Hythe Bay

4.2
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135 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
We have now changed our name to The Dover Patrol.
Please call 01304 207740 to make a reservation.
What 135 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.6
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Tjmoder8
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

In Dover for a Day-trip from France - a first time and a novelty already.
After a quick search for suitable lunch spots on a wet, miserable Wednesday in March, i booked for 2 covers here. Easy parking added to the positive first impressions as did the entrance and welcome in the restaurant, a little before 1 o'clock.
The sun was out and we were shown to a window table overlooking the beach and harbour. We were pleased with the menu choice and the daily choices and chose whitebait, scallops under a Parmesan potato whip, then the recommended Fish & Chips, followed by a pudding each.
Overall the food was hot, well presented and served promptly by charming staff. I must also mention the pleasure of finding a properly folded linen napkin; a rarity these days!
The meal arrangement we chose included a bottle of House white, a light, very drinkable Spanish Sauvignon blanc. I found the choice of wines quite extensive but also rather expensive.
Our only comment was that the battered cod, although copious and as far as i could tell fresh, was actually rather tasteless. Possibly some seasoning on the fish or in the batter might have improved the taste on the plate.
A pleasant meal experience greatly adding to an enjoyable day-trip from Normandy. Thanks

Hythe Bay
Responded on 12 March 2020

Thank you for your review, we will definitely look into the recipe for our fish and chips. Our Beer Batter is made with flour, soda water and an english ale and once cooked it is finished with sea salt. The cod which you had comes in every morning fresh. We hope to see you again in the future.

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kennethj
Kent
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our Anniversary lunch here ,and it didnt disappoint, food and Service spot on, thanks to all the staff

Hythe Bay
Responded on 12 March 2020

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your anniversary lunch with us and we look forward to your next visit.

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DeniseD
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat. Great atmosphere. Food was delicious. This place is good for celebrations or wanting a lovely meal.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 13 February 2020

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

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KB18
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As storm Celia battered the harbour we had the place to ourselves and staff were very attentive and patient with our kids. Delicious scallops and smoked haddock! Love this spot and will be back in the summer.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 14 February 2020

Thank you for your review and for visiting us on the stormy day. We look forward to seeing you during the summer season.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was very good food was a bit of a let done small portions
Drinks menu was very poor
I expected more

Hythe Bay
Responded on 2 February 2020

Thank you for your review, we are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience with us yesterday. If you would like to call or email Alison to discuss further we would be delighted to make up for our mistakes on this occasion.

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PETERC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

WE ENJOYED OUR MEAL TASTY a little over priced

staff were very good

felt the place had very little ambiance needs lively music

Hythe Bay
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us. We will definitely look into playing some more lively music and always welcome requests from our customers. We hope to see you again in the future

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PaulSR
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday treat. Sadly, despite being a very pleasant restaurant, we were the only people in the place. There were 4 of us. We were very well treated by the staff. They even brought out a dessert with candles. Well done. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you for your kind review. Unfortunately this is a very quiet time of year for us as we are a seasonal restaurant. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your birthday nonetheless and we hope to see you again.

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RyanB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitresses were very attentive and smartly dressed, the food was sublime, I physically couldn't find a fault no matter how hard I tried. My compliments to the chef. At first I was sceptical because of the price but it was 110% worth the price. Will be visiting again

Hythe Bay
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you for your very kind review, we will pass on your comments to the staff and I am sure it will make their day. We hope to see you again soon.

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EllieM
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a table online for 20.30. My partner. and I got dressed up for our date, excited to go somewhere new. We had received a confirmation email and so arrived at the restaurant around 20.20. As soon as we arrived a member of staff left the building and informed us they were now shut. No explanation. No apology. Won’t be going there again.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience on your visit. I am not sure what happened here as our last orders to the kitchen are 9:30pm. It seemed to have been a very quiet evening so the staff closed early and were unaware of your online reservation. Please accept our sincerest apologies, I would be delighted to arrange something special for you on your next visit if you would try us again. Many thanks Alison

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Glenno
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, nice menu. Food was great! Drinks range could have been broader, but was satisfactory. Dessert was also delicious!

Parking was easy and free after 6pm, and will absolutely be going again.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you for your lovely review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Let us know what drinks you would like to see and I am sure this can be arranged for your next visit.

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AnthonyS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant, we have no hesitation in recommending it to all of our friends.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you for your review, we are always delighted to have you and we look forward to your next visit!

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tgifriday
London
18 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely views and great food with very attentive service, lots of choice forgotten free

Hythe Bay
Responded on 10 January 2020

Thank you for your review, we hope to see you agian.

