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Coast Restaurant

3.6
3.6
141 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

Coast Restaurant are delighted to have received their first AA Rosette for 15 years! Enjoy the finest locally sourced ingredients served with simplicity and style, with menus that change with the seasons to reflect the seasonality of the produce we use.

Coast at the Hythe Imperial offers fine dining in an elegant and relaxed setting. Guests can enjoy modern British cuisine, using locally sourced ingredients that reflect the seasons. Dishes are never over-elaborate and always allow the quality of the ingredients to shine through.


For larger tables of over 8 people, please call 01303 267441. Please note that if there is a pre booked event in our Coast Restaurant, dinner will be served in our Windsor Lounge.

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Booked 4 times today
  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 06:30–10:00
    Daily 18:30–21:30

  • Phone number

    01303 267441

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party contact

    Rebecca Taylor: 01303 267441

  • Area

    Hythe

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Available Monday to Sunday 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Traditional Afternoon Tea

£14.95 per person

  • Selection of Finger Sandwiches

    Oak Smoked Salmon, Horseradish and Cream Cheese Chicken, Egg Mayonnaise and Cress Cucumber and Cream Cheese

    • Homemade Fruit Scone

      with Clotted Cream and Jam

      • Imperial Short Bread

        with Sweet Butter Cream

        • Dark Chocolate Profiterole

          • Glazed Tarts

            • Macaroon

              • Lemon Drizzle Cake

                • A Selection of Loose Leaf Tea

                  Imperial Afternoon Tea

                  • Imperial Afternoon Tea

                    Traditional Afternoon Tea with Cheese Scones and a small bottle of Prosecco

                    • per person£25.00

                  Chocolate Afternoon Tea

                  £15.95 per person

                  • Selection of Finger Sandwiches

                    Oak Smoked Salmon, Horseradish and Cream Cheese Chicken, Egg Mayonnaise and Cress Cucumber and Cream Cheese

                    • Homemade Chocolate Scone

                      with Clotted Cream

                      • Chocolate Dip

                        • Chocolate Brownie

                          • Dark Chocolate Profiterole

                            • Sweet Pastry Case, Chocolate Mousse

                              • Chocolate Macaroon

                                • Mini Chocolate Muffin

                                  • A Selection of Loose Leaf Tea

                                    Ultimate Chocolate Afternoon Tea

                                    • Ultimate Chocolate Afternoon Tea

                                      Chocolate Afternoon Tea with Imperial Indulgence Cake and a small bottle of Prosecco

                                      • per person£26.00

                                    Last updated: 6 August 2021

                                    What 141 people are saying

                                    Overall ratings and reviews

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                                    3.6
                                    3.6 based on recent ratings
                                    • 3.6Food
                                    • 3.6Service
                                    • 3.2Ambience
                                    • 3.1Value

                                    NoiseModerate

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                                    1. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined 3 days ago

                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                      Young, friendly and helpful team. Relatively small menu but what we got was of good quality, tasty and good portion size. The room was empty (mid-week, winter dining) so lacked any ambience.

                                    2. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      London

                                      5 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      5 reviews

                                      Dined 6 days ago

                                      overall3food2service2ambience1

                                      Lighting ambiance, too bright. Atmosphere like a school dinner hall. Menu worse ever

                                    3. PC

                                      PatriciaC

                                      Kent

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 13 January 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                      Very nice restaurant. Our waiter was very efficient and friendly. The meal was great.

                                    4. K

                                      Kitchendasher

                                      Kent

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 8 January 2022

                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                      The food and service was very good. Staff very attentive. The wine was four star hotel prices but we were not made to feel akward by ordering water. I guess you could have asked for other drinks from the bar if you wanted them. Wine waiter just offered the option of wine, bottled water or tap. We are a starter and main. Prices were on par with dining out. A lovely experience.

