Updated – 4th January 2021
We are sadly still closed, we hope you are all keeping well. Please do stay home and stay safe. We will open as soon as we can, but unfortunately we do not know when this will be yet.
Many of you have enquired about take-away, unfortunately this is not a workable option for us. We know many local restaurants are offering this though, so please do support them during this time.
For those who have bought vouchers with us before Christmas and took advantage of the free £25 voucher please be assured that we will amend the validity of these once we know when we will open. We can’t wait for you to be able to use them.
As always thank you for your messages of support and kindness. It is amazing how our local Deal community has really come together.
We will update you as soon as we can about out reopening.
The 81 Team x
The menus at 81 Beach Street reflect the wonderful range, diversity & quality of food served on a daily basis. Put together by one of the most experienced and talented kitchen teams in the area, there is always a great choice of fresh, creative plates; meals that look as good as they taste!
We have been working hard on what will be the ‘new normal’ for the foreseeable future at 81 Beach Street. Please be assured our only goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment for our customers and our team, so that everyone can relax and enjoy the hospitality we’re known for. We have given careful consideration to every decision we have made in navigating our way through this new normal. Please bear with us, as things may take longer, we may have to make changes – but this is a new journey for all of us.
The 81 Team x
Here is a summary of the key differences you may notice when you visit us, if you would like to read our full Company COVID Policy (updated 24th September) please download it here.
Bookings & Group Sizes
We would advise booking your table in advance – either via our website or over the phone, as we have fewer tables than usual due to social distancing. Our maximum table size is 6 as per the changes in law on the 14th September 2020. We have carefully considered the position of all our tables, we politely ask that you do not move them, without speaking to a member of our team first. Thank you.
Arrival (inc Test & Trace)
It is now a legal requirement that all our guests where a face covering when entering and when moving around our restaurant. On arrival, a member of our team will greet our guests explaining everything you need to know to have a safe and enjoyable visit with us. We will ask for you to use our hand sanitiser station and guide you to your table. We will also take down your contact details or you can use the Government’s QR code to collect information in the event that ‘Test & Trace’ is needed.
Please do not approach our bar area to order additional drinks or to make payment, all service will be table service.
We are now running our usual size menu at 81 Beach Street. The main menu will change with the seasons, with occasional specials. Our set lunch menu changes daily. Our menus will be available as either single use or wipe clean.
How to order & your table
We will be doing our very best to keep a safe distance when taking orders and serving your table.
The tables will look quite bare as they will not be pre-laid. Cutlery, napkins, condiments will be served to you after you have ordered. We will ask if you can, kindly, stack and position your plates at the edge of your table to allow for reduced contact in clearing your tables. Thank you in advance for your help with this.
To reduce the handling of cash, we are cashless for all food and drinks.
Please be assured there is regular cleaning going on at 81 Beach Street. Our top priority will be all frequent touchpoints and the toilets. Our payment machines will be cleaned after every use. There are several hand sanitiser stations around the restaurant. Tables and chairs will be cleaned after each customer, we have allowed extra time in the turnaround of tables for this. At every point we are following the highest standards of cleaning through-out the restaurant and in the kitchen.
Toilets will be regularly cleaned by our team, wearing PPE.
There will be a lot more single-use items now at 81 Beach Street, we are very conscious of this and will be ensuring that we will be recycling as efficiently as possible.
Due to the new guidelines we sadly can’t provide colouring pencils for children, so please do feel free to bring your own.
Christmas Day at 81 Beach Street
We are fast approaching November and although we don’t yet know what Christmas will be like this year, we do know that at 81 Beach Street we are planning to open as usual on Christmas Day! Christmas Day is a special day at 81 and we love sharing it with you. There will be a delicious four-course menu, arrival celebratory glass of fizz, teas & coffees and a little present from us!
You can view our menus here – main menu and the vegetarian menu. If you have any dietary requirements please do let us know and we will do our very best to accommodate you.
The only restriction at the moment is that tables can not be larger than 6, following the rule of 6. We are now open for bookings so please do call us on 01304 368136 and we can book you in! We will collect card details to secure your reservation and contact you closer to the time for a deposit.
Here’s hoping we all have a fabulous Christmas and we can look forward to a brighter 2021!
We’re a vibrant restaurant and whether it’s live music or simply a really attractive special offer, there is usually something going on.
Special Occasions & Private Hire
Whatever the occasion, we are here to make it as memorable as possible. For larger parties, why not opt for our private dining room in an intimate sea view setting, which can comfortably accommodate up to 24 guests for a sit down meal. Please call and speak to a member of our team to discuss the options we have available.
For that all important meeting or conference, we offer a range of facilities including wireless broadband Internet connectivity. We are happy to discuss exactly what you require to make your event an unforgettable success.
``SUPERB FOOD VERY FILLING AND TASTY. EXCELLENT SERVICE GREAT ATMOSPHERE. I'VE BEEN A FEW TIMES MY FAVOURITE PLACE IN TOWN 😊``
``WENT THERE TO CELEBRATE OUR ANNIVERSARY LAST NIGHT! HAD AN AMAZING NIGHT! STAFF WERE VERY FRIENDLY, GREAT SERVICE AND AMAZING FOOD!! IT WAS OUR FIRST VISIT BUT ALREADY CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT! THANK YOU ALL FOR MAKING A SPECIAL NIGHT EVEN MORE SPECIAL 😊``
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``THE FAMILY AND I, TEN IN TOTAL, ATE HERE WHILE STAYING LOCALLY. A LOVELY WALK ALONG THE BEACH AND WE ARRIVED. A WARM WELCOME, AND SHOWN TO OUR TABLE. THE MENU IS AMAZING, NOTHING I WOULDN'T HAVE EATEN, WHICH JUST MAKES CHOOSING ALL THE HARDER. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT. TEN MEALS ARRIVED HOT AND LOOKING BEAUTIFUL. PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS WERE THE BURGER, AND THE ICE CREAM PALLETTE DESERT. IF YOU ARE IN DEAL, EAT HERE, YOU WILL LOVE IT.......``
Dave B - TripAdvisor
THE GRANVILLE – CANTERBURY
Why not join us over in Canterbury at The Granville. With an excellent reputation for serving modern European food of the highest quality, it is featured in The Good Food Guide and other major listings.
THE COASTGUARD – DOVER
Come by The Coastguard on St Margaret’s Bay. The closest pub to France, share your traditional pub lunch with a locally brewed ale and a beautiful view of the sea.