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Armstrong's at the Pavilion

Pavilion Bowl | Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1PS, England
+44 1255 688819
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (48 reviews)
“ice cream” (16 reviews)
“nachos” (9 reviews)
Opens in 28 min
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Pavilion Bowl | Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1PS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I re-visited this Restaurant today for lunch, but what a huge disappointment, gone has the friendly welcome & atmosphere, I was refused a table by the window as the man who escorted me to a table said he could make much more money from 4...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I happened to glance at the menu when out for a walk along the seafront and saw that there were a number of GF options including fish and chips. As we both have coeliac disease, fish and chips are a rare treat...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank doyley50
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for New Years day dinner after it being recommended by our B&B landlady, and were pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. We wondered where we were going to end up after going through the bowling alley to get to it, so were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Jo L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good selection of amusements for children although some a bit tired, ice cream parlour a good addition, ten pin bowling excellent, now with its own bar, more pool tables, a now enclosed adult slot machine section and a separation into the restaurant so more seating...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Keith H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes there was a few of us and most of the meals turned up together, but for £40 a head I would have expected much better food. All processed and pretty tasteless . Benn to Armstrong’s before for drinks and bowling and is ok but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RobertEssex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Saturday lunchtime at Noon with two friends as it was one of their birthdays. Lovely views of the pier and sea. 2 of us ordered scampi, chips and peas. The other had a Wrap and portion of chips. As I've noticed on other reviews...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Parrotlady1972
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first time visiting here in Oct was great. So yesterday, I took my Mum and Step Dad along too. My husband and I are both vegan so it’s great that we can all eat together when others don’t eat the same foods as us....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jo M
Armstrongspavilion, Guest Relations Manager at Armstrong's at the Pavilion, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jo, i'm so sorry, that your latest visit left you feeling disappointed, if you would like to give me call at the Restaurant, we could discuss the matter further? In the meantime, please accept my apologies on behalf of the team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

16 of us for a 16th. birthday party . Nice clean and friendly place with friendly staff who were efficient and prompt . A big area but because there were few people there , not a lot of atmosphere . We all enjoyed ourselves but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank briannash2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service and staff were very good. The food was pub like the starters being about £6.00 mains about £13.00 and sweets about £6.00. We had a table of 10 and the food could have been hotter although quite well presented.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to a party night, this was the 5th year I have been and once again it didn’t disappoint. The service was brilliant, very efficient even though it was fully booked. The food was really lovely and the entertainment was brilliant. Can’t recommend this...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lisa889
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Questions & Answers
Esther F
5 September 2018|
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Response from Lisa889 | Reviewed this property |
There is wheelchair access from the pier side and also disabled parking on that side. I believe that all tables are accessible for wheelchairs but if you want a sea view then advanced booking is highly recommended.
Stuart D
21 February 2018|
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Response from Gary C | Property representative |
Hi Stuart we pride ourselves in trying to ensure anyone with allergens is well taken care of. I am sure that we can look after your family. If you can let me have your email address l will go through the menu with my chefs... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pavilion Bowl | Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Clacton-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1255 688819
  • E-mail
This unique restaurant has unrivaled and uninterrupted views over the sea. Sample the delights of Breakfast at Weekends, Bank Holidays and during School Holidays, Morning Coffee, Light Lunch or Full A la Carte whilst enjoying the views. The wind protected terrace is a wonderful suntrap and a relaxing atmosphere. Armstrong's has regular music and is a great place for private functions for those that want to hire the restaurant. Relax in the bar or enjoy the Pavilion Bowl and Amusement Area right next door. There is something for everyone
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