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“Chilled out catch up”

San Fairie Ann Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #66 of 777 Restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 2 May 2018

On entrance this is a delighfil surprise, with lovely furniture and interesting decor. I had scrambled eggs which where delicious, my friend had cake which was huge and lovely. Our tea came in a lovely tea pot with charming cups. The cocktails were also very nice.
We were never hasdled or rushed, all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and will mist certainly be going back.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank debbieO8906ND
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

visited on a tuesday with friends - my turn to choose the venue so good that it was only my meals that were disappointing. Smoked salmon to start had the most awful pickled beetroot on top ( i like pickled anything but I like to get a taste of the source veg rather than just vinegar.) sold out of the truffle mac n cheese (only 2 other tables in the restaurant) - had fish and chips which was good. then for pudding, chocolate mousse and hazlenut brittle. mousse came out topped with berries ( I don't like fruit and chocolate) and no brittle. The mousse was solid and dark chocolate so not pleasant. Everyone else seemed to enjoy their dinners.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Thank eve-boots
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this restaurant. Quirky decor, friendly welcome, great food and service. All in all a lovely evening. Give it a try

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank CaptAndyK
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

WOW!!! What a place... I hired the downstairs for a party of around 35/40 people, Adults and some little ones for a surprise party.
The lovely staff all played along so it was a colplete surprise and the management/owners made sure everything was ‘just perfect’.
We’ve eaten in the Resturant and it was fantabulous, so when we spoke about the canopies I was already convinced it would be spectacular.... and it was.
Thai fish cakes - yummie.
Steak lollipops - spectacular
Mini steak hamburgers - sooooo good.
Venue, Staff, food, ambiance - brilliant.
Can only say GO.. your’ll love it .

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Christine F
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to this much reviewed and raved about local spot tonight. Hubby and I chose to sample the 3 courses for £18.95 and we had mixed opinions...
I chose breaded Brie & homemade chutneys to start and I thought my choice was pretty good! None of your average pre frozen & fresh fried wedges of Brie here! The wedge of Brie was well cooked and the accompanying salad & chutney were lovely in comparison to similar. I’ve tried. Hubby plumped for chicken livers on sourdough and, although the livers were enjoyable the sourdough toast may have been better ‘on the side’ as it was a bit soggy for his liking...
I chose lemon & herb chicken breast with wild mushrooms and celeriac accompaniment with a portion of sautéed new potatoes. I have to say, it was lovely! As nice as I’ve had at home and really tasty! Hubby had ‘sausage & mash’ with pancetta and baby onions which, although it sounded yummy was a touch on the salty side. I don’t know whether salt was added but, when I tried it I could sense the overwhelming saltiness from the pancetta which kinda detracted from what could have been a lovely, comforting dish.
For dessert we had sticky toffee pud and apple tart. Both could have been so much more if they hadn’t been warmed in the microwave... sadly this detracted from their ‘Homemade-ness’ and was a little bit disappointing.
The atmosphere in this lovely, quirky place was good for a Monday evening and the wines/beers available were smashing but sadly something was a bit lacking.
We soooooo wanted to enjoy this as the great reviews were what prompted us to visit but, it could be so much more.
Perhaps we’re just a bit snobby (and spoilt from good food at home?) but the lack of attention to taste disappointed us a bit...
I’ve no doubt we’ll visit again but for the time being we’ll stick to our well trusted faves in Southend/Westcliff.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Nellynomates
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