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Beaches Restaurant

56 Northumberland Street, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 2RJ, England
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Ranked #7 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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87% Recommend
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English first
Hitchin, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Beaches is a small restaurant in the centre of Alnmouth. Cooking is done by Sue and front of house by her hubby who's name I missed. It's very personal and friendly. If there's time you could chat for hours but we were there on a very quiet night, so busier times might be a little different. Service is at whatever... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

After looking at the online menu and seeing favourable reviews we were looking forward to visiting the Beaches. We were a family party of 8 and none of us had been there before. We received a warm welcome by the proprietor who led us through the fairly limited menu. The seafood antipasti was quite disappointing - two or three prawns... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We had been warned that Beaches was quirky, but recommended to it. It is small and cosy, like being in someone's front room. The menu is written on a blackboard and the choice is small but interesting. We took our own wine which was dealt with efficiently, and a £2 corkage charged. The host was very friendly and welcoming. I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The food and atmosphere of Beaches restaurant in Alnmouth is excellent. Located in the main street, it would be easy to miss but has apparently been running for 28 years. Book in advance so that you're not disappointed as the restauant only accommodates about 20 people. When we visited it was open towards the end of the week only but... More

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