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Beach House Cafe

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Flat Avon Beach Cafe Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 4AN, England
+44 1202 423474
10:00 - 16:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here for years. never been disappointed with the food. Mussels are always worth ordering. Burgers are good if a little on the small side. Service even when busy has never been a problem and the staff are young and trendy and seem to enjoy working there. Overlooks the quay and getting a table outside is never too difficult... More 

Thank surfbods
Melksham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've only ever popped in for a quick coffee or refreshment, but this time we stayed for food and wish we'd done it sooner. Not cheap, but the setting alone is worth the extra cost. The staff are brilliant, very attentive and the food was amazing. We're back over the festive period and so wanted to pop in then, but... More 

Thank V1X
Johannesburg, South Africa
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145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This place is at a the end of a 2 mile walk on Hengistbury Head and is on the beach and in the midst of lots of beach huts. It is a lovely setting but it is busy and noisy and booked up most of the time. The food is average - they have a full bar - so this... More 

1 Thank Susan V
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at the beech house. It's an interesting journey to get there. A 2 mile walk from the nearest car park, road train or a short ferry trip from Mudeford. The cafe is a great location on a sunny day. And of course will be packed as a result. After October it's open on selected days and closed in... More 

Thank DVPA
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Fantastic food in a beautiful location. Food local and quite reasonable considering the position as are the drinks. If going in the holidays or weekends, best to book first, especially if it's a sunny day. Open from Easter to end of Autumn, worth ringing first to make sure open at other times.

Thank Steve J
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Would never entertain this place again. The service was good but the food was the other end of the scale. The battered cod was extremely average, even though it came recommended. The calamari was swimming in grease and the chips were like cardboard, Tasted like the oil was well overdue for a change. Not cheap either.

2 Thank Holms63
Dorset, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

There is nothing nicer than sitting out on the Beach House's balcony on a sunny day, after a walk from Hengistbury Head or a ferry ride across Mudeford Spit, drinking cold white wine and tucking in to a fresh seafood salad.

Thank Gill M
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have visited this cafe/restaurant many times over the last few years, as we are regular visitors to Hengistbury Head. We have found service and food to be consistently very good with a pleasant and varied choice which suits the whole family. We love places to eat where we can take the dog with us and here is perfect as... More 

Thank pp1_7
Oxford, United Kingdom
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542 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Visited yesterday for lunch . Hadn't booked but got a table within 15 mins . Nice food superb view . Arrived by ferry which made it memorable

Thank coughandcath
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

On a fine day this place is packed and you may have to queue to get in. If you can't wait for sustenance try the takeaway in the associated shop (the entrance is shown in the picture). You can get a reasonable cup of coffee to drink outside. They also have some hot snacks including a "breakfast turnover" - this... More 

Thank Alan F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Flat Avon Beach Cafe Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 4AN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 423474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?