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Saxon King

160 Priory Crescent, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6QN +44 1234584715

((((* British
Main course: £9
Food spend: £17

Enjoyable visit, food ok , service slow but waiter busy

Keith Bailey 18 August 2016
from Southend-on-Sea

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Taking its name from an archaeological find in the fields it overlooks, The Saxon King in Southend-On-Sea is a pub and restaurant specialising in rotisserie chicken and pub classics. It boasts a large beer garden and indoor and outdoor play areas for the kids.

The Saxon King menu features a range of rotisserie chickens with a choice of sides and sauces, as well as delicious gourmet burgers, including wild boar and chorizo with Monterey Jack cheese and barbecue sauce. Guests can even build their own burgers with their choice of meat, cheese, sauce and toppings.

Desserts at Saxon King are delightfully indulgent with honeycomb sundae, pecan tart and Irish cream and caramel cheesecake all on offer. Lighter bites, salads and sandwiches are also available, as well as a ‘Little Monsters’ menu for the kids.

Just 2 miles from the beach, The Saxon King pub is a 10-minute walk from Prittlewell Train Station.

Saxon King

160 Priory Crescent, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6QN

Contact +44 1702337903
Reservations +44 1234584715

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Customer reviews for Saxon King

4.0 ((((* (based on 29 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (21)
  • lunch (21)
  • value (15)
  • child friendly (12)
  • private dining (8)
  • large parties (7)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • business (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • romantic (3)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 9 January 2017 by Nicola De bond from Southend-on-Sea

    There is a good variety of food on the menu and at a good price. The portion sizes for the Rotisserie chicken were very good and the chicken itself was very moist and flavourful. We found that we could have done with more sauces on the side of the chicken and the corn on the cob had a funny taste. Then on the dessert the jam roly poly was a little dry and more jam was needed. The ambiance was good and the staff were friendly. My only complaint was that the service was slow once we ordered (for both food and drinks) but it was a busy Sunday afternoon.

  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Adrian Eves from Hockley

    As pub grub goes, this pub is one of the better in the area. We've been there as a family a few times now and every time, found the staff to be very 'classy' compared to most pub food establishments. The design of the pub is refreshing and the menu each time we've been, hasn't disappointed. This time, I particularly enjoyed the apple and pumpkin crumble!

  • (((** 28 September 2016 by Kim Clark from Southend-on-Sea

    Having booked a table for lunchtime for 8, we were all adults, we found ourselves seated in the childrens area with screaming toddlers! We requested to be moved, which we granted. However once we had our food we were not asked if we wanted dessert or tea/coffee at the end of our meal, waiting staff were very thin on the ground and after some considerable time we were just given the bill. I have dined here in the evening and found the service better. The food was nice with a good choice of menus.

  • ((((* 18 August 2016 by Keith Bailey from Southend-on-Sea

    Enjoyable visit, food ok , service slow but waiter busy

  • ((((* 15 August 2016 by Lisa Bright from Southend-on-Sea

    Food good as always but we had to wait ages for our mains to arrive. I also found that the menu was very restricted. I wanted a pasta dish but when asked if they offered anything rather than lasagne, was told no. It was my birthday meal with my children and partner and friend but when we did finally get to eat , the food was good

  • ((((* 12 August 2016 by Claire Harris from Southend-on-Sea

    Lovely restaurant, lovely food.

  • ((((( 12 August 2016 by Sandra from Rayleigh

    A party of 5 of us were celebrating two birthdays.we ordered eleven courses between us,a bottle of wine and two drinks.all the food was cooked to perfection and we had no problems.

  • (**** 4 August 2016 by Tony Cheung from Southend-on-Sea

    It was awful half the extra were not available and when the meal turned up it was cold

  • ((((( 4 August 2016 by Malcolm Rubin from Essex

    The food was very nice and the service was tiptop

  • ((((( 24 April 2016 by Kristine Bowers from Hockley

    Excellent service. Waiter was very considerate while we were waiting for the last person to arrive.
    The food was good & tasty. It was a good meal & made more enjoyable as we were not hurried & could enjoy the company of our friends.

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