A fresh, new look restaurant has opened its doors in Canvey, giving local people more choice in the evenings.

While Islanders has been in the heart of the community for the past 30 years, it has just returned into the hands of its original owners, having been leased out for the past decade.

To mark the occasion, the family, which has extensive experience in the fish and chip and restaurant industry, decided to give it a complete refurbishment for the benefit of customers.

Islanders has now been totally transformed into a modern and welcoming environment for locals to enjoy throughout the day and into the evening.

During its first week of opening, the family received great reviews from customers, who all commented on its outstanding dishes.

The 50-seater fully air-conditioned restaurant has an extensive menu, which includes traditional fish and chips as well as a whole host of other delicious delights.

It also serves a special evening menu with a Mediterranean feel, which offers a wider choice for diners including lasagne and grilled fish, as well as a selection of Greek dishes such as Moussaka.

It also has constantly updated Specials Boards, with information on the latest offers, in both its restaurant and takeaway, as well as a range of starters and desserts, and a children’s menu.

Its excellent cuisine has won the Friers Quality Award for several successive years, and has also seen it make the final eight of the National Fish and Chip Shop of the Year competition two years ago.

Islanders also boasts a drinks licence, and serves a wide range of wine and beer, making it a great place to go in the evening.

All of its dishes are available through its takeaway service, which can also cater for outside events, by supplying fish suppers for anything from club evenings to weddings. It also welcomes a variety of celebrations in its restaurant.

Islanders Restaurant and Takeaway, which is fully-air conditioned with ample parking nearby, can be found at 86 Furtherwick Road Canvey Island.

For further information about the restaurant, which is open from 11am to 10pm from Monday to Thursday, and from 11 am to 10.30pm on Friday and Saturday, call Islanders on 01268 682694.