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 outside seating is open, but at a much reduced capacity to allow for 2 metres between tables wherever possible.
Masks must be worn at all times, except when seated at your table.
All bookings are limited to 6 guests per table (from a maximum of two households) if you are all Southend residents. If you are from a tier 2 or tier 3 area you must abide by the rules of the tier of where you reside and you can only socialise with people from your own household/bubble.
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.
COCKTAIL BAR & lounge
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.
Available to hire, the Ballroom is a stunning room with period décor, including extensive cornice work. The Ballroom, provides a wonderful event experience with superb views across the Thames - including the world famous pier. Perfect for weddings and celebrations. Currently not available for hire due to Covid 19 restrictions.
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.
OPENING HOURS AND SERVICES
Monday - closed
Tuesday - closed
Wednesday - midday until 10pm
Thursday - midday until 10pm
Friday - midday until 10pm
Saturday - midday until 10pm
Sunday - midday until 9pm
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.