                                    5. CM

                                      CarolMc

                                      Kent

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 4 January 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Everything was excellent

                                    6. G

                                      Gordon

                                      Kent

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 2 January 2022

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      nice food in a nice hotel great staff and will be back very soon

                                    7. H

                                      Harris

                                      1 review

                                      2.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 27 December 2021

                                      overall2food3service2ambience2

                                      The price is ridiculous for the dining experience which you would think to be upmarket. However, different cutlery, unclean glasses and very poor waiters service - I cannot see how they can charge this. Bottle of house wine you can buy in Sainsburys for £6.69, they charge £28.50 plus the service charge (and you have to pour it yourself) Bread wasn’t very fresh, butter was almost frozen. Food was nice and had good taste but just based on the experience and paying a premium for an experience, I wouldn’t recommend it at all.

                                    8. KE

                                      KEITHJ

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 5 December 2021

                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                      It was all very nice food very good shaft leaning across the food on the table with jackets touching the food and the 12.5% service charge is high.

                                    9. s

                                      suzybee

                                      London

                                      7 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      7 reviews

                                      Dined on 28 November 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Sunday lunch @ The Hythe Imperial oh what a treat! Reasonably price set courses! Delicious food, amazing xmas decorations & lovely staff. Always a joy to come back to this hotel!

                                    10. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 26 November 2021

                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                      Terrible from start to finish

                                    11. GJ

                                      GJPM

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 20 November 2021

                                      overall3food4service3ambience2

                                      We went here with another couple to celebrate our anniversary. There was a wedding going on directly above us the noise was unbelievable. My husband complained several times and was told the DJ had been asked to reduce the sound. We were given a free drink but this did not help! The waitress cleared three of our starter plates away whilst a fourth person was still eating. At one point another waitress kept putting her hand directly in front of me making me move back as she was so close, to clear the table.

                                    12. P

                                      Philc

                                      Brighton

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 31 October 2021

                                      overall4food3service4ambience3

                                      Very pleasant afternoon, staff very friendly and good food

                                    13. CJ

                                      CJStudio

                                      Kent

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 21 October 2021

                                      overall3food4service4ambience2

                                      The food was delicious, if a little over priced. The ambiance was typical of a mid-range hotel multi-use room - spacious but not atmospheric. Lowered lights, candles, classical music could all have helped.

                                    14. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Kent

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 3 October 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Six of us went for the meal. We commented on how lovely the food was and all had a great time. Staff were very friendly and we made to feel welcome and good service. Well worth the price. Food was delicious well worth a visit and will be returning soon!

                                    15. SC

                                      SamC

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 24 September 2021

                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                      Waited over half an hour for our drinks order to even be taken and even then we had to call someone to take it. Food took over 50 minutes to arrive and steak was so dry and chewy it was inedible. Mentioned to the staff and all she said was sorry about that would you like the bill? Service was terrible no customer service skills at all. Ambiance was poor felt like we were sat in a goldfish bowl in the middle of the room, poor music and lighting and a funny smell. Would not recommend at all!

                                    16. BF

                                      BarbaraF

                                      Hertfordshire

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 23 September 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      No complaints at all. We were treating my 91 year old father to an night in The Hythe Imperial before a family funeral. Everything was perfect and to my father’s high standards. Worth every penny. Dad was relaxed and in a good place for the funeral. Thank you.

                                    17. PB

                                      PierreB

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 19 September 2021

                                      overall1food3service1ambience2

                                      Very slow service - bread arrived after starters - mustard arrived after meal - no spoons for vegetables - salt & pepper empty - when complained to manager was told no one else complained !

                                    18. KR

                                      KimR

                                      Kent

                                      3 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      3 reviews

                                      Dined on 12 September 2021

                                      overall3food2service4ambience2

                                      No ambience. No background music. Service slow. Food average. Potatoes probably from the day before!

