The Rosebud

The Rosebud, Brightlingsea CO7 0EH
$$ Seafood

The Rosebud is home to the finest Seafood & Shellfish in Essex. With views overlooking the farmland and Estuaries, there is no better place to dine & enjoy some of the finest views on the Essex Coastline.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Thank you for choosing to dine with us.

tables of 6+ Please contact us directly on 01206 304571. If multiple tables are booked, our booking system will automatically cancel your booking.

If you choose to bring your own Celebration Cake, please be advised there will be a £2 per person cover charge

Suitable clothing to be worn at all times - Footwear & T-shirts compulsory

Dogs welcome on a lead at all times, please clean up their mess.

Business Info

  • Address: The Rosebud, Brightlingsea CO7 0EH
  • Cross Street: 66/67 Hurst Green
  • Cuisine: English | Seafood |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 8.50 |
  • Phone: 01206304571
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Area, Winning Wine List, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Tea Service,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant
Lunch - Restaurant
Wednesday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 21:00
Friday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner - Restaurant 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday
Lunch - Restaurant 12:00 - 16:00

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Please contact us directly on 01206 304571. Our team will make the booking for you.
Yes. The Rosebud welcomes Dogs in our Garden & Conservatory. Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and is the responsibility of the dog owner to clean up any "mess"
Yes, The Rosebud is family friendly. We do have a Children's menu. Please call our team for a copy on 01206 304571
Yes. Our menu caters for meat eaters as well as Vegetarians & Vegans. We do not have Steak on our menu, although this can be requested with 24 hours notice. Please call our team on 01206 304571 to place a request.
No. However, you are welcome to bring a Birthday Cake - The Chef will want a slice though!
Unfortunately, no. They have lighting but no heating.
Yes, we do. We have a set buffet menu. Please call our team on 01206 304571 for a copy.
Yes, this is possible. However a pre-order is required for tables over 10 people. This is to ensure sufficient stock levels and a smooth and efficient service, Please call us on 01206 304571 for more information.
Yes. We have several options available. Please contact us on 01206 304571 for further information
Yes, Our Conservatory is easily accessible for wheelchairs, however our Bathroom facilities are not wheelchair accessible.
Yes. However, there will be a £2 per person charge to eat your own cake in our Restaurant.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.77 out of 5 stars based on 1277 votes

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Sep 29, 2022
Christine S.
Beautiful food cooked fresh. Wonderful fish pie.

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Sep 27, 2022
Jonathan W.
An excellent meal. I had an excellent meal here a few weeks ago and wanted to try Sunday lunch . I was not disappointed. All members of my party were equally delighted. I highly recommend the Rosebud!

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Sep 21, 2022
Alison C.
Food and service was excellent, highly recommended, thankyou

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Sep 19, 2022
Sharon j.
We booked for lunch and service couldn't have been better. No rush to take orders, no rush to clear the table. Very relaxed meal. The food choice was enough to make you think between what to have and both choices were fantastic. This was our first visit and we're looking forward to our next.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 12, 2022
Richard D.
Great food as always.

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Sep 10, 2022
Leigh B.
Had a lovely meal with friends. Food was fantastic. Love your selection of sorbets, especially the orange!

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Sep 08, 2022
Peter T.
A gem of a pub

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Sep 06, 2022
Robert M.
As always, the food, drink and service was lovely.

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Sep 05, 2022
Wendy P.
Always a great experience

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Sep 03, 2022
Cheryl S.
100% recommended and the lobster was delicious! Staff very helpful and friendly! We will DEFINITELY be back!! X

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 02, 2022
Paul N.
This is a lovely little pub, great staff and fantastic food. The view from the conservatory and garden is amazing all year but nice on a clear day. Never disappointed when I visit, if you haven’t been you should take the time.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 30, 2022
Jackie I.
The whole experience as fantastic from start to finish. Food was delicious and the service friendly but not in your face. For me the plus side is that they accommodate dogs as well.

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Aug 27, 2022
Lynn H.
Such a lovely place and fantastic food definitely will be back

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Aug 27, 2022
Pip H.
I have eaten with you twice now over the last month, and both times had a fabulous meal great service and value I will be back

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Aug 20, 2022
Robert T.
Had a lovely meal with wife and friends really enjoyed the meal and service. Good size portions and tasty food

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 20, 2022
Joanne G.
We were visiting Brightlingsea and had seen the restaurant reviews which were good. I can say it did not dissapoint. Staff were attentive and really helpful. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely. Would definitely recommend.

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Aug 19, 2022
Kay L.
We couldn't fault anything.

