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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.
Southend-On-Sea, Essex SS1 1EE
Hours of Operation:
We are open from 12pm until early evening Sunday through to Friday and from 12pm until late on Saturdays.
£25 and under
Sands Bistro Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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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