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Alvaro's Portuguese Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Established since 1977, Alvaro’s has always been at the forefront of fine dining in southeast Essex. Offering an extensive and comprehensive menu, incorporating a wide variety of Portuguese specialities. Our entire menu is prepared from scratch by our team of chefs, using only the finest ingredients – cooked to order. Our excellent waiting staff offer a full silver service including flambes and are always attentive, friendly and mindful to make your visit to Alvaro’s truly special. We always ensure you a warm welcome and professional service in comfortable, ambient surroundings.
US$16 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews lobster soup crepes flambe saute potatoes skewers veal oysters cake sweet trolley silver service special occasion extensive menu nothing is too much trouble love this restaurant house wine red wine very enjoyable evening
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to a matinee at Cliff pavilion & wanted somewhere early to eat afterwards. I don't know the area, so picked Alvaros, which was the first place I saw that I liked the look of. What a great choice & find! We were seated in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Angie311063
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were invited to a birthday celebration at Alvaro's. There were 14 of us on a very busy Saturday evening. The restaurant was crowded but this did not effect the evening. The menu is very extensive, the service was excellent all the meals arrived at...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank rvb269
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff attentive with faultless service, food absolutely spot on. A true delight. Could not recommend more highly.

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

We came from Spain choosing Alvaro’s to have a Christmas celebration with 16 old friends. The waiters were warmly welcoming to each and everyone of us. Plenty of choice from the Christmas menu which was delicious and service excellent. Christmas decorations placed tastefully around giving...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank joycol
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Big Birthday yesterday so we booked Alvaros for the first time. All superb as expected but very expensive. 3 of us had 3 courses and two drinks each and including their imposed service charge, it came to £176! Still, for a special meal, I would...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SteveL919
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Visited following a friends recommendation, booked on line but as no email or contact in advance I rang to discover we were not booked in. The man who answered the phone was helpful and booked us in without any issue We had an early booking...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank traceyh584
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely service. Lovely food. Lovely atmosphere. Lovely waiters. Lovely as usual. Also have a set menu aswell as a la carte and all silver service

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank charwen_uk
Reviewed 6 November 2018

excellant food served with high class attention... superb wine list... huge variety of food including flambe at your table.. have been several times and always been impressed ....

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Back in the early 80's this was a favourite when entertaining important clients. Roll forward some 35 years and although the decor is much changed, the quality of the food is still excellent. We concentrated on the Portugese specialties and were not disappointed. The chosen...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank KeithandLes
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Yesterday me and my partner (both Portuguese) visited this restaurant for the first and Last time. They claim to be a Portuguese one so we had high hopes on the food. Unfortunately, nothing we ate had even a small taste of Portugal. For starters the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Joana F
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Jenny B
7 October 2018|
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Response from southenes | Property representative |
St Helens Road or Hamlet Court Road There is also a car par in the junction between Hamlet Court Road and London Road which is free after 6:00 pm
1 September 2017|
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Response from 78sa | Property representative |
Is very relaxing very helpful staff very friendly you must try you won’t be disappointed
20 April 2016|
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Yes there are plenty Portuguese dishes Espetada (A Madeiran Speciality) Bife sirloin steak.... Espetada.scampi,scallops and prawns wrapped in bacon skewered .bacalhau Gomes..cataplana Portimao ..Calderada fish casserole... More
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