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The Grove

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Marine Parade, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2HP, England
+44 1702 471383
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Leigh
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is another place with lots of fans and many will love it. Sadly I thought food was average, restaurant seemed a bit cramped and not as central as other similar restaurants. Popular but I don't know why.

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Thank JeremyLeigh
LouiseP23, Owner at The Grove, responded to this review

Sorry that The Grove wasn't to your liking but sadly we can't please all the people all the time despite our best efforts. One comment, however, that does baffle us is the one regarding our location. We are fortunate enough to be located where we are as it allows us space for our fabulous terraced dining area which seats circa... More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Me and my partner went for lunch there for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. It has a nice decked eating area at the rear with views over the estuary. I had the steak which was perfectly cooked with no fat and my girlfriend had the Goan Mussels. These arrived in a great big bowl with homemade pitta bread.... More 

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Thank MeAMG
LouiseP23, Owner at The Grove, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed your recent lunch and that you could enjoy it "al fresco". Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here. Maybe you might be able to visit for breakfast or dinner at some point too? Best wishes The Grove Team More 

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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on Thursday evening for the fish themed night. It was absolutely fantastic, and this is coming from someone with very high standards. It was honestly nicer than some of the meals I have had in top London restaurants. I had the scallops wrapped in pancetta to start with, with the best pea purée I have ever had, I'm... More 

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1 Thank Littleprincessgurn
LouiseP23, Owner at The Grove, responded to this review

Thanks very much and it's so rewarding for us all to hear what a wonderful night you both had. The feedback from other guests was very complimentary so I'm sure Fish Nights will be making a return next year! 🐟🐬🐠 Tapas Nts are on 8, 9 & 10 June so hope you can join us for this night too? All... More 

London
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been to the Grove restaurant twice for their theme nights and must say both have been excellent. Last night attended their fish night and the service and most importantly the food we all had was fantastic. Goan mussels followed by risotto kedgeree for me and both were just the best. The restaurant has a lovely friendly feel and is... More 

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2 Thank royboy280
LouiseP23, Owner at The Grove, responded to this review

Fabulous to hear - thank you so much and we look forward to seeing much more of you in the near future. Remember Tapas Nts are on 8, 9 & 10 June and are always very popular nights. Best wishes and Happy Eating The Grove Team More 

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176 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have reviewed this fab venue before but for no other reason I want to let everyone know how brilliant the team are! You rock! What an utterly delicious Fish night extravaganza, a cornucopia of seafood was on offer and lovingly prepared by talented chefs and served by friendly helpful efficient front of house team! Star fish of the night... More 

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Thank MortyJen
LouiseP23, Owner at The Grove, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed our first ever Fish Nights & many thanks for your lovely review. Best wishes and Happy Eating 🐬🐠🐟 More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took friends for brunch and we're blown away by the service, the quality of food and spectacular view

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Thank Cunningwayne
LouiseP23, Owner at The Grove, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review and we know the team will be chuffed to bits to read it! 😀😀. Delighted you had a happy & enjoyable visit and yes we are so lucky to have this beautiful view and outdoor dining too! We do hope you will be able to visit us again soon - maybe for... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my mum out for a late lunch today we have both always loved the grove for many years, not been for a few years due to living away. But I have to say still as great as ever love the food, great staff and lovely owner. Great service will always recommend can not fault. You won't go wrong.

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Thank Jack P
LouiseP23, Owner at The Grove, responded to this review

Thanks so much Jack, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience here & your kind words. We pride ourselves on serving great food & consistency has always been very important to us. It's therefore very reassuring to hear, that despite a long time passing, we're still maintaining the high standards we set ourselves. Hope it won't... More 

wales
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went for a leisurely sunday breakfast - great coffee and tea, lovely lay out, nice view over the sea estuary. nice amount of leg room between tables, great menu. service is always exceptionally slow apparently, but this means you get to talk to friends and family and are not rushed to leave. nice decking outdoor eating area. toilet is tiny... More 

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1 Thank ebobopa
LouiseP23, Owner at The Grove, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and it sounds like you had a wonderful breakfast, a good catch up with your friends and a chance to sit on our fabulous terrace and enjoy the estuary views. 🌞 Sunday mornings are always exceptionally busy, all year round, and, as each breakfast is cooked to order, which helps to make it... More 

Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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311 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was ideally placed for The Broadway shopping, Leigh Station and for walks generally. Parking can be difficult nearby, so I suggest you leave plenty of time to do this - particularly as the better weather is now on the horizon. I was there for brunch and the food was served hot and fresh. The coffee was good as... More 

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Thank Stella-Dot
LouiseP23, Owner at The Grove, responded to this review

Thanks so much and happy to hear you had a good time on your recent visit. It's true parking in Leigh can be a bit tricky but on Belton Way there are free spaces for 3 hours, paid for parking in allocated bays, which after 10, during the week, are free. Public holidays may be chargeable though, as too are... More 

Benfleet, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for lunch the other day. Food was nice, nothing overly special. Waiting staff always seem rushed/stressed looking. Lovely to sit outside when it's warm enough. Superb views over the Thames.

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Thank Janie4575
LouiseP23, Owner at The Grove, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we are so glad you enjoy our beautiful terrace and views. I do think, however, that it is misleading inaccurate & rather unkind to say that the staff always seem rushed/stressed. We can get extraordinarily busy & a sense of urgency & focus to do a good job for our guests should not be construed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marine Parade, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 471383
Description
Contemporary and informal bistro style restaurant open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch or just delicious coffees and cake. Plus 3 evenings for dinner (Thurs*, Fri & Sat - *Apr-Dec). Fully licensed to serve alcohol with meals with an excellent range of wines not found anywhere else in the area.Food cooked with passion, flair and imagination with plenty of options for vegetarians. From warm salads to juicy burgers, Thai curries to flatbread type sandwiches. Specials on the blackboards change every couple of days to keep things interesting.We pride ourselves on looking after all our customers and will do all we can especially for those with dietary needs/allergies.Our evening menu starts at 7pm

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