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“Extrordinary cooking”
Review of 81 Beach Street

81 Beach Street
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Ranked #2 of 110 Restaurants in Deal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $45
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Worth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Extrordinary cooking”
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 and dipping oil used to be free and now they charge. Visited as part of my www.dogwalkingholidays.co.uk exploration of the area, but had to leave the dogs at home.

  • Visited August 2014
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Deal, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Distinctly average meal”
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 with it, but not on this occasion. One of our group had the Lamb as the main course, and asked for a dip or sauce and was given some very unsavoury mayonnaise concoction.
Had to pay extra for a pepper sauce to go with the steak, Homemade chips were the highlight of our combined meals!
Staff were very friendly and helpful, although we had to wait at least 10 minutes before our drink order was taken.
Sorry, but I won't be eating there again anytime soon.

  • Visited August 2014
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3 Thank Jill F
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81BeachStreet, General Manager at 81 Beach Street, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
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
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Whitstable
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great restaurant, great food, good price.”
Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

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 had been a busy night there, it was late but the staff still made us feel welcome.

We ordered the duck salad and some fish pie croquettes which were amazingly tasty.

Would defiantly return for a full night and try a few more dishes.

The food was great

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank JojoDIZZLE
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Deal, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
304 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Phew, They got it right this time!”
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 was very good and value for money. Our party had the Chicken and also the Cod both of which were very acceptable as were the starters. The wine list was not overpriced with some interesting selections. The service was also very attentive, Thanks Ben.
In summary the restaurant is good value given it's location on the Sea Front. Don't expect Michelin star food but it is pretty good for a town that abounds with "just OK" restaurants. Well worth a vist.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank peter_the_traveller4
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Lovely meal and superb service”
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 think the menu is child friendly but to be perfectly honest that's a plus ...... It's good sometimes to have a child free evening!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank bettijayne
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