A lucky find!!! Pebble Beach is NOT A HOTEL! It’s a restaurant with rooms but don’t let that put you off because this is a very special little place!! The restaurant is outstanding offering a number of different dining experiences depending on where you sit to eat ….the Mediterranean terrace, the elegant dining room or the funky bar with the same menu available in all areas. The menu is extensive offering a great selection of fish, meat and especially seafood. Portions are very generous, everything is served beautifully, its piping hot and delicious and is brilliant value!! To start we had the cheese soufflé/fondue which was huge, hot, tasty and crab soup which was the best we’ve ever tastedf..ever! Mains were crevettes & Langoustine which were fresh, huge, seafood heaven served on a huge ice platter with new potatoes and salad on the side and the seafood pancake was incredible…packed with seafood rather than white fish and a couple of prawns….it was huge, served with lobster sauce, mussels and king prawns!! Unbelievable for £13.50!! No puds although they all looked very tempting!!! The terrace is the best spot, weather permitting ( although they have got large parasols and big patio heaters)…..you could be at a romantic Italian bistro or a cool Caribbean hangout….anywhere but the English south coast! Furnished with big tables & comfy chairs and on the very edge of the beach you can see for miles. The dining room is more formal and the bar is laid back but all beautifully furnished and laid out so diners can’t eavesdrop on each other! Service is outstanding!!! Very friendly, pleasant, helpful, professional staff….all of them were incredible with a warm welcome and fond farewell!!! The rooms are located above the restaurant. Some have sea views but most look over the front or side…..not a nice view! The rooms are all clean, well equipped, comfortable and newly decorated but they are a little bland….i.e. they have no style…not beach/seaside or country chic or contemporary..and they aren’t very big….but overall they are fine for a night. Breakfast is the next treat….continental breakfast is included in the price with full English being about £7 extra. The continental option is amazing!! Sat in comfort on the terrace, we were brought platters of sliced fresh fruit/yoghurts, cheese/hams, pastries/toast all served with plenty of butter, marmalade and loads of lovely fresh coffee. We sat for about 2 hours eating this breakfast feast and at no time did the staff try to make us feel unwelcome or uncomfortable….in fact they encouraged us to take our time and enjoy it!! Breakfast isn’t served until 10am though (because it’s a restaurant with rooms rather than a hotel, the chef doesn’t pitch up til 10!) but if you need to eat before 10am the staff will bring all the food to your room and store it in the fridge ready to be eaten in the room the next morning. Have it served on the terrace if you can…its really worth it!!
Don’t be put off by the location….its in a residential area and looks a bit bleak but get inside and out the back then you’ll see what all the fuss is about!!
Overall I would highly recommend Pebble Beach ….as a restaurant and a restaurant with rooms!!! The food is fantastic, service amazing, terrace is priceless and all at great value!!!
I took loads of fotos but they didn’t come out….so you’ll have to see it for yourself!!
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- Pebble Beach Hotel Barton-On-Sea
- Pebble Beach Rooms Barton-On-Sea, UK - England