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The Royal Hotel


work 1 High Street, Southend-on-Sea, SS11JE


work01702 899222



The Royal Hotel, a listed property built in 1791 as former haunt of Royalty and Aristocracy, is ready to welcome you. 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 and a restaurant situated in the first floor ballroom.

The lounge

Open everyday from 9.30am, The Lounge is a perfect setting for a mid-morning brunch or quick lunch, where you can enjoy our freshly made dishes throughout the day.

 Along with our brunch and lunch menu, The Lounge serves an array of fabulous tea and coffee along with homemade cakes and treats.

Cocktail bar

Our resident mixologist has created a variety of signature drinks, along with old school classics, contemporary twists and new found favourites. 
New cocktails are added to the menu weekly.

An array of freshly cooked platters is available in the bar from 5pm daily, perfect for sharing with your friends whilst enjoying a cocktail.

The Ballroom restaurant

Serving classic English and international dishes with a modern twist using fresh, seasonal, local products. With period décor, including extensive cornice work, the restaurant provides a relaxed dining experience with superb views across the Thames - including the world famous pier.

The restaurant will be serving lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

See the Royal Hotel's current menus:
Royal Hotel Ballroom A la Carte Menu
Sample Ballroom Sunday Menu
The Royal Hotel Sample Afternoon Tea Menu

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For reservations call 01702 899 222

Lounge and Bar open 9.30am till late everyday





  • Mon 11:00 - 21:00
  • Tue 11:00 - 23:30
  • Wed 11:00 - 23:30
  • Thu 11:00 - 00:30
  • Fri 11:00 - 00:30
  • Sat 09:30 - 00:30
  • Sun 09:30 - 21:00