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81 Beach Street

81 Beach Street, Deal CT14 6JB, England
+44 1304 368136
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Ranked #8 of 85 Restaurants in Deal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $58
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Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
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English first
London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Been meaning to go here for a while following good reviews, but was really disappointed. Menu limited which is OK if the quality of the food is good, but it wasn't. Bread was too hot, burger OK, but the chips, presented in one of those mini chip baskets, were soggy which is inexcusable.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Had dinner here last night. The service was good, but the food really makes this place. I had fish croquettes to start, and steak with blue cheese sauce to follow. The bread was very nice, although you had to pay for it, which I found a little strange. The meal was a little pricey, but everything was very well serviced,... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It was a meal for my daughter's Hen night prior to hitting the town! Wowsers!!! We were all blown away with the food-we'd ordered: bread & oil, rump steak, chips and cheesecake for pud! Beautifully presented, perfectly cooked and soooooo yummy! Staff were attentive, friendly and their service/serving time was second to none! Our first visit, although our daughter's eaten... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Having had a less than average meal here a while back, I had no great expectations when I went for a celebration with friends. In fact we had a reasonable meal. I asked about wheelchair access, planning to take my Dad in the future. The response was unhelpful and dismissive. Clearly the guy I spoke to - one of the... More

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We booked here for our 1st evening, great service, lovely food but not exciting!!! Thought there would be more choice. A very popular place, so you need to book. Lovely setting but nicer places in town.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I think the restaurant must have changed hands since I last ate here - steaks and burgers have made an appearance on the menu. What hasn't changed, however, is the quality of the food and the cooking. I had courgette and apple soup - I've never had anything like it. Delicious. My only criticism is that the freshly baked bread... More

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Deal, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Wanted to dine in Deal to celebrate a wedding anniversary and felt the whole experience was quite average. The special was Lamb Kofta which you could have as a starter or main course. Two of us opted for it as a starter, and found it desperately needed a sauce or dip to go with it. Apparently, coleslaw normally is served... More

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81BeachStreet, General Manager at 81 Beach Street, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review regarding your dining experience. I have sent you a private message to hopefully put things right. I hope to hear from you soon Kind regards More

Whitstable
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My girlfriend and i arrived after 9pm as we had been to the fishermans wharf in sandwich earlier in the night, where the food was so shocking we left still hungry, we found this was still serving so was taken to a table. Lovely restaurant, staff were very helpful and the menu had a decent selection. It seemed like it... More

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Deal, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a bad experience here last December (rubbish food and service) and so, whilst not neccessarily vowing never to go back, have spent our hard earned money elsewhere. We thought we would give it another try on a Tuesday lunchtime. The set menu looked good, not very extensive but that can be a good sign. It was. The food... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had a really lovely meal. Wanted to make small changes both to starters and main meal and they were readily accommodated. Not over large portions but that means there's room for desert! Atmosphere was great. We are local so visit fairly often. If you are a Deal visitor I'm sure you won't be disappointed. We have grandchildren and I don't... More

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