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★★☆☆☆

“American Themed Eating”

Written on: 15/11/2011 by Bazzafrombasildon (2 reviews written)

The restaurant, (SIMPLY BLUES) is really playing on the theme of American diner to the limit. It is really quite a scruffy, tired looking restaurant with a few pictures and posters on the wall to try to give atmosphere. It is small, with few tables, so any group over about 4 people become squashed together, with everyone needing to get up to allow someone to use the toilet etc. The food on the whole was ok, but overpriced for what you get. Our total bill for 14 people, including 3 childrens… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Terrible and Expensive food, Dont bother to go!!”

Written on: 28/10/2011

Someone recomended Simply Blues to me. They said if you liked meat and BBQ ribs this was the place to go. Whenever I drive past in the evening after work there always seemed to be plenty of people hanging around outside smoking, so I thought i'd give it a try. My 14 year old likes her ribs, so I booked a table early one Sunday evening. Once inside the restaurant I felt that the place looked tierd and dated, it did give me a hint of what was to come...I should have left then! The staff were… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Good”

Written on: 09/08/2011 by Bexley5 (4 reviews written)

Having visited simply blues, I never left the resturant hungry, there is always plenty of food served on a dish so you will never go hungry! The service was great, the staff members were so enthusiastic and friendly, There is limted amount of space, so it is advisable to reserve a booking… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“This place is an institution!, Its been open 30 years...”

Written on: 04/05/2011 by dijonmustard (1 review written)

This place is an institution!, Its been open 30 years and has survived by most restaurants in the area. We NEVER leave hungry, the food seems to get better over the years. Service is always there and the staff are so enthusiastic (so many birthdays!)massive portions and child friendly, no downstairs toilet though, only gripe really is, took a couple of weeks to get the time we wanted to reserve on a Saturday nite and its busy,fast and can be loud.no good if your looking for a quiet romantic… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Having been to the simply blues in hornchurch dozens...”

Written on: 09/03/2011 by Dandog (1 review written)

Having been to the simply blues in hornchurch dozens of times we booked the leigh restraunt for a large family meal. The table was booked for 10. When we arrived it was set for 9. Not a big deal but the disinterested attitude of the staff for sorting it out should have been the first warning. The service was awful. We had to search for the waitress and on more than one occasion we were left for 10 minutes or more with no drinks. Then once we were halfway through our meal we were told the table… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Me and my family used to go to Simply Blues for every...”

Written on: 04/05/2010

Me and my family used to go to Simply Blues for every birthday occasion, and we loved it more and more we visited, the staff were brilliant and food was delicious!!
We haven't been for about a year and went 30th April 2010, it seems it has new management (who criticised the old management) .... The food was extremeley poor, to which it seemed like microwaved food, the staff were even worse and laughed at the fact we questioned the food... When we asked who the manager was one of the staff… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I used to dine here regularly in my twenties, you...”

Written on: 17/01/2009 by Ms Owen (7 reviews written)

I used to dine here regularly in my twenties, you generally had to book in advance for a weekend booking although they would always go out of their way to accomodate you if at all possible.
The cocktails were to die for and you could always pop in for a quick drink.
The atmosphere was fun and catered for all ages. Typical American dining but some lovely alternatives for those not wanting burgers, ribs or steak .Also mouth watering desserts. Fast forward twenty years and surprise, surprise the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I used to dine here in my twenty's and fast forward...”

Written on: 16/01/2009 by Ms Owen (7 reviews written)

I used to dine here in my twenty's and fast forward another twenty years and surprise, surprise it is as good as ever. Of course it isn't 5 star dining. It's good old fashioned American dining with some lovely alternatives for those not in to burgers, ribs and steak. They do some mouth watering deserts, the food is good quality, well presented and oh, they make the most amazing cocktails.
It's a fine, lively atmosphere and caters for all ages.
Make sure you phone in advance for a weekend… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Visited Simply Blues on 30th October. Service was slow...”

Written on: 31/10/2008

Visited Simply Blues on 30th October. Service was slow and food substandard and overpriced in my opinion. Baby ribs were served with what looked like a dog bowl for the bones! Burger was overcooked on one side and not cooked the other. Even my 10 year old son complained so much so he did not want to stay and preferred to have his dessert at home… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“I thought the food at Simply Blues was nothing...”

Written on: 22/06/2008 by od1e1 (1 review written)

I thought the food at Simply Blues was nothing special, my ribs were quite tough and no finger bowl or extra napkin was supplied given that the ribs were smothered in sticky sauce.

We had to chase up a starter that got forgotten. They could have sold us a lot more drinks but we got fed up trying to order more.

Pretty disappointing as this used to be a good place to eat… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“We visited on Sat night, 1st March 08 ( 8 adults and 1...”

Written on: 04/03/2008 by linda cox (1 review written)

We visited on Sat night, 1st March 08 ( 8 adults and 1 toddler.)it was my sons 30th birthday
We were greeted by a very unfriendly member of staff, and were taken to a seating area which was cramped and uncomfortable.
The food was of very poor quality, and very overpriced.
We have been to the restaurant before about 15 years ago and I dont think they have done anything to the interior in that time.
I could not recommend this restaurant… Read Full Review

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“Awful food and typical of the utter lack of standards...”

Written on: 26/08/2007 by JC78 (1 review written)

Awful food and typical of the utter lack of standards and quality now in this country. Living off past reputations, judging by the lack of customers on a Sunday night at Simply Blues restaurant in Leigh-on-Sea, this place won't be there for long… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“I went to the Simply Blues American restaurant in...”

Written on: 25/04/2006 by Davidjharrison (1 review written)

I went to the Simply Blues American restaurant in Hornchurch back in March 2006. It was my partners treat to me (women can treat a man you know!) when the waitress went out of her way to 'give me the bill', I wrote to the director and pointed out that the waitress should put the bill in the middle of the table and not assume who's going to pay, just because I'm a man! I didn't get a reply, so I sent it again with a covering note asking why I didn't get a response. He replied 'it didn't warrant… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“The Simply Blues American restaurant in Leigh-on-Sea...”

Written on: 13/04/2006 by anna101 (1 review written)

The Simply Blues American restaurant in Leigh-on-Sea is definitely a fun place to eat, but the food is mediocre at best, and the service left a lot to be desired.

Great place to take children aged 7-13… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I have been going to Simply Blues for many years, with...”

Written on: 16/05/2005 by jentehhen (1 review written)

I have been going to Simply Blues for many years, with the family, friends, for parties, and it certainly does have a good feel to it. The food is good, the music.. persistent? American. The atmosphere is friendly and warm. I recommend it. Any age. But perhaps, not for a couple who want to enjoy a candle lit meal. Enjoy!… Read Full Review

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