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Sandbank Restaurant

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1470 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2UR, England (Formerly The Bank)
+44 1702 719000
19:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
Fri 12:00 - 16:00
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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

My fiancé celebrated Her birthday at sandbanks yesterday .We had six courses and wine to match each course.I left it entirely to Matthew to decide what to cook and boy did he come up with the goods! A myriad of flavours complimenting each other so well I thought I was in food heaven,and the wine! Omg so perfect it was... More 

Thank Johncoronado
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

We visited 4th March for the in laws anniversary from walking in the door you were looked after with the highest standards. We had the 5 course taster menu and was worth every penny. It was one of the best meals we've had in a long time. We will defiantly be coming back. The restaurant was well layer out, perfectly... More 

Thank Mattkking
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

Having read some good reviews I suggested Sandbanks to my family. Unfortunately they either had a bad night or there must be another Sandbanks restaurant in Southend. After a not too bad starter the main courses for the 5 of us were poor - tasteless beef, soggy pastry on the Wellington and what few veggies were on the plate were... More 

6 Thank Clive P
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Went here on a Saturday night with some friends, definitely needed to book as it was full, but meant there was a buzzy ambience to the place which was good. Good menu selection and really well cooked and presented food, staff lovely too. Nothing to dislike so will undoubtedly return.

Thank sphoenix2013
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

Matthew and his team always excel and that is why I continue to return. Friendliest and best eatery around.

Thank Mark195902
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

We visited sandbank with friends with a travel zoo 5 course tasting menu and had high expectations. I enjoyed the first course of ham hock and the panacotta desert. My partner enjoyed the cod and pea second course. Sadly, the other two courses weren't to our taste and didn't meet our expectations. The sweet potato guinea foul soup seemed a... More 

3 Thank Helen R
Maldon, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

Visited on a Tuesday evening on a Travelzoo taster menu deal. The service was excellent and as the restaurant was fairly busy there was a nice buzzing atmosphere. Staff were extremely polite and attentive and the food was well presented and tasted fantastic. We'll be back! Well worth the trek from Maldon!

Thank Claire J
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

Visited this restaurant mid week for the taster menu. Friendly welcome, good service and attentive staff. Good atmosphere. Food was very good - nice size portions not too big.

Thank Anita P
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286 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Lovely restaurant, went on a Travelzoo deal for a taster menu. Think the standard menu would have been better as there were some odd choices and order of serving on the taster menu.. that said everything was cooked beautifully and the service was excellent.

Thank bob1323
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

We have been several times to the tastin menu evenings, plus various other special occasions including Valentines night. The general ambience, the staff and the quality of food has never failed to impress. Hope to go again soon.

1 Thank Diane H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1470 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2UR, England (Formerly The Bank)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 719000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?