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The Roslin Hotel restaurant review, Southend on Sea, Essex

Seabass at the Roslin Hotel Restuarant Southend Essex

Seabass at the Roslin Hotel Restuarant Southend Essex

Hooray for this Hotel revamping its restaurant on Southend seafront as there are not many places to dine with outside seating – a strange thing since there’s a few miles of seafront with great views.

It took us a while to try it, but we visited in July, on a warm summers evening, and sat in their terrace area at the front of the Hotel. The views across the Estuary are nice from the terrace, which is protected from wind with a glass screen around its perimeter.

Unfortunately, on our visit, the service was a little haywire, between 3 waiting staff, as quite a few things were muddled up or forgotten about, but this would not stop us going back, as the food was great and I am sure this was a one off and we will certainly be back to try it again as it is virtually our ‘local’.

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I had the fishcakes to start – deliciously soft inside, with plenty of fish and crunchy outside, together with a crisp salad and home made tartare sauce. Michael had the Queen scallops in their shell on pea puree. Well cooked scallops, soft in the middle, on top of a well seasoned pea puree. For me, when trying it, I felt it needed one other flavour to give it more depth, such as pancetta or something, but Michael was more than pleased with it.

For mains, I had halibut in a creamy sauce, with new potatoes, but I felt it again just lacked a depth of flavour. Michael had the sea bass on spinach with a salsa and new potatoes, which was bursting with flavour and texture.

Unable to resist the Eton Mess, we had one to share, and glad we did as it was a huge bowlful of exactly what it should be – cream, meringue and strawberry – very nice indeed!

The interior looks very comfortable, with a relaxed atmosphere and a nice bar area which will be perfect when the weather is not as favourable.

Food – 8

Atmosphere – 8

Service – 4

Value for money – 7

10-12 Thorpe Esplanade

Thorpe Bay, Essex SS1 3BG

01702 586 375

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