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The Beach House

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About The Beach House

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With its location right on Blackpool’s beachfront, The Beach House offers spectacular views across the Irish Sea making it the perfect venue to celebrate a special occasion or for a romantic date. Attracting tourists and locals alike, this stylish bar and bistro brings a bit of upscale dining to Blackpool’s promenade within easy reach of the city centre, and with breakfast, lunch and dinner options as well as small tapas plates on the menu, The Beach House is a popular choice both day and night.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 - 21:00
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 21:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 21:00
  • Thursday 11:00 - 21:00
  • Friday 11:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 11:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 11:00 - 21:00
The Beach House, Festival House, Blackpool Promenade, FY11AP Blackpool

Further Information

Situated in the iconic Festival House building on Blackpool’s promenade, not only does The Beach House boast a special ambience inside of the restaurant with its stylish decor, but breathtaking views across the Irish Sea too, making it the ideal place for a special meal or to share some tapas and a bottle of wine while basking in the scenery with friends. Some of the small tapas-style plates on the menu at this city centre hotspot include swordfish skewers, calamari with chilli mayo, patatas bravas and baked halloumi, while the lengthy list of specially hand-selected fine wines serve as the perfect accompaniment to them.

Specialising in seafood – no surprise given this bar and bistro’s location – there’s an abundance of maritime dishes on offer at The Beach House, as well as brunch options, pizzas, pastas and sharing boards on the menu. With its prime location right on the promenade, The Beach House draws in crowds of both Blackpool locals and tourists. Make a reservation in advance to snag one of the best tables at this stylish city centre bar and bistro.

CHEF'S CHOICE

199 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 199 Reviews
Atmosphere: excellent
Waiting Time: short
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
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Andrea C.
1 review so far 6
08.01.2017 15:24

The service from staff was very good, lovely place, great entertainment. The food was fantastic and drinks were very nice. The price wasn't too bad.

Amy S.
1 review so far 6
06.01.2017 17:35

Absolutely fantastic, we were there for my boyfriends 30th birthday, the food was amazing and the staff were great. I will definitely be back and definitely recommend to my friends.

Zoe M.
2 reviews so far 6
04.01.2017 18:20

Lovely atmosphere, great food. Service good, staff made a mistake with the order, but realised without being asked and removed the items from the bill, no hassle. Would def recommend.

Stella B.
3 reviews so far 6
30.12.2016 20:25

Love this place it's always got that feeling of quality, the staff are always friendly and helpful and I love being able to sit and relax by the sea. The food is always amazing and didn't disappoint agAin

David U.
1 review so far 6
04.10.2016 23:58

Prior to a recent weekend visit to Blackpool, we'd found the Beach House online and booked for dinner on the Saturday night. That actually ended up being a third visit, as we had lunch there on the Friday and Saturday as well! The Beach House is the only quality restaurant on the promenade that overlooks the beach, and the atmosphere and service was relaxed and friendly both day and night. The menu is wide (wider at night) and varied: for lunch we enjoyed tapas one day, then fish and chips the next, and for dinner, beef sliders and a tropics-inspired pineapple rice dish with chicken and beef, all interestingly presented. The evening atmosphere was enhanced by gentle live music, creating a sophisticated, but cosy, beach bar vibe. Wish we lived closer to Blackpool to enjoy the Beach House on a regular basis.

David C.
1 review so far 5
21.07.2016 05:23

We returned to the Beach House having previously only had drinks. As before, the premises was top class and such a welcome to Blackpool's re-invented 'front'. It is clearly a popular venue given the high amount of people dining so early booking is recommended !! The staff were very professional and polite and the solo guitar player made it a pleasant atmosphere. The menu had something for everyone, I had the 'mixed kebab platter for 1', my wife has the 'Pineapple Rice' and our close friend had the Fish & Chips...all were very pleased with the quality of food, presentation and range of drinks. We sat inside whilst eating then sat outside to watch the best ever 'sunset' into the late evening hours with more drinks. The owner presented himself on occasions asking if everything was OK.....which it was in the main and we will certainly return again for sure. The only issue that has made this review a 5 and NOT a 6 is that the service was disorganised and we ended up waiting a considerable time for ordered drinks and food. Let me explain, (waiting anything over 30-45 mins just for drinks/food is unacceptable), as I said, the staff were excellent !! however, there needs to be a duty manager keeping an 'overview' of the structure and organisation of 'service delivery' and it is this clear lack of management that evening that let the venue down. That said, we will come back again without doubt. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening overall.

Julia F.
1 review so far 6
03.03.2016 03:14

The Beach House is a wonderful venue to eat or drink, the views are outstanding day or night. You really see Blackpool at its best. The Sun Lounge is lovely and warm even at this time of year. The food is superb with a really tasty Tapas menu to enjoy too - highly recommended. Staff couldn't be more helpful or polite, all of the time, and nothing is too much trouble. Find ourselves back there time after time and the whole family love it.

Jayni P.
1 review so far 6
11.04.2016 05:28

Elegance, Style, Class and A View. This is how I'd describe The Beach House. Food was exceptional and the Cocktails kept us there until midnight!! The place has a great vibe and turns into a bar more then a restaurant after 11. Staff are friendly and polite too. And the Live Music that night made our evening what it was. I wish I could spend every Saturday night there. It's hands down, my favourite destination in Blackpool!!

