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Summary

“Rickety tables, self service, draughty…but you won’t find fresher fish”, and “everyone including the dog is welcome” – that’s the equation at this “unbeatably situated” café. “Getting a spot on a sunny day requires application and guile” (“you find your own table”, and “the ambience is not always great, because of the rush for seats”).

£43
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Basic, canteen-style service belies the quality of the food” at this “dog and kid-friendly” haunt – “a perfect place to eat al fresco on a sunny day” (but “busy, even on a rainy day”“be prepared to queue”). On the menu, “the freshest of seafood”“it’s essentially a glorified picnic with five-star fish!”

£42
Very Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

It may look rather like “a tent on the beach”, but this “very popular” and “relaxed” café offers some “superb” locally-sourced seafood, and the views are “wonderful” too; it “gets very busy in good weather so go early”.

£45
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Average
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“No more than a tent on a cliff-top, so don’t expect luxury” – do, however, expect “gloriously fresh seafood” at this “perennially popular” café, with its “incredible” location by the sea; it’s “always heaving when it’s sunny”.

£43
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Hive Beach Cafe Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Hive Beach Cafe Restaurant in DT6, Burton Bradstock by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Hive Beach Cafe restaurant.
John D
High quality sea food, drinks/wine list cat...
Reviewed 1 months, 26 days ago

"High quality sea food, drinks/wine list caters for everyone and with a tremendous view out to sea. No frills effective service. An all round very pleasant experience."

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Daniel C
Unbeatable views, fabulously fresh fish an...
Reviewed 8 months, 8 days ago

"Unbeatable views, fabulously fresh fish and shellfish, friendly service and a convivial if somewhat hectic atmosphere. Perfect seaside lunch spot."

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Martin H
Very busy so early arrival preferable. Grea...
Reviewed 8 months, 24 days ago

"Very busy so early arrival preferable. Great location to walk your lunch off afterwards."

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Beach Road, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RF
Opening hours

Mon - Sun: 10 am - 5 pm, Breakfast: 10 am - 11.30 am, Lunch: 12 noon - 4.00 pm
Last orders: 5pm, 8 pm July & August only

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