Hythe Bay

4.2
105 reviews
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Local Ingredients
Welcome to Hythe Bay, we are looking forward to serving you!

Diners can expect a warm welcome as well as complimentary baked bread rolls and mackerel pate. We are a family friendly Seafood Restaurant in close proximity to the beach with panoramic views of Dover Harbour and the White Cliffs. Al Fresco dining facilities are open during the Summer months. A selection of seafood, meat and vegetarian options are available on our menu. Our owners motto is always Quality not Compromise; as we are always looking for our customers to enjoy their experience with us from quality local food produce to excellent service.
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LR
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Buon cibo e personale gentile, vista bella sul mare

Hythe Bay
Responded on 15 August 2019

Thank you for your review, we would love to see you again in the future.

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JN
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent if a little pricey, but I guess you are also paying for the sea view as well! Would definitely recommend a visit.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 15 August 2019

Thank you for your review, we are pleased to see you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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RS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most enjoyable lunch. So much so we went back for brunch on Sunday. This was also five star across the board.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 15 August 2019

Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed lunch and brunch with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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M
Kent
17 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had the special. Grey mullet.
Excellent.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 3 August 2019

Thank you, we are pleased you enjoyed our special of the day and we hope to see you again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal, the view was unbelievable and our server, Gigi, was awesome. Would come back here if we lived here for sure.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 1 August 2019

Thank you for your review, I will pass on your comments to GiGi. We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good experience, would recommend it! Staff was really friendly and food really good!

Hythe Bay
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank, we are please you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food & plenty of gluten free options

Hythe Bay
Responded on 29 July 2019

Thank you for your review, we always try to cater for any kind of dietry requirements. We hope to see you again soon.

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J
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Our second visit and much enjoyed; initially came as could not get in touch with the Hythe branch. Situation in Dover good with views of the harbour activity and to France when clear.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 11 August 2019

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon.

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AV
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing end of our trip to the UK. Good food, friendly servers, relaxed place, nice view, ...

Hythe Bay
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for your review, we are pleased we ended your trip to the UK on a high. Hopefully we will see you on your next visit.

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PR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good, Hythe Bay were expecting us, table was ready and was one with a good view. Service efficient and prompt rather than friendly, but no complaint about that.
Food as described, punctual, tasty.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 25 July 2019

Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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HV
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The location is unique overlooking the fantastic activity of Dover harbour.
I would qualify Hythe Bay as a good brasserie with helpful and friendly young staff.
One of the more pleasant places I have visited in Dover last years.
When the new marina opens next year this place may become a success if they maintain or increase their standards.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 21 July 2019

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are very much looking forward to the new marina opening later in the year. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

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L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was expecting more from this restaurant. The wait staff were unenthused to say the least. The decor was boring, table settings incomplete and the food for the value was under par. The seafood linguine was watery. I had mentioned in my booking that this was for our anniversary. Other than a reserved sign there was no mention and anything extra done. Disappointed with Hythe Bay, Dover. Should have dined at the white horse.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 18 July 2019

Thank you for your review, we can only apologise that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. If you would like to call the Restaurant on 01304 207740 and discuss your dinner with Alison we can arrange something special for you as an apology.

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PW
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our party of 8 had a good experience. While some had visited before, most of us had not. The food was hot and well presented without an excessive waiting time. Staff were attentive without being overbearing. The restuarant at Dover has a great view over the harbour with almost constant shipping movements. Would definately recommend Hythe Bay to friends and family if they didn't mind spending a little over the odds - it was worth it.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 15 July 2019

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your group booking with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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MP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff attentive but not in your face. food excellent.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 15 July 2019

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon.

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GP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant has fantastic views over the ferry port and inner harbour.
The choice of food is excellent something for everyone.
We had hake on a base of roasted vegetables and it was absolutely delicious.best hake I’ve ever had and superbly cooked

Hythe Bay
Responded on 14 July 2019

Thank you for your kind words, I will pass your comments onto the staff that day. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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KJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was our 2nd visit. Based on how we enjoyed our 1st visit I decided to book for a family meal. It failed to impress. Not everything on the menu was available on a 7:30 booking. The food is overpriced for what it is. Very disappointed & won’t be going back.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 11 July 2019

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, it is always appreciated. We are sorry to hear that your second visit did not reach your expectations. Please call Alison on 01304 207740 if you wish to discuss this further as we are always looking for areas of improvement and perhaps we can arrange something for you. Many Thanks

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M
Kent
17 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Enjoyable meal.

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OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a beautiful meal in a beautiful setting most enjoyable we will recommend it to everybody and anybody.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 13 July 2019

Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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MN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, service was excellent and views breathtaking

Hythe Bay
Responded on 30 June 2019

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you again soon

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RD
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great fish and seafood. Service was rather too quick between courses (barely time to put one's cutlery down between starter and main) but otherwise all very good.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 27 June 2019

Thank you for your review, we have noted your comments and agree it's nice to have a little rest between courses. We hope to see you again soon.

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PG
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful fresh food. Friendly service. Sea Views. Dover is on the UP!

Hythe Bay
Responded on 23 June 2019

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. The seafront will look even nicer once the new marina is finished. We hope to see you again soon.

