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Pipe of Port

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
84 High Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JN, England
+44 1702 614606
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (139 reviews)
“haggis” (19 reviews)
Closed
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Contemporary, Gastropub, British, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
84 High Street, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1JN, England
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1 - 10 of 550 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

When my family come and visit me they love to go to the Pipe of Port for a meal, so at Christmas we decided to go there just before Christmas Day. We all had different things of the Christmas menu which were lovely. The most...More

Thank Rosy567
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for my friend’s birthday. Such a great place. Good atmosphere, fantastic staff - especially the sommelier who is very friendly and knowledgable. Food is amazing. Proper stick to your ribs home cooking. We had a vegetarian tomato and lentil pie with potato dauphinois,...More

Thank Joeykins37a
Reviewed 28 March 2018

I booked a surprise birthday meal for my wife, from the time I booked to the time We walked out the door at the end of the evening it was fantastic. Heather who I spoke to when booking the table for 15 was very pleasant...More

1  Thank Ian A
Reviewed 26 March 2018

I never even knew Pipe of Port existed until a colleagues birthday lunch last month. Everyone was trying to explain to me where it was but I just couldn't place it! Totally inconspicuous and hidden in plain sight smack-dab-in-the-middle of Southend high street, walking down...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

I have been to the Pipe of Port a few times in the past six months and it is always a very enjoyable time. Service is exemplary—always friendly and helpful. The food is likewise delicious. We have eaten the chicken pie on multiple occasions and...More

Thank Bec D
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

There are good vibes in this pie specialist restaurant. It’s unique and authentic and has the atmosphere and charm that must be the envy of any establishment in Dalston or Shoreditch. It’s definitely fun for all the family with enthusiastic staff that make the experience...More

Thank BenW73
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

It was mine and my wife's first time in here! We was celebrating my wife's birthday! The meal and service was amazing and would definitely recommend to give them a visit! Will be back very soon for more pies! Thank you once again to the...More

Thank Billy W
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Great selection and sweetly tucked away down a cellar stairway off the centre .... Well worth a beverage or two ! The place was really busy and booking is advisable particularly if you want one of the snugs.

Thank pompeypaulo
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

It has been a very long time since we have been to the Pipe of Port. We had forgotten how nice it was. Cosy, good service, comfort food and a quality wine list. We won’t leave it so long before we go back again.

1  Thank CEL67
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We have eaten here a few times over the last couple of years, each time with a large group and I have to say, we have always been really impressed with the quality of food on offer along with the quality wine list. The staff...More

Thank StevoFoz
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Victoria H
19 February 2018|
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Response from Emma T | Reviewed this property |
Not great for little ones, too dark and not enough for them to look at
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
Seafood, Contemporary, Gastropub, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 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
Description
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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