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JennyF
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Very disappointed that a fish restaurant hsd very little fish. No hake, halibut, dover sole or crab. It was our firstvisit with friends for my birthday and we were very embarrassed as it was our choice of restaurant.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 2 January 2020

Thank you for your review, we do apologise that 4 of our dishes were unavailable on the day you visited. Unfortunately the fisherman dont fish as much over the Christmas period so we only have available what they bring for us that day. We are back to our normal fishing hours now, if you would like to book with me on your next visit ask for Alison and I will arrange something special for you as an apology.

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Jess
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amy our waitress was fantastic,the food was perfection we had the steak and the fish and chips could not fault this lovely restaurant. Thank you Hythe bay

Hythe Bay
Responded on 27 December 2019

Thank you for your review, I will pass on your lovely comments to Amy and the Chefs and we look forward to seeing you again.

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DavidB
Kent
10 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very disappointed with vegetables, otherwise everything up to very good standard

Hythe Bay
Responded on 24 December 2019

Thank you for your review, I will let the Chefs know to have a look into the dish you ordered. We hope to see you again soon.

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DavidB
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed as always by small family luncheon party.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 15 December 2019

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

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NicoleA
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal with great food and service in a lovely location. Would highly recommend for a special treat during a break in Dover

Hythe Bay
Responded on 21 November 2019

Thank you for your very kind review, we do hope we will see you again on your next break to Dover.

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Anon
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service in very quiet restaurant.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 17 November 2019

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

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Patti
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view even after dark. Lovely food with lots of choices. Service is exemplary. I love it here, it’s good quality without being stuffy and dull.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 14 November 2019

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you again soon. We have our new menu coming out next week so please come down to try our new dishes.

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GillyP
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Haven’t been to Dover for a few months and didn’t think the menu had changed . But we had the daily special Boullabaise which was delicious.
Enjoy eating here with a fab view

Hythe Bay
Responded on 11 November 2019

Thank you for your review, our Chefs Bouillabaisse was very popular. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was frozen and reheated for the most part. I do not recommend going there.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 8 November 2019

Thank you for your review, all of our food is delivered fresh daily. We apologise that we did not meet your expectations on this occassion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

On arrival we were given a jc

Hythe Bay
Responded on 26 October 2019

Thank you for your review, we are not sure what you mean by a jc. If you would like to discuss further please contact Alison on 01304 207740.

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HARRYV
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

GOED GELEGEN.
MOOIE INRICHTING.
VLAK BIJ DE ZEE.
GOED OPDIENING
VRIENDELIJK PERSONEEL
FIJNE GERECHTEN
GOEDE PRIJS
GOEDE CHECK-OUT

Hythe Bay
Responded on 26 October 2019

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

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant evening out

Hythe Bay
Responded on 11 October 2019

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

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OpenTable Diner
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here several times and always enjoyed it. For us it is quite a long journey - around 45 minuted but we feel worthwhile. Will be visiting again.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 11 October 2019

Thank you for your review, we are pleased to see you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to seeing you next time.

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vipLamiska
London
22 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Below average

Hythe Bay
Responded on 22 September 2019

Thank you for your review, it appears that we fell short of our usual standards on your visit. If you'd like to contact me on dover@hythebay.co.uk to discuss further I'd love to know what we could have done better. Many Thanks Alison

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere. Shame that the food I wanted ran out but can't be helped. The food was amazing. Can't wait to go again. Add some fruit into the gin, would be a nice touch

Hythe Bay
Responded on 2 September 2019

Thank you for your review, we are pleased to see you enjoyed your meal with us. We will definitely be adding fruit to your gin next time.

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LucindaW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely meal on a recent visit to Dover; everything we had was good & we thoroughly enjoyed it all. In particular we agreed the Moules Mariniere was the best we’ve ever had - fabulous sauce & lovely chips with it. The complementary mackerel pate was also very tasty. Good friendly service & a nice location & the view will only improve when the western docks revival works are complete.

Hythe Bay
Responded on 26 August 2019

Thank you for your review, the Moules Mariniere is one of our favourite dishes too. We hope to see you again soon.

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JacquelineB
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Lovely location, meal average and too expensive for Fish and chips. Would like to have sat outside as lovely day but no umbrellas

Hythe Bay
Responded on 25 August 2019

Thank you for your review, it appears that we didn't meet your expectations and will pass on your comments. We haven't purchased any umbrellas for our balcony but we will definitely look into it for next year. We hope you will try us again in the future.

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LucaR
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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JohnNDover
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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RobertS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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DrFood
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and great service. The food was very good

Hythe Bay
Responded on 10 January 2020

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

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Marrew
Kent
19 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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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AnsoV
Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Peter
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Hythe Bay is rated 4.2 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

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