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The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd.

71 Broadway, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1PE, England
+44 1702 480067
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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71 Broadway, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1PE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this restaurant for our wedding anniversary with another couple. We were there for 2.5 hours as the service was incredibly slow. First course was very nice. 2 of us had sea bass for mains. One small piece on loads of pesto mash. Sea...More

Thank Francine W
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the second time I have visited The Sand Bar - the last time my meal was average but ok but this time it really was pretty bad. First of all the wait time for our food really was too long - I think...More

Thank Chloe H
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this review

thank you for your review - albeit an upsetting one - I hate excuses, but it was an extremely busy night, we had a party upstairs, and we have statement on our menu that if we are under pressure - there could be delays. As...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a late leisurely lunch with a friend today. We had the oysters Rockefeller, soft shell crab, jumbalya and bouillabaisse. All of them were very nice. What made the lunch for me though we're the friendly, attentive (but not in your face) staff. Had...More

Thank Holly B
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this review

thank you so much for your review - service is a tricky thing - some people like really attentive, 'refilling your glass after every sip' service - however, I hate that as it can affect your flow of conversation with your friends - so I...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can not say anything more then, perfect! Every visit, every meal is perfect. Love the vibe of this place also. Defo returning 👍More

Thank Thefatsurfer
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this review

thank you from me and thank you from our team - they all dread bad reviews - because it means being thrashed - 20 lashes each. So you have made us all very happy and in fine fettle. take care and say hi when you're...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a decent lunch at this popular restaurant in Leigh. Food was well cooked and of good quality. A wide ranging menu though fish seems to be the sin strength. Service friendly but the two waitresses on duty had to work hard; another person was...More

Thank Welshmanabroad1
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this review

I must thank you so much for your generous four stars - because if I had to listen to Phil Collins - I would want to shot myself! Obviously to two young ladies working were caught on the hop - if we knew we would...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us had lunch at this restaurant, to which we had been before. The menu has a selection of dishes which can be combined for a £14.99 two course meal. They also have specials not on the regular menu. We had a range...More

Thank JLizzieH
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this review

I am so sorry that you felt that your lunch was not as good as when you came last. If this is to happen again, although I really hope that isn't the case - please tell the front of house staff that is looking after...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

My wife opted meatless monday deal. £9.99 for 3 courses. Food was a good portion and delicious. I opted for crayfish risotto, probably the best i've had. I preferred it to Jamie's Italian, Ask Italian and Zizzi's. Probably the best seafood restaurant in southend.

Thank JackerCrack
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this review

thank you so so much for taking the time out to write such a kind review - we wish you well and hope to see you again soon. Louise

Reviewed 27 March 2017

We travelled from Hertfordshire to enjoy a well deserved mother's day lunch! We opted for this restaurant based on the wonderful feedback we had read. The overall service was good; our table was not in a great place which made it difficult for the servers...More

Thank Debbie O
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Sat night supper with friends. Was astounded to visit a place that offered a good value special offer menu on a saturday night, but Sand Bar did offering great food and wine. Will definitely return.

Thank JKW101
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this review

thank you so much for taking the time out to write such a kind review - every time someone writes something nice - all of us are so grateful - once again thank you and take care Louise

Reviewed 4 March 2017

Had a delicious lunch here yesterday. Reserved a table for 2 the day before and we were seated in the window which was lovely, nice size table and the waitress we had was one of the best I've ever had, She was lovely and so...More

Thank halycondays
ourword, Owner at The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. Ltd., responded to this review

thank you so much for such a wonderful review - I would love to know the name of the member of staff that looked after you - at the moment everyone is saying it was them!!! it was really kind of you to take the...More

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Pat S
i would like to view the menue
29 July 2016|
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Response from ourword | Property representative |
Good Morning, thank you for your request to see our Menu - we change our menu sometimes three times a week - the best thing to do is to email us direct and we will send you a copy of that day's menu... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Broadway, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 1PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 480067
Description
The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. has been apart of the Leigh Community for 15 years. We're a family run Restaurant with a love of Seafood. Everyday we learn some new, even after all these years, but we always have the ultimate aim of improving ourselves. We are Doggy friendly, and your pooch is welcome in our Downstairs Bar & Restaurant Area.We have a Wedding Licence and have held many weddings here. We have an upstairs Restaurant, which is used for many kinds of special occasions, Birthdays, Funerals, Business dinners, Company Events, Charities evenings, Film nights, Fashion Shows, Plays, Cooking Classes,Dance Classes & many other events. We haven't had a Doggy Fashion Show yet, but give us time!