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The Roslin Beach Hotel Restaurant
The Roslin Beach Hotel Restaurant

The Roslin Beach Hotel Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roslinhotel.com
  • Phone: 0170 258 6375
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday, 7:00AM-10:00AM; Sundays, 8:30AM - 10:30AM. Lunch: Monday - Saturday, 12:00PM - 3:00PM; Sundays, 12:00PM - 5:00PM. Dinner: Monday - Saturday, 6:00PM - 9:30PM; Sundays, 7:00PM - 9:30PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: English, European
  • Executive Chef: Wayne Hawkins
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether christenings celebrations, birthday, anniversaries, retirement or a particular family event, the Roslin excels special occasions- with provision to host anything from fancy dress to black tie & ball gowns, with any dietary requirements to suit the occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: George Castro 0170 258 6375
  • Entertainment: Small gatherings to over 100 guests can be catered for in our private function suite. Live entertainment can be arranged or our resident DJ will make any party a night to remember. A full complement of buffet or table dining is available.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: By Bus, Number 9 to and from Southend-on-Sea runs along the seafront, passing our door. By Rail It is a short taxi ride to both Thorpe Bay Station and to Southend Victoria. To explore further afield, you can travel to London in just 45minutes from either station.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Secured private parking is available at the rear of the hotel. Limited spaces at the front and side.
A word from The Roslin Beach Hotel Restaurant
The Restaurant at the Roslin Beach Hotel has become one of the premier dining establishments in Southend-on-Sea and the surrounding area. Invite your senses to socialise and dine, where the restaurant has been designed to create the perfect atmosphere for every occasion. The restaurant boasts panoramic views of the Thames Estuary, and offers ambiance and worldly flavors with a bespoke menu to delight every palette.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Delightful service; good fish and poor chips - overcooked and hard Wonderful views of the bay"
    dined on 25/08/2014
  • "We ate here on 23rd Aug . Service and setting were outstanding and food was extremely good. The only reason for not giving the food 5 stars was that we felt the the range on the menu was a little limited if you weren't a fish fan. Having seen a menu on the hotel website it appeared that the menu had a wider choice but this may have been our misunderstanding. Overall though a lovely evening and I would happily recommend this restaurant to anyone"
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "Came for afternoon tea with my best friend and was blown away by the quality of the food and service. There's a sign outside proclaiming the best afternoon tea in Southend - after our meal I'd happily agree! Lots of food - including wonderful macaron, opera cake and a beautiful mini quiche served warm. Lovely dainty sandwiches (beef, salmon and egg) and of course the obligatory luscious scone filled with plump fruit and served with Essex's own Tiptree jam and lashings of clotted cream. Simply wonderful - and that's before you factor in huge sea view while you eat. We'll definitely be going back, was interested to see posters offering short notice discounts on spa treatments - might book one at the same time for the ultimate girlie day!"
    dined on 18/08/2014
  • "We have dined before and cannot speak highly enough of the excellent standard of food but this time the service fell below the previous experience. A bottle of still water was ordered then forgotten and only arrived after a different member of staff asked if we wanted anymore drinks. I know that Sunday lunches can be busy and stressful but the sight of the young waiter receiving a back massage from the waitress in the bar close to the conservatory is not really acceptable. Then at payment time the bill arrived and despite putting my debit card in open view fifteen minutes passed before I had to remind the waitress that I would like to pay and could she bring over the machine! To add insult to injury 10% service is added to the bill!"
    dined on 17/08/2014
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "a little expensive except for the fish and chips for lunch - they were great! Batter lovely and light yum yum"
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "As we live locally and had not eaten dinner at the Roslin before we decided to celebrate our Anniversary there this year. I was happy to see fresh lobster on the menu which was delicious. My husband had the fish and chips which was well presented and he said was very tasty. The desserts were to die for! Vodka Martini cocktail spot on. The staff were very attentive and friendly and the general ambience was good. We would certainly go again and not wait for a special occasion! Only drawback was having to park a road away from venue as car park was full but next time we will take a cab as we live locally."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "The seafood was brilliant and the service outstanding."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "Staff are delightful and their friendly helpful demeanour compliments excellent food and ambience always a feature at The Roslin Hotel."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "My husband and I were married here 20/07/2013 and returned on our anniversary for Sunday lunch with our two month old daughter. I requested a table with space for my pram and this was done with no problems. They have facilities for baby changing and the venue was easy accessible too. The Sunday lunch was tasty and the service was brilliant. The price of £24.95 for a three course meal - bargain!"
