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About Sands Bistro

Proving Southend-on-Sea’s status as a burgeoning London suburb increasingly popular with fashionable Londoners, Sands Bistro is a glamorous restaurant with the best views in town. A light, sun-filled room, glass stretching the entire back wall, the Sands Bistro dining room offers wonderful vistas across the Thames Estuary. And while the indoor seating area at Sands is special in itself – sleek, contemporary and design-led – it’s the superb Sun Deck which really excites. A large elevated space with glass balcony, the Sands Sun Deck makes the most of an unrivalled position on sunny days. It’s the ideal spot to soak up the sun while enjoying the kitchen’s internationally inspired menu.

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Western Esplanade
Southend-On-Sea, Essex SS1 1EE
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern European

Hours of Operation:
We are open from 12pm until early evening Sunday through to Friday and from 12pm until late on Saturdays.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01702 468123

Website:
http://www.sandsbistro.co.uk/

Sands Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (3)
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Afternoon Tea (2)
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Child Friendly (1)
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Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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value5

 
·Dined on 31 December 2017

Staff were fantastic very friendly, went for my sisters birthday on New Year’s Eve lunch and even tho they were changing menus they bent over backwards to accommodate our wishes - the lighting could be a little more atmospheric but all in all a wonderful experience

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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food5
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value4

 
·Dined on 30 December 2017

Lovely restaurant with great view. Also good gluten free range of food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Romantic, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 19 November 2017

We booked the restaurant on reccomendation & thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The staff were very attentive , the sun shone, the food was great & would defiantly return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 28 July 2017

Very nice lunch with my daughter good food and good service

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 11 March 2012

My husband and I had Sunday lunch here on a day where Southend was packed and the sun was splitting the sky so we didn't have a roast but two delicious salads. I had duck which had a huge amount of duck which I wasn't expecting given the heat and the fact that most diners were ordering salads. My husband had prawn and crab salad and again the portions were generous. Staff were friendly and the atmosphere was nice. Recommended.

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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 22 February 2012

Lovely meal and good service.

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 (Essex)·Dined on 18 February 2012

sands bistro in southend was excellent. The food was amazing and the staff were very good.

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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 21 January 2012

Sands Bistro, Southend sea front. On a rather chilly, windy evening in January we went to Sands Bistro, we received a very warm welcome and a lovely meal with a view out to sea. The atmosphere was friendly and relaxing. There was a piano player there all evening with a great variety of music. If I had one critisism it would be that the music was slightly too loud but our table was very near a speaker.

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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Essex)·Dined on 14 January 2012

Staff were excellent and the food was amazing! Would definitely go back and recommend to others.

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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (London)·Dined on 6 November 2011

We couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate my mother's birthday. Good honest food, excellent, friendly service , fair prices and splendid views.
I shall definitely be back...

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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 9 October 2011

Sands Bistro- Southend on Sea .Very enjoyable meal, staff were really friendly and helpful. Fantastic views across the estuary on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon. Would highly recommend and will be returning soon for a Saturday evening with friends.

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 1 October 2011

Food and service were excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful, even after a busy day on the hottest day of the year!! We even returned for breakfast the next morning.

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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 4 December 2010

Gurkha Palace restaurant in Windsor is an excellent venue whether its an intimate dinner or a group venue that you want. The owner was on hand to advise on ordering and they specialise in Nepali food. The food was top notch and we will all be going back soon. The waiters were attentive but nit intrusive.

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food5
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 26 November 2010

We had a delicious meal at Gurkha palace in Windsor on Friday. The food seems to get better every time we go - I recommend the Lamb Momo for a starter. The staff are friendly and attentive and it's great value for money.

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 (London)·Dined on 28 July 2010

My husband and myself had an excellent meal on wednesday 28/7/2010 at the Gurkha Palace in Windsor.The service along with the food was of superb quality.We would highly recommend tthis restaurant.

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service4
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 (Essex)·Dined on 7 April 2012

Sands Bistro in Southend is a very pleasant place to eat. I would recommend this to anyone in the area.