                                    19. RC

                                      RichardC

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 12 September 2021

                                      overall3food3service1ambience1

                                      When we arrived we were totally ignored at the restaurant reception,at least four members of staff walked past We had to go to the hotel reception who just sent us back to the restaurant reception, we then gave up waiting and walked into restaurant and were shown to our table The meal was very good until we chose our desserts, the waitress came back and said we can’t have what we had chosen as she had given us the wrong menu With that we gave up and left which was a shame for my partner as it was her birthday treat Regards Richard Chambers

                                    20. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 14 August 2021

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Children’s menu should have included a drink or dessert. Also the fish fingers were not home made.

                                    21. MC

                                      MartinC

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 26 July 2021

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Efficient, friendly and good food. Lovely surroundings

                                    22. AW

                                      AmyW

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 4 July 2021

                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                      So incredibly disappointed with the visit. Waited 25 minutes after being seated to even be greeted by a waitress. After a cold main course I ordered a pudding. After waiting 45 minutes I cancelled the pudding as quite frankly I didn’t want to wait any longer. We were never offered a drink top up. Completely and honestly disappointed.

                                    23. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      1.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 6 June 2021

                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                      The staff was horrible, they were not friendly, nor kind. They didn’t bring all the food as per the menu. The food was also for horrible, especially the desert.

                                    24. L

                                      Luxurydiner

                                      London

                                      8 reviews

                                      2.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on 5 June 2021

                                      overall2food2service5ambience2

                                      We were really looking forward to dining in this 5 star hotel restaurant but sadly Coast is a mere 2 stars. They were playing cheesy 90s pop music from a CD player and each table had a giant number on it making it look like we were at Nando’s. Then the food was disappointing. The sea bass came with over cooked pasta and what tasted like a tin can tomato soup sauce. We also had a chicken main with a block of a potato which was undercooked. The staff were attentive and friendly though which is why I gave them 2 stars. I hope Coast takes these comments on board as the hotel and grounds are gorgeous and it has so much potential.

                                    25. K

                                      Kitkat

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 8 March 2020

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      This was our first experience in the Coast restaurant we went for Sunday lunch. The portion sizes were good & the vegetable selection was excellent. We always rate our roast dinners & we scored this a 9 out of 10. We’ll definitely be going back & will recommend to others

                                    26. F

                                      Fairfax257

                                      London

                                      4 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on 1 March 2020

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Booked a table for a family 50th Anniversary, very happy with service, staff was friendly and polite. Only complaint was that the apple crumble was a bit to big and not enough custard, but other then that the food was lovely. Would book a table again.

                                    27. JT

                                      JerryT

                                      Kent

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 29 February 2020

                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                      Very nice Restaurant, the layout was nice (not all crammed in like other restaurants). The staff were very professional but friendly at the same time. The food was very good. I really enjoyed my experience at the Coast Restaurant and would go again myself and would definitely recommend it to others.

                                    28. NP

                                      NickP

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 29 February 2020

                                      overall3food4service4ambience3

                                      Food was good but not enough I had 6 chips stacked up in 2s. Steak was good.

                                    29. GB

                                      GeoffreyB

                                      Warwickshire

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 23 February 2020

                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                      Superb food and service. Decoration a little dated and choice of background music a little strange in our opinion as didn’t fit restaurant style

                                    30. MB

                                      MarkB

                                      London

                                      4 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      4 reviews

                                      Dined on 23 February 2020

                                      overall4food3service4ambience3

                                      Yes very quite , could do with a bit more food.and more meat

                                    31. OT

                                      OpenTable Diner

                                      Kent

                                      6 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      6 reviews

                                      Dined on 23 February 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      We booked as my cousins came down from Scotland to celebrate one of their 50th birthdays. We booked Sunday lunch and they were very impressed, said that it was the best Sunday lunch they’ve ever had. The four was excellent as was the service from Silva and his team. Would highly recommend

                                    32. JS

                                      JohnS

                                      Sydney

                                      1 review

                                      4.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 9 February 2020

                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                      Good for Sunday lunch - reasonable price and nice ambience

                                    33. K

                                      Karine

                                      London

                                      1 review

                                      3.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 7 February 2020

                                      overall3food3service4ambience1

                                      Food is absolutely lovely and tasty but totally overpriced. Drinks are overpriced too. Service was very good, staff are lovely and professional but the no window restaurant room feels a set up with no atmosphere.

