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“A fantastic seafood platter in a picturesque spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lookout Deck

Lookout Deck
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Soups, International
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Good for: Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
beckenham,kent,UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A fantastic seafood platter in a picturesque spot”
Reviewed 21 March 2010

We had an excellent seafood platter for 2 people.

The restaurant is nicely situated overlooking the bay and the coast and you canwatch the surfers whilst you are having your meal.

Well worth a visit

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“Top Spot”
Reviewed 18 March 2010

This was a top spot - not fancy but real good value, a wonderful view, great atmosphere. On the menu there must have been about five dishes a really wanted, great selection. The food itself was tasty and good size portions all round. The location is just fantastic

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Fun, cheap and cheerful seaside diner-come-café with stunningly beautiful views”
Reviewed 22 February 2010

Let's just get one thing clear - The Lookout Deck isn't a "restaurant" per se - you're not going to get fine dining and an à la carte menu at a beach café. It's more of a seaside café-bar/diner that serves basic food reasonably well at a pretty good value price. What really sets it apart from everyone else is the absolutely stunning views over the lagoon and the beach which are just absolutely breath-taking.

We went to The Lookout Deck on Sunday for breakfast - we had no great expectations of some fancy restaurant, we just fancied breakfast in the sun (picnic tables with umberellas) with a good view. And that's exactly what was served up - with an enormous smile and superb customer service as well.

In all honesty, the fruit salad could have done with a bit more fruit in it, and the omlette was perhaps a little oily, but when you're paying R54 (that's only £4.62) for fruit juice, fresh fruit salad, tea, two rounds of toast with butter and jam or marmalade, and a 3 egg omlette with two fillings of your choice, whilst looking out over the most incredible, beautiful sea view I have ever seen, I'd say that this is a pretty good place to have breakfast!

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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“We weren't trendy enough”
Reviewed 5 February 2010

We went between xmas and new year, and it was heaving, and having been the year before, and had a very rustic, rushed, yet lovely meal were looking forward to another couple of bears, and the ribs.

But, as it was so busy, they had the american policy at the door, of those that 'look' right for the bar (or thats what the guy who stopped us explained). Its a surf bar. The food is good, but not that good. I would try and go off peak and have the ribs. But during peak times, unless you're one of the trendy people, stay away.

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New York, NY
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“This is a place has great atmosphere with...”
Reviewed 22 January 2010

This is a place has great atmosphere with a picture perfect view of the water. However, the food leaves much to be desired. Go for drinks and look elsewhere for something to eat.

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