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food4
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service3
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 (London)·Dined on 18 December 2011

Was very unimpressed at first as our waitress was pretty rude and next to useless - the week before Christmas, and if one of us (6) wanted turkey then everyone had to have it, which struck me as bizarre! Luckily we started getting looked after by a very helpful guy which changed my opinion. Couldn't fault the food - the roast beef with all the trimmings was fantastic! Good food, good atmosphere, and, eventually, good service - all key ingredients.

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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 19 November 2011

A nice meal on a Sat evening out with friends., however 2 of the 3 meat main courses were unavailabe and some of the desserts Paid with cash but the change was not returned as the tip was obviously assumed!!

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 (London)·Dined on 15 September 2011

Nicely located by the beach, Sands Bistro has one of the best sights that you can marvel at on good days in Southend. The menu though can resemble what you get at other restaurants. Still, service is good and probably worth a visit again if you're by the area and are looking for something to fill yourself up.

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service5
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 (Kent)·Dined on 9 September 2011

Warm and friendly welcome, nice views, a very pleasant meal.

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 (London)·Dined on 23 July 2011

Really tasty and filling food at a good price. They gave us a really nice table with full views of the sunset and the beach.
The staff was really nice.
Maybe the music was too loud but ey! there was a girl playing the piano. Where do you get that?

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 (London)·Dined on 13 July 2011

We have been to Sands Bistro previously but in the winter so it was very pleasant to sit by the picture windows with a view of the sea, unfortunately the tide was out and the cloud blocked the setting sun but still a nice outlook of the Estury. We were early diners so enjoyed a quiet meal but later I would expect it to be buzzing. The food was hot, tasty & well presented. The only fault was the lack of lemon in the lemon cheescake but it did not spoil the meal, We will certainly will return

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 (London)·Dined on 17 May 2011

Sands Southend- Fantastic location overlooking the Eastuary but very quiet on a Tuesday night.

Food was excellent- recommend the 21 day steak and the seabass.

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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 6 May 2011

Lovely meal, it was late so we couldnt appreciate the view but i imagine its a good one. The foid portions were good and it works out to around £30:00 a head.

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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 6 May 2011

Fantastic

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 (Essex)·Dined on 9 April 2011

Sands Bisto in Southend-on-Sea is a great venue with music on a Saturday night.

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food4
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 8 January 2011

Sands Bistro, Southend
After reading other reviews about this restaurant we were not disappointed. The service was friendly and attentive, wonderful views of the Thames Estuary and the food was hot, presented well but my understanding of fondant potatoes was not the same as chefs but it did not spoil the meal. If you are looking for a quiet night out perhaps not the perfect place as there are no soft furnishing to absorb the sound but if you go away from the busy timesitwould be fine.

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food5
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 (Essex)·Dined on 28 July 2017

I would like to say a special thank you to Ami the waitress who made my friend and I extremely comfortable, attended to our requests and made our afternoon tea special occasion complete. I will definitely rebook for future occasions. Thanks to the other staff who were very helpful and it was a pleasure to visit the Sands which I will recommend to friends and family. Sue Camm .
Please inform Ami, that Spotty had a great time too....x

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food
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food3
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service1
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 2 March 2012

Sands Bistro in southend has a nice setting on the seafront, the starters were fairly pricey at around £7/8, the mains were not so. The food in general was good, I enjoyed the pate for starter and the fish and chips for main was nice. The service was very poor, the restaurant was only half full yet for 35 minutes we were not able to get the bill or dessert menu even though the waitress agreed to bring it over, it took so long to come we decided not to have any, got the bill and left, real shame.

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service3
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 (Essex)·Dined on 12 May 2011

Sands Bistro on Southend 's sea front next to Pier
On entering this large open plan Restaurant the noise hits you, with no soft furnishings too absorb the sound and that was before the entertainment started. A limited choice menu , but the chefs were prepared to adapt the menu to our satisfaction ,the food was very good but the service was very slow we eventually became accustomed to the noise & by the end of the evening we were enjoying the entertainer Sands offers a large Terrace

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