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Best Beach and Coastal Fine Dining Restaurants in UK

Feature image: View from Airds Hotel, Port Appin

There are few things more luxurious than to savour the finest food whilst looking out on sweeping sea views. Whether rain or shine, winter or summer, we bring you a corner of paradise on the shores of the UK coastline where the spectacular settings also delivers on quality cuisine. Go for a memorable day, or have your bags packed, and plan your escape to one of the following best fine dining locations on the seafront:

Hotel Tresanton, St Mawes, Cornwall

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A former yachting club, now one of Cornwall’s chicest hotels, has coastal charms aplenty. The rooms, with its simple white painted tongue and grove walls, mosaics and well chosen fabrics and character furnishings provides oodles of understated glamour.  The restaurant and plentiful terraces with views across the large bay of the St Mawes whitewashed fishing village, makes this one of the loveliest to dine in the UK.

St Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5DR : www.tresanton.com 01326 270 055

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Beach House Restaurant at Oxwich Beach, Gower, Wales

On the beautiful golden sands looking out on Oxwich Bay is the perfect spot for alfresco dining or watching the sunset in the evening.  The restaurant, designed with a coastal palate, is relaxed but stylish.  Chef Hywel Griffith cooks fine British cuisine honed from his working in prominent restaurants such as The Lanesborough, Ynshir Hall and the Chester Grosvenor.

Gower, Swansea, Wales SA3 1LS : www.beachhouseoxwich.co.uk  01792 390 965

Member Club Offer: 10% off food and drinks for lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Sunday. See details.

Coast at Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Enjoy sweeping sea views from the shoreline of Coppet Hall Beach in this striking modern purpose-built restaurant in Pembrokeshire’s National Park.  The menu is mainly fish focused from Chef Will Holland, famed for winning a Michelin star at 29 yrs old when head chef at La Becasse in Ludlow. With equal seating numbers inside as outside, this is a stunning destination year round, whatever the weather.

Coppet Hall Beach, Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire, SA69 9AJ : www.coastsaundersfoot.co.uk  01834 810 800

Member Club Offer: 10% off food and drinks for lunch and dinner from Wednesday to Sunday. See details.

 The Lugger, Portloe, Cornwall

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The Lugger

In the cove at Portloe, an unspoilt Cornish fishing village, sits the remarkable coastal boutique hotel The Lugger. A building carefully extended from an original boat builder shed and house to surround the small water inlet where you can sit and dine both inside or out on the small balcony and watch the local fishermen bring in their hauls. Much of the catch is used in their exceptional restaurant creating amazing British cuisine. During the summer months, we recommend a walk before or after dinner across the headlands straight from the hotel and along the coast where you can marvel at the stunning views of the land and sea for miles.

The Lugger Hotel, Portloe, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5RD : www.luggerhotel.co.uk  01872 501 322

Member Club Offer: 20% reduction from the total food bill for dinner from Sunday to Thursday between 1st April to 31st October. See details.

Restaurant James Sommerin, Penarth, Wales

Michelin starred coastal dining is on offer at this proud family run business, with James Sommerin heading up the kitchen, his wife Louise front of house and their 3 girls never far away. Welcoming and friendly here you can enjoy panoramic views over the Severn Estuary. Only the finest ingredients, sourced locally where possible, are used to create their menus. Or, if you fancy staying over, there are nine beautiful rooms available. Good food and wine are to order of the day.

The Esplanade, Penarth, Wales, CF64 3AU : www.jamessommerinrestaurant.co.uk

Member Club Offer: 20% reduction from the total food bill when dining for Tuesday to Sunday. See details.

Rocksalt, Folkestone, Kent

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This is a sleek, dark timber and glass wonder cantilevered over Folkstone’s grand old harbour. Contrasting beautifully as worlds away from the traditional shops next door, this is a structure with floor to ceiling glass walls that give every table a view of the harbour, and on a clear day, France. The main section of the restaurant has lime washed oak flooring and dark timber tables, giving it a luxurious but simple feel. The room is surrounded by green leather banquettes, providing the perfect vantage to see the tide roll in and the fishing boats land the day’s catch.

4-5 Fishmarket, Folkestone, Kent CT19 6AA : www.rocksaltfolkestone.co.uk  01303 212 070

Member Club Offer: 25% reduction from the total food bill when dining from the a la carte menu for Monday to Thursday for lunch and dinner. See details.