                                    34. J

                                      Jacque

                                      Kent

                                      2 reviews

                                      5.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 1 February 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Excellent food and service , very welcoming. Good knowledge of ingredients in menus. Husband 60th birthday and a special plate with birthday wishes written in chocolate with petite cake. A wholesome happy birthday sung by waiter. Will definitely return.

                                    35. AT

                                      AnnT

                                      Kent

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 25 January 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Can't recommend this restaurant enough. Had s wonderful stay at the Hythe Imperial hotel and will be back!

                                    36. NM

                                      NeilM

                                      London

                                      2 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      2 reviews

                                      Dined on 19 January 2020

                                      overall3food4service2ambience2

                                      We went for Sunday lunch and the restaurant was about one third full. The dining room is dull with no windows. The service was slow and they forgot our wine The menu is good and the prices very reasonable. When the food arrived (roast beef) it was good and accompanied by lots of vegetables We will go again but for a 4 star hotel overlooking the seafront it should be much better and I am sure if it was the restaurant would be full

                                    37. b

                                      bexleyheath

                                      London

                                      9 reviews

                                      3.0

                                      9 reviews

                                      Dined on 19 January 2020

                                      overall3food3service2ambience2

                                      Food ok but a lack of ambience and the waiter slammed dishes onto the table

                                    38. VO

                                      VictoriaO

                                      Kent

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 1 January 2020

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      An absolutely lovely setting right by the sea, and a well turned out hotel and restaurant. Food was delicious with good menu choices. The staff were very attentive and Made a real effort with my 18 month old grandson and I could hear them doing the same with the older diners. We all thoroughly enjoyed our New Year Day lunch and look forward to going back very soon.

                                    39. MB

                                      MrsBennett

                                      London

                                      8 reviews

                                      4.0

                                      8 reviews

                                      Dined on 15 December 2019

                                      overall4food4service3ambience3

                                      We visited Coast for Sunday lunch. The menu provided good choice and the price at £13.95 for the main roast was just a little more than average for the area, but in a luxury hotel, you'd expect to pay a little more so we were happy with the price. The service was a little on the slow side. I had to ask for someone to come and take an order for drinks having been there for probably 15 minutes, but it was a Sunday so perhaps it's a bit more relaxed. None of us had a starter, but the roasts were all delicious with a big Yorkshire pudding with all choices of meat and a sharing platter of vegetables including a gorgeous red cabbage, parsnips, carrots, onions, sprouts, potatoes. Plenty for everyone. Would definitely visit again, but it's a shame that we were seated, along with everyone else for that matter, in the interior room and the room with the views to the sea was dark and empty.

                                    40. G

                                      Gav134567

                                      Kent

                                      1 review

                                      5.0

                                      1 review

                                      Dined on 30 November 2019

                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                      Amazing food, staff very tentative, service was wonderful, venue was very nice , would recommend this to anybody looking for five star service, 3rd time eaten at this restaurant , will be booking again

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                                    Coast Restaurant is rated 3.6 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

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                                    Booked 4 times today
                                    Google Map for Coast Restaurant

                                    Princes Parade Hythe, Kent CT21 6AE

                                    • Area

                                      Hythe

                                    • Hours of Operation

                                      Daily 06:30–10:00
                                      Daily 18:30–21:30

                                    • Cuisines

                                      British

                                    • Dining style

                                      Fine Dining

                                    • Dress Code

                                      Smart Casual

                                    • Parking Details

                                      Hotel Parking

                                    • Payment Options

                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                    • Additional

                                      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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