    dined on 20/07/2014
  • "The restaurant was packed (good for them) very noisy plus the arrival of a wedding party in dribs & drabs. We waited ages to be served at the bar - the bar person was kind & friendly as were all the staff - just not enough staff. We were shown to our table, all very pleasant, but by now the whole place was getting warmer & warmer, the air conditioning can only work if the correct doors are kept closed, so by the time we had eaten two courses we were ready for passing out & had to be moved to have our dessert being placed next to main throughway tables being crammed in to accommodate afternoon tea guests, it was like being in a hot noisy transit café. The batter on the fish so crisp inedible - rest of the food good but overpriced."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • " My experience of the restaurant is outstanding the staff was very friendly on arrival and showed us to our seats they was very thoughtful aswell as polite and very smart and when we asked questions about the food and further bookings they went out of there way to provide us with full answers the service during our meals was outstanding we was always asked if everything was ok and if we needed anything else our drinks was served well and on arrival of our food the food was hot and well presented to a high standardsprice was brilliant and i absoluterly loved my time here"
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "Food was perfectly cooked and the service was excellent. The only problems I found is the menu is very limited especially for veggies and its quite expensive. Having said that I will be back again soon"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "took parents for sunday lunch they loved it so much booked it for her birthday needed a table for disabled and that was fine 10/10 in everyway service food all excellent"
    dined on 29/06/2014
  • "A great night was had by all! a lovely setting to wine and dine our clients. I shall be recommending my colleagues to entertain and host at the Roslin"
    dined on 17/06/2014
  • "I booked a surprise for Father's Day, I also brought 2 bottles of wine one for each my dad and mother, no one knew what they was doing it took 3 waitress that couldn't understand very well told them they had a single drink each, they also tried to get them to pay the bill after. I had to phone from abroad to inform them that I had brought them a bottle each because they didn't know and at £16.95 a bottle someone should have known, when booking this I was told it would be on the table alone with a note saying happy Father's Day, then had no chocolates either. I was highly disappointed as I wanted a nice evening for them both but was completely ruined."
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "I booked this afternoon tea for myself & two friends to celebrate a 60th birthday. The tea was the best one I have had & I would certainly recommend The Roslin to everyone. The food was excellent & there was plenty of tea, well done Jonathan & his team!"
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "The service was really poor on this particular night but the food was fantastic although i think it's a bit over priced for Southend. I would recommend as staff were polite and are entitled to have an off night xx"
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "Very nice meal and fast service with the food. Waiting staff let the restaurant down. We received items twice and the girl couldn't understand us and couldn't speak English very well. Overall, lovely surroundings and atmosphere. No vegetarian option for the soup either which was disappointing."
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "I took my mum for Sunday lunch for her birthday and it was absolutely amazing! We were lucky enough to have a beautiful day and the view out onto the seafront was just outstanding!!"
    dined on 01/06/2014
  • "My daughter is used to eating in good restaurants as she lives in Abu Dhabi & she was really happy with the food & ambience at the Roslin Beach Hotel."
    dined on 25/05/2014
  • "Unhurried service but good, pleasant staff and efficient. meal was excellent even though we did not have top range meal. always good. "
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "I took my wife to The Rosilin for her birthday. We'd always heard good things about it but unfortunately, I wasn't blown away. The food is lovely but you can get better for cheaper in Leigh-on-Sea and the sides you get aren't very adventurous. The restaurant as a whole is well decked out and certainly looks the part and the views looking out to sea are fantastic. The major downside was the service. A number of times, we witnessed the waiters bringing over the wrong dish and when my wife asked what the side dishes came with her dinner, the waitress said carrots, broccoli and spinach. When the plate arrived, it was something completely different...."
    dined on 23/05/2014
  • "Lovely surroundings with a sea view. Service very good and varied choices on menu. Nice for special occasions with good atmosphere."
