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“Ok meal in quite busy surroundings.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Marine

The Marine
Ranked #18 of 213 Restaurants in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Y021 3PR
Napier, New Zealand
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Ok meal in quite busy surroundings.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Not as good as I hoped. I just feel as though this restaurant needs to decide whether it is a restaurant or a bar, just seemed to be too much going on and we were sat at a small table, a metre away from the next table and we kept getting bumped as we ate from passing guests. This place isn't all bad though. Good staff who seemed apologetic that the food was taking a little long and gave us a free drink when it was clear we were waiting a bit longer. My wife really enjoyed her food and my lamb was pretty good as well. If they sorted out the bar area and eating area this place would be a truly great restaurant.

  • Visited June 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Piano bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Had a fabulous meal sat by the piano on a Friday evening, great atmosphere with the pianist singing all our requested songs.
Does get extremely busy at weekends but we booked weeks in advance to guarantee a good table by the piano.

Visited May 2014
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Haxey
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“Used to be good, now a poor choice...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

Pre-booked table for Sunday night, that wasn't a problem but the food and service was poor.

I chose the lemon sole, came on the bone (not a problem for me) but I guess it was served that way as I doubt if any of the waiting staff had any skills to take it off the bone at your table. My wife had lobster pasta, was meant to be spaghetti but came as linguine that was over cooked.

When we arrived there were a number of young men at the bar (very near our table) and one person we could hear swearing.

The Marine has lost its charm and best avoided.

Visited June 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

The restaurant has a jazz evening every wednesday so they were particularly busy when we visited. Ordered two cocktails which took around 15 mins to arrive - great drinks but the glasses they use a tiny. £8.50 for one drink. We ordered the seafood platter (serves 2) - menu does not state this is a cold dish but waitress made us aware at the time. This definitely needed a side dish (we ordered chips) otherwise it is not really enough food. Looking around at other dinners dishes I think the same goes for the other mains (all need you to ordered sides separately). The fish was fresh and delicious and the desserts and coffee were yummy. Overall good value for money considering the quality of the food but the atmosphere feels conflicted between trying to be a high end restaurant and a cosy place to eat.

  • Visited June 2014
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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“GOOD QUALITY FOOD.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Really nice meal, staff very attentive. Very good portion and cooked as you asked. Checking
other eating establishments, this restaurant was on par with rest price wise, and had better
surroundings. Clean and tidy, this is the third time we have been and have never left disappointed.
Have recommended to friends and they were not let down.

  • Visited June 2014
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