The Royal Hotel, a listed property built in 1791 as former haunt of Royalty and Aristocracy, offers visitors a range of gourmet dishes and contemporary cocktails.BOOK NOW
Blending the original structure’s rich history with 21st-Century comforts, the sympathetic restoration of this jewel in the crown of Southend-on-Sea now comprises a ground floor Cocktail Bar & Lounge, a Ballroom restaurant and basement speakeasy. They also offer a sumptuous afternoon tea, perfect for birthdays and celebrations.
Once a grand Ballroom for parties of the aristocracy and Royalty, the Ballroom Restaurant now serves delectable dishes created by award winning Head Chef, Harry Lumsdon. In the Ballroom, you will experience wonderful service from the Royal team, along with beautiful meals with a modern twist using fresh, seasonal and, as much as possible, local products. Our daily deliveries of fresh produce enable our Kitchen Team to provide you with the best produce for your meal. The Ballroom restaurant provides a relaxed dining experience with superb views across the Thames - including the world famous pier. One of the best afternoon teas in Essex, the Royal Hotel is a great coastal restaurant for fine dining in Southend.
Cocktail Bar and Lounge
Open daily, the ground floor Cocktail Bar and Lounge is the perfect setting for a relaxed lunch or an evening of amazing cocktails. An array of freshly made dishes are available during the day using locally sourced seasonal produce wherever possible. The Southend restaurant offers a range of the best cocktails, including Pornstar Martinis, as well as masterclasses, stand up comedy, weddings, wakes and private parties. In the evening, the menu makes way for a freshly prepared and cooked small plates, perfect for sharing with your friends whilst enjoying a cocktail. The Royal's resident mixologist has created a variety of signature drinks, along with old school classics, contemporary twists and new found favourites. Along with cocktails, they also serve a large selection of spirits (over 40 gins) as well as a choice of ales and beers from the Britains oldest brewer - perfect for a summer evening!
To book, give The Royal Hotel a call on 01702 662579.