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The Boatyard Restaurant

8-13 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EN, England
+44 1702 475588
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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CUISINES
British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
8-13 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EN, England
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1 - 10 of 1,305 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time I have visited this place and it will not be the last based upon my experience. Food is fairly priced on the grill night and the meal covers starters and deserts. Food was lovely and cooked the way I like it; person I...More

1  Thank Brian E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have been to the boatyard many times and was not disappointed this time. Food was good, had the set lunch menu, service good, not rushed so you had time to sit and chat and admire the view. The servers work very hard but always had...More

1  Thank barb5374
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago

Having lived in Leigh-on-Sea since I was 2, I remember this restaurant when it was a Boatyard! I have walked past the Boatyard hundreds of times, looking at the beautiful décor and thinking "Not for me!" I felt it was just a beautiful place, full...More

1  Thank DaisyDay33
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you posting such a great review, we certainly aim to offer value for money and we very much appreciate your kind words which I have passed to Sam . Regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a really lovely lunch with family for my son's 21st birthday, sat by the window overlooking the estuary. Service was prompt, staff polite and the food was fabulous. My son and his girlfriend had not been before but they both said they'd be back.

1  Thank CherylMcCrae
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for choosing us to celebrate such a memorable birthday, we really look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here on quiet a few family occasions good quality reasonably priced food , very clean and polite helpful staff

1  Thank jphsjason
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank for taking the time to leave us a nice review on TripAdvisor. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped into the deck area of the Boatyard and was greeted with a smile by a very friendly girl . We were given a nice table and served very quickly by the helpful staff, the coffee was lovely and so was the lunch. Had a...More

1  Thank 50stephz
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review, Marlee is our deck receptionist and she always makes every feel special. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family enjoyed a late lunch of fish and chips here on a Saturday. At the rear is an excellent decking area overlooking the river. I wasn't particularly impressed with the service and frequently found myself trying to get the eye of the staff. The...More

Thank RogerfromTown
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback Roger, our deck is open for enjoying drinks throughout the evening however our food service stops at 6pm for the simple reason that the weather this month hasn't been as warm as well would have liked and once the sun...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sun was shining and so me and my husband went for a refreshing walk. Stopped of at this restaurant for some lunch . Shown to a table that had not been set not a big problem but when our food come out we were...More

9  Thank Mobydick66
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

In response to your comments I understand you were dining outside on our deck overlooking the estuary, tables are left unlaid as some customers visit us for drinks only - cutlery is provided with food orders as they arrive. On viewing our cctv your knives...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a delicious three course meal on Thursday. Such amazing value for money as you only pay for main and take your own drink. Restaurant was packed so you need to book early. Tony, our waiter, was brillant, constantly refilling our drinks and making sure...More

2  Thank Tracy B
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great comments. Kind regards Cllare Carey Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night my wife and I was picked up by our good friends to go to one of our many restaurants. On arrival we was greeted as normal to sit up the central bar have a drink and wait for our table. So we sat...More

6  Thank Alan482
Boatyard R, Manager at The Boatyard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am very sorry you were disappointed when you visited us on Saturday night. Our bar staff are vigilant and constantly prioritise service requirements, at the very moment you arrived and took your seats at the bar our barman had started preparing an order for...More

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Kardine1
5 June 2017|
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Response from Alan J | Reviewed this property |
They do have parking for patrons but no designated disabled parking I would ring and ask the Restuarant to reserve a spot for you
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ataylor762
3 June 2017|
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Response from jballwright | Reviewed this property |
Hi we are not too sure if they do a children's menu but I am sure if you request a small portion it would not be a problem. Most places will accommodate this type of request.
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georginacole2003
2 April 2017|
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Response from | Property representative |
hello if you call the reception after 10am on Wednesday and specify what type of vegetarian dishes you would like on your visit to the Boatyard. as long as we have plenty of notice to get the ingredients in our head chef... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$77
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8-13 High Street, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 475588
Description
The Boatyard, Leigh-On-Sea The Boatyard combines the benefits of a modern purpose-built restaurant with the classic surroundings of the Old Leigh fishing village, not to mention the excellent food. Contained within what was previously a working boatyard, the building has been converted into a modern restaurant, fully air-conditioned with a state of the art music system, digital projection screen and a glass-fronted kitchen area . A panoramic polarised glass frontage provides uninterrupted views of the Thames Estuary and Two-Tree Island Nature Reserve. Even more spectacular views can be obtained from the stunning wooden deck which juts out into the water and spans the entire width of the building.
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