81 Beach Street

4.5
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1722 reviews
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£26 to £40
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International
Casual Dining by the Sea.
81 Beach Street in Deal is a celebration of what makes good restaurants great. Priding ourselves on local Kent ingredients and suppliers we create fine food without the fuss. Located on Deal's seafront in a beautiful period building, 81 offers a cosy and warm atmosphere, complete with stunning views!
Look out for our Special Set Lunch Menus and also our new Vegan Menu!

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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PS
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Certainly one of the best meals I have had for a long time. The service was perfect and friendly and the ambiance very comfortable

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole evening was very enjoyable. there are just the right amount of tables to ensure that we didn't have to wait to long to be served. The food was excellent . The waiting staff were helpful and friendly.

t
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food at great prices. Never disappointed. Lots of choice and very friendly staff.

ES
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

As usual the food was excellent and our table had a sea view. Waiting stall very busy and didn’t come back for our pudding choice and we had to remind them! Understandable as they were rushing about at peak lunchtime. Will be back soon.

JA
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is outstanding never had a bad meal yet and I’ve eaten here lots of times
The service has been known to be slow at times but the food makes up for it
Highly recommended

JN
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic as always. Great customer service. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

GF
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food in a friendly local restaurant. Good prices too.
We will be back.

VW
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous NYE ! booked a table for 4, set menu with a choice. Three courses all delicious and catered well for different eaters vegetarians etc well looked after staff all attentive and polite. Fresh water on the table, more brought to us during the meal (without asking) naughty drinks too, all reasonably priced. Lovely evening and the atmosphere in the upstairs room was so chilled.

PG
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Years Eve

DB
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

This is a very nice restaurant indeed. The food is really excellent and the staff are very pleasant and friendly. 81 Beach St. is about as nice a restaurant as you will find in a seaside resort. Highly recommended

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

This has been our 4th time to 81 Beach street, all I can Delicious food and excellent wine.
Staff are so attentive and polite.This time I tried the blackened Cod dish .Exquisite.The chef is doing a brilliant job.
If you try the restaurant you will not be disappointed.

JC
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fantastic meal for 5 of us on Saturday evening. My son and his wife were over from Australia for Christmas, he said his steak was the best he’d eaten in England. My sea bream was delicious as the the other main meals. The staff are always very friendly and helpful. My husband and I have been to 81 Beach Street many times and it never disappoints.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Food is nice but service is atrocious.

HM
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food great value, lovely menu. Charming service

RR
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, accommodating to allergies. High quality food with relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely return when back in Deal. Highly recommend a visit.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and staff

EJ
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, great food and definitely cake for money 😁

MA
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience2

Very disappointing. Chose the rump steak which we have had a few times before. Unfortunately steaks were not up to the usual standard - lots of sinew running through making it difficult to cut let alone eat. Had to leave some of it. When mentioned to the waiter he said he would inform the cook but no action was taken.

CP
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food could not fault

DA
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some friends were visiting from London so took them to 81 for lunch. They loved everything about it

PB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is excellent, obviously using the best produce to present immaculate food, presented with flair.

O
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening with my family. Made to feel welcome as always.

MS
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely friendly restaurant, I met up with a friend for dinner and our welcome was warm, great choice on the menu, food was lovely, service was spot on. Can't ask much more than that, go try it for yourself you won't be disappointed.

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Great chef,food hot & lovely. Got there early but not a problem .The girl welcomed us in and sat us at our table .Smashing start.

JD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for a birthday dinner with friends & had a really lovely evening. Staff were attentive and lovely, food was amazing and the restaurant looked beautiful with all the Christmas lights! This is our favourite place to go for dinner or lunch.

j
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked into 81 for a birthday meal, the food was excellent, the staff were very attentive and the service was very prompt. We didn’t feel rushed, it was a great all round experience, will definitely be going back to 81 Beach street.

a
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely place. Hot bread and oil was very tasty, The Sea bream was fantastic (amazing sauce!) The cheesecake was very nice. Staff were friendly. Only minor point the group mentioned was they felt £6.50 was a bit expensive for a pudding and maybe a couple of different options would have been nice. Other than that everyone was very happy.

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Recommended by friends and was not disappointed. Was very busy when we arrived for a late lunch and attended to quickly had a seat in the window overlooking the sea. Service was attentive but not overly so and a good pace for course serving. Everyone enjoyed their meals a good vegan selection for one of our group. Would highly recommend.

P
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Lovely meal, and excellent food and great value. Our table was between the kitchen and the coat rack so felt it wasn't as relaxing a lunch as it could have been with people rummaging for their coats and the dirty dishes heading constantly past our table. However will definitely be back! Might ask for a different table!

KG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a fabulous Christmas meal at 81, the menu was delicious and the roast turkey dinner was amazing the best I’ve had .....would definitely recommend it !

ND
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Busy, yet not crowded, nicely laid out and decorated. Our second visit here and the service and food is excellent. A very good place highly recommended.

H
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Lovely meal, very good service but looking back I think I was over charged by £10, should have rung back.

J
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Whenever we are in Deal we try to eat at 81. The food, the staff are up there with the best in the area. Looking forward to our next trip on New Years Day....

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent

GS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, great food, responsive service and great value.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 2 December 2019

Thank you for your review! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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WF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a really lovely evening here. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Will def go back! One very minor gripe was that there was no vegan dessert option.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 2 December 2019

Thank you for your review. I'm so sorry you didn't see our vegan desserts as we do have some on our vegan menu, really sorry if our staff didn't make you aware of this. Please do ask when you next visit. Once again thank you for reviewing us.

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AP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just a fantastic restaurant all round. Always enjoy coming here

81 Beach Street
Responded on 2 December 2019

Thank you! What a great review!

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RL
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, fantastic food and service. Would definitely recommend to anyone for lunch or evening meal.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 2 December 2019

Thank you for the review and recommendation. Hope to see you again.

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LG
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always great value lunch time menu. I will definitely be back

81 Beach Street
Responded on 2 December 2019

Thank you!

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food including a full vegan menu. Great service and reasonably priced. It remains for us the best restaurant in Deal.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 2 December 2019

What a great review. Thank you. Delighted that we are your best restaurant in Deal!

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