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“Good restaurant”
Review of Alec's Restaurant

Alec's Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 159 Restaurants in Brentwood
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, British
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good restaurant”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

This is a good place to eat, food very good but find the atmosphere very uneasy...I agree with another review that's says they found the waiting staff very good but hovering round constantly almost too much because they seem scared of doing something wrong or not being attentive enough, so you don't get a relaxed atmosphere in there. It is also very expensive but then the food is of a high quality.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank susan c
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English first
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Bit rushed”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Not sure if they always have two sittings, but I felt we were rushed on the first sitting and the second one was too late. The staff were a little too attentive but the food was superb. It can be very noisy at the weekends when the restaurant is full, and of course expensive if you have everything. But a lovely restaurant for a special occasion

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Paula A
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“scared staff”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

we went to Alec's restaurant when it first opened the food was nice but not sure was worth the expense waiting staff we very good but they seemed scared stiff of making a mistake. did not like the idea of not having wine bottle in sight kept topping glass up so you had no idea of when bottle was running low. I have not gone back since and very unlikely to as heard staff are not treated very well

  • Visited May 2013
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8 Thank Trevor Y
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Enjoy Fish at its very best”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Alec's Restaurant is located in the lovely hamlet of Navestock Side, opposite the cricket green which is reputed to be the oldest cricket green in the UK. The service is second to none, the food is beautifully presented and the views from the restaurant are stunning. You can watch the sun set in the distance while enjoying superb food in a relaxed atmosphere. It can be quite expensive if one gets carried away with the wine - but hey this I a restaurant for a special occasion - so enjoy!

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank MaggieAnn A
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Buckhurst Hill, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Dining oasis in the Essex countryside”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Heard much about Alec's so there was great expectation as we entered this once cosy pub. This it is certainly not now; blown away by a spacious, airy and delightfully decorated dining room. Wonderfully attentive staff and delicious food. A total delight.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Peter B
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