WHETHER you’re nursing a hangover or catching up with friends, finding a good spot for brunch is important.

Listed below are the top five places for brunch in Southend according to TripAdvisor reviews.

Best places for brunch in Southend



Where: 8-14 Queens Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1LU England

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5

The cocktail bar near the main High Street in Southend has been rated as the number one place for brunch in the area and the third best out of restaurants overall.

The food, service and value have all been rated as four out of five.

Out of 924 reviews, 764 were rated as excellent.

One reviewer praised the server for being the “perfect hostess”.

The reviewer wrote: “Nothing was too much, she was so friendly and thoughtful.

“Always made herself available for any queries and really did make a difference to our night. Thank you!”

Cubanos Cafe Bistro


Where: 195 Elmsleigh Drive, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 4JH England

TripAdvisor rating: 5/5 The café in Leigh has been rated five out of five for food, service and value.

The café serves British and Cuban style food.

Out of 198 reviews, 182 were rated as excellent.

Many of the comments discuss the “amazing breakfast” and “perfect brunch”.

One reviewer wrote: “The best food, reasonably priced with friendly staff.

“What more could you want?

“The atmosphere is lovely and there is a wide choice on the menu from favourites to trying something a bit new! Would definitely return.”



Where: 48 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ES England

TripAdvisor rating: 5/5

Third on the list is Attic, rated as number ten out of all Southend restaurants.

The seafront restaurant has been rated as excellent by 100 out of 111 reviews.

One reviewer wrote: “Amazing little breakfast, highly recommend it.

“Staff were lovely, friendly and were highly accommodating, would definitely go there again.”



Where: 1452 London Road, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 2UW England

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5

This London Road restaurant was voted as the fourth best for brunch in the area and the fifth best overall.

The restaurant serves European and British food.

The food, service, value and atmosphere has been voted as four point five.

Out of 329 reviews, 258 rated the establishment as excellent.

One reviewer wrote: “Our first visit to Alebro last night.

“All 6 of us agreed that the food, service and atmosphere were excellent. Will certainly be returning.”

Oliver’s on the Beach


Where: 12-14 Western Esplanade Kiosk 6, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1DL England

TripAdvisor rating: 4.5/5

Another seafront restaurant on the list, rated as the fifth best place for brunch.

Jamie Oliver’s aunt and uncles’ restaurant overlooks the sea front.


Out of 591 reviews, the restaurant has been rated by 418 as excellent.

One reviewer wrote: “The breakfasts are just fabulous, the lunches are great as well.

“Food cooked to order and always fresh and they try and use locally sourced products as well.

“This is a really great place to have breakfast or lunch.

“Waiting can be a pain sometimes as you can't book but I get it.”