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Aug 16, 2022
AMANDA A.
Very welcoming hosts and a warm, friendly atmosphere. Freshly cooked, piping hot delicious food and would recommend a visit to anyone.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2022
Heather C.
An extremely positive experience as always. I can’t fault anything - the only disappointment was that I usually have the seared tuna and it wasn’t on the menu. I opted for the swordfish and it was almost as good.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2022
Mark M.
Could have been a bit quicker bringing the drinks to the table when we first arrived, but overall very good food excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 4/10
Aug 07, 2022
Lee L.
Lovely, thank you so much

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 04, 2022
Alison B.
Couldn't have asked for more, amazing fruit de mer with extra oysters

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2022
Adam G.
Always a great time at the Rosebud. Healthy portions, good range of dishes to cater for all tastes (including veggies) and happy to take on requests from fussy eaters/kids.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2022
Amy C.
Better bread - ie crusty rolls .

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 31, 2022
Leonard B.
Good food, at a good price and good service too. The outside of the building has a fresh coat of paint. the furniture inside is well spaced out. The furniture in the garden area is looking very tired and needs refreshing. But hey, we are still struggling with the aftermath of a virus, food shortages and rising prices, we will definitely be revisiting this establishment

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 31, 2022
Lew D.
Excellent service, wonderful food and great value for money. Would highly recommend.

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Jul 29, 2022
Valerie W.
Fantastic food, friendly and helpful staff. Can't wait for my next visit.

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Jul 26, 2022
Frances R.
What a Gem the Rosebud is we were Lucky enough to be staying nearby and this Inn was recommended .If you enjoy good food especially Fish then this is the go to place to eat but make sure you book as it’s reputation says it all.The food was very tasty and generous portions served by pleasant friendly staff.The Garden seating is great with views across the estuary.The Rosebud is a quaint old Pub no noisy Music or TV just comfortable ,Relaxed and cosy a place where you feel welcome and serves Some real ales .Parking is an issue but worth driving around the Large green out front you will find a spot somewhere.We will definitely go back and wish it were our Local.Thank you Rosebud for an enjoyable dining experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 24, 2022
Julie C.
Lovely place to eat, gorgeous views, relaxed atmosphere and great food.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2022
Christine E.
Can always rely on great food served in a lovely atmosphere. Staff always friendly and helpful. Food second to none. A great evening all round. can't wait to go again.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2022
Caron G.
Always enjoy my visits to this pub/restaurant…I had one of the midweek specials for lunch, reasonably priced and delicious. Welcoming friendly staff, beautiful views and tasty food..highly reccomend

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 22, 2022
Nicky H.
Absolutely fab. Lovely food, lovely hosts and the best view. So peaceful would not hesitate to recommend and to return

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Jul 09, 2022
Decima G.
good food ,friendly staff, what more do you want!!

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Jul 08, 2022
Deana S.
Went with group of five staff friendly four had crab main you could taste freshness presentation was lovely one had linguine seafood was amazing desert biscoff cheese cake with a sorbet highly recommended Very popular restaurant recommend booking will be back again soon

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 03, 2022
Andrea H.
My husband and I took my Mother (plus two dogs) there for lunch on Friday and it was wonderful. The food and service were excellent. Lots of fish and seafood. Truly delightful.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 01, 2022
Zara S.
Really lovely food. Helen is lovely

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 29, 2022
Samantha S.
Service great, friendly and attentive staff. Tasty food and very fresh. Reasonable prices. Lovely ambience. Will return soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 28, 2022
Elaine B.
Delicious good fantastic view first class service very good value for money

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Jun 27, 2022
Debbie C.
Fabulous food. Haddock and spring onion mash was especially good. Great service. Friendly staff. Would definitely go again.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 24, 2022
Michael W.
Great food, great ale, great staff, a great pub.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 24, 2022
Susan M.
Lovely food, friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 18, 2022
Tara C.
Always a pleasure

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 12, 2022
Paul W.
Great meal once again, service was impeccable,yet warm and relaxed thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 04, 2022
Bryan W.
Service and staff excellent. Some new additions to menu. Nothing seems to be too much to ask for slight alteration to set dishes. Very good value. Have booked for Sunday lunch!!

Overall: 10/10
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May 31, 2022
Ian W.
A really great night. Waiting staff were FANTASTIC! We look forward to visiting again.

Overall: 10/10
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May 27, 2022
Teresa W.
Had a lovely time, lovely staff, couldn't fault anything!

Overall: 10/10
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May 24, 2022
Bethany C.
Beautiful location, brilliant service, lovely seafood.

Overall: 10/10
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May 23, 2022
Leonard C.
Lovely relaxing afternoon with good food and drink at reasonable prices and pleasant staff.

Overall: 10/10
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May 23, 2022
Charlotte M.
A really relaxed atmosphere and made to feel very welcome. A great sun trap with a beautiful view accompanied with a tasty lunch for the family. Thank you for a lovely afternoon.

Overall: 10/10
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May 16, 2022
Barry W.
Fabulous Sunday Lunch. Amazing pork & roast potatoes. Can't wait to go again!