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The Waterfront Restaurant and Bar, Hythe, Kent

The Waterfront Restaurant and Bar

4.3
4.3
770 Reviews
£25 and under
English

The Waterfront Restaurant and Bar (formerly the Hythe Bay Bar and Grill) is an exciting new restaurant opening on the Hythe Seafront, serving fresh, seasonal, local dishes.

Come and see why people are making us the top restaurant destination on the Kent Coast!

Whilst we try our hardest to accommodate seating request's it is not guaranteed.

Please note our inside restaurant is only accessible via stairs, our toilets are located on the ground floor. Please note the public toilets located adjacent to our building have full disabled access.

Our outside lower terrace is fully accessible.

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Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    English, Fish, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 09:30–00:00

  • Phone number

    01303 233844

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Hythe

  • Parking Details

    Parking is free for customers, please make sure to register your car registration within.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 770 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Kent

    Outdoor Eating

  • Kent

    Scenic View

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  1. DE

    DEBORAHH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very tasty food and excellent attentive staff - will come again

  2. RJ

    RJONES1981

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2

    It was a nice enough evening, but we were quite disappointed with the food for the money we spent.

  3. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Will definitely return. Good food, lovely location and very good and friendly service

  4. K

    brianK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A lovely meal to end a perfect sunny day spent on our favourite beach. Although not reflected in my marks which are all 5*- I was very sad to see that the fishcakes have been removed from the Mains menu, and that they are now a Starter. Will have to ask for two next time we come! Wish we lived nearer so we could could enjoy the evening live music events. But Operation Brock and 50 mile journey stop us☹️

  5. DM

    DickM

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Long wait for order to be taken and long wait for first course. After that main course came after a modest wait. Total absence of anyone in charge. Staff very young and pleasant but inefficient as probably inexperienced and no guidance. This retaurant is geared for passing trade as locals will probably only go once.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Lovely food, aspect and view. A thoroughly enjoyable Sunday afternoon venue.

  7. K

    Keithh

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Been many times but unfortunately this was the worst visit. Mussels were not nice at all and sea food platter was very average. Medium rare steak was over cooked and service was slow

  8. S

    Sanj

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely second visit to this restaurant, very different vibe from lunchtime to dinner. Food is excellent and the staff are attentive and friendly.

  9. j

    johnr

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    The service was friendly and we felt welcome , the sea bass was tiny and my wife’s fisherman pie had only 1 prawn and was bland, very disappointing for the £66 we paid

  10. F

    Fisherman

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Staff closed the sliding doors due to the wind at our request and the whole experience was excellent.

  11. HA

    HelenA

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good. The fresh skate particularly delicious

  12. BF

    BruceF

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food with service to match , the staff were polite and friendly and food was very well cooked and presented. Can't think of a better way to spend a warm spring evening enjoying great food, fine wine with lovely views looking out over the English Channel.

  13. G

    Graeme

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was excellent. Disappointed to see a charge of £ 2 for bread. Setting and ambience was very good and we will definitely return.

  14. H

    Hythefan

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service and sea views

  15. R

    Rick

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Very enjoyable the music and food was very good. had a lovely afternoon.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic Fish & Chips! We will be back !

  17. KR

    KayleighR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place, staff are attentive and pleasant. Food is lovely. One of my favourite places to eat.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Beautiful setting, great atmosphere but terrible food and service.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful dining experience, with the bonus of a fantastic jazz singer. What more could you want on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Just perfect!

  20. AH

    AndyH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good night great service good food. Would recommend.

  21. SC

    SpencerC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great place, atmosphere was great and the food was perfect. Would recommend to any body.

  22. SP

    SallyP

    London

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Music was very loud, couldn’t hear the conversation. Food wasn’t that great, I had ordered a falafel burger which tasted like cardboard. Ice cream was tasty though

  23. VM

    VickiM

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great decor Wonderful service Good menu options for both adults and children Delicious food Quick service Lovely cocktails

  24. TP

    TerryP

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    The food was excellent, the service was a little too relaxed. They had run out of place at 1pm, so wife had salmon me cod , very good

  25. PM

    PeterM

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Service and food quality very good but pricey, good ambience

  26. RW

    RonaldW

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    The food quality did not match the venue , staff or price , it was such a shame I expected much better food quality given the cost . And it was a bit to noisy the music drowned the conversation .

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Favourite place in Hythe ♥️

  28. MS

    MichaelS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good tasty food. Service was friendly and excellent. I will be eating there again.

  29. NN

    NessaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Efficient and friendly service. Waiting staff looked smart. Fish and chip lunch delicious. Large portions. Lovely seats overlooking the beach.

  30. MT

    MaxT

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual good excellent, service outstanding and good quality live music - fabulous venue - owners hands on - I can highly recommend

  31. g

    grahamc

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best table on higher level . Very relaxed and chilled ambience with live singer and then excellent Spotify jazz music played. The waitress we had was a young blonde girl who was exceptional as she was very polite and couldn’t do enough for us. A definite must for any dining experience

  32. R

    Ruby732

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Booked a table on Sunday lunchtime with two other couples to celebrate my birthday. We all really enjoyed our lunch. There was a talented singer performing which added to the atmosphere. Decor is light and sparkly with a lovely view of the sea. There are fresh flowers everywhere including the toilets. Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We had cocktails which added to the party vibe. Roast dinners were available with other choices of fish, meat as well as vegetarian. All the food was beautifully presented. We will definitely be back.

  33. DB

    DebraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have been to this restaurant many times - I cant' fault it, the food, services, setting is superb.

  34. C

    Chughes101

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday lunch was lovely - the staff friendly and the whole experience enhanced by the live jazz singer.

  35. D

    Delmsted

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Excellent food and service only marred by music being too loud. The conversation alone in an environment with no soft furnishings is quite enough background noise

  36. NP

    NeilP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    A pleasant restaurant with a good menu, cocktails and wine list. Lively venue with good character and a buzzy atmosphere. Fantastic location to be better enjoyed an a warm balmy evening. Three steaks came out the same despite request to be cooked differently, (rare, medium rare & well done). Needed to wrap up indoors as air conditioner was switched on, on an already cool evening…brrrrr. Came away with a saw throat after competing with the volume of the music across a table for six!! (Wouldn’t be an issue on a table for two).

  37. MA

    MARTINW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    it was lovely food and a great atmosphere, very very pleased

  38. SH

    SarahH

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Food was good, my husband’s chips were cold, but they bought a new portion up very quickly. Lovely atmosphere, relaxed and enjoyable.

  39. CS

    ChloeS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    When we arrived it was quite quiet and the service was fantastic. As the restaurant filled up the service did become quite slow. We had the tandoori chicken to start, it was absolutely lovely. For our main we both had the sirloin steak which was ok but not outstanding. I was expecting more for the price of the steak. The restaurant is in a perfect location and the decor is amazing.

  40. CC

    CubanCigar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wow!! Wow!!.......and Wow!!! Food was expertly presented by very jovial and courteous staff. Then we all bit into our respective dishes. Bang!! Taste explosion, like never before. This restaurant is outstanding in all areas. Great to know I live just 70 metres away!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Waterfront Restaurant and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01303 233844.

The Waterfront Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 770 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

May 2022
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Booked 7 times today
Google Map for The Waterfront Restaurant and Bar

Marine Parade, Hythe, Ct216AW Stade Street Hythe, Kent CT21 6BD

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Hythe

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 09:30–00:00

  • Cuisines

    English, Fish, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking is free for customers, please make sure to register your car registration within.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Wine

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