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About Afternoon Tea at the Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel & Retreat is renowned for the finest afternoon tea in Essex. Experience this tradition every day from 12.30pm to 4.30pm, nestled in this beautiful hotel. Truly a charming and delightful way to spend your afternoon, you’ll enjoy an opulent setting with elegant, welcoming service, transforming tea into an indulgent treat. Our traditional English afternoon tea is served on quaint vintage Duchess bone china with an eclectic range of teas or freshly brewed coffee.
Your exquisite homemade tea will be served on a three-tiered cake stand with a splendid array of fancies including finger sandwiches with a selection of fillings, fruit scones with Devonshire clotted cream and an assortment of Tiptree jams. A collection of home-made cakes and treats is the greatest accompaniment to finish this perfect example of British culture inspired by tradition.

Thorpe Esplanade
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 3BG
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 12:30 - 16:30

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01702 586375

Website:
http://www.roslinhotel.com/

Entertainment:
Soft light entertainment available in the hotel lounge on various weekends throughout the year. Background music played throughout the restaurant.

Parking Details:
The hotel has 58 car parking spaces and 4 disabled spaces, all which are free to our customers.
The adjacent roads however can be parked on but have restrictions in place from March 1st till October 31st which means after the hours of 6pm and before 9am the next day you can park on the street also.
A pay and display car park is also located 200 yards from the hotel and parking on the seafront is free.

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Roslin Beach Hotel’s team of highly experienced and dedicated event planners are on hand to guide and help you arrange your bespoke requirements. By listening to your ideas and personal requirements, we will help you to tailor your particular needs and wants, whilst all the time aiming to work within your budget. Our professional in house chefs have devised a superb selection of banquet and buffet menus that can be tailored to your specific tastes.

Afternoon Tea at the Roslin Beach Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.3

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83% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on 5 November 2017

I booked Afternoon Tea for my friends birthday. It was a lovely afternoon and the food was delicious. The staff were lovely and anything you can't eat they box up for you to take home. I think it is a lovely treat and is a great gift for someone. Definitely worth the money will be coming back for afternoon tea again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 7 October 2017

Always extremely pleased with everything about The Roslin Hotel ... can thoroughly recommend this establishment.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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·Dined on 3 October 2017

Having had the old Afternoon Tea menu I was looking forward to trying the new Afternoon Tea menu.
Well we were left disappointed.
The cakes were nice, the sandwiches were ok.
Please bring back the old Afternoon Tea...better value for money.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on 23 September 2017

Had a lovely afternoon tea, everything was perfect x

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on 19 September 2017

Afternoon tea has never disappointed, I've been there on several occasions. Food is delicious, tea was plentiful and the table was decorated with balloons and sparkles as it was my birthday (which I was not expecting). Staff were lovely, I even took my balloons home!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on 12 September 2017

Afternoon Tea - Highly recommended. Relaxed. Friendly helpful staff. We will certainly be back

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Waterfront, People Watching, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Hot Spot, Vegan, Seasonal, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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·Dined on 9 September 2017

Excellent food and a beautiful restaurant - would definitely go again and recommend to a friend

Tags: Scenic View, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 7 September 2017

Very welcoming even though we were early it was no problem .

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined on 7 September 2017

Fantastic service ,great view in window seat, unlimited tea cakes scones and finger sand which fresh made my mum very happy

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 6 September 2017

Wonderful sandwiches, scones and cakes and great to have unlimited tea or coffee. Would definitely go back again especially for a special occasion, Staff were extremely attentive and we were made to feel very special. Nice also to be put in a room with a view of the sea even though it was a cloudy day.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 5 September 2017

The service was excellent. nothing was too much trouble. All requests were met. The setting was marvellous. There was a lovely atmosphere for afternoon tea. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 4 September 2017

Had a lovely afternoon tea for my mums 80th birthday. Loved the extra touch i.e. Balloon and writing on the plate(happy birthday). Staff were very friendly, and attentive but not over the top, they were just right.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch
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 (Essex)·Dined on 31 August 2017

Had afternoon tea for my Mums birthday. Staff very friendly and attentive. Plenty of food and all very nice. Endless supply of tea or coffee. Had a table by the window so lovely view of the sea.
There was so much food that what we were unable to eat the staff wrapped up the leftovers for us to take home.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 31 August 2017

Had a lovely afternoon tea at the Roslin with a friend, we couldn't eat it all but was lovely.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 29 August 2017

Excellent afternoon tea, food was great, service was excellent .

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront
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 (Essex)·Dined on 26 August 2017

Lovely afternoon tea for our first anniversary. They even popped some balloons on the table as we had our reception there.
Highly recommended.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer
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·Dined on 25 August 2017

A while back I booked an afternoon tea for 2 for my mums birthday. The tea menu was loverly! Not a thing we didn't like & made us full & was always being topped up with tea, which I would say brilliant value for money. The hotel is kept up to a great standard from where we were & all staff we came across we're very well presented & welcoming. We were sitting inside, with a beautiful view. And as it was mums birthday, we had a star balloon on the table (which I hadn't even requested!) which was a great touch! Will be coming again!

