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The Camelia Restaurant

178 Eastern Esplanade | Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
+44 1702 587917
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good12%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (12 reviews)
“eclairs” (3 reviews)
“mackerel” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
178 Eastern Esplanade | Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
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1 - 10 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Food excellent, staff friendly, polite and helpful. Good range of food that isn't over prices, competitive with the local restaurants.

Thank Pearl C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking hit and miss, although out of the zone, difficult to find a space, give plenty of time. Nice restaurant but very noisy. Tea good but could have been presented better. Staff friendly and efficient. Gave us all we asked for, didn't rush us to...More

Thank Paulinedance
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed having my birthday celebration at the Camelia restaurant there were 25 of us dining the menu choices were varied and they give all the information you need regarding allergies, veggie options etc, the drinks were reasonably priced and the service was excellent,

Thank skseacaves
rcammidge, Owner at The Camelia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your birthday celebrations here at the Camelia and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were great, and the food amazing, if you havent been, you dont know what your missing, will be back soon.!

Thank stanstedguesthouse
rcammidge, Owner at The Camelia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the recommendation! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying locally and dropped in to a have a night cap with friends. The waitress and bar man were welcoming and polite. They explained that we could sit outside but had residents above so could we be considerate. Not a problem, sometime later,...More

Thank Lesley C
rcammidge, Manager at The Camelia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is an offense under the Licensing Act 2003 to knowingly sell alcohol to a drunk, or to obtain alcohol for a drunken person for consumption on a licensed premises. Further more we do not tolerate abusive or aggressive behavior to our staff and the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met with friends for a drink in the evening.A very pleasent waitress made us welcome and we enjoyed the drinks.Barman was also very friendly until later on in the evening when he accused us of being noisy and the only noise we were making...More

Thank Paul C
rcammidge, General Manager at The Camelia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is an offense under the Licensing Act 2003 to knowingly sell alcohol to a drunk, or to obtain alcohol for a drunken person for consumption on a licensed premises. Further more we do not tolerate abusive or aggressive behavior to our staff and the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited today Saturday afternnon with my 94 year old mother, my husband daughter and our 18 month old grandson. We were welcomed and seated in a very friendly manner and offered a variety of drinks. When I booked for our visit I was asked...More

Thank anncking
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They happily fitted 4 of us in on Bank Holiday saturday evening in the restaurant despite being extremely busy. Staff were extremely welcoming. We picked our meals from the a la carte, 3 course meal deal menu and special board. All the food was lovely....More

Thank Laraine A
rcammidge, Owner at The Camelia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your meal with us on this occasion as well as your previous visit for Afternoon Tea. We hope to see you again sometime soon.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

We visited the Camelia restaurant for a family lunch for 9 on Bank Holiday Monday and were made to feel very welcome. A table had been prepared for us in the window with a stunning view of the sea and the menu was extensive and...More

Thank viviennecunningham
rcammidge, Owner at The Camelia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this review and your recommendation. So pleased that you enjoyed your lunch and hope to see you again on another occasion sometime soon.

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We hired the restaurant for a family funeral and everyone was so glad that we did. I originally spoke to Abby and she was very empathetic when discussing details of the wake. On the day the staff had produced a lovely spread of food, there...More

Thank Rebecca S
rcammidge, Owner at The Camelia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your very kind review. This is much appreciated. We understand that this is such a difficult time and we do our best to make this part of the day run as smoothly as possible. It...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Eastern Esplanade | Camelia Hotel, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 587917
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