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The Lookout

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The Waterside Seaham Harbour Marina, Seaham SR7 7EE, England (Formerly Lookout Cafe)
+44 191 581 4087
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Durham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Often attend here after a mornings fishing off the pier, staff always friendly and cheerful, good hot coffee and scones are nice too, will continue to go

Thank lunnys
Seaham, United Kingdom
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249 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We've been here several times previously. There's stiff opposition in this transformed town by the sea. The Lookout is in a great location at the harbour front. The busy French clothing inspired staff are very good. The choices of food on offer are sufficient for the type of establishment. Coffee and food were fresh and flavoursome. There is a cosy... More 

Thank Are_we_there_yet158
county durham
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135 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Called in for lunch on a very cold day but still sat outside to enjoy the view! Great coffee and I had a lovely bowl of broth with cheese scone! Boys loved there paninis. Worth a visit

Thank stacey k
Seaham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Been down to the lookout and it's in a prime location for great views out across Seaham harbour. The food is reasonably price and quite good. The homemade cakes are delicious. Can be a bit chilly even in the summertime. Well with a visit though.

Thank pmorris99
Durham, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We have only been once and will probably not go back, we did not enjoy our experience. The place inside was basic, didn't look finished and we do no appreciate sitting with wet dogs that do not smell very good. However, for dog lovers I suspect it is ideal for light refreshment after a brisk walk along the beach.

1 Thank Durham396
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This place has great coffee and excellent views. The staff are very helpful and the loyalty scheme is also worth having.

Thank Barry T
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The perfect place for a cuppa and cake after a dog walk on the beach. A dog friendly cafe. Pretty views, overlooking beach and lighthouse. Nice relaxed atmosphere, staff are always cheerful.Love it here.

Thank janwilsonsmith
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely little cafe with friendly staff and nice atmosphere ..dog friendly makes it even better after walking the dog to stop in for a nice latte and slice of cake ..lovely outdoor seating area with fantastic views of the sea and marina .. highly recommend

Thank dijohnross
Level Contributor
224 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Looks out over the marina and North Sea, so in summer it's hot, and by October there are fantastic waves crashing over the piers and through the harbour mouth. But the drinks and cakes are nothing to write home about - a bit salty and stodgy.

1 Thank Hugo M
Seaham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

I Have visited the lookout on a number of occasions so that I have completed 3 of their reward cards and got a free hot drink. The food is simple and not a great variety but everything I have had I have enjoyed, especially the paninis. The staff are always very helpful and pleasant. Sometimes it takes a while to... More 

Thank Malcolm W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$9
Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Waterside Seaham Harbour Marina, Seaham SR7 7EE, England (Formerly Lookout Cafe)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Seaham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 581 4087

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