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Cafe, British, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rejected my request to buy a take a away coffee and use the toilet My family and I have frequented this establishment many times over the years. I will never go again!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 18 April 2024

Had a fantastic meal today 18th April at Olivers. The Steak & Stilton pie is one of the many dishes on the varied menu. The portion sizes are larger than expected and extremely good value for money. The staff are very friendly & helpful too....I can only say thank you for the lovely meal. We've been there three times now, and will continue to visit each time we're in Southend!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024

However the welcome was warm and the food as delicious as always! Arrived at around 12.30 and my husband parked and nipped in to put our name on the wait list to receive a telephone call when a table was free. He was told about...15 mins but we got a call a little sooner than that :-) We'd parked right outside and had paid for 2 hours parking so that was good. I hobbled in (using a stick at the moment due to knee trouble) and was greeted by two lovely cheerful waitresses. We were given a table for two in a full restaurant of various aged patrons and quite a few very well behaved dogs which are always lovely to see. As usual it was a difficult choice to pick a meal from the large standard menu and the Specials board but we eventually chose to share a Halloumi fries starter followed for my husband by the Steak and Stilton pie and myself the cottage pie served with 5 different types of vegetables! Both were wonderful. We already knew what we were having for dessert so didnt need to see the pudding menu ! We went for our usual favourites in my husband's case the Walnut Affogato and for me the Pavlova ( I have yet to have had a better one anywhere). I also really enjoyed the Strawberry and rhubarb lemonade as it was a lovely fruity flavour but not too tart. So well worth the hours drive to get there! It is definitely one of our favourite casual places to eat at and we look forward to visiting again. Thank you to the delightful and pleasant serving staff and the very accomplished cooks in the kitchen who turn out such lovely meals in such a tiny space 👏👏👏More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 5 April 2024 via mobile

Visited with my family and got the last seat, right by the window with a view of the sea. Ate brunch as we were too early for lunch, The food arrived quickly, with good portion sizes, and all fresh ingredients that tasted amazing. Would thoroughly...recommendMore

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024 via mobile

Visited today was welcomed by friendly staff .comfortable seating great views of the beach and sea. Ordered the fish platter which was delicious , mum had steak and Stilton pie with lots of veg was also very tasty .Every meal I've had at Oliver's has...been superb . Would highly recommend a visit , but be careful no booking system .More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 22 March 2024

Absolutely lovely breakfast and great views. Staff are so lovely and friendly too. Highly recommend. There was a queue for breakfast when we left as it is so popular.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 March 2024 via mobile

Very nice place, location and food. But service was slow as waited after being seated 15mins before our order was taken. But would definitely return

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 March 2024 via mobile

Came down on recommendation, just wanted coffee to start with my mum before we decided whether to eat. But they would t give us a table unless we definitly ordered food. Had to walk away as we didn’t know for sure. Shame to be basically...be turned away as might not spend as much as they would like.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 March 2024

This place is amazing. You feel like you’re sitting in the middle of the estuary. They have a great selection of food from breakfast lunch and dinner. The staff are always friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 February 2024

This spot Is great for every occasion!From breakfast to lunch, Always amazing food and attentive staff. I would recommend it

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 February 2024 via mobile

I love this place! It is very busy so be prepared to wait for a table but boy is it worth the wait. The food is home cooked and there is a specials menu with a great selection on. Will definitely be back here.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 February 2024 via mobile

Great location, varied menu. Friendly staff. The food is of an exceptional standard. Home cooking meets restaurant quality!👌

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

Went for coffee at 11:50 on a Sunday after a long walk, after entering was told they were just clearing some tables and she would check, a couple of minutes later another lady came over and said we can’t have a table for just drinks....As life long residents of Southend this is the First and last time we will try to use this place. Went to The Beach Hut instead where nothing was to much trouble despite being very busy.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

The seafront was rammed on a beautiful January Sunday and the only parking spot was outside this little place. Had to wait 15 minutes for a table but well worth it. King Prawn tacos were yummy!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

On a short trip out of London I decided to take my family to Southend and stay at this little cozy restaurant. Very good choice as the food proved to be up to the score in here . Very friendly staff and fast service. Food...was absolutely delicious from starter to dessert. Just be prepared to wait to be seated as the place is small and many people are willing to eat here. I would gladly come back !More

Date of visit: January 2024
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