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Beaches Restaurant

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56 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ, England
01665830006
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Much of a muchness

We had three evening meals in Alnmouth, all were ok but none outstanding. One plus here is BYOB which helps keep prices reasonable. When we went the menu in the window did not reflect the menu inside, we were offered only 3 starters - bread and olives, garlic mushrooms or lobster soup. We opted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
chocsEdinburgh
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edinburgh
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  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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edinburgh
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had three evening meals in Alnmouth, all were ok but none outstanding. One plus here is BYOB which helps keep prices reasonable. When we went the menu in the window did not reflect the menu inside, we were offered only 3 starters - bread and olives, garlic mushrooms or lobster soup. We opted for the first two to share,... More 

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YORKSHIRE
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

After reading the reviews on here decided to give the restaurant ago whilst on holiday in Alnmouth. We were certainly not disappointed by what we found. Small restaurant but equally very charming. The menu is chalked on the blackboard for all to see. Between the four of us in our party we sampled a variety from the menu and nobody... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We have stayed in Alnmouth, and eaten at Beaches, several times, most recently last week. A small, atmospherically lit room wallpapered with old shipping maps, maybe only half a dozen tables, so you do need to book, especially since it opens only 2-3 nights/week. Cash only payment and bring your own wine just adds to the experience! Donald is front... More 

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East Midlands
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Unfortunately my friend and I were tired after our 10 mile walk and couldn't stay awake for dessert or coffee - but we will next time! We were lucky they were open on a Tuesday at its mainly weekends - so call and check ahead. It is small - basically tables set in the front room of an old house... More 

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Selby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Do not be fooled!!! Beaches is not posh and looks very ordinary from the outside, but step inside and you are in for a treat. Don is an excellent host and makes you feel like a long lost friend. There are only 5 or 6 tables, you need to pay with cash only and there is no licence (hence bring... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Both the gently friendly reception and the overall ambience of this little restaurant help give it charm even before considering the food. It is well worth a visit for the food is extremely good and the menu sensibly limited to about four dishes for each course. These are introduced on the blackboard with some gentle irony: 'scrummy' Seafood Bisque and... More 

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Wymondham
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62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

What a gem of a place! We hadn't expected to be in Alnmouth today let alone discovering Beaches but we had a wonderful meal here. Thank you. Seafood bisque was "sumptuous" as described. My wife's sirloin was perfectly cooked & the lobster/prawn thermidor was incredibly rich. And the vegetables were a delight too, obviously well-sourced & again really well prepared.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We all thought the experience quite different in that there was only seating for about 20. Reservations are a must. We took our own wine ( Corkage £2 per bottle) The service was excellent and could not be faulted. We had the Seafood Bisque as a starter with some granary bread. It was very tasteful and creamy but a little... More 

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Aberdeen
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beaches is such a wonderful little restaurant. It had such a great atmosphere to it and such character to it. The food was some of the best seafood i've had ever. I had a seafood bisque to start and the most amazing fish fillet pieces for main. It was just so great. I wish we could go back everyday!

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night in Alnmouth and just chanced upon Beaches and phoned to book - they only had an early table which suited fine on this occasion. They don't have a drinks licence so you will need to bring your own wine and pay corkage. The intimate dining room can seat about 24 max on about 7 or 8... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Alnwick  >  Alnmouth
  • Phone Number: 01665830006

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 41
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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