Eat and Drink in Southend on Sea
The secret ingredient to the perfect day out or weekend away is finding that fabulous restaurant, cosy pub or coffee shop for a quick drink. And Southend is packed full of them! With over 300 places to eat in Southend, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Family feasts taste even better in the open air. Bag a table with a sea view at the Archway Cafés on the seafront, relax in a pub garden or try our delicious fish and chips or simply sit in the sun and enjoy the seaside delights.
Take a trip to Old Leigh and watch the fishing boats bring in their catch of the finest cockles, some of which are destined for top restaurants in Paris and the UK, whilst others stock the local cocklesheds, dotted along the Old Leigh seafront.
The Arches Cafés are a major part of the seafront, and have been integral establishments since 1932. Here you'll find amazing, belly-warming breakfasts, and an array of traditional seaside mains and desserts, all with a fantastic view of the Thames.
Seaside fun and ice cream go hand in hand and Rossi's have been making award-winning ice cream in Southend for more than 70 years. Try the Ice Cream Parlour on the seafront to see all that they have to offer, or stop by one of the kiosks to pick up a quick treat!
And remember - a visit to Southend-on-Sea wouldn't be complete without trying at least one of our local specialities!
If you are looking for real Italian food with heart, ASK Italian is the place for you. From classic dishes to contemporary signatures, the right environment to the right people to serve you, at ASK Italian we want to do everything we can so you too can eat like an Italian.
Authentic Italian Restaurant, established since 1987, it encompasses recipes of the old country, fresh ingredients and the simplicity of Italian cooking, all deliciously accompanied with fine wines representative of the Italian regions brought to Southend's town centre and the traditions of Italian heritage and culinary cuisine.
Tomassi's is a landmark restaurant which has been satisfying the appetites of customers in Southend-on-Sea since 1932. We cater for a wide range of tastes and experiences ranging from our Downstairs Restaurant to Café Tomassi.