    dined on 15/05/2014
  • "Our experience of the Jazz Evening last Friday 9th May, was awful. Despite the advertising and promotion, the music wasn't Jazz. It was a standard pop/swing repertoire, masquerading as much more. The sound system hadn't been balanced across the restaurant (i.e. they went for volume and not sound quality). As for the meal, the first course was pretty poor quality and quite tasteless, they forgot to serve the main course (we got ours only after chasing the waiter when everyone else had virtually finished their dessert), and no apologies were offered. Overall, it was a very disappointing evening for both ourselves and our friends. Emailed the manager but got no response. Shame really as we have had better experiences at the Roslin. "
    dined on 09/05/2014
  • "6 of us went. I booked online the day before & we had no problems. We were seated quickly in the lovely dining room overlooking the sea.we ordered drinks which arrived promptly but unfortunately the lemonade was "off" and we had to return 3 of them but they were replaced with an apology and no fuss.starters arrived ,very good,white bait,prawn cocktail,melon,fish cakes.we had a little wait for the mains,but not too long & the waiter told us they would be a few minutes.the main courses were very good .veggie risotto,black cod,lobster Thermidore,lamb cutlets,and a huge cod& chips.this came with hand cut chips the lamb cutlets with fries and if we had known would have asked to change but again not a big deal.we had 2 cheese& biscuits. Great"
    dined on 04/05/2014
  • "Very nice meal and usual very good service. Meal cost was over £200 for just 4 of us and there wasn't a lot of alcohol. I was fine with it, but a little surprised."
    dined on 22/04/2014
  • "Meal was OK but expensive and was not the same menu as displayed on their website. The wait between courses was ridiculous and although the views and company was good it was nearly three hours for the 3 courses to be served. "
    dined on 21/04/2014
  • "We booked in for our afternoon tea in the beautifully decorated restaurant where the staff were very polite and friendly and couldn’t do enough for you. The hotel and surrounding area was very clean. The tea its self was lovely, well presented sandwiches with a great choice of fillings along with mini quiches, scones with clotted cream & jam followed by delicious cakes and a small trifle each. Tea & coffee was replenished frequently. This was the best afternoon tea I have had in Essex for a long while and look forward to returning soon! Thank you "
    dined on 13/04/2014
  • "took our mum for afternoon tea for a belated mothers day treat. It was beautiful and made even better by the view and weather. thankyou"
    dined on 01/04/2014
  • "We asked for a table with a nice view and boy did we have a view! We felt like VIPs when we were taken to our seafront view table & it was like being seated on the beach. The staff were very attentive without being intrusive. We opted for the lunch time set menu, very reasonable at £20 for three courses. The food was delicious and timed perfectly. Special mention goes to the kiwi roulade! This is the place to be for a special ambiance and I look forward to returning soon."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "First time at the restaurant, found the staff excellent and helpful."
    dined on 25/03/2014
  • "We had Sunday lunch on the 23rd march we felt we was not rushed to get off the table for other diners All the courses of the food was lovely it was my birthday we requested a window seat and we was given one and it made it special it was very relaxing and a lovely clean venue the staff were very friendly we have used this restaurant for many years and we will be going again soon"
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "Arrived for a 2.45 Sunday lunch booking at 2.35 and checked-in. Ordered a drink from the bar and waited to be seated. Seated at 2.55 only after prompting the maitre'd who had clearly forgotten us. Starters finally arrived 3.45, mains at 4.30! Vegetables overcooked, roast potatoes soggy not crisp. Clearly the kitchen could not cope with the number of customers being served."
    dined on 09/03/2014
  • "The set menu was very nice with excellent value for money. The staff were very friendly and the Maitre De was very good and extremely welcoming. Will definitely be going again."
    dined on 04/03/2014
  • "Warm and friendly.Staff welcoming and attendative service excellent with a good atmosphere.Food a good standard overall a pleasant dining experience."
    dined on 02/03/2014
  • "Very disopointed with our visit. Whitebait and Lobster were under cooked. Service was quite slow .Very pricey for what it was. Have changed to another venue for our family get together. So would not recommend the Roslin nor will we return."
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Great selection - something to suit everyone... Relaxed atmosphere but attentive service - didn't feel we were being rushed out - plenty of time to savour our food and chat Lovely views over the water.... (take layers as it does get warm when the sun is streaming in)"
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "Had a fantastic meal here, great food and fabulous staff,would recommend to anyone."
    dined on 19/02/2014
  • "The Roslin never fails to impress. Great service, lovely afternoon tea & even on a cold wet & grey day it feels good being inside looking over the estuary."
    dined on 14/02/2014