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Sandbar & seafood Company restaurant review, Leigh on sea, Essex

The Sandbar fish restaurant Leigh on sea Essex

The Sandbar fish restaurant Leigh on sea Essex

I just have to update this review by saying that when I went back in September 2011, it was not of the same standard as I have outlined below.  The fishcakes were still good, but the plaice and chips was terrible – put it this way there is more fish in a birds eye fish finger than one of the two so called fillets of plaice that you get on this dish covered in breadcrumbs.  At £9.95, it was one of the worst value for money meals I have had in a long time, so it just goes to show, chefs and food can change in restaurants rapidly.  When I asked for more fish and told them why I got a piece so small, that when I took the fish out it was one mouthful!………OLD REVIEW AS OF MAY 2011 – We visited this restaurant for lunch in 2007 and I now have no idea why we didn’t go back as it was really good. However, in March 2011 we had an evening meal at the cosy window table in the corner. Lamps, candles and white tablecloths give this place a real relaxed feel yet it is smart and the staff professional with attention to detail.

We really loved it. As for the food, it was very good indeed. We started with a pork belly dish served on a shallot and bacon puree and a salmon fishcake on roasted creamed leeks – both original flavours and cooked to perfection. For mains, I had the dover sole with new potatoes and a brown shrimp butter, and Michael had the duck from the specials menu. This was all topped off with a crème brulee. This is a very good food and a very good venue, right in the heart of Leigh on sea. This restaurant was opened in 1998, so has plenty of years experience with listening and acting upon its customers requests.

Date of visit – March 2011

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How many dined? 2

Average price per person for 3 course meal (excluding drinks) – High (£30+)

Service charge included? no

Food – 9

Service – 8

Ambience – 8

Value for money – 8


Phone:  01702 480 067


71 Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 1PE

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