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“Atmospheric but overpriced”
Review of Beach House Cafe

Beach House Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Beach House a few years ago and was delighted with the romantic location.
At night the hut gleams like a Hopper painting and you feel lucky to have secured a seat inside. On that visit I had pan-fried fresh mackerel and I felt that my meal was worth the money.
So I was very disappointed on my return this week to find a limited expensive menu. Whitebait and calamari in starter size were fine but £18 for half of a sea-bream? Really?
Sea Bream is undoubtedly farmed, as are giant (Asian?) prawns, fried up in garlic butter but completely tasteless inside. It would be odd to be sitting within earshot of crashing waves and eating internationally grown farmed fish, (presented on a black-board to imply daily market activity), if that was the case. I hope that I'm mistaken.

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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Situated on South Milton Sands, which is stunning in itself, this café serves superb fresh crab and a variety of fish dishes. From breakfast through lunch after a stroll with the dog it's a fitting end to a great day. Haven't been in the evening but guess it's as good then too.And it's dog friendly too.

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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Went back here again after a mixed visit last time where it took over half an hour for a few sandwiches to arrive.
This time should have been easy, a fish finger sandwich, a sausage sandwich and a portion of chips (£34 with two drinks). After 40 minutes I went inside to see where our food was and they'd lost the order all together.
They said they'd rush it straight out, 20 minutes later sandwiches arrived.
Food was good but £34 for two sandwiches and two beers which took an hour to arrive is just consistently poor.
I get the impression that it would be a great place to spend the whole afternoon slowly drinking and taking a long time over a meal but for a place with a quick service window they just don't get that bit right.

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Well indeed it has a perfect location but oh dear in the past 4 years it has gone downhill and prices uphill. Great if you think that £12.50 is a good price for a tiny portion of crab meat served a white fluffy bap with barely no salad and that's it ! We've been coming to Devon long enough to know a decent crab sandwich, pop in to Al Fresco in Dartmouth you get a proper one for half the price put together with tender loving care !
£3 for coffee understandable seeing as where they are based £4.50 for a square of flap jack, just generally overpriced for what you get here

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Had the most Amazing prawns swimming in a luscious sauce and the Hake literally jumped onto my plate from the sea... thank goodness we live near by!

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