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The Coastguard Restaurant

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  • Socially distanced dining tables
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PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$30
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Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Staying locally we dropped in a few times at different times of the day - each time the service and food were excellent. Friendly service and nothing too much trouble. Food presented well and lovely and hot. Hurrah! And even better for us, very dog...More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Met friends here for dinner. The service was efficient and friendly. The food is served as a good portion size.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Me and a business friend wanted to be able to catch up on some work together - we chose to do this over dinner and picked the Coastguard thanks to other previous experiences. As always, service was great with really personable staff and the food...More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a lovely meal today at the Coastguard. Food was tasty and views across the channel are stunning. Well worth a visit

Date of visit: September 2021
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Charlotte H, General Manager at The Coastguard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Happy Birthday !! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us. Hope to see you for the next family celebration.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great welcome, friendly and professional. Food was excellent, good choices from simple for fussy eaters to more adventurous. All courses were enjoyed in my group. Service was punctual but not rushed. Enjoyed the outside dining experience.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Charlotte H, General Manager at The Coastguard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you enjoyed your lunch with us! We do our best to make sure there is something on the menu for everyone and if not we can be flexible :D Hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived to a warm and sunny greeting - which with the number of people queuing was impressive! Taken to our table and promptly advised food could be slower than usual due to shortage of staff - drinks order taken - so we just relaxed....More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Charlotte H, General Manager at The Coastguard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with others ! I will make sure Ben see's it, he will be delighted. Hope to see you again soon !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though there are plenty of servers it’s all a bit chaotic (students?),though everyone is absolutely lively and friendly. But at least 4 people served us and we waited 40 minutes just for coffees. Hummus sandwich was bland with tasteless white doorsteps and no dressing. Chilli...More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Charlotte H, General Manager at The Coastguard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm so sorry to read this review. This is not the standard of service we are aiming for, we let you down on this occasion. Glad you enjoyed the prawn starter, it is a favourite with a lot of our customers. Once again, we are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good , we were told what specials were on this evening, the only thing special about the special was the price. Double the price of a main and the only difference was a fillet steak instead of rump. They are not on a...More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Charlotte H, General Manager at The Coastguard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. Apologies about the Chef's specials confusion on this occasion ! Hope you enjoyed your stop over and we see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was fantastic, the staff were perfectly attentive. We hadn’t booked but were seated quickly. Had the seafood platter which was lovely, followed by more seafood with fish and chips. Benjamin, was a great server.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Charlotte H, General Manager at The Coastguard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. Delighted you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to eat here instead of having a fish n chips takeaway at home and we weren't disappointed. The meal and service were great! We ate upstairs which was lovely and peaceful and in spite of being tucked away, the 3 guys who were...More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Charlotte H, General Manager at The Coastguard Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much! I'm glad James, Ben and Sam looked after you so well. Hope to see you again soon!

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It is open now. I think u need to book for a meal.
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i would say not to as if its good you could be accused of lying just to make you business betting and if its bad you might get fired so.......
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Yes, The Coastguard Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Coastguard Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4