Hythe Bay

4.2
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133 Reviews
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£25 and under
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Seafood
'Quality not Compromise' is his motto. Diners can expect a warm welcome as well as complimentary freshly baked bread rolls and freshly made fish pate. Our Restaurant is really family- friendly in terms of our children's menu. We are close proximity to the beach with spectacular panoramic views.

We have wonderful al fresco dining facilities to enjoy during the warmer months.

Our restaurant is a perfect choice for dining any time of day. We would recommend you book in advance to avoid disappointment, especially during busy times of the year.
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DD
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 10, 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 February 13, 2020

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

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 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 February 14, 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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OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on February 1, 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 February 2, 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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PE
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 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 January 30, 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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PS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 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 January 30, 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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RB
Kent
1 review
Dined on January 26, 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 January 30, 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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EM
1 review
Dined on January 20, 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 January 30, 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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G
Kent
1 review
Dined on January 18, 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 January 30, 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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AS
Kent
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Hythe Bay
Responded on January 30, 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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t
London
18 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Hythe Bay
Responded on January 10, 2020

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

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JF
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 30, 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 January 2, 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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J
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 21, 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 December 27, 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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DB
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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

Hythe Bay
Responded on December 24, 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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DB
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed as always by small family luncheon party.

Hythe Bay
Responded on December 15, 2019

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

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NA
Kent
1 review
Dined on November 16, 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 November 21, 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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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service in very quiet restaurant.

Hythe Bay
Responded on November 17, 2019

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

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P
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 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 November 14, 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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GP
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 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 November 11, 2019

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

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

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

Hythe Bay
Responded on November 8, 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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OT
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

On arrival we were given a jc

Hythe Bay
Responded on October 26, 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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HA
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 22, 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 October 26, 2019

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

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Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant evening out

Hythe Bay
Responded on October 11, 2019

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

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OT
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 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 October 11, 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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L
London
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Below average

Hythe Bay
Responded on September 22, 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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EH
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 30, 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 September 2, 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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LW
1 review
Dined on August 23, 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 August 26, 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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JB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 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 August 25, 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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LR
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Buon cibo e personale gentile, vista bella sul mare

Hythe Bay
Responded on August 15, 2019

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

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JN
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 10, 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 August 15, 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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RS
Kent
1 review
Dined on August 10, 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 August 15, 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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DF
London
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and great service. The food was very good

Hythe Bay
Responded on January 10, 2020

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

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M
Kent
19 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had the special. Grey mullet.
Excellent.

Hythe Bay
Responded on August 3, 2019

Thank you, we are pleased you enjoyed our special of the day and we hope to see you again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 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 August 1, 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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good experience, would recommend it! Staff was really friendly and food really good!

Hythe Bay
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank, we are please you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food & plenty of gluten free options

Hythe Bay
Responded on July 29, 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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OT
East Sussex
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 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 August 11, 2019

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

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AV
Kent
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing end of our trip to the UK. Good food, friendly servers, relaxed place, nice view, ...

Hythe Bay
Responded on July 25, 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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PR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 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 July 25, 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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HV
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The location is unique overlooking the fantastic activity of Dover harbour.
I would qualify Hythe Bay as a good brasserie with helpful and friendly young staff.
One of the more pleasant places I have visited in Dover last years.
When the new marina opens next year this place may become a success if they maintain or increase their standards.

Hythe Bay
Responded on July 21, 2019

Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are very much looking forward to the new marina opening later in the year. Hopefully we will see you again soon.

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was expecting more from this restaurant. The wait staff were unenthused to say the least. The decor was boring, table settings incomplete and the food for the value was under par. The seafood linguine was watery. I had mentioned in my booking that this was for our anniversary. Other than a reserved sign there was no mention and anything extra done. Disappointed with Hythe Bay, Dover. Should have dined at the white horse.

Hythe Bay
Responded on July 18, 2019

Thank you for your review, we can only apologise that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. If you would like to call the Restaurant on 01304 207740 and discuss your dinner with Alison we can arrange something special for you as an apology.

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