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San Fairie Ann (now Bacchus), restaurant review, Southend on Sea, Essex


sept 08 san fairie ann sunday lunch

sept 08 san fairie ann sunday lunch

(this restaurant is now the Bacchus, and the link below links to my January 2010 review of Bacchus)

I used to go San Fairie Ann when it was the Glasshouse, and I preferred it in those days.  I have found, since turning into San Fairie Ann, with its new menu and chefs, that the level of food and choice has not been consistent.  I just don’t get why someone would want ham, egg and chips for dinner with wine in the evening?  They are very nice ham, egg and chips as I have had them for lunch there, but I prefer steaks, pork or fish for dinner.  I think they went just a little far with the ‘trying to be different’.  I have not been since September 2008, so I don’t know what it is like right now, but the chefs and staff changing was affecting their food.  Generally, the food we had previous was fantastic and we had many a Sunday Lunch there until the name changed and the price of our favourite bottle of Italian went up £10 from £40 to £50!  Now we like good wine, but not at that hike!  We did question it, but nothing was said, so we stopped going for Sunday lunch and now go to the Toulouse or the Rococo– we like to be looked after as frequent guests of a restaurant – maybe that’s too much to ask in todays modern world? 

(This restaurant is now called ‘Bacchus’  It is still Sonia running, but has had yet another name change. (please click HERE to see my up to date review of Bacchus of January 2010)

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 Restaurant name



San Fairie Ann (previously the Glasshouse, and now the Bacchus)


Restaurant address


43, Alexandra St, Southend-On-Sea, Essex SS1 1BW


Restaurant telephone


01702 348088


Website address


Date of visit


various and last September 2008


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Average price per person for 3 course meal, excluding drinks


moderate (£20-£30)


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