81 Beach Street
Never let downThe service, food and ambience are consistently excellent. Nothing is ever too much trouble. The food is creative and innovative but not mucked about. A joy to eat there. Probably the best Sunday lunch in Kent. Maybe another Vegetarian option at lunchtime Sunday as only one which might not appeal.12/05/2013 00:00:00Favourite spot in DealI no longer live in Deal but get together with friends whenever I am here for a visit. The food is always a treat, fresh and beautifully presented. The service is friendly and efficient without being fussy.05/05/2013 00:00:00Food with a viewIf you are lucky enough to it at the front of the restaurant, you will have a good view of the beach and the pier. The set menu lunch, 2 courses for £12.50 is good value. There s a choice of 4 or 5 starters, main and desserts to choose from. All well cooked and presented. Lunch is served late into the afternoon, which is great as Deal has few places that serve food in the afternoon. I have visited 81 The Beach many times over the past 2 years, and they have been amazingly consistent. Well worth a trip!04/05/2013 00:00:00Amazing foodThe food at 81 is by far the best around. That along with great service made out experience an amazing one. Thanks and see you soon27/04/2013 00:00:00Love itI really do like 81 Beach Street as its got a great feel about the place very relaxing. If you have a taste card best to use that Mon to Thurs as this makes 81 so much more affordable. Great place I will be back.25/04/2013 00:00:00Excellent food, friendly serviceBooked early for 6PM on a Saturday as I'd seen the reviews and it looked popular. Sure enough it soon filled up.
Delicious starters, I had the crab cakes and my fiancee had the curry cauliflower soup (thick and creamy); we both had the shoulder of lamb for main - generous portions and very tasty; and for dessert we shared the trio choc (not bad) and peanut butter cheesecake - this was not too sweet, but not like a normal cheesecake, the cheese part was more like ice-cream - and we definitely recommend as it was sensational! Staff were friendly and not overbearing (although one star deducted for not checking if everything was okay with our meals - but perhaps they're used to everyone saying they are!) and the ambiance was just right.13/04/2013 00:00:00Excellent all round with lovelyExcellent all round with lovely flavours, good attentive service and value for money - a good evening.10/04/2013 00:00:00Great dining in a lovely town81 is in a small converted shop. The front room has great views over the seafront, and the rear rooms are cosy with sympathetic decoration - exposed bricks, oxblood walls etc.
Service is friendly and informal.
Food is lovely. The fixed price lunch deals are excellent - very good quality food well presented. Evening meals are alittle more expensive but the food is delicious.08/04/2013 00:00:00Easter SundayWe had a fantastic meal at 81 on Easter Sunday. The restaurant was full, so there was a great atmosphere. The service was excellent, as always, and the meal was really great. Will come back again and again when we visit Deal.31/03/2013 00:00:00Great Sunday LunchAs always, 81 Beach Street delivered an excellent Sunday lunch this last Easter weekend. This is a cosy, well run bistro style restaurant, which has friendly service and produces dishes which are interesting and well presented. The food rarely disappoints.31/03/2013 00:00:00Perfect lunch at 81 Beach StreetYet another delicious lunch at 81 Beach Street. Great food as always and a very pleasant setting in which to enjoy the meal with our companions. The cheesecake dessert was amazing.28/03/2013 00:00:00Simply superb in every way!So impressed! This restaurant offers excellent ambience, service and food. A*. We will most definitely be back for more :)14/03/2013 00:00:00lunch menuA good menu selection for lunch at a special combined discount rate. Food here is always beautifully cooked, well presented and pleasantly served. We've never had a poor meal here either midday or evening. Thoroughly recommend it.12/03/2013 00:00:00wonderful Mother's Day lunchSundays lunch is always a joy but the staff pulled out all the stops this Sunday. The choices were better and the food cooked to the usual high standard. All the staff work really hard but they are always smiling and attentive. Loved it!10/03/2013 00:00:00Simply tasty foodSunday roast was very delicious and service so prompt. Staff were very friendly & accommodating. Without any doubt - we will dine at 81 again and again.03/03/2013 00:00:00big dealAnother lovely meal last Saturday. Relaxed atmosphere , friendly staff and good value food with a nice selection.
Peanutbutter cheese cake was lovely.