Airds Hotel, Port Appin, Argyll

Melt-in-the-mouth food with a staggering view is what this exquisite 18th century lochside inn offers its guests: it sits like a little white jewel amidst the drama of the surrounding Argyll scenery. With its breathtaking landscapes and incredible views of the loch, Airds Hotel is perfectly remote and peaceful, aptly so for the setting of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Kidnapped”. With a restaurant that offers such spectacular mountain views, this is seriously top flight food perched in the wilderness.

Port Appin, Argyll, PA38 4DF : www.airds-hotel.com  01631 730 236

Member Club Offer: A chilled glass of champagne pp when dining for dinner from Sunday to Thursday. See details.

The Seafood & Grill Restaurant, Brudenell Hotel, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Dining at the Seafood & Grill restaurant in Aldeburgh is relaxed, informal and provides a wonderful setting for a variety of occasions. Enjoy panoramic sea views from every table and a decor that is inspired by the vibrant colours found on the Suffolk coast throughout the year. There is also a stunning terrace for outdoor dining, al fresco! The menu features the freshest local fish, seafood and free-range meats delivered to the door each morning, all lovingly prepared by their passionate team of chefs.

The Brudenell Hotel, The Parade, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BU : www.brudenellhotel.co.uk  01728 452 071

Member Club Offer: 10% from the total food bill for lunch from Monday to Thursday and dinner Sunday to Thursday.  See details.

Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Port Issac, Cornwall

The highest Michelin rated coastal restaurant in the UK is the two star Restaurant Nathan Outlaw. Chef Nathan Outlaw moved his eponymous restaurant out of St Enodoc Hotel early in 2015 to resettle above the picturesque village of Port Isaac.  Boasting panoramic sea views from its two level dining space, the team within the new site remain the same as does the much celebrated seafood tasting menu. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw offers a seafood tasting menu for lunch and dinner as well as a set lunch menu.  The menu highlights the finest sustainable seafood caught off the Cornish coast by small day boats. It’s Nathan’s unique approach to seafood cookery coupled with the respect given to every tail and scale that hits his board that provides a truly memorable dining experience.

6 New Road, Port Isaac, Cornwall PL29 3SB : www.nathan-outlaw.com   01208 880 896

Pebble Beach, Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire

The Sunday Times voted this the best place to dine by the sea in 2016.  The views are superb as you look out on to Christchurch Bay with Barton Beach on your left, Poole to your right and views over to The Needles, three distinctive chalk islands rising out of the sea with a lighthouse on the far island, and the western tip of the Isle of Wight. Here you have a landmark attraction and fine food brasserie seating 90 inside and out and has four rooms to stay over.

Marine Drive, Barton-on-Sea, Hampshire BH25 7DZ : www.pebblebeach-uk.com  01425 627 777

Member Club Offer: 10% off the total food bill for lunch Monday to Friday and dinner Sunday to Friday. See details.

The Quay Hotel, Conway, North Wales

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The Quay

The Quay Hotel is set on the picturesque Conway Estuary, with awe-inspiring views of the most majestic scenery North Wales has to offer. It’s only a stones’ throw from the medieval town of Conway and Victorian Llandudno and with easy access to Snowdonia National Park and Chester. The modern Grill Restaurant has exceptional panoramic vistas over the Isle of Angelsey and out to the Irish Sea. Weather permitting there is a terrace available to diners which is perched almost right on the banks of the estuary.

Deganwy Quay, Deganwy, Conway, North Wales LL31 9DJ : www.quayhotel.co.uk  01492 564 100

Member Club Offers: 10% off food and drinks for lunch and dinner all week. See details.

The Three Chimneys, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye

Discover The Three Chimneys in its idyllic, seashore location in Skye, the largest island of the Inner Hebrides, off the coast of north west Scotland. This peaceful, world-class Michelin starred Restaurant with Rooms, maintains intimacy with great quality and style. Their ethos, established over 30 years, is based upon true integrity, fresh, seasonal produce of all kinds from Skye, the Highlands and other Scottish regions.

Colbost, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye IV55 8ZT : www.threechimneys.co.uk  01470 511 258

Currently there is no Member Club offer at this location.

36 on the Quay, Emsworth, Hampshire

36 on The Quay is located in the truly stunning ‘picture postcard’ fishing village of Emsworth overlooking the bay area. The restaurant has 3 AA Rosettes and has in the past held coveted Michelin Stars for over 12 years, as well as being featured within the top 10% of restaurants in all major food guides. The dining room is designed in pastel shades with muted fabrics and furnishings, leaving the stunning view to command your full attention… until the food arrives! Tables are well spaced in this intimate dining room and the service is friendly & efficient.

47 South Street, Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 7EG : www.36onthequay.co.uk  01243 375 592

Currently there is no Member Club offer at this location.

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