The Royal Hotel in Southend-On-Sea, a listed property built in 1791 and a former haunt of Royalty and Aristocracy, is ready to welcome you! At the Royal Hotel they serve classic British and International dishes, simple light bites and wonderful A La Carte dishes with a modern twist using fresh, seasonal, local products. The Cocktail Bar and Lounge is the perfect setting for an informal lunch or dinner in a relaxed setting, where you can enjoy our fresh dishes made daily. The Lounge also serves an array of fabulous tea and coffee along with homemade cakes and treats. The Ballroom is a stunning room with period décor, including extensive cornice work. This room provides a wonderful dining experience with superb views across the Thames - including the world-famous pier!