The Sand Bar & Seafood Company
Thursday - Saturday: 9am - 1am
Sunday: 9am - 9pm
My dads 70th birthday
Excellent seafood and very friendly service. Will definitely recommend
We booked a table on opentable, only to arrive and be told there were no tables but they would see what they could do. We were told to get a drink at the bar and we would be shown to our table, we bought drinks and were then told there was no table. This all happened after the manager accused a member of my party of being drunk. We then had to stand in the rain with our drinks to finish them and couldn’t leave quick enough!!
Food was very good. Most of our group had either fish or seafood and that was both fresh and cooked as listed on the menu. Very popular so noise levels were quite high. Well worth a visit.
Second time i've been here in the last few months and still impressed. great to have a seafood focused restaurant right on our doorstep.
I spent a Saturday evening here with my family and we had a lovely meal. The restaurant was extremely busy so service a little slow and just felt the staff could have been a little more attentive. Will certainly go back though as food always to a very good standard.
First visit to the Sand Bar, was recommended by a friend and would definitely return! A varied menu and would like to return to try something else. Great for seafood lovers. I pre-booked and requested an outdoor table, was perfect for a sunny day.
Love it here.... 3rd time in under 6 months... great menu and great value for money. It was really noisy on this visit as a golf club had descended earlier but once they had gone the ambience was brilliant!!!😂
Another very good evening at the Sandbar. Great food, attentive but not pushy service in a lovely dining room. Great value for money as well. Will certainly be returning.
Great value and lovely food! V extensive menu
Fantastic vegetarian choices, very good prices and a great atmosphere. Serving staff were first class, a credit to the younger generation.
One of my favourite restaurants/bar to come back to when I visit home. Nice atmosphere and good food.
The restaurant was attractive and I liked that the tables were not too crammed in.
We sat at the bar 15 mins before our table was booked and nobody came to get us when the table was ready so we were still waiting 15 mins after our booking. The bar tender then said we should hurry up as the kitchen would close in 15 mins! We explained we were waiting to be taken upstairs to our table, he was quite rude and just repeated that “well you better hurry up”. We had overheard this male bar tender being quite unsavoury to another customer, just not very friendly and a little abrupt in our opinion!!!
The table service was good upstairs, the food was nice and good value. For us personally it lacked something, we found ourselves critiquing the food in a positive way I suppose but this is not something we’d normat find ourselves doing, an example, the scallops which were delicious could have been presented with a little more finess, all was good apart from the whole slice of bacon laid across the top-just a bit odd! I had the king prawns which were also delicious but the dish just lacked something. The sauces with all dishes were excellent!
It was a nice enjoyable experience but could have been better.
Good value but we wouldn’t rush back, sorry 😕
Staff were friendly enough, but the food was very amateurish , poorly presented and just not good enough.
Will not go again.
Friendly, helpful staff, fantastic service and excellent food. Will definitely return.
Went here for my husband's birthday celebrations with family, have had lunch before downstairs which was lovely and the dinner was just as lovely, service was good and the very friendly.overall a nice evening
Great atmosphere, very classy, and amazing, fresh seafood... We had a wonderful evening, thank you!
delicious food and excellent value for the good quality
Visited the Sandbar with my wife whilst visiting Southend. The Food and Service were excellent and we will definitely be returning on our next trip to the area.
Sandbar never lets me down
Food is amazing 👍😁stAff very friendly
Very nice table upstairs but bit crushed in with table next to us. Food very good. Wine reasonable price. Very noisy downstairs so be warned when booking table.
Lovely restaurant, outstanding food. Loads to choose from would recommend to everyone and definitely will be going back again
food was nfine but foe ther second time in two weeks there were no oysters. Not impressed
We always come here for a catch up! Lovely food and peaceful surroundings.
Great ambience and friendly staff. Food was delicious and great value for money. This is in my top 3 of local restaurants.
A perfectly pleasant place for lunch but certainly not extraordinary. When we arrived it was buzzing downstairs but even though we had booked no table had been reserved. We were put upstairs and had a nice windows seat but were the only people up there throughout our meal despite being assured others had booked. So a tad quiet and no atmosphere. The menu was varied with lots of seafood which was the reason we selected the restaurant. It is not that clear what constitutes a starter and how the set price meal can be assembled. The physical menu itself is not a great advertisement for the restaurant - just a amateurish word document using different colours .
Our starters were very nice - my herring salad was tasty with a sharp dressing and my partner enjoyed his fishcake. We did have an issue with our main. We both ordered bouillabaisse which was advertised as containing cod, clams and prawn. I had zero cod in mine but salmon instead whilst my partner had mainly salmon with a tiny piece of cod. Salmon is considerably cheaper than cod and is questionably farmed which is an issue for my fisherman partner in particular. When raised with our waitress the response from the chef was not convincing. The fish is ordered as a mixed pack and contains so little salmon it is not worth listing on the menu.Anyhow it tasted fine but was not what it should have been. Wines selection was reasonable and complemented the meal. Waiting staff were unfailingly pleasant and helpful.
Terrible food.Avoid. Cold greasy food.
Really friendly staff, we arrived early but they managed to get us table. They did forget to bring dessert for birthday like requested on opentable . If you are going for special occasion be sure to call them first to arrange surprise dessert if you like that sort of thing
Have eaten here before and never had any problems in the past but the most recent visit was a whole other story!
My friend asked what was recommended on the menu as she is gluten free so just wanted some advise from the staff, but was told by the manager that she should know her own allergies better then the staff which we found really rude.
Everyone received their drinks at the same time apart for one of our group who had to wait 10 extra minutes.
Mains didn't all arrive at the same time.
My friends partner also had a small complaint about one of the desserts and was told he can just go into the kitchen and complain to the chef (which he did as the waitress wouldn't have dealt with it).
Overall wasn't the best dining experience for my birthday!
Welcoming venue. Every time we have been to the restaurant, staff are friendly and attentive. Previously we had been for lunch which has been calm and inviting with a range of food to meet all diners needs. This time we attended on a Saturday evening. Down by the bar was vibrant and welcoming with a good atmosphere. We were seated upstairs which was quiet but fairly well attended by other diners.
The food is great value for money and well worth a visit.
Had a lovely evening, food was delicious and the mood felt very cosy and romantic. Will be going back!
Service was very slow and unorganised, food was average and waited over 10 minutes for my side dishes to go with our main course after asking for them twice. Shame
Lovely food, very large portions! Good value for money. Bar downstairs is a little noisy but this can’t be heard upstairs, overall would recommend if you’re a food lover!
Fantastic food, service and ambiance 😀😀
Very good value for money
Good food with friendly staff. Special attention was paid to my two children (2 years and 7 months respectively) with nothing too much problem for the staff. All-in-all a really pleasant dining experience
Lovely food attentive service and good value. Certainly be visiting again.
Absolute gem! Food was excellent and very reasonable considering the quality and varied menu on offer. Service was great and very friendly, whole place had a lovely atmosphere.... 2 courses including drinks came to £55.... will definitely return!
Took my daughter here for her birthday. She loved it. The 15.99 menu for 2 courses was fabulous.
Although the prices are very reasonable, the food quality was very poor. I ordered the jambalaya and I sent it back as it was extremely bland (just tasted of rice and tomatoes) and very little seafood was in there. Very disappointing but the waitresses were very attentive. I won't be going back in a hurry which is a real shame because it's a lovely local venue
Friends over from Australia and really wanted decent food in a decent restaurant and we were not disappointed. Fantastic place and the food was excellent. Waitress was superb.