Alvaro's Restaurant

(81 Reviews)
32-34 Saint Helens, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7LB
Portuguese, European
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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 81 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • business (14)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (71)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (11)
  • lunch (20)
  • luxury (21)
  • private dining (18)
  • romantic (38)
  • trendy (1)
  • value (10)
  • By Darren C from Rayleigh
    10 February 2018

    Great food, great service and great place to enjoy a meal.

  • By Elaine G from Westcliff
    24 January 2018

    Great food as always but the service is second to none. All staff are friendly, welcoming and really are very attentive.

  • By Janet D from Southend
    20 January 2018

    Great food. Extensive choice. Cooked brilliantly. Warm welcoming relaxed atmosphere. 5?.

  • By Mark S from Girona
    19 January 2018

    Food and service were great and apart from a mistake on the final bill no real complaints. However I was rather surprised at the high cost of their house wines.

  • By Mark C from Southend-on-Sea
    31 December 2017

    Enjoyable. Excellent food and wine. Slightly retro feel about the food and presentation but very good. Lobster soup starter was fantastic as was my steak, which was cooked to perfection.

  • By Dave B B from Westcliff-on-sea
    22 December 2017

    Very friendly atmosphere and superb food, good vegetarian choices as well.

  • By Sandra T from Southend
    17 December 2017

    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal last Sunday at Alvaros. We chose from the Christmas dinner menu which was lovely, and in my opinion, had something for everyone.

  • By Norma A from Westcliff on Sea
    12 December 2017

    A lovely old fashioned restaurant that has been in business many years and well thought of on the area. Did not disappoint with lovely staff, fabulous food and an amazing sweet trolley.

  • By Mark P from Basildon
    3 December 2017

    Lovely people beautiful food

  • By Diane G from Southend on sea
    1 December 2017

    Fantastic food and speedy service ..i little old fashioned but food can't be faulted and huge choice

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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