LEIGH’s famous fishmonger and sea food cafe has been named as one of the best by the Sunday Times.
Osborne’s, which has been established for over 140 years, is a family-run business dating back five generations.
It is famous for its picturesque Osborne Bros Cafe location situated next to the Crooked Billet pub, overlooking the Thames Estuary, a vantage point from where customers can even watch their beloved cockles being brought in on the tide.
Now, the local food outlet, which also has two fishmongers in the town, has been ranked fifth on the list of “best UK beach cafes.”
Andrew Lawrence, co-owner of Osbornes with his brother Graham Osborne, commented: “To rank so highly out of locations up and down the UK is a fantastic achievement and is pretty special.
“Over the last two or three years it’s been tough, so, to get that is incredible.
“Congratulations and a job well done to all the team.”
The article in The Times read: “The fishing town of Leigh-on-Sea is a gem.
“Cockle sheds still line the cobbled streets and weatherboarded Osborne’s café, in former stables, belongs to a well-established fishmonger.
“Grab a waterside table, order samphire-topped cockles and chips with seaweed salt or local lobster salad with garlic aioli and eat while watching the boats.”
Osborne Bros Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm; and 8am to 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday, at Billet Wharf, High Street, Old Leigh.
Picture: Andrew Lawrence and Graham Osborne (Pic: Osborne Bros)
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