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Sands by the Sea

Icon Building Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
+44 1702 468123
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good5%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible44%
1 week ago
“Just another fish & chip restaurant and not very good at that.”
2 weeks ago
“Reasonable fish and chips”
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Icon Building Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be a lovely bistro with excellent food but now is just yet another fish and chip restaurant that also has a takeaway. So nothing different there. You pay at the counter when ordering and get your own cutlery. No wonder the staff...More

Thank turkishdelight404
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here last year which was OK. Such a nice location but really didn't enjoy my recent second visit. Total rip off £22 for a bottle of house white. Limited menu ended up having chips with cheese and bacon for £6.50!!! Then was told at...More

Thank ktglessinger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had our wedding blessing at Sands and it was absolutely brilliant! We had a fantastic day and that is in no small part to the brilliant staff. Andrew on front of house was incredible from arranging the day, to delivering on the day...More

Thank beakey119
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and excellent service. Andrew one of the bar staff,very friendly and polite guy!!!!! Very professional also.

2  Thank _proelectric_pp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decent fish and chips here although they cook to order so it does take a while for dinner to come out !

Thank 40somethingtourist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten in hundreds of restaurants and I know good food and this used to be a place that served good food! Having returned after about a year I came in today to have one of the gourmet burgers I used to love from...More

2  Thank George B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just stumbled upon this place while looking for somewhere for eat and it was really nice. Extensive menu for fish and chip restaurant. Really lovely outdoor space with lovely view of the sea. It is really close to adventure island so you can hear the...More

Thank gymcrazy110
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Afternoon tea today and very disappointed with the service. They had forgotten our booking even though the restaurant was completely empty The waitress who seated us at our table proceeded to go into why they were all a bit fed up today and blaming the...More

1  Thank Essexkb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sands was the best place to share our wedding day with, they couldn't of been more helpful & we will cherish our special day forever. Thanks all at sands xxx

Thank Jamie-Lee S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m glad to see it’s not just me-I walked in and said “oh this has changed..”. Used to be a lot classier, now feels a bit disjointed. Staff were friendly, food was good but the first part of the restaurant you walk into is not...More

Thank Emma D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Icon Building Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 468123
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