Grumpys Diner in Southend is a fully licensed 1950s-style American diner open seven days a week from 9am to 9pm (7pm on Sundays). It’s the real deal with comfortable booth seating, memorabilia, life-size statues, a jukebox and fifties music. The extensive menu covers all the bases ranging from breakfast, sandwiches and light bites to burgers, hot dogs, grills, chicken and fish dishes and over 20 flavours of Pur Thick American milkshakes. Meat lovers, vegans, vegetarians and gluten-free are all catered for and there are specials every week. You can even try their Big Daddy or Waffle Challenge is you’re feeling brave – and hungry! Once a month there are live music events ranging from Elvis to rock and roll and in school holidays kids’ events such as magicians and meet and freets with princesses and superheroes.