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“Dreadful tapas” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Beach View

Beach View
135 Kings Road, Brighton bn1 2hx, England
+44 1273 327600
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Ranked #245 of 821 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: Greek
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Authentic Greek food served in a relaxed, romantic atmosphere with fantastic sea views
Worthing, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Dreadful tapas”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We had a Groupon tapas offer and I can only assume we got the dregs of the tapas because of this.
We had 10 dishes and that was 9 too many (the bread was ok). All of the food was bland and cold. The first dish was a mash up of cold potatoes, tuna and egg in mayonnaise....it looked like something a cat would eat....it really was horrible.
Sadly things only got worse. We had chorizo which was cold and oily as were the prawns. The chicken dish was quite frightening and the garlic mushrooms were cold and had certainly never seen any garlic. I have erased the others from memory to be honest.
Luckily, we managed to see the funny side and joked about where we could hide the food rather that upsetting the lovely owner who was so proud of every dish he brought to the table. We just told him there was far too much for us to eat instead!!!
On a positive note the staff were lovely and the view was amazing. Such a shame......

  • Visited April 2015
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Tapas to die for ❤️😊”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went there Saturday night on a Groupon offer which was excellent value for money. The welcome was friendly, our table at the front of the restaurant had a lovely beach view. The food was good to perfection by the owners wife (reliably informed). There was a wide choice, all explained on arrival to our table, tasty, fresh and beautifully presented. The Sangria was superb too.well worth a vist, we will definitely be back!! Made my birthday eve. Thank you

  • Visited April 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Groupon Tapas Offer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What a brilliant restaurant. Genuine and friendly service. Amazing Tapas dishes taken from the menu and not cheaper dishes. We had a fantastic meal. The Prawns were amazing! Highly recommend. This is the second time we have visited the restaurant and we were not disappointed. Go along and try from and extensive menu.

  • Visited April 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Woking, United Kingdom
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“Lovely Location on the Seafront”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Four of us had a tapas lunch @ £10 per head with a glass of sangria on a Groupon deal this week, 20 plates in all. It turned out to be too much food for lunch and had we known we should have ordered for two people instead of four as such a lot of food was wasted. Some of the dishes were better than others. The chicken was a little dry and the chorizo very strong smoked flavour. The prawns in garlic were lovely also the mushrooms. Still a bargain at the price.

This restaurant is in a very good sea front position and it was very pleasant sitting watching the world go by, especially as it happened to be the Brighton Marathon which we hadn't realised before deciding to have a couple of days stay in Brighton.

  • Visited April 2015
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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“Overwhelmed by this understated looking restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I booked a tapas and sangria meal for two via Groupon at a bargain £19.95 and wasn't expecting the amazing experience we had.

The restaurant faces out towards the beach but the main entrance is on the side and from the outside one doesn't appreciate how friendly the staff are, how lovely the atmosphere is and most importantly how excellent the food is.

Thankfully we went for the 10 tapas and not the 20 tapas, as there was so much food served we simply couldn't eat it all. There was chicken, chorizo, meatballs, calamares, garlic prawns, mushrooms, patatas bravas, croquettes, salad and bread, and sangria. The quality and quantity was impressive and food was tasty.

I would strongly recommend this restaurant and big pat on the back to the staff - worth a visit when in Brighton with or without a voucher.

  • Visited April 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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