We've rounded up the best places to eat at the seaside in the UK, come rain or shine.

In line with our guest edit this week from OpenTable, Mike Xenakis, and with Britain set to enjoy a heatwave we've rounded up the best places to eat at the seaside, for those of you who are about to plan their summer escape from the city and explore the hidden gems throughout our British coastal resorts...


Located right on Watergate Bay, Jamie Oliver’s coastal venture offers "bold, bright, seasonal Italian dishes packed full of flavour and served with a Cornish twist." The restaurant opens for lunch and dinner, features main courses starting at £19 and a family-friendly environment.

Owned by the Cornwall Food Foundation, the restaurant funds the Fifteen Cornwall Apprentice Programme, aiming to empower unemployed young people in Cornwall with the kitchen skills and experience to flourish and become the chefs of the future.


Located just a few steps from the beach and Bournemouth pier, WestBeach is a typical brasserie that offers delightful seatings outside on the deck, where you can enjoy your fish-based meal in a friendly and modern environment.

Recently awarded 2 AA rosettes and named Bournemouth’s only ‘local gem’ in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2015, the restaurant uses only the freshest local ingredients and daily catches from their own fishing boats, creating a menu able to satisfy every palate.


Opened in 2010, this restaurant offers only fresh local ingredients and daily catches, paired with an extensive selection of fine beers and wines.

Located on the fringe of the chic village of Seaview between Ryde and Bembridge, The Boathouse is also recognised as one of the top UK bed and breakfast establishments.


Located beside Chesil beach, in a breathtaking part of Dorset, this café provides excellent seafood and even has its own Portland Oyster beds, so you can enjoy fresh Oysters on your table within minutes of them leaving the water.

Featured by Condé Nast Traveller on its list of the Best Places to Eat Outside in the UK, the restaurant specialises in fresh, local crabs caught along the the English Channel.


This multi award winning seafood restaurant in St Ives is nestled beneath the steep slopes of Porthminster Point, right on one of the cleanest beaches in the South West.

The restaurant specialises in Mediterranean and Asian seafood cuisine offered in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with unbeatable and uninterrupted views across St Ives Bay to Godrevy Lighthouse.


With stunning views over the harbour and out into the English Channel, this proudly Kentish restaurant offers amazing fish dishes based on the daily caught from local boats, cooked in a simple way in order to let the ingredients shine.

Rocksalt also features a stylish bar, where you can enjoy a fresh drink before heading to the dining area.

5 June 2015