Gina x

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fun, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 22 August 2017

Having never tried afternoon tea, we decided to try it just once.
We have nothing to compare it to, but it was a good experience.

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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 22 August 2017

Lovely setting overlooking the sea We were lucky to have window seat Setting was lovely and staff attentive and friendly Good choice and amount of food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Casual
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·Dined on 21 August 2017

Although a little expensive food was fresh and plentyful. Drawback was we had to wait 15 minutes to pay the bill and then we had to go to bar in the end to pay. Enjoyed the visit though and would return.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 15 August 2017

Very enjoyable experience - not our first visit and it didn't disappoint

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Essex)·Dined on 15 August 2017

A group of us met for a charity planning meeting and took in afternoon tea. It was superb. The only thing we weren't too sure about were the savoury bagels, they were not as delicious as the other savoury items. We loved the pulled pork ones!
There was too much to eat but we asked for a box to take away to donate to our deserted husbands. This was given with a smile. The service is superb. I'd certainly recommend the experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront, Authentic
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·Dined on 11 August 2017

Every year in November my husband and I come to do our Christmas Shopping in Southend and we stay at the Roslin for the weekend. We have been coming for 17 years so have seen a huge transformation. It was the first time that I came for afternoon tea and it was fabulous it was for my sister's 70th Birthday and she thoroughly enjoyed it and I would recommend to family and friends. Thank you for a lovely afternoon. Pam

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Seasonal
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·Dined on 9 August 2017

Had a fantastic afternoon tea, food was wonderful, surroundings beautiful and the view was lovely even with the rain

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

Afternoon tea at the Roslin has to be experienced. Ample food, from sandwiches through scones and into cakes, far too much to eat (luckily they give you anything left over to take away). Endless tea and coffee too - and you can pay a bit more to add something bubbly.

We went for our wedding anniversary and would certainly go again. Great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on 5 August 2017

Finally got to use our voucher bought for us by our daughters for our 20th anniversary, our afternoon tea was delicious, plenty of food and tea, great service and attention from staff, will definitely return for another visit!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 20 July 2017

Has A lovely experience first time will definatly book again came for my birthday.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Essex)·Dined on 6 July 2017

Lovely time having afternoon tea and pimms for my mums birthday

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, People Watching
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 (Essex)·Dined on 27 June 2017

Luxurious surroundings with stunning estuary views . Polite and attentive service. Good food with a relaxing atmosphere. I would thoroughly recommend it

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Essex)·Dined on 23 June 2017

3 of us had afternoon tea for a special birthday. Unfortunately we had to call ahead as we were stuck in traffic and arrived 30 minutes late. However, none of this made any difference to our welcome and service. The choice and amount of food was amazing. Unfortunately none of us could polish off the lot. A great choice and highly recommended.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Waterfront, People Watching
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 (Essex)·Dined on 23 June 2017

A really enjoyable afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings, attentive staff and wonderful food, I would really recommend this to my friends and family.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Great service and wonderful food

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 (Essex)·Dined on 23 May 2017

All staff very pleasant and friendly. waitress very helpful even suggested taking cakes over home.We asked for a table with sea view and got it very happy.The occasion was a surprise 80th birthday.

Tags: Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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 (Essex)·Dined on 16 May 2017

We went to the Roslin Hotel for my friends birthday. The staff were very welcoming and even brought a plate with three separate little cakes and happy birthday iced on the plate - it made her day. We're happy to change the sandwich selection as my friend did not like eggs. Thank you for making her feel special

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Essex)·Dined on 10 May 2017

Delicious afternoon tea served by excellent friendly staff. Lovely surroundings

Tags: Fun, Scenic View
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 (Essex)·Dined on 10 May 2017

An ideal setting for afternoon tea, service was outstanding and food was very good, especially for the reasonable price. Would recommend the upgrade to include fizz to make the afternoon tea extra special!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion
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 (Essex)·Dined on 9 May 2017

This was my first visit to the roslin and will not be my last, I had afternoon tea which was lovely, everything was perfect.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Essex)·Dined on 4 May 2017

Had a lovely afternoon tea with family for a birthday been here a few times now never changes lovely afternoon definitely recommend and definitely going back soon😜

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Essex)·Dined on 30 April 2017

We had a lovely Afternoon Tea, Staff couldn't have done more, the food was lovely and would highly recommend.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined on 28 April 2017

We had a lovely time at the Roslin Beach Hotel last week. I took my mum there for afternoon tea for her birthday. The food was all delicious, the drinks were lovely too and the service was wonderful. We were treated very well and the room that we had the tea in was beautiful, with lovely wide windows which we could see the sea through.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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