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 Cocktail Bar & Lounge

Open weekdays from 11am and 9,30am weekends, The Cocktail Bar & Lounge is a perfect setting for a relaxed lunch, where you can enjoy our freshly made dishes throughout the day.  An array of freshly cooked small plates and platters are available in the evening, perfect for sharing with your friends whilst enjoying a cocktail.

Our resident mixologist has created a variety of signature drinks, along with old school classics, contemporary twists and new found favourites. 

The Ballroom Restaurant

Serving wonderful meals with a modern twist using fresh, seasonal, local products dishes created by award winning Head Chef, Harry  Lumsdon, The Ballroom restaurant provides a relaxed dining experience with superb views across the Thames - including the world famous pier.

The Ballroom Restaurant is open Tuesday to Thursday evenings only and Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner.  On Sunday we serve our fabulous roast dinners. 

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

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For reservations call 01702 899 222





  • 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