Review on The Labworth

Designed and built in the 1930s by a firm with links to the Sydney Opera House, the Labworth is a striking Grade II-listed building that dominates Canvey Island and provides a marvellous vantage point for uninterrupted views of the Thames estuary.

Billed as a restaurant and beach bistro, this distinctively shaped, island oasis comes complete with modernist features, big rectangular windows and a cylindrical bar topped with a water feature. Breakfasts and light lunches are served in the bistro, when the menu ranges from 'full English' to pasta, salads, fish and chips and other family favourites.

The restaurant comes into its own during the evening, when the kitchen ups its game for wide-ranging international favourites along the lines of garlic mushroom mille-feuille, poached salmon with spinach and cheese sauce, roast rack of lamb and banoffee Pavlova.

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Cuisine

International

Chef

Christopher Topping

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.30pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card

Online Booking Availability for The Labworth

Facilities at The Labworth

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu

Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby

Address

The Labworth
Furtherwick Road
Canvey Island
Essex
SS8 7DW

Customer Ratings on The Labworth

4.6  / 5

Based on 1 review

Guest reviews are written by our customers.

Food
10   
Service
10   
Ambience
6   
Location
10   
Value for money
10   

Customer reviews

  • avatar
    Maureen Pearson
    August 2013

    14 people found this review helpful
    Breakfast and evening meals, both a joy to have!

    My friends and I regularly visit the Café part of the Labworth for a superb breakfast very reasonably priced. We have also sampled the delicious culinary delights of the upstairs restaurant. We travel from Southend and Wickford to eat here because it's worth it. It is one of the best restaurants in Essex.

    My only criticism is it is not at all disabled friendly.

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