Alvaro's Restaurant

(79 Reviews)
32-34 Saint Helens, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7LB
Portuguese, European
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Top offer

2 courses for £17.50 per person or 3 courses 23.50 per person

This offer is available from May 22, 2018 until August 23, 2018, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.


Main course: £25
Food spend: £41

Opening hours

Tuesday to Thursday: 17:30 - 21:30
Friday & Saturday: 17:30 - 22:00
Sunday: 13:00 - 20:30.

Restaurant description

Established back in 1977, Alvaro's Restaurant is a long-running favourite in Southend-on-Sea. Offering diners a warm welcome and a comfortable setting, a signature menu of Portuguese specialities is served along with other international additions.

The Alvaro's Restaurant menu features a wonderfully authentic collection of traditional Portuguese delicacies, all made to closely guarded family recipes. Start off with traditional soups made with lobster and brandy, or fresh grilled Portuguese sardines, before moving on to hearty mains like the medallions of wild boar marinated in white wine, port, garlic and herbs.

Some dishes at Alvaro's Restaurant in Southend-on-Sea are also prepared right at the table for that added bit of theatre, including Steak Madeirense, while the vast wine list includes bottles from across Europe, including premium sparking options.

A true taste of traditional Portuguese dining, Alvaro's Restaurant is just 10 minutes' walk from Westcliff-on-Sea Rail Station.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Alvaro's Restaurant
(based on 79 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • business (14)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (69)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (11)
  • lunch (19)
  • luxury (20)
  • private dining (18)
  • romantic (37)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (10)
  • By Peter Y from Leigh on sea
    19 October 2019

    The food was excellent and service very good - we will come again !

  • By Emma I from Westcliff
    4 October 2019

    Had a wonderful evening celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. The food was exquisite and the service faultless. I love this restaurant and will be back!

  • By Glyn J from Southend on Sea
    26 September 2019

    We love our visits to the "BEST RESTAURANT IN SOUTHEND". Our latest was no different. Excellent service and food. My sole Waleska was fantastic! My wife had the seabass special. We have shared a chateaubriande as well in the past, but went our separate ways this time. The staff, Sammy and his team are always attentive. Must find another excuse soon to re-visit!

  • By Paul S from Benfleet
    21 September 2019

    Excellent food and staff

  • By Kenneth A from LONDON
    15 September 2019

    Had a pre-theatre dinner and the food was freshly prepared authetic Portugese and the service was excellent! The atmosphere ws extremely welcoming in this family run restaurant and I certainly recommend it as a good place to eat in Westcliffe.

  • By Bob G from Westcliff on Sea
    28 August 2019

    Great Evening. Service very good as usual. Food very good.

  • By Marianne C from Southend
    16 August 2019

    Very pleasant restaurant, warm welcome on arrival and attentive service once we received our menus, which we had to ask for. Lovely food, although a bit over priced, and an Archers and orange juice was £5.60 for one drink!

  • By Phillip L from Leigh-on-Sea
    6 August 2019

    A very friendly experience with a wonderful menu and amazing quality food.

  • By Sharon J from Rayleigh Essex
    9 July 2019

    Everything was excellent

  • By Trevor C from Southend-on-Sea
    9 July 2019

    Quite delightful experience all round.

Restaurant Location Map
Alvaro's Restaurant
32-34 Saint Helens, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7LB

Available offers

  • 2 courses for £17.50 per person or 3 courses 23.50 per person

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