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The Pipe Of Port
100/100 (1364 ratings)
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Roast Beef
"This place is a hidden gem! Great friendly staff, amazing food and cheeky cocktails....literally the best beef wellington I’ve ever had, and..."
Linsey Drury
"Another visit to this fantastic place where the atmosphere is first class, the food is first class and the service is first class... and as always I..."
Jane Crosland
"What an amazing place, went for diner with family last night had a fantastic meal food was gorgeous, staff very friendly, great atmosphere, would..."
Gina Bates
"Visited last minute yesterday evening as a table of 2 walk in. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by an extremely happy and helpful chap with a..."
Alex Baker
"Our first time to the Pipe,of Port, and definitely not our last. We went for lunch. I had the lunchtime steak, kidney and mushroom pie, which was..."
Clare Hennessy
"An absolute gem of a place. Authentic surroundings, the food was outstanding, as was the wine. Thank you to the Pipe of Port team. And this clearly..."
Helen Lindsey
"Tried here for the first time today! What an amazing little place! The staff are really friendly and the wine and food are..."
Holly Louise Sherlock
"The food here is soo good even the mains and my vegetarian companion said options for vegetarians are exquisite especially the veg Wellington, ..."
Jay Rhodes
"First visit to Southend..........this restaurant was a wonderful find! A unique experience. Superb food and a fabulous wine / drinks list. Highly..."
Thérèse Kemp
"Been going for years,never a disappointing dining experience. Attentive,friendly staff and superior food. My only minor complaint is no coronation..."
Jamie Richards
"I have attended two wine tastings here (so far), the Bordeauxs and Sherries. Really enjoyable evenings and excellent value. Staff are so..."
Katie Pickering
"Excellent all round, food, wine, atmosphere, service, was lucky enough to get a booth as someone had just cancelled, will come again......."
Bev Shepherd
"Been going to the Pipe of Port for years. I particularly love the Chicken and Chestnut pie, unfortunately it means that I don't get to try the..."
Deborah Weston
"An atmospheric basement restaurant and wine bar with excellent food and obviously a great drinks selection. Really efficient and friendly staff - our..."
Helen Seward
"Went for Sunday lunch. Great 2 or 3 course menu. Good value and delicious food. The chicken and chestnut pie was delicious. Great wine list and lots..."
"Love Pipe of Port the food is excellent the atmosphere is great .My favourite..."
Lisa Musk
"Great food and service! Favourite restaurant in Southend by..."
Rebecca Martin
"Really nice food. Visited on a recommendation and glad I did. Colleagues have said this is the best place when on an overnight in the area and I can..."
Dan Brown
"Myself and my partner visited last week and had a wonderful meal served by a really lovely and friendly waitress called Charli. It was so nice to..."
Ondre Colkett
"Nice atmosphere, tasty food, good service and lovely..."
Kelsie Monaghan
97/100 (2350 ratings)
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"Last night me and my partner had a takeaway from here. It was absolutely delicious tastes. Well presented and large portion sizes. The delivery came..."
Stephanie Riley
"What a find! We were in Southend for the day from south Essex and saw they accepted taste card. I called while I was parking and accepted us straight..."
Jessie Benchrifa
"Beautiful small restaurant as I love, such a good atmosphere like at home, lovely latin music, delicious food, great service and such a friendly..."
Justyna Pecka
"Had a great time last night l, food was amazing! Thank you so much for accommodating for our change in numbers! Really is a hidden gem. Would..."
Sophie Bourke
"Visited here today with 2 meat eaters, 3 vegetarians, 1 peanut and dairy allergy sufferer and 1 gluten free vegan. Not an eyelid was raised! Everyone..."
Karen Massey
"Wow what an absolute gem! The decor and the ambiance have you forgetting you’re in Southend. Authentically Mexican � Great menu selection. We..."
Jennifer Clark
"Great restaurant. Friendly staff, delicious food, great atmosphere. Highly..."
Jenny Goldsmith
"What a fantastic little restaurant. Don’t know why we hadn’t been before but as soon as we walked in, we just felt we’d made a good choice. A..."
Carol Chandler
"Can't fault this restaurant at all. Perfect food, very friendly and helpful staff, great atmosphere, excellent value for money. I think I will be..."
Jackie Meager
"Found this place from the tastecard app and decided to try it as they accept the card on a Friday night! Booking was easy enough! 5 of us went! The..."
Chelsea Hodges
"How have I missed this - what a find! Visited tonight - superb food, really good service. Would definitely recommend and will be back..."