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M
Kent
17 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Short notice booking.
Excellent experience with great view across Dover Harbour.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 21 June 2019

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon.

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f
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, good service with excellent food - took my dad for fathers day & he really enjoyed it...

Hythe Bay
Responded on 30 June 2019

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you again soon

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FB
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have very specific meal requirements that they were able to cater for - deliciously! Market price was a bit more than we were expecting, but the food was great quality.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 20 June 2019

Thank you for your review, any meal requirements are never a problem as long as we have the ingredients. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

prefect food with high standard service. we will visit again

Hythe Bay
Responded on 20 June 2019

Thank you for your rating, we look forward to seeing you again soon

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BP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We’ve been here a few times before catching the ferry, and it’s always been good food, great service and a lovely view!

Hythe Bay
Responded on 14 June 2019

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you on your next trip across the Channel!

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LW
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed when visiting Hythe Bay in Dover. We can not fault the food or the service and the view is fabulous too.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 14 June 2019

Thank you for your review, we hope to see yiou again soon.

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OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In a stunning location by the beach overlooking the port and lights of Dover including the castle silhouetted above the town. As we ate, we watched the sun go down over the sea.There is a wonderful sun terrace where it is possible to have drinks outside on warmer evenings too. Next to the restaurant is the new modern pier allowing people to walk out to sea and view the harbour and all its activity. Delicious food with many fish options, attentive and friendly staff, attractive decor and surroundings. A great venue for eating out in this stunning White Cliffs area of East Kent.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 9 June 2019

Thank you for your very kind review. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us and we hope to see you again in the future.

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RW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just right for a lunch with a great view ,this our second visit and will go again !

Hythe Bay
Responded on 8 June 2019

Thank you for your review, we look forward to your next visit.

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E
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food and presentation was below our expectations having dined here several times previously. It would seem that since the refurbishment standards have been lowered and prices increased.

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Starter - shellfish platter - tons of different kinds of shrimps
Daily special (turbot cooked with tomato sauce, with tempura oyster) - sauce too sour and too salty
Another main dish (smoked haddock) - quite delicious

Hythe Bay
Responded on 30 May 2019

Thank you for your review, it appears we could have done better on this occasion for which we can only apologise that your experience did not meet your expectations. We would be grateful if you would try us again in the future.

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NB
Essex
7 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Due to staff shortages the service was slow, but our waitress tried her best and got our order for six of us right. The view from the restaurant is stunning and the food was good. Hopefully they can resolve the staff issues and we will be back.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 16 May 2019

Thank you for your review, we did have staff shortages on the day you visited and we are currently recruiting for summer staff to help us with our busy days. I do apologise for the wait for service when you dined. We hope we will see you again soon.

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BE
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit and it won’t be the last. The food and service were excellent and the magnificent views made the occasion very special. I would like to congratulate the entire team for making our lunch an unforgettable experience.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 9 May 2019

Thank you for your review, I will pass on your wonderful comments to the team who I am sure will be thrilled to hear them. We will look forward to your next visit.

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NS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely view over Dover cliffs, right on the beach! Great menu, friendly service, lovely food overall. We had a late lunch so unfortunately the kitchen ran out of Dover Sole (the reason we ate in Dover!) and the seafood plateau was mostly a variety of shrimps and mussels. Otherwise lovely food and lovely ambience!

Hythe Bay
Responded on 6 May 2019

Thank you for your review I am pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us. Apologies that we ran out of the Dover Sole, it was a very popular dish yesterday. I will pass on your comments to the staff and we hope to see you again in the future.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, friendly and fast service, great view of Dover harbor...all in all a very nice meal.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 29 April 2019

Thank you for your review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to see you again soon

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k
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Over priced ordered tia fish curry very disappointed in flavour and the amount of fish for the price

Hythe Bay
Responded on 25 April 2019

I am so sorry to see that you did not enjoy your meal with us. I have spoken to our Head Chef about the dish and we would be delighted if you would try us again in the future. We are working with a new menu at the moment so any comments are appreciated so that we can get it right.

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SK
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab location looking out to sea. Our server was excellent and the food met the same standard

Hythe Bay
Responded on 25 April 2019

Thank you for your review, we hope you try us again soon.

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s
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice good quality hot food arrived in good time and friendly service despite being very busy for Mothers Day.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 4 April 2019

Thank you for your review, we are pleased to see that you enjoyed your mothers day meal with us. we hope to see you again in the future.

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DB
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family party of nine,from18to80’s which everybody enjoyed once again,they all love coming here.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 4 April 2019

Thank you for your review and we are so pleased your party of all ages enjoyed their experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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KO
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at the Hythe Bay in Deal on several occasions and always found the food and service to be excellent however it was fully booked on Mothering Sunday so decided to try the one on Dover Seafront and it was not disappointing just as excellent as the Deal one and would certainly consider going again perhaps later in the year when the weather improves a bit as it was a bit windy on the day only complaint if any. We all had an excellent meal and service just as I would have expected from the Hythe Bay

Hythe Bay
Responded on 4 April 2019

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again when it is less windy!

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