25/07/2014

Osea View - Cafe Bar

We are often looking for new places to go with the monkeys, so when I was approached about popping along to review a new Cafe Bar, overlooking the Blackwater Estuary near Maldon I was happy to accept. Osea View, is set right next to the waterfront at Osea Leisure Park near Maldon. 
 
"The View is a recently opened waterfront cafe based at Osea Leisure Park, near Maldon, nestled on the banks of the Blackwater Estuary. Visitors can enjoy an array of delicious dishes and refreshments at this stunning venue, whilst admiring the astounding views and passing boats.
Open from 9am - 5pm week days and 9am-6pm at weekends, visitors can start the day with a mouth-watering breakfast pastry, enjoy a hearty sandwich at lunchtime, or relax with a glass of wine amongst friends on warm summer afternoons. Tuesdays and Thursdays are now dedicated to, bring a friend and you get a hot drink for free.

Offering a select menu of Italian inspired barista coffees, appetising snacks and sandwiches, as well as a delectable array of cakes and pastries, The View has become the new social hub and eatery in the local area. The View is also licensed and offers a selection of high quality wines and beverages for visitors to sample and enjoy. In addition, a function room upstairs can be hired for birthday parties, christenings, business meetings and lunches".
The leisure park is lovely, well kept and in a fab position, as is this modern waterfront cafe the View. The View from the cafe bar is stunning. 
We arrived about 4pm on a Monday afternoon, so it was fairly quiet, except for a few people eating and drinking outside on the patio area. There is comfy seating on rattan and cushioned sofa's at the front of the cafe where folding doors open right across the front, to let the outside in. This part of the cafe is particularly light and airy. Nearer to the bar area at the back of the cafe is more closed in but still gives a sense of being airy due to the windows and decor. The decor is welcoming and in keeping with a coastal, nature, water theme. 
The monkeys chose ice lollies, whilst we had drinks, then we each had something from the food menu, found on a blackboard near the bar area. Our choices? Pizza for little monkey, a Cornish pasty for me and a Paninni for hubby. Apart from the fact my pasty could have been hotter inside, we found the food to be as you would expect. The service was welcoming, the cafe very clean and tidy. I think the position and the views are most stunning, and I can see many people stopping by for a quick bite to eat, or for a beverage. I would definitely go back. You can see more information here.

 *I was asked to review the View, but all thoughts and opinions are my own*




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