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89 High Street, Hadleigh, Southend-on-Sea SS7 2PA, England
+44 1702 559721
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible5%
13 Apr 2017
“dont let outside decieve you”
13 Nov 2016
“Good food”
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
89 High Street, Hadleigh, Southend-on-Sea SS7 2PA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time for us although the current owner has had it for 15 years apparently. For Sunday lunch I fancied a T-bone steak and after phoning 6 local restaurants this was the only one who could offer such a beast so I booked. We have...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i find Ancorra comfortable with exceptional service from a dedicated team of servers delivering great food from the Kitchen . A varied but not to large a menu with God fish and meet dishes had the skate with black butter and capers last time wonderful...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Ate here recently & feel it was not great value with quite a limited menu. We ate on a weekend & the restaurant had only 2 other tables seated. Service was fine.

Thank cloudy905
Reviewed 13 April 2017

shabby appearance outside, but much more pleasent inside be prepared to wait though. when we visited only 2 waiting staff on. so wait between courses is a little long. food itself is very good, we went on a sunday set price but one option is...More

Thank petetomtim
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We are never disappointed when visiting the Ancora. The food is always excellently cooked, the service good and they even adapt a meal to suit you. Highly recommended.

Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant several times, and have always been very satisfied with the food and service. But last night I'm afraid that was not the case. My wife's steak looked like a minute steak from a cheap supermarket. The sauce in the...More

Thank alansparks
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Last night we had a great evening at a friends 70th in the Ancora at Hadleigh. The 3 course meals and choices were beautifully cooked and the waitresses very quick and polite.The management joined in with the celebrations and brought the cake out to the...More

Thank telprint
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place with the fire lit as we walked in and the silver service was lovely. The waitress was friendly and very helpful! We had starter with was lovely, reseaonable sizes. Me and my partner ordered T.bone steaks with they was absoultly cooked...More

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Great choice on menu. Sea Bass was excellent. We all commented on how delicious our meals were. Favourite starter was poached pear, blue cheese and walnuts on geen leaves. Good service. Cant fault it!

Thank dianeestcourt
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Thought we'd try this restaurant for our annual Xmas get together, there were twelve of us and we weren't disappointed. Being the first Tuesday evening in December it wasn't busy so the service was attentive and professional. We had the three course Pre Xmas menu...More

Thank barbara s
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Who has taken over the Ancora,is it new management and new chef. Is there a new menu if so whats on it.
22 May 2016|
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Response from Corrinne W | Reviewed this property |
Mel owns it, they have typical Italian menu, delicious steaks, pastas and meat dishes. Lamb shanks to die for, fillet steak cooked to perfection- give it a try, you will not be disappointed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$63
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 89 High Street, Hadleigh, Southend-on-Sea SS7 2PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Hadleigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 559721
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