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The Swallowtail

Foundry Lane | Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8BL, England
+44 1621 785505
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible23%
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Bar, British, International, Pub
$$ - $$$
Foundry Lane | Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8BL, England
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

TEN POUNDS for a hotdog?????? Menu said came with mustard, ketchup and onions..........No onions so I guess I'm due a £2.50 discount. Coleslaw warm, chips overcooked and the saltiest hot dog I have ever tasted. 24 hours later the taste of salt is still in...More

Thank JeSuiseSalty
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Completely downhill. Changes hands so often. Currently called Sinatra's. Can hear loud music even some way away. I hear Rent's high in Marina - hard to see how they can stay afloat

2  Thank John B
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We had a lovely family birthday party the food was good, there was a band which was really great. The only fault was there was only one toilet the other was out of order. Staff were polite and we all had a good night.

Thank Fiona N
Reviewed 30 November 2016

A little conscerened that we could not order food after eight this place is usually ok but on this occasion not good, others have also told me similar experiences it is such a shame. A lovely venue over looking the marina.

Thank Redshoes1234
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Now under the new name of the lighthouse, visited for Sunday lunch. Great location & lovely bar / eating area. Had 2 course Sunday lunch. Starter was ok, but out of a packet possibly !! Main course was good. Have too say it was average,...More

Thank sweetsarah17
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

From start to finish a comedy of errors. Although we had booked somehow the were not expecting us we were tucked in the back of the restaurant where it was freezing cold then forgotten about. bad service poor food apart from tracy who offered us...More

1  Thank Robert N
TheSwallowtail, Owner at The Swallowtail, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

Dear Robert Please be advised that we sold The Swallowtail on 26th August 2016 and believe that it is now trading as The Lighthouse Bar and Restaurant. Thank you Lisa Pugh

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered drinks, asked for a menu, was given a folder. Turned out to be a wine list. Returned to bar, pointed out that it was a wine list and asked for the menu. 'I'm too busy serving now' pouring drinks for a party of bikers,...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a delicious lunch at the swallow tail at Burnham yacht harbour today, Sunday. The food was fresh, beautifully cooked with generous portions and very reasonable prices. The Service was quick and efficient. We recommend it without question.More

Thank Antony C
TheSwallowtail, Manager at The Swallowtail, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Thank you Antony for your Review - I am so pleased that you enjoyed your lunch with us yesterday. We mostly get positive feedback from our Customers but sometimes we get it wrong. And sometimes on sunny summer days, we get very very busy with...More

Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant as a group of 7 and quickly found a table on the terrace. Lovely views - so far so good. We then asked for menus which took a very long time to arrive. They brought two menus between 7 of us....More

5  Thank liveforthehols
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We've been here a few times and have always enjoyed our dining experience. The food has always been good and so has the value. I will admit that the menu is a little limited and the service varies, often seems understaffed, but the ambience is...More

Thank smallworldnow
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7 August 2015|
Response from lisa p | Property representative |
Hi there Yes I would recommend that you make a reservation as we are very busy at weekends. Thanks Lisa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$39
Bar, British, International, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Foundry Lane | Burnham Yacht Harbour, Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8BL, England (Formerly Swallowtail)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Burnham-on-Crouch
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 785505
  • E-mail
Overlooking the Marina at Burnham, the restaurant at The Lighthouse offers a varied menu serving high-quality food and wines to suit all budgets. Whether you are looking for a light lunch or a delicious dinner our Chef's can cater for your requirements. Add this to our wonderful views of the River Crouch and you won't be disappointed.
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