Harden's survey result
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“A longstanding favourite for no-frills, excellent food” – this seaside café is a “convivial if somewhat hectic spot” serving “fabulously fresh fish and shellfish” (and the “fish ’n’ chips is very good as well”).
“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”).
“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!”
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”.
Hive Beach Cafe Restaurant Diner Reviews
"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."
"Unbeatable views, fabulously fresh fish and shellfish, friendly service and a convivial if somewhat hectic atmosphere. Perfect seaside lunch spot."
"Very busy so early arrival preferable. Great location to walk your lunch off afterwards."
Beach Road, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RF
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