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Beaches Restaurant

56 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ, England
01665830006
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Ranked #6 of 12 Restaurants in Alnmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $41
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Geneva, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Derby
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Whenever we come to stay in Alnmouth (which is most years!!) we always like to visit Beaches. We visited last night as the start to our holiday and what a fabulous meal we had. I had the seafood bisque to start which was amazing, hubby had lobster & prawn in a sauce which was equally as good. I then opted... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We'd originally booked in here for the start of our holiday. A guide dog was among our party and we were informed that as a large group of possibly noisy golfers were in that night, perhaps might not be the best atmosphere for the dog. We all felt this was extremely thoughtful. We collared Don in the street towards the... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We revisited Beaches on a whim, meeting Donald and Sue and spontaneously reserved a table for the following Saturday. Brought our own wines and everything was excellent from start(er) to finish. I opted for the crabcakes as a main, and boy were they overfilled with local crab, oozing taste, a special treat for your palate. The desert is my all-time... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Beaches is an interesting restuarant in the owners' front room. They look after you very well and the service was good. The vegetarian food was terrible though, it tasted like no effort had been put in and as though it came from a packet or tin and not warmed up properly at that. The bring your own wine idea worked... More

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Having read the favorable reviews of Beaches I was really looking forward to our visit. The restaurant was both cosy and quirky and the feeling of having the table for the whole evening is always nice. The BYOB factor was a bonus and may have swung our decision to dine at Beaches. The menu is small which I often find... More

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