12 October 2018

The Seven Hotel is a brand new luxury boutique hotel set in the heart of Southend-on-Sea. It opened its doors early in February 2018 and has quickly established itself as one of the highlights that the area has to offer. It has 37 rooms, some with amazing views of the Thames Estuary. Indeed, the hotel boasts some of the finest panoramic views one can find in Essex.

Our restaurant, Aurum, offers wonderful seasonal and local produce including fresh fish and shellfish, game, quality steaks and exquisite desserts. We also offer a sophisticated gin-centric cocktail bar with over 30 different gins to be explored as well as our own signature cocktails and a great range of wines and champagnes.

The Guardian newspaper has recently voted us in the top 20 hotel destinations for the UK and our restaurant, Aurum, was selected by The Times newspaper as one of the best 30 restaurants to eat by the sea in the UK.

The Seven Hotel has recently been accepted into the Michelin Guide for 2019 and this has enhanced our reputation. Jamie Oliver has visited us and given us the seal of approval. Other celebrity guests have included Derren Brown and Strictly’s Vincent Simone. Because of the closeness of the airport we have also welcomed many international guests to the area. Indeed, the recent great weather has increased visitors to Southend by 220% this year. Our sun terrace has quickly established itself as a must go place when the sun is out.

Afternoon tea at Aurum is another area of excellence for the hotel. This is a popular and sophisticated affair, offering a great nostalgic nod to eras past while taking in the spectacular view.

The Seven Hotel offers many special events and these have proved very popular. We have so far offered seafood nights with Osborne’s of Leigh-on-Sea, champagne tasting with Taittinger and gin tasting nights with Copperhead. Other events, such as an Indian night with an award winning Asian chef and a game night of locally shot game, are being offered. We create special menus and cocktails for these events. Recent cocktails have included the ‘Gunpowder Punch’, created for the Southend Bid’s firework display.

Christmas at The Seven Hotel will be a magical time. We are offering great value seasonal set menus, as well as exclusive tasting menus and a la carte options. The New Year’s Eve gala dinner will offer live entertainment and dancing till 1:00 am.