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140/142, Sutton Road, Southend-on-Sea SS2 5ER, England
+44 1702 826984
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“arancini” (13 reviews)
“tiramisu” (12 reviews)
“arrosticini” (4 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
17:30 - 22:30 Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
140/142, Sutton Road, Southend-on-Sea SS2 5ER, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the 2nd time visiting this restaurant and the food is delicious and cooked fresh. Highly recommend

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jayne H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here a few times now and we love it. There is a varied choice of food and drinks. Every meal we've had has been delicious, the hosts are very friendly and welcoming and the prices very reasonable.We are definitely planning to make more...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sigsy14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fabulous time had by all. Food great. Service great. Will go there again and again . A varied choice of food for all courses.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank petal7027
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing trip! The food was superb, and so were the staff! I would definitely come back and eat here again! 👍👍👍

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jojo1301
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've now visited Route 5 on a number of occasions - always had a brilliant time. Stephano makes a great host, humour without over-interaction. The atmosphere in the restaurant is very friendly. The home-cooked food exceptional.

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

First visit to this cosy, family run restaurant , with great food and service. The food is freshly prepared, referencing the owners’ traditional regional styles rather than the more commercial food of Italian chains.. Everything was delicious, from the arancini, to the fresh home-made pastas...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KJT15
Reviewed 11 December 2018

We went here on a friend's recommendation. We were not disappointed. The food was lovely, big portions too.The staff were friendly and attentive without being in your face. It is quite small but that made it cosy and very comfortable. I will definatly be returning...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wanderer780759
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Visited Sunday 4th November 2018, this was our 2nd visit after our daughter recommended it. Fantastic food, great service and all round value for money, can't praise it enough and would recommend it to everyone.We have since returned on Sunday 9th December and it was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Colin S
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We live very close to this restaurant and probably eat here at least once a week. There is a lovely friendly atmosphere and the soup, buffalo mozzarella and sea bass are to die for. A hidden gem on the Sutton Rd.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wanda R
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

My wife and I booked a table on a Saturday night. From the outside the restaurant is the usual retail cum restaurant unit. Inside the tables are well spaced so there is no bumping of chair backs. The lights were subdued but not so dim...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Oedi
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10 October 2018|
Response from stefanomess | Property representative |
Hi, yes is possible to book a table! Also I would suggest our party menu available on our website! You will have to pay a deposit. The best thing is to pop in and discuss everything. Looking forward to see you Kind... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140/142, Sutton Road, Southend-on-Sea SS2 5ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 826984
  • E-mail
Route5 was born from our passion for good food and fine dining and from our will to open a place where the high tradition of Sicily and Abruzzi cuisine blends. All fresh pastas, bread and desserts are made in our kitchen following true regional traditions and recipes. Italian Food it's all what we love and with our passion we will share our love with you.
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