place did a fantastic job, great service, delicious food and distancing measures in place. Given this was the first night Kilkie's had been open with the new measures it all went really smoothly. Really glad we went, you will not be disappointed with the food.

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PaulaC
London
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back there since Covid outbreak.... no worries, all cleaning was thorough, staff wore masks and tables spaced apart.
Food great as usual... can not fault this place...

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MichelleS
Essex
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first lunch out after restaurants were able to re-open following lock down. The atmosphere was relaxed. The staff wore a face covering and the tables were clean and clear. Fresh cutlery was brought out with our food. It was table service only. No drinking at the bar. The food was delicious. We will definitely return soon.

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HughF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had expected The Sand Bar might be quiet, what with the onset of coronavirus. However, it was very busy, and with good reason.
Food was excellent and service cheerful and reasonably efficient, despite how busy they were. Very good atmosphere with quite a young crowd for a restaurant that is reasonably priced, but not cheap
Sand Bar clearly has a good reputation locally (we've only just moved to the area) and it seems fully deserved

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brucep
Essex
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food and service. i would recommend to everyone

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AronF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service. Really enjoyed our dinner. Thankyou

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DianeB
Essex
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, good value and great staff. I suffer with allergies and unfortunately had a reaction whilst I was in the restaurant (anaphylaxis) - nothing to do with the food I might add! - the staff were unbelieavably helpful and calm especially Hugo who was brilliant! Thank you.

LH
LisaH
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service, even though they were 2 staff down service was still great.

PC
PaulaC
Essex
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and a slight change to menu this time with new things to try!

JB
JeffB
Essex
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely meal whilst catching up with friends, the atmosphere was lovely, the service un-rushed and the food was excellent

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RyanM
Essex
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good, me and my wife will be going backs

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Simon
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

No reference was made to a themed night therefore i would have also expected the standard menu and and valentines menu. Food was lovely neverless

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a set meal for valentine 3 courses for £37 but main course had no side dishes inc everything extra £4

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back soon!! Excellent location, beautiful food and amazing service. Couldn't find fault in anything! Valentine's set menu was spot on!

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Kilkie’s Seafood Bar and Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.