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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 and lounge along with the Ballroom situated in the first floor. 


  01702 899 222

Our ground floor Bar and Lounge and Ballroom will both be open, but at a much reduced capacity to allow for 2 metres between tables wherever possible.


All bookings are limited to 6 guests per table.

Government guidelines have stated that indoor tables are limited to 2 households (or support bubbles), outdoor tables are limited to a group of 6 people from any number of households.

Tables are held for a maximum of 15 minutes after your reserved time before being released.

If you or anyone from your party experience any symptoms associated with Covid 19, please do not attend your booking.

Please make use of our complimentary sanitizer stations.   Please use before and after using the restrooms.

Please do not approach other tables, regardless if you are maintaining social distancing.


Please keep conversation to a normal level. Please do not shout or call out to other tables.


Please do not attempt to order at the bar. We are offering table service only.



The Cocktail Bar and Lounge is the perfect setting for lunch or dinner in a relaxed, stylish setting, where you can enjoy our fresh dishes made daily. The Lounge also serves an array of fabulous tea and coffee  

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

An array of freshly prepared platters are available in the bar daily, perfect for sharing with your friends whilst enjoying a cocktail.


The Ballroom

The Ballroom is a stunning room with period décor, including extensive cornice work.  The Ballroom, provides a wonderful dining experience with superb views across the Thames - including the world famous pier. 



We will try and offer our full menu whenever possible, but please be aware that our food is delivered fresh daily, and not all of our local suppliers are able to fulfill all orders every day due to Covid 19 restrictions.   

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Monday  - closed

Tuesday  - closed

Wednesday - midday until late

Thursday  - midday until late

Friday  - midday until late

Saturday  - 9.30am until late

Sunday - 9.30am until late



The Royal Hotel takes customer Deposits, in some circumstances, to secure table bookings for meals or for certain events. Should a customer choose either to cancel in advance or not attend, regardless of the reason, it is the Royal Hotel’s policy that the deposit is not refunded. Also, a customer deposit cannot be transferred to offset part of another customer’s bill. However, completely at management’s discretion, deposits on tables for meals may be transferred to reserve a similar booking at a later date. Tickets purchased for an event are non-refundable if the customer cancels or does not attend. 





For reservations calL 01702 899 222

1 High Street, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS11JE

Lounge and Bar open 10am till late everyday