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“Beautifully presented food, sometimes lacking in flavour”
Review of Braye Beach Hotel

Braye Beach Hotel
Ranked #6 of 21 Restaurants in Alderney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$23 - US$31
Cuisines: British, Seafood, European
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Good for: View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oxford, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Beautifully presented food, sometimes lacking in flavour”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Service was patchy. There are obviously some very new staff in training, who are willing but not much good. The people who are trained are very good. I suspect everything will be much improved in 2 weeks. The food was mostly delicious and well-cooked, except for some tasteless and overcooked fish (you'd think they could source good fish from 10 feet away!!). The price was reasonable, and the wine list has some good bottles. The dining room has beautiful views over the bay, but tables are orientated so half the diners have their back to the view. I suggest to the management to put the tables on the diagonal and seat people next to each other rather than opposite so more people can see the view. Good in most ways, but could be polished.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Rootveg
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Thank you for your feedback
Richard
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El Gouna, Egypt
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Doing the Crab Mousse Quadrille.. with Full dancing String quartet”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Popped in for the Dinner concert at the Braye Beach. The Bowjanglers, a wild raunchy string quartet.. yes complete with violin x 2, viola , cello were dancing their way around the tables. Louche versions of tango, strictly come dancing, vivaldi four seasons and Good night sweet heart sung and played in perfect barbershop. All this was accompanied with a delicious crab mouse, lamb confit, coffee granola ice cream and a lot of laughter. The wine played and the entire packed restaurant ,set in a spectacular panoramic of gorgeous Braye Bay, became friends. Not many memorable nights and dinners come my way these days. This certainly was one. Superlatively so.

  • Visited May 2014
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Edward,
What a lovely review thank you so much,
Next year we are hoping for 3 nights of music and Dinners
for the festival, so I hope you will return with the lovely Suzie.
Cheers
Richard
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious, quality food!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The food here is fantastic, chef Steve creates delicious, filling meals (the fish & chips or Sunday Roasts are HUGE portions!).
We have eaten here several times for lunch and dinner and have never been disappointed.
Nearly everything on the menu is homemade and mostly locally sourced. They happily cater for specific dietary requirements and their gluten free bread is really rather good!
A 3-course evening meal costs approximately £25 pp.

Visited May 2014
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear Bubba,
The team at Braye are delighted with your great review, so a special thanks to you for taking the time to write it.
Cheers
Richard
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Lovely views and great sandwiches”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Called in here for a drink, and then decided to have some supper, so ordered sandwiches. I had the crab, and although a little pricey, was absolutely delicious, served with salad and crisps. We sat outside overlooking the beach. There was a group of people that were a bit loud, who had obviously been there a little while and because the outside area isn't huge, you couldn't really help overhearing everything. A quiet drink it was not, but we enjoyed it all the same!

  • Visited May 2014
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 26 May 2014
thank you for your review, we value your feedback, look forward to your return.
Richard
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Alderney, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Attentive and relaxed”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Dinner last Thursday night was a real treat. The restaurant was reasonably busy, but nevertheless Richard greeted us warmly and showed us to our table. Prosecco as an aperitif was followed by a pea and blue cheese risotto, Baked Cod done to perfection, and junket with ginger ice cream. My partner's Haddock Fish-cake was followed by mouth-wateringly-good grilled chicken, and the same dessert. A superb bottle of Rose washed down the ensembles, followed by coffee and green tea. The ambience was just right, with subdued lighting, enough to see easily what you were eating without being glaring or intrusive. Other diners, though reasonably close, didn't intrude on our meal and the waiting staff were both courteous and efficient, engaging when appropriate and maintaining a discreet distance at other times. Value for money - superb food at a very reasonable price. Hard to know how it could be beaten. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Chris B
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ManagerProctor, General Manager at Braye Beach Hotel, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Thanks Chris, for your stunning review, alwaysv great when someone takes the trouble to review us in a positive light.
See you soon
cheers
Richard
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