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Pipe of Port

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
84 High Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JN, England
+44 1702 614606
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (130 reviews)
“haggis” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Contemporary, Gastropub, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
84 High Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We came here for lunch, I had been before but many years ago. People really rave about the food here, but I have to say that my first impression from years ago hasn't really changed after my second visit. I don't really understand what people...More

Thank Angela T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Being a basement wine bar off the main high street, this place could be easily missed. However you'd be a fool not to try it. They do really good pies and steaks. It's not cheap but it's worth it every now and then. Tip, Get...More

Thank Kflynn83
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went here for the first time recently, and after hearing numerous things about how amazing this place is for pie's, I was a little disappointed. There were only 4 different types of pies, and all had an unusual ingredient in them. Usually I love...More

Thank samantha f
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited The Pipe of Port Nov 2017 with another couple for a birthday treat - The restaurant is tucked away underneath Southend High Street - Good old fashioned venue with a sawdust covered floor - The food is good and the menu varied as are...More

Thank Pete G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve lived in Southend for over 30 years and had never been to the Pipe of Port. I always walk past the entrance and thought it would be a tiny dingy venue. I visited for a friends birthday last night and I couldn’t be more...More

Thank EssexTraveller123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a delicious meal here and the service was fantastic. The wine menu is extensive. We recommend the pies here, they are heavenly, there were 4 of us at our table and we all had a fantastic pie each. The portion size is also...More

Thank collettefraser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A rather dark dining area reached by steep stairs.it was a bit cramped for space and quite busy so service was not the best . Menu was quite varied but not for picky eaters.

Thank angela d
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Have been a great fan of The Pipe of Port for many years and have never had a disappointing meal. Sadly the pies are so delicious I struggle to divert my attention to other food offerings on the menu. My favourite dishes are - pate...More

Thank deborah.w
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Have been visiting The Pipe of Port for well over 20 years and have never been disappointed. The unique style of this bar/restaurant with bar fittings from a 'real' wine bar (!) make it a unique atmosphere. Their reputation for home-made pies is well known...More

Thank RitaJLondon
Reviewed 30 September 2017

staff always very helpful food always very good with good portions excellent stock of wines and beers

Thank david840
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Douglas L
2 August 2017|
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Response from Paul L | Property representative |
Morning Douglas, We have a Bar area but only a few bar stalls to sit at. Your more then welcome to come for drink before your meal, many of our customers do. We would recommend booking a table for 9 people, we do have a... More
Tom P
16 February 2017|
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Response from Katherine M | Property representative |
Hi Tom - the dress code is smart casual, i.e. no sportswear.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Seafood, Contemporary, Gastropub, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 84 High Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 614606
  • E-mail
Our crusty old Dickensian candle-lit dining rooms with mahogany tables and sawdust covered floors is one of the most atmospheric venues in town. All our food is freshly made by ourselves, we use top quality ingredients from some of the best suppliers in the county. In addition to our standard menu we always have a few "specials" and at lunchtime we serve a light lunch/snack menu. The Pipe of Port first opened its doors in 1976 as a Davy's Wine Bar before being taken over by sisters Janet & Sue and Sue's husband Stephen in 1981. One of the guiding philosophies of the family was that in an ever-changing world some things should always remain the same. This ideal is reflected in the decor and general welcoming and homely atmosphere of the Pipe of Port. The Restaurant is now run by Martin, who spent many years as manager of The Pipe of Port, before becoming a Wine Buyer for one of the UK's leading Wine Merchants. The philosphies and ideals that have defined the restaurant continue today - to bring you homemade classic & contemporary British food and world beating wines in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our cellars offer a wide range of wines from around the world and we have travelled the globe seeking out interesting winemakers with a passion for their craft.
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