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Sands By The Sea, Southend-On-Sea, Essex

Sands By The Sea

4.2
4.2
298 Reviews
£25 and under
British
We specialise in providing wholesome, tasty food in a pleasant environment with friendly staff for affordable prices.
Our family-friendly restaurant specialises in simple, traditional great value cuisine served with a smile, in fabulous surroundings with stunning views. It’s a great setting for a much-needed break from shopping, a casual business meeting, working lunch or just a drink with your mates.
Visit http://www.sandsbythesea.co.uk/sands-by-the-sea-menu/ to view our delicious menu

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01702 468123
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Digby Fairweather presents Jazz at Sands by The Se

    Multiple dates available
    Digby Fairweather presents Jazz at Sands by The Sea Our normal menu will be avilable and the bar will be open. The main restaurant will be open from 12, the area where the Jazz music will be played is open from 7.15pm Digby Fairweather website - https://digbyfairweather.com/ The Jazz Centre UK www.thejazzcentreuk.co.uk
    Digby Fairweather presents Jazz at Sands by The Se Photo

What 298 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseEnergetic

298 Reviews
  1. KellyD

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and great atmosphere a really great place to celebrate with family and friends.

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    Essex

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Not type restaurant I used a few years ago. Took a friend wh had never been. I was mortified how the place was so awful.

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  3. JohnK

    Essex

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Staff are friendly and helpful although bar service is sometimes a little slow. My only complaint is the poor choice of beers - lager and nothing else. Some bottled craft ales would be a great addition.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is not the first time we have had afternoon tea .. I think we have had 5 this year .. it’s the best afternoon tea in Southend .. the food is excellent and the service is fantastic, You can just sit and enjoy your tea while looking out of the window at the sea xx

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  5. DebbieA

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and efficient staff. Food was nice and staff were particularly good with the children. Thank you.

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  6. claireb

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Sands. The staff are always very helpful and food is lovely. A nice chilled atmosphere making it the perfect stop off with kids when visiting Southend. Super value especially if you iwn a Adverture Island annual pass as you receive 20% off. A trip to Sputhend isnt complete without lunch at Sands.

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  7. KellyD

    Essex

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very helpful staff showed us to our table , food came quickly and was delicious. We have been several times and it's always been lovely. I would recommend it to family and friends.

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  8. Brambles

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a booking for nine from a local care home. We had afternoon cream tea with generous portions. The gluten free option was great. The staff at couldn't do enough to help, they were really attentive. Thank you sands for a lovely experience for our Residents. We will definitely be visiting again soon.

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  9. MargaretJ

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice place food good service slow had to wait nearly an hour for food .A very busy night there . But staff were good and helpful . Lovely view of the sea

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  10. AlanG

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Party of 6, one of the meals was spoilt by wet salad. This took too long to replace and the rest of the party had nearly finished their meals. We had to justify why we wanted a refund. Also the chips were not very good, too soggy. I’ve had 3 Christmas meals at Sands which have been great. This visit was a let down, not what I expected.

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FAQs

Sands By The Sea is rated 4.2 stars by 298 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Sands By The Sea

Icon Building, Western Esplanade, Southend-On-Sea, Essex SS1 1EE

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Southend-On-Sea
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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