Sand Bar exterior
Photo of our cod fillet dish
Photo of a staff member at Sand Bar

Welcome to the Sand Bar

Established in 1998, The Sand Bar & Seafood Co. is now a part of the Leigh community, run by a Leigh family. We have been a fixture in the lives of many of the locals since we opened. It's been a pleasure to have watched our customers' babies turn into fine young adults and become customers themselves.

We're big fans of relaxed European dining and have tried to create a similar atmosphere – following the French by making ourselves doggy friendly in our downstairs bar area, while upstairs remains pooch-free.

Our Food

Our Staff

We are fortunate to have a loyal team who have been with us for many years. Our regulars love the familiarity, and we are constantly told that our staff make them feel valued and cared for.

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Our downstairs restaurant has a European bistro vibe. Some customers prefer it because they like the buzzy atmosphere and  the comings and goings of Leigh life. Many regular customers pop in for coffee or lunch alone and watch the world go by. Others come in for a bottle of wine at the bar with friends and enjoy a selection of small plates. Children and well-behaved pooches are more than welcome – our staff love them!

Dog friendly

Bi-folding doors open in the summer

Sofas and coffee area

High tables for small plates and wine

Set tables for lunch and dinner

Outside area for al fresco drinks or lunch

Our upstairs restaurant is an elegant dining room with a private club atmosphere. A great place for dinner with friends where time is irrelevant and the world seems miles away. Some people prefer to eat upstairs because it's more intimate and relaxed. It's also the Mr Ben of rooms! It transforms into a perfect venue for anything from business lunches and conferences to weddings and parties.


A private club atmostphere

Drinks parties

Weddings and naming ceremonies


Business lunches

Vintage fairs and fashion shows

Film nights and quiz nights

Children's cooking classes

Talks from experts on fish, dogs...

The downstairs bar
The upstairs restaurant

To make a reservation, drop in, call or email:


Telephone: 01702 480 067




Monday to Wednesday:

Restaurant 10 am to 12 midnight

Thursday to Saturday:

Brunch 10 am to 12 noon,

Restaurant 12 noon to 1 am


Brunch 10 am to 12 noon

Restaurant 12 noon to 6 pm



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71 Broadway, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 1PE

Telephone: 01702 480 067