Camelia Hotel and Restaurant

“Enjoyable food with sea views” - VisitEngland Assessor


Southend, Essex

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Camelia Hotel and Restaurant is located on Thorpe Bay seafront in Southend and has been owned by the same family for three generations. With fabulous sea views, the restaurant offers a wide range of options and a comprehensive wine list. The freshly cooked cuisine is underpinned by exemplary service and the well-stocked bar opens until late.

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Highest Quality Assured
Camelia Hotel and Restaurant
178 Eastern Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, Essex, SS1 3AA


  • On-site parking available
  • Steps for wheelchair: 3
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12.00
  • Lunch served until: 15.00
  • Dinner served from: 5.00
  • Dinner served until: 22.00
Food and Drink
  • Cuisine style: English/ Continental
  • Local ingredients
  • Local suppliers
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Vegan menu
  • Vegan dishes
  • Dietrary requirements menus: Gluten free,Lactose free,Nut free
  • Dietary requirements dishes: Gluten free,Lactose free,Nut free

About the area

Discover Essex

Essex is full of pleasant surprises. It has the largest coastline of any county in England, with its fair share of castles, royal connections and scenic valleys. Take Colchester, for example, which was built by the Romans and is Britain’s oldest recorded town. Its castle contains the country’s largest Norman keep and yet, a stone’s throw from here, East Anglia’s newest arts centre promises to put Colchester firmly on the map as Essex’s capital of culture.

Tidal estuaries are plentiful and their mudflats offer migrating birds a winter feeding place. Essex was known as the land of the East Saxons and for centuries people from all over Europe settled here, each wave leaving its own distinctive cultural and social mark on the landscape. Walking a little off the beaten track will lead you to the rural retreats of deepest Essex, while all over the county there are ancient monuments to explore: 

  • the great Waltham Abbey
  • Greensted, thought to be the oldest wooden church in the world
  • the delightful village of Pleshey has one of the finest examples of a former motte-and-bailey castle
  • Hedingham Castle, magnificently preserved and dating from the 11th century.

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