On a msity cold Saturday there is no better palce to cheer you up.02/03/2013 00:00:001st visitThis was the first time at 81 and we were not disappointed01/03/2013 00:00:00Always a pleasure to eat there.Always a pleasure to eat there. Staff very attentive and friendly.01/03/2013 00:00:00Delicious food and great service.Delicious food and the service was brilliant. Very friendly and talkative. Will definitely be going again. The food was really well presented and very good sized portions too.23/02/2013 00:00:00brilliant timei took out my mum for her birthday and she loved it, the food was amazing and the ambience and service was lovely to. the food is a good value and the decor is very nice a great place to eat out, either for a special occasion or if you just fancy something different for dinner23/02/2013 00:00:00Excellent Meal81 Consistently provide and excellent meal. Their veggie options are always very good and slightly different from the run of the mill veggie standards.16/02/2013 00:00:00We use the restaurant mainlyWe use the restaurant mainly for special occasions and evening meals. There is generally a good vegetarian option for my wife. The room is relatively small and decorated to suit the occasion; the staff are efficient and friendly, helping to create an intimate atmosphere. We have particularly enjoyed Valentine's evenings and New Year's Eve celebrations here.14/02/2013 00:00:00Fantastic Valentines MealFood was amazing, thanks to the chef the flavours and the presentation was fantastic. All the staff are so friendly and make you feel welcome, thanks all. We will be back again soon.14/02/2013 00:00:00St Valentine's DayWe had a great St V dinner with 2 other couples, it was as good as always and our friends were delighted with everything. Excellent food, wine and service. Well done!14/02/2013 00:00:00ConvivialityI eat here mostly at lunchtimes. Although the menu is short on choice it is good. I realise too many selections can be a problem for a small intimate restaurant. But it is the intimacy that appeals. I am always very well taken care of by the staff.14/02/2013 00:00:00Meal in Deal!Searched and booked online. We had no idea what to expect. After a windswept walk along the seafront we arrived to the warm and welcoming atmosphere of 81 Beach Street. Shown to a comfy nook with a table four, we settled down to a lovely lunch. The menu choice was varied and suitable for all tastes. Complementary wines at reasonable rates were also available. We had an excellent experience and will definitely visit again.09/02/2013 00:00:00Deal Diners DinnerAs this was my first visit to this restaurant and I had not had a recommendation, I was very pleasantly surprised by my experience at 81 Beach Street.My only criticism would be, disappointment at the dessert list. I was unable to find a dessert to my taste. I was already too full for the chocolate, Two contained cinnamon, and or, mixed spice, which I dislike, another, peanuts ( did not sound appetising to me with cheesecake). Having asked what ice cream was available, I discovered this was served as five different flavours at the same time. Having already eaten very heartily I declined to try white chocolate, blackcurrent and mint, to name but three, and ordered a mint tea instead!09/02/2013 00:00:00Brilliant FoodThis was our 2nd visit and the food was just as good as the 1st time we went, absolutely fantastic. Very friendly staff. Would be glad to recommend.04/02/2013 00:00:00Just right81 always get everything just right. If you want a fast meal or a long intimate one, they always seem to sense what you need. The food is always superb and the veggie options are fantastic.30/01/2013 16:00:00Lunch time visitWe arrived at 12 when lunch service begins. We had a choice of tables but chose a window table. Staff very friendly and polite. I have been to the restaurant for Dinner before but not lunch. The food was lovely from the the lunch menu. Portions not too big. The restaurant began to fill up as time went on. All the requests were met changing cream for custard happily. I would recommend anyone to eat here.30/01/2013 16:00:00A real gem81 Beach St is a real gem. Fine food, excellent service and a great ambiance ticks all the right boxes for me. We visited for the second time, this time with a couple of friends. We were treated to a delight of taste and presentation. Service by staff was just right. Attentive yet discreet, and always keeping an eye on the table. The Manageress showed knowledge and professionalism. The restaurant was buzzy and gave diners the right amount of 'space'. The red we chose was a pinot noir and was a good choice. On this occasion we used a Groupon voucher. Value for money was good. Even the car park across the road is free in the evening. I must say they've got it about right. We really must try lunch one day.24/01/2013 16:00:00Great serviceMy husband and I dined midweek, it was quiet but we'd had alot of snow so I'm pretty sure that's why. Everything was lovely, from the food to the service to the actual resturant. They even did some extra greens for our mains to suit our post Xmas diet!! Excellent, and cannot wait to take my hubby their again, this time for they're amazing Sunday roast, whichbive had before!!22/01/2013 16:00:00Always good food.It's as the title says and the service is always friendly, helpful and discreet.09/01/2013 16:00:00Always amazing service andAlways amazing service and equally amazing food. We go time and time again and it never lets us down! Sarah & Marc Diamond.03/01/2013 16:00:00New Year's EveThe meal was great, spread out over the evening and consisting of several small courses. The food was excellent, the service was great and ambience was also good. I thought that the value for money for a New Year's Eve was outstanding.30/12/2012 16:00:00Excellent food and serviceThe chef is imaginative and the portions are generous29/12/2012 16:00:00Best Sunday Lunch in DealIt is without doubt my/our favourite restaurant for Sunday lunch, everything excellent, food, wine & service as always, high standard. Highly recommended. Graham29/12/2012 16:00:00It's all about the foodStill the best food in Deal, superbly cooked and presented. Nothing else impinges, the staff are helpful but discreet, the ambience is unobtrusive so there's nothing to distract. Altogether a completely pleasurable dining experience.21/12/2012 16:00:00Excellent foodI have eaten at a lot of restaurants and in my opinion this is one of the best, the service was good, nice and friendly. None of us could fault any of the courses that we had, even my daughter who is a vegeterian said it was the best meal she had eaten out, so i could highly recommend 81 Beach Street.18/12/2012 16:00:00The lunch menu at 81 BeachThe lunch menu at 81 Beach Street Deal continues to offer delicious food at excellent value. Sardine starter was yummy. Belly pork succulent with a rich mushroom sauce. Pannetone bread and butter pud was a triumph. Highly recommended.08/03/2012 16:00:00We had the excellent threeWe had the excellent three course lunch meal at 81 Beach Street Deal. Service friendly and efficient. Food all perfectly cooked and well presented. Highly recommended.24/02/2012 16:00:00