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Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

Mad Dogs & Englishmen

4.7
4.7
1802 Reviews
£26 to £40
Afternoon Tea
The Parlour Tea Room at Mad Dogs and Englishmen provides a vintage setting to enjoy Afternoon tea. We’ve become renowned for our themed teas which offer an unforgettable experience. Enjoy the eclectic surroundings of this unique venue.
The Botanical Rooms is upstairs and hosts our cocktail bar. Here you can experience Afternoon Tea from Wednesday to Sunday during the day and enjoy the fairy-lit bar on Friday and Saturday evenings. We host live Jazz and soul on some evenings.
The Piano Lounge with it's vintage leather sofas and a mixture of eclectic styled furnishings is situated on the ground floor alongside our Whisky Bar. You can enjoy an Afternoon Tea with Piano accompaniment on Sunday afternoons or sample some of our extensive Whisky cocktails on Friday and Saturday evenings. We have live Jazz performances on selected evenings.
Please ensure you select the correct venue and experience for your visit with us.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Cocktail Bar, English

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea Wed–Sun 12:00–18:30 Bar Fri, Sat 12:00–23:45

  • Phone number

    01702 714766

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Leigh-On-Sea

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

Experiences

  • The Glass Slipper (Weekdays)

    £38.50 per person

    9 Jul - 4 Sept 2022
    Take a ride on the pumpkin carriage to join us for our most enchanting afternoon tea yet. Based on the classic fairytale of rags to riches, our glass slipper experience surely will be the perfect fit. Weekdays: £38.50 per person including 10% service charge. Weekends: £44.00 per person including 10% service charge Menus to be announced A £10pp non-refundable deposit is required to secure this booking T’s & C’s apply
  • The Glass Slipper (Weekends)

    £44.00 per person

    9 Jul - 4 Sept 2022
    Take a ride on the pumpkin carriage to join us for our most enchanting afternoon tea yet. Based on the classic fairytale of rags to riches, our glass slipper experience surely will be the perfect fit. Weekdays: £38.50 per person including 10% service charge. Weekends: £44.00 per person including 10% service charge Menus to be announced A £10pp non-refundable deposit is required to secure this booking T’s & C’s apply
  • An Afternoon Tea in the Botanical Rooms (Weekday)

    £33.00 per person

    13 Jul - 4 Sept 2022
    An exquisite Afternoon Tea set in The Botanical rooms, our new Cocktail lounge inspired by nature. Your Afternoon Tea is set amongst a beautiful floral backdrop and created by our in house botanists using seasonal ingredients. Please ensure you are booking for the correct experience. The Botanical Rooms does not offer the themed Afternoon Tea. If you require one of the Themed Afternoon Teas such as Alice in Wonderland, please make sure you book into the Parlour Tea Rooms. Menu to be announced Weekdays £33.00pp inc. 10% service charge. Weekends £38.50pp inc. 10% service charge. A £10pp non-refundable deposit is required to secure this booking T’s & C’s apply Add on a cocktail/mocktail or a glass of bubbly to complete your experience.

What 1,802 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. HA

    HelenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience for 6 of us...even catered for a vegan and gluten free in our group...a fairy tale afternoon tea. Our waitress was very attentive and a perfect princess.
  2. c

    claireb

    Essex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place. Friendly staff and amazing cakes
  3. BR

    BarbaraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is definitely worth going to. Polite staff, nothing too much trouble.. the themed afternoon teas are amazing. I’m vegan and the food was delicious 😋
  4. MD

    MarilynD

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice tea room, first visit. Pleasant waitress and food very good. Only disappointment was that our table for 2 was round a corner and cut off from the main area. We felt cut off from the atmosphere and being able to see the lovely decorated room. Apparently someone was dressed up as Cinderella which we couldn’t see from our corner cove. Would certainly go back but not in the alcove. Thank you
  5. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Really lovely but service for drinks was a little slow.
  6. JD

    JamesD

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing The Glass Slipper themed tea the thought and detail is outstanding definitely worth a visit! Cannot wait for the next one now Thank you to all your team for the hard work and dedication watching your Cinderella with the children fabulous!
  7. BR

    BevR

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service as normal I’m looking forward to the next one.
  8. AW

    AngieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic setting with a cheese board that was fantastic. Cocktails were a plenty. An overall lovely evening with fab service. Only down side was that it closed slightly earlier. I was sent an email to say it was closing earlier that night but I didn’t notice it, so that was my fault. Will definitely be coming back again
  9. B

    Babs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff where great. Only criticism is there was no option for more sandwiches and scone was a bit small. Cakes where lovely but too sweet as made with white chocolate. Bottomless tea perfect. When paying that price I am used to being asked if I would like more sandwiches.
  10. R

    Rebecca

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the Glass Slipper experience! Had a family baby shower there. Catered for everyone, including the mothers-to-be. Food was delicious. A lot of effort went into it. Staff were lovely and friendly.
  11. DM

    DarrenM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The evening setting is described as being in the botanical room, however we were seated in the downstairs section which was nicely designed but did not look nearly as nice as the decor in the botnaical room. The charcuterie board was ok, the meats did look supermarket bought, but for £12 was probably worth it. The cocktails were overpriced at £12 each, not being of the quality I would expect for the price. The Old Fashoined cocktail was amazing though. I didn't think the ticket price of £10 was warranted either, the jazz band was mediocre at best. All in all a nice experience but not amazing.
  12. NN

    NNSmith

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    It was very pretty, staff were lovely. I felt it was over priced. Desserts were tasty but far too many and sickly. Very small savoury selection so not really a lunch option. I was really disappointed, I’ve had better for far less. I’d recommend if you’re purely going for the sweet selection and insta pics.
  13. TJ

    TracyJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best afternoon tea I have ever had! Everything was excellent…
  14. EJ

    EmmaJ

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant and highly recommend. Going again twice more this year!
  15. HB

    HanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food amount and selection. Very fresh. Lovely cinderella background music. Lots of props dotted around to add to atmosphere and fabulous carriage for extra detail which we booked at an additional charge for an extra touch to our afternoon tea
  16. AC

    ACB59

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A real gem of a place. Welcoming staff, fresh tasty food and delightful decor.
  17. D

    Donna

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect, had a great time. Thank you.
  18. JW

    JoanneW

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As first time visitors my mum and I were really impressed with the food, flavours were amazing. We’ve had a good few afternoon teas and this one was definitely top 3. I had the gluten-free version and it was so nice to have food that looked like a decent equivalent of the ‘normal’ afternoon tea, rather than looking longingly at my friends food!! Thanks for a lovely experience, we will definitely be back.
  19. JC

    JuliaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little gem in Leigh ! Like a London afternoon tea experience . All the food was lovely and the imagination behind the food is amazing . The waitresses were all very sweet and professional . Will be back and recommend to all my friends .
  20. SC

    SarahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well organised attentive staff theme perfectly represented. Delicious sandwiches and adorable cakes almost too cute to eat
  21. PS

    PeachamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great afternoon and I will book again. Food was lovely
  22. CD

    CarolineD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent themed afternoon tea! Every last detail is considered to immerse you into their world. The atmosphere is prefect and a real treat. We have visited many times for the different afternoon teas and will continue to do so. Good value for money.
  23. FC

    FizzyC

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fantastic themed afternoon tea. There was plenty of food and it tasted amazing. The staff were also fantastic, friendly and polite
  24. PA

    PAMELAH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magical loved it will definitely be back for marina
  25. J

    Jacqui

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by Cinderella! Amazing attention to detail.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Always a magical experience at Mad Dogs. The theming never fails to disappoint and this Glass Slipper based on Cinderella was one of my favourites so far. The afternoon tea offerings are always a good mix of finger sandwiches, mini tarts, beautiful themed cakes and pastries and of course warm scones with plenty of jam and cream. We also enjoyed the abundant choice of teas and cocktails on offer. They also do the most amazing hot chocolates! Looking forward to trying out new themes and revisiting old ones too. Loved the carriage seating!!
  27. DL

    DebbieL

    Essex

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had a nice time, usually go in the other top area, guess I was expecting more, maybe my fault? Service not as good, had to ask for Tea and then was too strong. Sandwiches bit dry and couple crispy again probably weather? Feel that we should choose to see how much service charge we pay depending on service?
  28. EC

    EmilyC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Cinderella afternoon tea. Would highly recommend
  29. YF

    YvonneF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful afternoon, such a lovely setting and the attention to detail is outstanding. Food was fresh and nicely presented. Staff were friendly, approachable and helpful. Would definitely recommend for a special treat.
  30. A

    Ashley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely afternoon at Mad Dogs & Englishmen; they facilitated a surprise guest hiding my cousin away until my aunt was seated which was fantastic. Food and service was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant for tea
  31. KR

    KellyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    service was great, food was delicious, air con was on so very comfortable. Thank you, it was fab
  32. LW

    LisaW

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really well organised themed afternoon tea. Polite friendly staff, wonderful surroundings and amazing food! It was the best afternoon tea we have all had!
  33. CC

    ClaireC

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere with great food and amazing cocktails
  34. KJ

    KJ0810

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing time at the Cinderella themed afternoon tea. Food was amazing a decor was fantastic. Great for special occasions
  35. G

    Gerri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Seven friends went for afternoon tea at glass slipper experience the setting was perfect , didn’t no where to look everything done so beautiful ,! Lovely tea ,!loved our cocktails in the glass slipper only small negative we had to ask the waitress for more drinks etc they didn’t check on us ! Overall a beautiful afternoon out would go again without a doubt
  36. TP

    TrudyP

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a surprise Mother of the Bride outing organised by my sister & 3 cousins. Every single thing was delightful, the staff were lovely, the decor was incredible. The food & drinks were divine, just such a huge pleasure. We also went up to the gorgeous Botanical lounge after our splendid tea, another area of such comfort & beauty. Thankyou so much for providing an exquisite back drop to a truly marvellous family get together. It was perfect x
  37. J

    Jasona

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience 2nd time now really done lovely recommend
  38. KS

    KarenS

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always, The whole setting was great. Food looked and tasted delicious and as always took some home. We had the Glass Slipper Cocktail which was lovely. Would highly recommend
  39. TK

    TheresaK

    Essex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place for a special treat. I was surprised price had risen to £38.50 when I had paid a deposit for £35 a head and thought this would be honoured but I know everything has gone up. Certainly had a lovely ambience and my family loved it.
  40. GJ

    GinaJ

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience yesterday at the Glass Slipper event, it was my daughter first time there and it was everything she thought it would be magical. The staff very friendly and the food was amazing all in the theme can’t wait for the next one.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Mad Dogs & Englishmen is rated 4.7 stars by 1802 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mad Dogs & Englishmen

1349-1353 London Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2AB

Additional information

  • Area

    Leigh-On-Sea

  • Hours of Operation

    Afternoon Tea Wed–Sun 12:00–18:30 Bar Fri, Sat 12:00–23:45

  • Cuisines

    Afternoon Tea, Cocktail Bar, English

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

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