81 Beach Street

4.4
1977 reviews
£26 to £40
International
81 Beach Street is our celebration of what makes good restaurants great - Fine food without the fuss.
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Located on Deal seafront in a beautiful period building, 81 Beach Street offers a cosy and warm atmosphere, complete with stunning views.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1977 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think this is my new favourite restaurant. We’ve been twice in a month as the food is absolutely fantastic with some lovely wines & ciders. The staff are friendly but not over the top and it’s well socially distanced - just go...you won’t regret it!

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michaelW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

81 Beach Street is our regular and a favourite eating venue. The set price menu even with a surcharge for steak is great value, wines are reasonably priced and a variety. It was a pre second lockdown blow out and we really enjoyed it

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ElizabethM
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Evening spoilt by a waitress with attitude: a brusque manner. She was rude with her remarks which was even noticed by neighbouring tables. 2nd to last night b4 lockdown so several things ordered has to be changed as were not available. The red drinkers were happy with their wine. The white wine we wanted was unavailable so with several diff preferences we had trouble finding one to suit all tastes so eventually went for the house Sauvignon/semillon which was not great. Understandable to be low on some items at this point probably but waitress was pushy and impatient. Think she was stressed by it all BUT you don’t put that onto the customers! I’ve been a waitress and am not sure she’d been properly trained in the correct way to talk to customers. Hadn’t come across her b4. Spoke to us with a condescending tone as if we were small children. I usually have a great experience at 81 and their food is mostly very good and the staff are lovely. Their Sunday lunches are delicious. There were 6 of us and just 3 had starters which were nice. 4 had burgers which were dry and a bit flabby. Great chips though. The other mains were fine but not up to usual standard. We’d hoped for a fun convivial eve b4 lockdown at a venue we all know well but sadly it was marred and we came away thinking “what a weird evening”.

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charlotteh
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m so glad we took our friend’s recommendation to go here for dinner. It was a great experience. I had the prawns to start, then the place and I shared the cheeseboard with my husband, he had the brisket. It was all delicious-we would definitely go back.

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KimL
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, cooked to a high standard. The lunch menu (between 12 - 5pm) offers particularly good value with two courses for 12.99. Imaginative and inventive "home made" hors d'oeuvre's are particularly recommended. Staff are always welcoming and friendly.

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vipMarkT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

So glad we chose this restaurant for a pre lockdown Sunday lunch with my Mum. We all plumped for the Sunday roast. I chose the pork which was delicious with nice crispy crackling. The vegetable accompaniments were fresh and tasty. The cheese board which I had to follow was first class and not the standard selection youre often presented with! Finally my top tip try the recommended gin - Warners Pear and Apple!

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Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you for your great review. We are delighted you chose us too! Hope to see you after lockdown!

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a fairly regular customer to 81 Beach Street I think that says it all. Their menu is always interesting and varied, seasonal and local, with a good choice to sort all tastes. Always reasonably priced with a good selection of wines. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Great Chef/Kitchen staff - food cooked perfectly, never had a bad meal.

I and my family have used the restaurant for small, intimate meals to large family occasions and have always been made very welcome as well as very attentive and understanding staff for some of our older relatives - so an all round great restaurant which we will continue to us.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you so much for your great review - it really does mean a lot. We hope to see you again soon.

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CindyH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I really enjoyed our Sunday roast and veggie option it was amazing. The starter was so original and tasty.
No photos we ate, chatted and relaxed enjoyed ourselves so much thank you 81 Beach Street we will be back after lockdown 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

81 Beach Street
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you!

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Poppy1
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Sadly, the ambience and service was not as good as last time I visited. Basic things wrong like not offering water with meal and wine glasses warm. We were sat upstairs so may have been because of that and limited staff. Hopefully when things get back to normal, all areas will improve. I would ask for a table downstairs, as their us more ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fantastic meal, fantastic ambiance and fantastic service

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A Wedding Anniversary

81 Beach Street
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you for your review.

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EddieB
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a find!!
Will certainly return. Overriding memory will be the sublime flavours
of the food and such a welcoming team of staff..
Thank you for such a lovely evening.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you!

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Jaytee
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Fish was cooked well enough but accompaniments were unimaginative. As a main dish we were unimpressed. The desert, a mousse, was very tasty and well presented. Service was efficient and pleasant. Ambience was dull. Pity. Perhaps all due to covid restrictions. The catchment of customers seemed to be 20s and 30s and they seemed to enjoy the occasion.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you for your review. Sorry you didn't enjoy the accompaniments, we will feed this back to the kitchen team. And sorry to hear you felt the ambience was dull. We are trying hard with the covid guidelines, but some of the little touches we used to have are currently not possible, hopefully these will be back next year! What a strange year it has been. Once again, thank you for your review and we hope you will give us another try at some point.

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richardb
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

very good real food and value for money................

81 Beach Street
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you! Hope to see you again after lockdown.

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TM1969
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visited for an anniversary dinner, service was fantastic and the food was lovely.

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Responded on 23 November 2020

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

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YasminB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nice location. Would visit again!