Lesley McFee
"Great Mexican food. Don’t be put off by the location, it’s Southchurch’s hidden..."
Sam Spratt
"Fab chimichangas and churros! Lovely service too. I would certainly recommend anyone to give this place a..."
Polly Bartram
"Very good food, kind waitress, nice decor. Fantastic place!!..."
Lajos Fehér
"Lovely place, friendly, lovely food been twice now, definitely..."
James O'Neill
"A lovely, friendly place with amazing food. The owners are wonderful and will go above and beyond to make your meal a perfect one. Will definitely be..."
Sara Burman
"Hands down my absolute favourite restaurant! The vegan selection is huge and doesn't feel like you're eating something totally different to everyone..."
Kate Pell-Johnson
"I was fortunate enough to have been taken here by my partner who recommended Pieno-LIeon. Was greeted by staff who was very professional and friendly..."
James Heath
"My favourite restaurant. We celebrate all our family birthdays here as we love the food and friendly service. So accommodating and reasonably priced,..."
Hayley Richardson
"Loved the food, especially the tacos! The cocktails were especially good. And it's all at a good price. Maybe just need more avocado served with..."
Samuel Koch
"Really nice food the service was great. It can get quite busy and quite loud which makes it a little harder to hear people with masks on currently..."
the bezzo channel
"Love this place, great service and food we go here all the time and its always amazing..."
Rebecca Chapman
"My favourite place in Southend. Friendly staff, great atmosphere, brilliant food. Highly..."
Maria Aivali
"Really nice restaurant. Was presently surprised, decorated really nicely. Staff all friendly, super quick service. Food was delicious would..."
The Sunflower Bistro
97/100 (1607 ratings)
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"This was our first time here and noticed that the service we received was as excellent and equal to those returning. The food was fresh and delicious..."
Barry Marc Jacobs
"Had an amazing afternoon tea in this delightful little place yesterday. The food was plentiful and delicious and the scones were to die for!! The..."
Karen Gunn
"The best Sunday roasts in town! Very friendly and attentive staff! A massive 5 stars....."
Amy Doolan
"I had a surprise baby shower held for me here and it really was so lovely! Michelle was so friendly, the food was outstanding and we all had a..."
Kelly Marie Soar
"Always a warm friendly welcome, amazing food, have recommended to lots of people a few of which now also love it here, my favourite cafe in Southend..."
Jo Mayo
"We hired the Sunflower Eaterie in the evening for my husbands 30th birthday party. It's a great venue for a party! The buffet food was fantastic..."
Nicky Snoad
"Beautiful place and lovely food, we will definitely be back again soon!..."
Rebecca Humble
"Fantastic cream tea. Brilliant service. so..."
Kim Michelle
"Have been coming here since 2009. Always a lovely atmosphere and incredible food. Owners Michelle and Scott take the time to get to know every..."
Hannah Green
"My friend stumbled on this little gem a couple of weeks ago so took me along for coffee. Last was friendly, nice bright clean interior and would..."
Rosie Stephens
"Just had a lovely roast for lunch. Really lovely quiet little place with lovely..."
Freya-Joanne Dowling
"Popped in for a quick Cuppa and a tea cake, what absolutely lovely people and great sports. Thanks for helping us today, we'll be..."
Fanny-Ann Fanacapan
"the staff are..."
Laura Horning
"Wonderful little bistro. Food freshly cooked and spot on. Friendly and helpful staff. My favourite little bistro in Southend. A hidden gem. I can't..."
Carly Bristow
"The best BLT I've ever had!!!..."
James Townsend
"Just had a lovely breakfast here, high quality ingredients very well cooked and presented. Friendly staff and..."
Caroline Peacock
"The best roast dinner bar none! Good vegetarian selection even down to the gravy! The food is always served hot and fresh and the chef certainly..."
Julie Standen
"Always amazing roast dinners..."
Amy Doolan
"Had afternoon tea with 6 friends lovely food endless cups of tea great value for money ,£12.00 x would highly recommend either it be breakfast lunch..."
Hazel Orzel
"Good, fresh hot food. Service was quite slow, and had a fairly long wait for the food, despite not being very busy. Ended up with roast lamb instead..."
Matt W
"Only visited for a quick coffee but customer service was on point. Nothing over the top and just..."
Daniel Hobbs
The Novel Coffee Shop
97/100 (425 ratings)
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"Lovely coffee shop, friendly staff, fab cakes, lovely atmosphere and a wonderful selection of books. Visited with a friend and our 2 young children..."
