The Clarence Yard Story

Clarence Yard is an iconic location within Southend-on-Sea, with a rich history to match.

Clarence Yard opened as a Bakery in the late 19th Century and over the years has had many identities, including a stationers, flour mill and a bar. The building has become an iconic location within Southend’s community, known by multiple


generations for one of its many faces all of which contributing to it’s rich history. In 2016 the building was purchased by Stockvale, who were eager to restore  the Clarence Yard to its former glory and ensured that they had the people who knew

how. A full restoration began of the exterior and interior and after extensive work was completed in October of 2017 and opened as a high-quality, family friendly restaurant. With a car park only 100m away and just a quick walk it’s the ideal location for a great meal.

About Heritage Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips, the quintessential British dish, usually served with a disproportional spray of salt and more than a splash of vinegar, then wrapped in yesterdays newspaper. Well it’s moved on.

May we introduce Heritage Fish and Chips, taking our much loved national dish and serving it in the way it should be served.

We believe Fish and Chips should be: Tasty and delicious without being overpowering, simple, yet presented with style and we hope you agree.

With a promise to provide wholesome tasty food at affordable prices, where better to enjoy this than in the heart of Southend-on-Sea in the surroundings of this beautifully restored Victorian building.


Our delicious Fish and Chips can also be enjoyed at Pavillion Fish & Chip Emporium, which is based at Adventure Island.

Triple sliced sweet chilli chicken sandwich
Ice Cream Sundae
Clarence Yards Signature Beer Battered Cod and Chips
The Clarence Yards crust of the day
Muffin Surprise
Calamari Rings
Boston Brownie

Enjoy the best Southend can offer

Fantastic Food and drinks

Our family friendly restaurant specialises in simple, traditional, great value cuisine. From delicious wholesome meals or just a quick light bite, we offer food and drinks that are suitable for all.

Stunning location

Dine in a beautifully restored Victorian building in the very heart of Southend-on-Sea, only a few yards from the High Street.

Great Service

Our delicious food is cooked and served by our friendly team who will guarantee that you are served with a smile.

“Such a wonderful evening with friends in this lovely location. The food was amazing and the service was great!”

Michelle River

“I would highly recommend lunch or dinner at this wonderful place, the fish was done perfectly.”

Sally Evans

“I need to learn how to cook fish and chips like Clarence Yard, the best I’ve ever had!”

Jim Bostan

Reserve a table now!

For lunch, dinner or an evening meal, join us at Clarence Yard for a taste sensation.

The place for great tasting food to enjoy with friends and family.


a: Clarence Yard
Clarence Street
Southend on Sea
p: 01702 335263


Mon – Wed: 12pm – 4pm
Thurs – Sat: 12pm – 8pm
Sun: 12pm – 6pm