Southend-on-Sea has long been known as being home to the world's longest leisure pier. Now this attractive seaside town is developing a reputation as an exciting foodie destination with some outstanding eateries. There's plenty to choose from, with Southend-on-Sea restaurants offering everything from traditional pub grub to modern British and a selection of European and international cuisines. With excellent transport links to London and plenty to see and do, Southend is a popular destination for day trippers. The locals also love a good night out, so restaurants do get busy. Check out our selection of the best restaurants in Southend-on-Sea and book a table to ensure you're not disappointed.
If you enjoy great food in an upbeat atmosphere, there are some excellent bars and restaurants in Southend-on-Sea that can deliver just that. Bottleyards Bar and Restaurant, for example, mixes some great drinks and do an outstanding pan fried sea bass with pea puree, crushed new potatoes and a white wine sauce. Over at Leigh Bistro, meanwhile, you can enjoy British food with a continental touch, including an excellent lobster bisque starter and a main of crispy pork belly with scallops.
If you're open to discovering some new flavours, there are lots of Southend-on-Sea restaurants offering an alternative to the norm. The curried goat at Calypso Caribbean Restaurant, for example, is simply delicious, while the yum buns at Mikailas include some exotic fillings like hoisin salmon or caramelised pork belly. Calorie Kitchen Featuring Don Amicis has an innovative approach, too, focusing on health and nutrition while delivering everything from curries to classic British cuisine.
If you're in the mood for some of the world's best-loved cuisines, the restaurants of Southend-on-Sea can deliver. Try the excellent Italian at Il Pescatore, where the veal saltimbocca topped with Parma ham and sage keeps people coming back for more. For some classic Indian, meanwhile, Ruchi Indian Cuisine has some standout dishes, such as the succulent chicken shashlik. You can make sure of a table at the best restaurants in Southend-on-Sea when you book quickly and easily on Quandoo.