81 Beach Street
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon.

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Chomp
Kent
24 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As always, great food and service. Slightly disappointed with my cauliflower steak, which wasn't a steak but just three florets of cauliflower. However the triple cooked chips were to die for. And as for the peanut butter cheesecake - absolutely delicious. The lady that served us most of the night was very friendly. Shame we didn't get her name to be able to call her out.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear you were disappointed with the cauliflower - we will pass that on to the kitchen team, along with the great comments about the chips and the peanut butter cheesecake (a real favourite!) Also great to hear about our front of house team, will pass that on too! Hope to see you again after lockdown.

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mike
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good covid19 security and excellent food and drink. Overall very enjoyable dinner.

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Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you!

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Jabba
Kent
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was good. A little on the expensive side. Tables spaced out well and staff wore masks.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again.

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michaelW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

As usual, the 2/3 course menu is very good value and always comes up with a very nice starter, I had the mushrooms in cheese sauce and delicious. The steak at a supplement is always beautifully cooked and the chips to die for. Puddings are lovely too and witgh wine reasonably priced we enjoyed another very good lunch at 81

81 Beach Street
Responded on 23 November 2020

What a great review. Thank you!

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JaniceC
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant. Outstanding food and drink. Would definitely recommend.

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Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you!

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RachH
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch with my mum. Food was beautiful, service and staff lovely as ever and felt very safe and relaxed in these difficult times. Would 100% recommend 81 all the time x

81 Beach Street
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you so much, and especially for the 100% recommendation! Hope to see you again after lockdown.

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Beth
Kent
13 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious seabass. Lovely to see Chapel Down Bacchus on the wine list. Sadly Covid regs make the place look very spartan at present. Black and white artwork not helping. However, very glad to see the restaurant busy and surviving.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you for your review. We love the Bacchus - a fabulous wine. Hope you will visit us again after lockdown.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good despite being located
Next hot radiator . Ok

81 Beach Street
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you for your review. Sorry about the radiator!

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LucyO
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Best lunch!!! Love coming here. And such a beautiful view!

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Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you so much! Hope to see you again after lockdown.

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tracym
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was not my 1st visit and will now be my last the team at 81 are doing a great job in these hard times everything is being run exactly how it should be with the covid very safe and still serving great food

81 Beach Street
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you for your review. Delighted you will be coming back, let's hope it's not too long now until we can reopen.

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ChrisR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as ever in all aspects and carefully managed in these difficult times. A pleasure.

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Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you so much for your review! Hope to see you after lockdown!

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AnnieM
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The lunch menu is a lovely mix for any taste. Great value and tasted gorgeous My friend & I both had the ribs followed by the risotto

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Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you for your review and recommendation. Hope to see you again soon.

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Sharon
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Food
Brilliant Service
Fabulous Venue


We will return

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Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you!

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GRAHAMB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Still as good as ever. Well worth the drive from Maidstone. Really innovative and tasty side dishes. Couldn't eat it all. Superb value for the money.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 20 October 2020

Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit with us. Looking forward to the next one!

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Christophine
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After an initial problem, which was resolved immediately, I had a lovely birthday meal. The young lady who served us was excellent and responded immediately to any requests. Meal was delicious. Thankyou. I am visiting again this week with friends.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you for your review. And delighted you visited us again! Hope to see you after lockdown!

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AnnC
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and everyone enjoyed their food. We had asked for a window table because our party consisted of visitors to Deal and we were given one. Our guests had a lovely view of the sea and pier. Thank you for a very pleasant experience.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 20 October 2020

It's our pleasure. Thank you for your review! Hope to see you again soon.

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KimL
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

we enjoy visiting 81 Beach Street, staff are friendly and food is not over priced with a good selection of options.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 20 October 2020

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon.

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Jessica24
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fantastic meal. We have been wanting to come for ages and it was well worth the wait!

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Responded on 20 October 2020

Thank you!

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nutsinmay2013
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! Great food, great staff, great location, great toilets, loved it!

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Responded on 20 October 2020

Thank you!

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Ceapeabea
London
33 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Great location with direct views of the sea and the pier. Food variable - limited choices for vegetarians but the fish was good. Decor was odd and using a professional stylist would improve the ambience.

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Responded on 20 October 2020

Thank you for your review and recommendation.

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Fedi
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always! Will be coming back soon!

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Responded on 23 November 2020

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The seems to be a lack of of continuity with staff eat here regularly and the always no personal touch

81 Beach Street
Responded on 20 October 2020

Thank you for reviewing us. We are really disappointed to read about the lack of personal touch, the majority of our front of house team have worked with us for over two years now, we did however have some seasonal team members in the summer. Thank you for making us aware of this though, as we can definitely work on this with more training.

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AnneK
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've enjoyed a second lovely meal with friends over a few weeks. Absolutely everything was of a high standard particularly taking current circumstances into account. Definitely recommend.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 20 October 2020

Thank you so much. What a great review. Hope to see you soon for a third meal!!

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Jilly
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in a long time. The fillet steak was absolutely devine.

81 Beach Street
Responded on 20 October 2020

Thank you!

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81 Beach Street is rated 4.4 stars by 1977 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.