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Welcome to the Pipe of Port
Restaurant & Wine Merchant in the heart of Southend-on-Sea
Our crusty old Dickensian candle-lit dining rooms with mahogany tables and sawdust covered floors is one of the most atmospheric venues in town.
All our food is freshly made by ourselves, we use top quality ingredients from some of the best suppliers in the county. In addition to our standard menu we always have a few "specials" and at lunchtime we serve a light lunch/snack menu.
The Pipe of Port first opened its doors in 1976 as a Davy's Wine Bar before being taken over by sisters Janet & Sue and Sue's husband Stephen in 1981. One of the guiding philosophies of the family was that in an ever-changing world some things should always remain the same. This ideal is reflected in the décor and general welcoming and homely atmosphere of the Pipe of Port. The Restaurant is now run by Martin, who spent many years as manager of The Pipe of Port, before becoming a Wine Buyer for one of the UK's leading Wine Merchants. The philosphies and ideals that have defined the restaurant continue today - to bring you homemade classic & contemporary British food and world beating wines in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Our cellars offer a wide range of wines from around the world and we have travelled the globe seeking out interesting winemakers with a passion for their craft.
Bottle Club Mondays
We've always offered our wines to take home, but we're now putting them on show in our Merchant Corner. You'll see a selection of wines from our list on display complete with tasting notes and both Drink Here or Take Home prices. We may even open a bottle or two to taste come the summer to entice you down on those balmy days ... To give you a taster of what the Merchant Corner has to offer, we're launching our Bottle Club Mondays, meaning all bottles of wine will be available to drink here at ‘Take Home' prices all day on Mondays. You can snap up an estate bottled Marlborough Sauvignon for £12, a top notch Rioja Reserva for £17 or our delicious House Champagne from Palmer & Co for £24. If you love good wine like we do, it's a perfect opportunity to drink at price points you may not ordinarily stretch to.