- 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.
Excellent. Service is very good and the food was delicious
11 May 2019
from Southend on sea
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.
32-34 Saint Helens, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 7LB
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Customer reviews for Alvaro's Restaurant
((((* 18 October 2018 by Paul from Essex
We four dined at Alvaro's this week and had a marvellous evening. It's been a long time since I dined at an 'old skool' restaurant with lots of soft furnishings, carpet, window dressing, low/no musak and white tablecloths, it made a great change. On the whole the food was good, with one poor course (sadly ordered by the 3 others). We had 3 starters: 1 x seafood platter (apparently excellent) & 2 x Lobster soups - good. The others all had Sole Thermidor which was very disappointing as the fish (which in the classic recipe is Dover Sole, was in fact Lemon Sole). The sauce was tasteless and watery with no 'body', the lobster garnish was OK. I had the marvellous Scallop, Scampi and Prawn Flambe which had a lovely taste, lots of delicious seafood & mushrooms and the sauce was delicious. For dessert we had 1 x lemon merengue roulade, a Grand Marnier Orang and I had the excellent baked blue-berry cheesecake. Apparently the roulade was delicious, the orange had no/little liquor in it which was remedied upon request. We had a couple go bottles of wine, one pre-prandial cocktail each and 2 x coffees.
Bill was around £270
All in, we had a great evening, I would recommend Alvaro's, but would caution having the Sole Waleska.
((((( 16 October 2018 by Richard from Southend -on-Sea
We’ve been going to this restaurant for over 30 years. There is a wide choice of delicious food on the menu and. A wine list to match. The staff are attentive and friendly and they make you feel welcome. On a Saturday evening with every table occupied the place can seem a little cramped but really this just adds to the atmosphere. Service is well managed so you don’t feel rushed, nor do you have to wait long between each course. We can,t wait to go again.
((((( 25 September 2018 by Barry from Burnham on Crouch
Food, service and staff excellent as always.
((((( 18 September 2018 by Stephen from Southend-on-Sea
Alvaros is the best restaurant in town. Superb food.
((((( 15 August 2018 by Karen from Hadleigh, Benfleet
Another lovely meal at Alvaro's. Always a great atmosphere, with friendly efficient staff who cannot do enough for you to make your evening perfect. The menu is so extensive, you're spoilt for choice, which I have found in other restaurants not to be a good thing... but Alvaro's has always surpassed my expectations of the quality of their food. Would highly recommend.
((((( 6 August 2018 by Rog from London
Fabulous food ...exquisite service !!
((((* 30 July 2018 by William from Essex
Good food good staff would I return probably
((((( 29 July 2018 by Wendy from Southend-on-Sea
Over the many years that we have visited this restaurant, it never fails to please. Such a comfortable and special place to eat. We both had different house wine by the glass which was excellent. There is so much delicious food to choose from. And the sweet trolley is lip-smacking!
((((( 19 July 2018 by David from Up Holland
First class food and service as usual. I’ve been coming here for something like 25 years and it’s always good.
((((( 18 July 2018 by Shoky from Billericay
An excellent restaurant. A fine dining restaurant with some of the dishes cooked at your table. Shame restaurants like this don't exist anymore. It has all become too contemporary. Anybody who enjoys fine food, wine and excellent service must visit this place. Their Dover Sole is to die for.
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