Helen Nicholls
"I took a service user hear this week and he absolutely loved it he is book mad and said it was better than the library. It is a lovely place and they..."
Kym Bedford
"This new venture is a great idea.....the coffee shop is lovely and welcoming...the coffee is good and the cakes are very tempting....a lovely place..."
Peter A McCamley
"It is a lovely coffee shop and the staff are lovely and lovely stuff there and I would love to go there..."
Arwen Beglan-Power
"A lovely friendly place to be my coffee was made just how I like it. The carrot and walnut cake was delicious definitely be going back with a nice..."
Sue Rollisson
"I was lucky enough to visit on opening morning. Wonderful atmosphere, amazing cakes, fabulous latte and absolutely cannot wait to go..."
Tammy Jones
"I love this Coffee Shop. Plenty of space, no piped music, very relaxed atmosphere, lovely staff & lots of books! Will be back with my knitting group..."
Kathy Swinton
"Great place! Lovely staff, quirky and lots of scrumptious..."
Kathy Denton
"Had a coffee and lovely cake here today. Lovely ambience and surrounded by my favourite thing. Books! We even bought a..."
Brad Mace
"We called in today and had a lovely cup of coffee and a delicious slice of cake. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. There was also a great..."
Anita Griggs
"Stopped in for a piece of cake while waiting for my tyres to be changed across the road. Lovely warm welcome and the cake was really good! Great..."
Sally Tansley
"Visited with my friend was fab. staff very courteous, lovely atmosphere will definitely go..."
Sharon Hinton
"Had a lovely coffee here with a friend today. Great service. Will definitely be..."
Michaela White
"Fast and..."
deano hastings
"A lovely book shop/cafe which they have kind and nice staffs, big lunch with decent price as well as various kinds of cakes! I don't usually read but..."
Hok Lim Cheung
"Lovely coffee shop. Staff were welcoming and they sell previously enjoyed books for Mencap wonderful. Also the cakes are homemade and looked..."
Donna Lowe
"Lovely cake and book selection! All helps a fantastic local..."
Ruth Thompson
"Good range of beverages and cakes etc. Great value Community coffee shop supporting Mencap, plus lots of lovely books to..."
"Really good place to meet. Earliest person gets to browse extensive and we'll organized books for sale. Great cakes and coffee. Lots of different..."
Marie McGarvey
"Wonderful cafe and..."
Donna Seeley
Pasta Pia Street Food
97/100 (219 ratings)
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"Food is amazing and service is lovely, always greeted with a smile! Highly recommend their lunch deal, absolute bargain for delicious home cooked..."
Francesca Wynne-Morgan
"Fantastic little gem! Lovely tasty food for an excellent price. Great atmosphere and service was spot on. Great touch allowing to take own alcoholic..."
Toni-Ann Hammond
"Great simple food absolutely the best street food in town, it is a little piece of Italy La Dolce Vita in your own backyard and you get Very Normal..."
David Stone
"Get place small but cosy. Italian fast food that is fuss free and oh so tasty. Garlic bread was so ..."
Nigel Jimmick
"Raz looked after us really well and made our daughters 16th birthday meal with the whole family of 17 very special, food and service was outstanding..."
Kay Cooper
"Italian fast food at its best . Wonderful little..."
Roz Symons
"Fantastic food and great service...i never know what too choose lol...all fresh cooked...the best in..."
Cristiana Busetti
"First visit yesterday .... wow food & great staff ... will definitely go..."
Brenda Chesney
"Was nice there food lovely staff friendly Deffo be going..."
Tony Carter
"If you like Italian food - you'll love this with charming staff and a lovely atmosphere. Definitely coming again - my kids will love..."
Nikki Nicholas
"A bit too small and noisy but food was homemade and lovely, and portions..."
Sabina Mickey Botwin
"Wonderful lunch, really loved the food and friendly fast service. The only thing I wish was different would be to not have to use plastic knives and ..."
Deb Humphreys
"Fab night last night, food was great and lots of it. Great value for money and brill service - thanks..."
Marisa Eardley
"A fantastic dinner before the fireworks, spent with 6 adults a 3 year old and my 1 year old granddaughter whose birthday we were celebrating. Food..."
Jacqui Dallimore
"Best food in town. Friendly staff and excellent value for..."
Gareth Davies
"Great Italian Street Food - good value no frills great tasting authentic..."
Robert Anthony Nellist
"Been ordering 2 times a week for the last month. Can't get enough! Always tastes fresh, fast delivery and very well..."
Conor Wolff
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