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Tomassi's Restaurant & Ice-Cream Shop

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9 High Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JE, England
+44 1702 435000
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11:45 - 20:30
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We came to Southend for a winter day out and stopped at Tomassi as soon as we arrived for a coffee. After walking around for a few hours we decided to return for lunch as it was so nice. I had a smoked salmon starter followed by a seafood platter both of which were excellent. The rest of the family... More 

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Thank 978Martinking978
Tomassis, Manager at Tomassi's Restaurant & Ice-Cream Shop, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us at Tomassi's. We hope to see you again next time you visit Southend - we have a great range of ice cream sundaes perfect for a summer seaside visit too! Kind regards, Tomassi's More 

South East England, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Been coming here for years and never been anything other than delighted with the lovely staff and great food. The ice cream menu is wonderful!

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Thank Caldie
Tomassis, Manager at Tomassi's Restaurant & Ice-Cream Shop, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased that you enjoy your visits to Tomassi's, and look forward to seeing you again soon! Many thanks, Tomassi's More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Owners always present to welcome you. Staff helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Good selection of food - always freshly cooked - speciality is both fish and Italian in style. Good atmosphere.. Clean and welcoming. Well worth a visit. Especially in the summer with a wonderful selection of home produced ice cream.

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Thank buytoday
Tomassis, Manager at Tomassi's Restaurant & Ice-Cream Shop, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for your review, we are really pleased that you enjoy your visits to Tomassi's and that you recommend us to others. We look forward to seeing you again soon and hope the weather improves shortly so that you can enjoy an ice cream with us in the sun! Kind regards, Tomassi's More 

London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is such a reliable place to get a coffee, cake, scone or tea cake and watch the world go by. It's not noisy, it's friendly, the service is quick and the prices reasonable. This family has been running this place for donkey's years and it's always been first class. It's more a service than a business and we have... More 

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1 Thank tinkersteam
Tomassis, Manager at Tomassi's Restaurant & Ice-Cream Shop, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We are so pleased that you enjoy your visits to Tomassi's, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Tomassi's More 

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I love this place! Was always brought here as a child every Sunday, and now I come here regularly with my boyfriend, food is amazing and the waitresses are always very friendly with brilliant service! My favourite place :)

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3 Thank Nadineb28
Tomassis, Manager at Tomassi's Restaurant & Ice-Cream Shop, responded to this review

Hello Nadine, Thanks so much for your review, we are very pleased to hear that you've enjoyed your visits over the years! We look forward to seeing you again soon, Kind regards, Tomassi's More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We often visit Southend and Tomassi's is always on the to do list. Greeted with a smile at the door we usually prefer upstairs away from the bustle of the street it is a large airy space of calm. The service is good and the varied menu makes choosing difficult from fresh fish, grilled or fried in a light crispy... More 

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1 Thank janicegar2016
Tomassis, Manager at Tomassi's Restaurant & Ice-Cream Shop, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for writing us a review. We are so pleased that you enjoy your visits to Tomassi's & we look forward to seeing you again soon, Kind regards, Tomassi's More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We visited on New Years day. We just ordered main courses please 2 deep fried plaice 1 children's spaghetti Bolognese and a grilled lemon sole. All arrived freshly cooked. If I had one complaint it may have been too much butter on the lemon sole, but even so it was still very good.

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1 Thank HenryIG
Tomassis, Manager at Tomassi's Restaurant & Ice-Cream Shop, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We are very pleased that you and your family enjoyed your visit on new years day & we look forward to seeing you again soon. Please do let us know next time if there is anything you would like us to change about your meal and... More 

Witham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Took my 4 year old son, my mum and my grandparents here for lunch. Fantastic service, warm, friendly greeting on arrival. We were given a choice of tables to sit at. We ordered our food and it came really quickly. It was really good. I had skate and chips and thoroughly enjoyed it, everyone else had haddock and chips and... More 

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1 Thank Angela_Tim
Tomassis, Manager at Tomassi's Restaurant & Ice-Cream Shop, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a review. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your visit & we look forward to seeing you again soon, Kind regards, Tomassi's More 

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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee and a hot chocolate while shopping. Tomassi has been on the high street for quite a long time so I thought I would give it a try. The cappuccino was very nice and the hot chocolate was very much enjoyed by my partner. The price was very reasonable too, will certainly come back when next... More 

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1 Thank Joshua M
Tomassis, Manager at Tomassi's Restaurant & Ice-Cream Shop, responded to this review

Dear Joshua, Thank you very much for your review - we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Tomassi's and look forward to seeing you again. We wish you a happy new year, Tomassi's More 

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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

...which made our visit a bit of a disappointment. If you are unfamiliar with Tomassi's, it is split into a cafe and a restaurant but is the same venue. We turned up in Christmas week but it was not that busy. It took about 20 minutes to get served and we had to clear our own table from the previous... More 

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2 Thank craptipper
Tomassis, Manager at Tomassi's Restaurant & Ice-Cream Shop, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Following your review, we are concerned that you experienced such a long wait with the level of service that you describe, as this is not the norm, & that you were not happy with the size of your portions. We would very much appreciate it if you could contact us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 - 20:30
Monday
11:45 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:45 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:45 - 20:30
Thursday
11:45 - 20:30
Friday
11:45 - 20:30
Saturday
11:45 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 High Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 435000

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