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81 Beach Street

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81 Beach Street, Deal CT14 6JB, England
+44 1304 368136
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 81 Beach Street is our celebration of what makes good restaurants great...
81 Beach Street is our celebration of what makes good restaurants great - fine food without the fuss.A cross between a restaurant and a bistro we offer an eating experience that goes beyond the need for nourishment.Enjoy the simple things of great food, good chat and great people.Fine food without the fuss.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 257
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good, but ...

... Not quite what it once was. A couple of years back 81 was no questions asked, the best restaurant in Deal. Now it's aiming more at the brasserie market, with an emphasis on the burger/steak offering, rather than more complex dishes. And it performs just fine at that level. Good meat, well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Sara E
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

... Not quite what it once was. A couple of years back 81 was no questions asked, the best restaurant in Deal. Now it's aiming more at the brasserie market, with an emphasis on the burger/steak offering, rather than more complex dishes. And it performs just fine at that level. Good meat, well cooked, tasty starters, yummy looking puds, friendly... More 

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

It looks like a cafe outside but inside it has been well furnished and there is a lively atmosphere. The service was very good and I liked the fact that the staff were attentive but unobtrusive. Very good food and the wine we had was also excellent without being overpriced.

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London, United Kingdom
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209 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stopped by this restaurant late on Friday night. Between us, we had a steak and a whole lemon sole. The service was good, the food was good and the value was great. Definitely recommend a visit.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a wonderful view across the Channel from our table, the food was delicious and the service excellent. Ben looked after us excellently and even chose the dessert for my indecisive friend who found the choices on the menu too tempting to select one of them! Can't wait for our next visit.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Visited "81" on recommendation of friends. We went on a Saturday evening and received a good welcome and were offered a table by the main entrance or one in the main part of the restaurant. Chose the second option and were very glad with this choice in view of the number of times the door opened and closed. We were... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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68 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We booked a table for four to dine with friends who were visiting Deal. We ate there on two occasions last year with the same friends and we all had such a great dining experience that we were hoping that it would still Meet our expectations. It certainly did. We all enjoyed our meals very much - couldn't fault anything... More 

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Deal, England, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Tonight we paid a repeat visit to 81. We took two friends along to celebrate my husband's birthday. We all had delicious main courses and the steak was excellent. I loved the pannacotta with rose ice cream. A great selection of wine was on offer. We will definitely be back, the staff were very attentive and surroundings were pleasant. The... More 

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Maidstone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Excellent meal, in pleasant surroundings and great service. The menu was good with gluten free options clearly marked, and the food was served piping hot and well presented. Will certainly go again!

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Deal, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Well presented food but nothing spectacular I suppose I was expecting more for the price. It's always disappointing when you know you could of made the dish better yourself. Friendly staff and nice setting though!

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London
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The starters (haddock tart and spring rolls) were okay but nothing to get excited about. The main courses were a disappointment. The Thai chicken noodle broth was bland to the taste with a peculiar odour I couldn't pin down. It had very little in it other than noodles, shredded chicken and some mild sliced chillis. It was about as Thai... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 81 Beach Street, Deal CT14 6JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Deal
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 368136

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 53
  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

81 Beach Street is our celebration of what makes good restaurants great - fine food without the fuss.A cross between a restaurant and a bistro we offer an eating experience that goes beyond the need for nourishment.Enjoy the simple things of great food, good chat and great people.Fine food without the fuss.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?