Leigh Bistro

4.5
125 Reviews
£25 and under
Modern European
Leigh Bistro is a Modern European Cuisine and Restaurant situated in the heart of Leigh-on-Sea Town Centre. We have recently designed Our Menus to bring you only the best food, best prices and overall to meet your dinning preferences. Our Aim is to make every one of you feel welcome, comfortable and to look after you. We are fully committed to improve our service in kitchen and front house so please feel free to help us with your suggestions. Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan or simply you have dietary Requirements or allergies we are prepared to offer you the right dish with fresh ingredients carefully sourced to meet your taste by our specialised team who have been supporting our chefs to create a unique menu -This is just one part of our commitment in ensuring you would love to return to Leigh Bistro. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries and We Look forward to meeting you and wish you a pleasant time at our Restaurant
What 125 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend.

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MeganA
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

We were greeted by a lady who diden’t even ask if we were pre booked just simply said yes just two sit there. Service was quite terrible we sat there for 30 minutes after that without a drink or a menu . In the end I had to try to catch eye contact with the poor man who looked rushed off his feet. The couple who came in after us got menus before us it was embarrassing as I had been raving to my flat mate about past experiences at leigh bistro. The man did apologise it took another 20 minutes to then do our food order which the food was amazing like always! I think it was the owner who gave us a frangelico each on the house which was nice but I even said to the flusted man I have booked a table do you want the name so it doesn't come up as a no show? (As Iv worked in hospitality myself in the past) he just said oh yes and looked embarrassed over all such a shame as me and my fiancé often rave about the place but it was not a great experience this time, shame.

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MichelleC
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service very attentive great food good atmosphere would recommend

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Neil
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food , good service , all of us very happy with the evening

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SimonW
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really tasty and well presented, the food was served with a smile so big you could see it through their face masks! Will definitely be going back!

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TimothyG
Essex
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab meal as always, love the team here and food and service are always up to scratch.

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent as always. Didn’t get side dish that came with roast, had to ask for it. Came to us almost immediately, so no real problem. Staff and owner always polite and helpful.

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AnitaA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely food at a very reasonable price. Staff where all very efficient & attentive. Good choice of wine that were very good value for money. Have recommended to family & friends, will return after lockdown for sure.

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KimR
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. Service attentive and friendly but not overbearing

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BrianM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Lovely wine. Service was great. Would definitely recommend going.

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Dcmo
London
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, nice atmosphere - it was very busy, but very enjoyable, which is how restaurants should be.

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Helpful, friendly staff and excellent food. Early bird menu is very good value.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are a regular customer here as it’s always good value , good food and service well done

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KateO
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a lovely cosy restaurant. The waiter was very nice and efficient. The food was lovely. Will definitely be going back

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Mattfree
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service. The wife and I go regularly.

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vipcctt
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Home cooked food rather than restaurant food

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SallyR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely place to go, friendly staff nothing to much trouble, food excellent, will certainly be going back

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RobinS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all very polite and professional the food was amazing and the overall evening was very enjoyable we will be making this restaurant a regular on our evenings dinning out!

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las24
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Our first visit back to this restaurant post lockdown and unfortunately social distancing measures are zero. Tables crammed in and customers walking around the restaurant with no masks and unchallenged. No requirement to complete track and trace information (although I suppose they have our details from open table booking). Unfortunately won’t be returning while Covid restrictions are in place.

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Merry1
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit but will not be our last!
Great food, service and value For money - happy to recommend this great restaurant!

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IncensedPanther
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Serving staff should wear face masks correctly, especially at this time.

Food was good enough, but veg really needs butter and seasoning because it was quite bland.

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DonnaK
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly welcome, great choice on the menu. Food was very good, and dessert was amazing! Would highly recommend

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DOMENICOP
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was ok, only our shared chateaubriand steak came out medium and we wanted medium rare.

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Melc
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

Care had not been taken to ensure that customers could social distance. They had packed in too many tables and customers into the restaurant. The back of my chair was right up against the chair of the person on the table behind me. Made us feel very uncomfortable. Good food though.

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LaurenS
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a lovely meal here, would have given full marks but the falafel was a little dry! Still good though!

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Ally
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good value, good choice, careful attention given to allergies. Will become a regular

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Wire
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reasonably priced, good quality food. Lunchtime two courses for £13.50 was great value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food good service

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PeterR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Felt rushed when trying to browse the menu by our server. Food was of good quality, but my roast beef could of been more tender when cutting it. Didn't like the ice cream that came with the chocolate fondant, not creamy enough for me. The restaurant needed some background music to help create an atmosphere as there was only 4 tables in use whilst I was at the restaurant.

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JadeK
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My friend and I visited the leigh bistro last weekend for a much needed catch up, the food was absolutely fantastic, especially for what we felt was a modest price point!! Will definitely return 👌🏻👌🏻

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Suzanned
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience2

We have eaten here before but was disappointed this time, our food was cold and when sent back it returned slightly warmer but not hot! We also felt uncomfortable with how close seating was with other tables. I know they need to make money but we were way to close to the table next to us.

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LizD
Essex
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

eaten there several times now and it never disappoints

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was great the staff were lovely and the place was very romantic. Would visit again

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christwolyn
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the meal and the restaurant and the staff are exceptional. Thanks very much

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Samantha
Essex
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, friendly service and we were not rushed through courses or after we’d finished. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing we love this place perfect for family Sunday toast and a intimate date night

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sean
London
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, food was excellent.
Service great .cant fault anything .
Will definitely be back.

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GaynorA
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value , enjoyed every course , relaxed atmosphere , staff great ,really nice to be out for the first time since Covid .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in a lovely restaurant.

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Morris
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The decor is beautiful.
The staff were very friendly and attentive (thank you to the blonde haired waitress who was very good at her job)

But....
No PPE worn by staff to protect themselves as well as the customer.
No hand sanitiser to use.
Not a single face mask in sight.
No social distancing rules followed by staff.
It was hard for customers to follow the rules because of how tightly packed the Resturant was with people.
No details taken for track and trace.

The menus were printed on a A4 sheet of paper and passed around diners in the bistro so many hands have touched them.

It was a Saturday evening and understand that people are wanting to socialise so expected the place to have a buzz but couldn’t hear yourself think.

I also understand the owner has bills to pay and a family to feed so fully empathise with their situation but I wouldn’t recommend here to a friend.

Best wishes to Leigh Bistro for the future.

FAQs

Leigh Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Leigh Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 125 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.