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“Lovely evening”
Review of Alec's Restaurant

Alec's Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 159 Restaurants in Brentwood
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Lovely evening”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Strongly recommend Alec's!
Great seafood - we had soft shell crabs, razor clam, tuna and lobster. Excellent and sensibly priced wine list. Very professional and friendly staff. And, not that it matters in relation to the restaurant, lovely views over the countryside.
If it's an occasion or you simply want to treat yourself, do it. You're worth it.
Happy diner :-)

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English first
london england
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

This is a very lovely restaurant, a little out of the way but worth the visit as the food and service are exceptional. We went for a birthday lunch and it was so nice I didn't stop talking about it for ages. The prices are quite expensive but you do get what you pay for. I would request a window seat when making a reservation as if not you could be sitting at ten back with no out look (still nice) the starters and desserts are some of the best I've ever had, knickerbocker glory was Devine and will have to go back just to have another one.
Give it a try for a special occasion you will not be able to fault it. Take a full wallet you will need it.

  • Visited May 2014
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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1,284 reviews
624 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 456 helpful votes
“Good place”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Very good food and lovely setting in converted old pub, we have been several times and the place only get's better each time.

  • Visited June 2014
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Quite civilized in the middle of nowhere.”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We were pleasantly surprised when friends asked us to join them at Alec's. It appeared in the midst of a pastoral countryside and then we were escorted into a rather nice dining room. You could dine outside, but we opted for the inside. The service was second to none and the food was simply delicious. I would have expected the service and food to be in an establishment in the center of London or New York City, but here it was in Brentwood. I had the cod which was superbly prepared and presented. Would we return? Without hesitation.

  • Visited May 2014
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Romford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“terrible service”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I cannot believe the appalling service and customer service received yesterday (Sunday) a reservation was booked for 9 people for a 50th Birthday at 3.45pm
Firstly we arrived and told the table was not ready so we was asked to sit and wait, we ordered a drink and told we could not pay for the drinks but must go on tab arguing with a 78 year old who insisted and was eventually was allowed to pay.
We was then taken to the table which turned out to be two tables apart from one another, we was not happy about this and the staff was VERY rude to all the family saying the manager does not allow the table to be moved and that the kitchen would not cope with a table of 9 they also told my daughter who is 36 weeks pregnant that they did not care about our event and was not bothered if we stayed or go.
We went and can only praise a restaurant called the Masons in Brentwood who after a telephone conversation from my daughter put on a table for 9 even through the was busy and made us feel special and appreciated our custom.
In today’s climate you would think the restaurant would want to retain customers not send them away but they are the ones losing with us returning to the Mason’s having booked out the restaurant for another occasion.
I know I will not get a reply or comment to this as I see that Alec’s thinks that it is to good t5o reply to any comments good or bad

  • Visited June 2014
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