What the papers say ….

In the Press

“World’s best fish restaurants” : “It has a lovely atmosphere and serves delicious, simple food like lobster and chips.” Sunday Telegraph, April 2012

“Top 10 Dorset fish and seafood restaurants” : “It never ceases to amaze me how good the food and service is.” Guardian Travel, August 2012

“Ocean Covers Scene” : “this family run beachside café stays local with line-caught fish and farm-shop specialities.” GQ Magazine, August 2012

“Top 10 places to eat near the sea” : “We cant shout about this place enough. Great local fresh fish, lobsters, hand dived scallops and even spider crabs from their own beach.” Country Calling, July 2012

“Beside the Seaside. Top 10 Beach Cafe’s” : “Line-caught, Lyme Bay Mackerel fillets with red pepper and organic wholemeal bread. This is a beach café for serious foodies.” CSMA Club, April 2012

“Best places to eat breakfast” : “This “rickety but chic cafe” on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is well loved for its fine view and vast terrace.” The Week, March 2012

“100 Favourite places to eat” : “The welcome is as warm as toast and the toast is topped with the creamiest scrambled eggs.” Delicious Magazine 100th issue, March 2012

“Best for a view” : “The French Toast and Kippers are excellent as is the seafront terrace with views all the way to West Bay.” Observer, February 2012

“Favourite UK Restaurants : Its right on the beach so you can watch the sea and listen to the waves while you eat.” Sainsbury’s magazine, October 2011

“Insider’s Guide: Their breakfasts are legendary, lunches superb and its a mellow destination for a romantic supper.” Dorset magazine, August 2011

“Casual Chic : is what this place on Burton Bradstock beach is all about.” Bella Magazine, August 2011

HOT SPOT Bridport : Eat fresh crab under hanging buckets and spades at Hive Beach Café.” Sunday Telegraph, Stella Magazine, July 2011

“Britains Secret Beaches : Head to the Hive Beach Café which serves fresh lobster, crab and fish.” The Times, Travel supplement, July 2011

“Platter worth a bite out of day : With panoramic views to rival any coastal vista, this Burton Bradstock restaurant has not let its good fortune, or its rave reviews, go to its head.” Bridport News June 2011

Dining with Dinosaurs : For the coastal experience, there’s the Hive at Burton Bradstock. Its mastery of seaside chic means food looks as good as it tastes: dressed crabs and scallop-and-bacon salads are highlights.” The Spectator, May 2011

“TOAST OF THE COAST - Hive Beach Café : Lunch at this popular spot on the Jurassic Coast is really casual. Walk sandy-shoed off the beach to eat under the awnings and try grilled Lyme Bay lemon sole with anchovy butter.”  Sunday Telegraph, Stella magazine, May 2011

“Best for: eating out – DORSET: HIVE BEACH CAFÉ : How much do we love this café? Let us count the ways. We love it for its fresh, line-caught fish, each one tagged with the name of the fisherman that plucked it from the waters.”  The Foodie Bugle, 15th April 2011

“Location and food are the big draws here. Daily changing menus burst with freshly landed seafood from this stretch of the Jurassic Coast. On the day I visit, the glass counter in front of the kitchen is piled high with a selection of sole from Lyme Regis, mackerel from Brixham, seabass from Portland and crabs from West Bay.” FT, Apr 2011 Read the full article…

“If you don’t like cooking fish yourself, then I recommend lunch at the brilliant Hive Beach Café at Burton Bradstock. The fantastic chefs will have picked up their order from Davy’s Locker and done all the hard work for you. Here you can enjoy grilled sardines from the morning’s catch and savour one of the very best views in England.” TIYK May 2011

“By day, head for the Hive Beach Café on Hive Beach, which serves award-winning Somerset ice cream, as well as yummy, just-caught-crab sandwiches.” Smart Living magazine, Jan 2011

“Walk along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Jurassic Coast from West Bay to Burton Bradstock. Reward your exertions with a stop at the Hive Beach Café…” Read more from Olive Magazine…

Toast of the Coast Western Gazette 2/4/09

Another reason the café has such a loyal following – and not just among Londoners – is its passion for sourcing local produce…
Bridport News 2/4/09

The Hive is both a local meeting place and a gastronomic holiday treat. It’s a cosy refuge on a winters morning and a walkers haven on hot sunny days
‘The Business’, March 2009

…let us join in with those singing the praises of the wonderful Hive Beach Café
MrandMrsSmith.com February 18th, 2009

“… a short stroll down the beach is the Hive Beach Café, which my local friend claims to be ‘the finest, smartest seafood café this nation has ever seen’. After huge mounds of scallops, pancetta, black pudding and chips, we had no trouble agreeing.”
The Evening Standard Magazine 22nd December 08

“…Heading for coffee at a humble café we were surprised to find a slice of London. Hive Beach Café was alive with well-heeled people demolishing seafood…”
Sunday Express 14th September 08

We are in the Telegraphs top 10 cafés by the beach.
01 Aug 2008

Finest Fish and Chips - Country Life
Sept 2005

Enjoy Cafe Culture Down at the Beach - Daily Express
July,2008

“Laid-back, simple and chic”. Were it not for the sound of waves lapping on good old British shingle you’d think you were sitting on Bondi beach.
The Telegraph July 2007

“A fine repast” RestaurantGuide.com

“Outstanding” I love to go here whenever I’m back in Dorset, it’s a favourite with everyone in the family. Usually simply to sit and chat over a cup of tea but I’ll also take any opportunity to eat a meal there… Trusted Places