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“Nice location, good lunch time stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hive Beach Cafe

Hive Beach Cafe
Price range: $6 - $90
Cuisines: Cafe, Seafood, British
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Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We’re committed to using fresh, locally sourced seafood - when available we serve fish straight from the very shoreline you’ll be eating on. We offer a wide selection of cakes, biscuits and take away treats. All homemade by Melanie and her team at the Hive Beach Micro Bakery based in Burton Bradstock. We’re happy to accommodate large parties of diners and we’re dog friendly but we don’t take reservations so it’s advisable to arrive a little early for lunch as we do get busy! Please check our website for up to date opening hours because we do open for dinner during the spring and summer season.
Horsham, United Kingdom
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“Nice location, good lunch time stop”
Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here for a lunch break after a walk on a January Saturday. The place was buzzing, and with the heaters on the eating area under the extensive awning was a nice place to be. There was a real mix of families, old and young couples and a quite a few dogs. The food looked great, well prepared and good serving sizes. We only had light snacks and drinks so I can't comment on what the meals actually tasted like. My crab sandwich was great, and a good size. We liked that everything seemed sourced locally and was prepared fresh on site, unlike some cafes. The coffee was an excellent cafe standard but perhaps not as high as some of the specialist coffee shops. We would visit again.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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“Hive Cafe Burton Bradstock”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

I have never made a comment on any business in my life but the demise of the Hive at Burton Bradstock is a crime…
I hate to see a good business slide … It used to be a place with a great view and location and good food …. thank god it is still in the same location.
Now a very hit and miss place.
If you go on a Thursday you can only get fish and chips with a third rate mini bit of salad … no mush peas … if you buy the normal dish for the 13.00+ you get the same as the 9.00 silver surfer but without the sweet !!!! Joke … Tempura !!
small and very over cooked in thick batter .. a load of chips … and at this moment the rest of the menu is hard to find a meal. Come on HIVE pull up your socks .. get some decent cooks and get back on top of your game ….. or give up.

  • Visited January 2013
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Milton Keynes
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“Fantastic seafood”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had our second visit to the Hive Beach Cafe the first week of the new year. We were dissapointed that there was no shellfish as I had a fantastic Lobster on our first visit. To be fair the weather had been terrible for a few days so it was not a surprise as I would not have wanted to go out in a boat.

We had some fantastic Sea Bass. It is a shame you can't book a table at lunch times as the place gets so busy.

  • Visited January 2013
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“Breakfast with a view!!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Beautiful breakfast in an idylic location. We booked the day before and asked for a seaview table at the front of the awning and got just that. Food was fab, service pretty how busy it was. The cakes looked delicious too if you want a coffee and cake but be prepared to queue, the system doesn't seem to work very well if you just want to get a quick drink and snack for the beach. That said I still give it five stars for food quality and views.

  • Visited August 2012
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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“beat the queues - visit in january!”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

second visit for us. love the food and location. only one small gripe - why no chardonnay on the winelist

Visited January 2013
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