Ray W.
1 review so far 4
03.02.2016 19:46

Visiting on a cold January evening we found the Beach House to be a welcoming drop of luxury in an otherwise baron Blackpool. Heaters were positioned throughout the outside conservatory doing a very good job. Service was polite, professional and un rushed which really impressed both my wife and I. The menu was a combination of tapas and pleasant European dishes which was wonderful. The Continental plater made a fantastic starter for two but could easily have be eaten as a main course. Sadly I had just one issue which didn't really spoil our visit but left us feeling a little disappointed. That was the price of the drinks. £10 for a Long Island Ice Tea & £7 for a large wine really pushed the bill up. £75 for two dinners sharing a starter and not eating deserts nor coffee is at the upper end of our budget. We returned again with friends on the Saturday evening and chose to sit inside. The food was wonderful yet again but buying a bottle of wine to share between the four of us was an inspired choice. Bringing the bill down to £45 per couple. All in all the Beach House is a stunning restaurant that I would have no hesitation in recommending to dinners who love great service & delicious food in a very modern setting.

rob j.
1 review so far 6
26.02.2016 18:58

We went to The Beach House for a family lunch last Thursday and I have to say it was great. The food was really well prepared from an interesting menu, venue really well planned and I don't think the staff could have done any more to help, it was a really good relaxing chilled experience. We all look forward to going back. Rob, from Southport.

penny m.
1 review so far 4
02.07.2016 01:20

I was a little disappointed with where we were seated. I really wanted to be in the outside area with a sea view and we were told no and then guets arriving after us were seated there. if there is a system about having to specially mention you want to sit here when you book then this should be made clear on the website. I really didn't like the high barstool type seating that we were perched in for the duration of our visit. Just put normal tables and seats here instead of these, We had an incredibly long wait to be served- I mean even for someone to take our order and yes it was really busy but I think on being given menus we should have been asked if we would like a drink, we had to go to the bar. Not good at a restaurant table. These grumbles aside when we got our meal it was extremely good we had a lovely selection of tapas and staff were friendly and efficient, Its clearly the place where the cool and beautiful people of blackpool hang out. I would recommend it. .

Kayla S.
1 review so far 2
04.05.2016 14:54

We came here tonight as we are staying over in Blackpool. This place is recommended by a lot of people and I had high hopes for tonight. We arrived 25 minutes early and told our table wasn't ready, which is fair enough as we were early. So we were told to wait in the bar however we were waiting next to the grill area with the smoke stinging our eyes and there was hardly any seats. We ordered a cotton candy and mojito, both were not that good and couldn't finish them. Our table was booked for 8pm but at 8:15pm we were still waiting. Other half went to the desk to see how long, turns out our table was ready but no one came to collect us. We were sat in the door way, next to the stage, in a poor lit area. Conversation was pointless as we wouldn't have been able to hear each other. We ordered a glass of champagne each and a main meal each. Took a while to arrive, which fair enough it was busy at the time but still we've had better waiting times in better places. When the meal came it was just good however the chicken was slightly burnt. but again service stopped, no one asked if we was ok or offered anymore drinks. Plates took a good while to be taken away. Then we weren't offered a dessert menu which was annoying as I wanted the brownie. In the end we were fed up of the poor service we had to ask for our bill as no one came 20 minutes after finishing the meal. I also forgot to mention on my Tripadviser review about staff just standing near the desk talking to other staff members. We dine out on a regular basis, usually in Manchester and sometimes London were service is second to none and our money is welcomed. We usually spend over £100 when we dine out just the 2 of us but here they lost out on a good £70 extra from us. We will not be returning to this place on our return to Blackpool, we know of better restaurants with excellent service in the town. Looking back on the reviews on here and Tripadviser they don't respond to any kind of review.

Caroline G.
1 review so far 6
20.07.2016 19:44

Fantastic Evening! Great food and beverage choice with something to suit all tastes. Food served promptly and staff had an excellent knowledge of the dishes on their menu and could make recommendations which were both appreciated and accurate. Atmosphere was great and the live music was incredible! Made a great night perfect. The best live music in a bistro we have witnessed for a long time. I have to say the staff are a true credit to the beach house. Despite a busy evening we felt like the only two customers in there they were so pleasant and attentive. Thoroughly enjoyable evening and we have recommended and will keep on recommending the beach house. Thank you for making my husbands birthday perfect xx

daniel p.
1 review so far 6
29.03.2016 23:42

when we went on the evening of saturday 26th march there was a great atmosphere and vibe to the place, nice looking building, great staff who were always on hand if we needed anything (more drinks etc). the view of the sea was great as we had a window table and seeing the sun set was a bonus. In regards to the food, great and surprisingly cheap prices, lots of food on the plate for what you pay, it was a perfect night topped off with a live acoustic band playing as we ate and drank. Brilliant restaurant that i'd recommend to friends and family and a place we will certainly eat at again when we're in blackpool. Thankyou

Marilyn R.
1 review so far 6
02.08.2016 21:41

Superb as always! I was with a party of five last Friday evening and we had a wonderful meal from the new menu. The lamb ribs were the best I have ever tasted with a delicious herby salad and spicy bulgur rice. The whole experience of the Beach House must be unique - with the surroundings and ambience overlooking the sea and stunning design of the restaurant and bar. We had an excellent white wine - recommended by our waiter - and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We most certainly would not hesitate to recommend the Beach House to anyone looking for a quality modern restaurant with an excellent menu.

Leanne S.
1 review so far 4
30.07.2016 16:50

Food lovely and nice venue. We booked for our anniversary and on arrival we were shown a table in middle of restaurant. Asked to sit on table to the side as there were 2 available; however we were told they were for someone else and we had been allocated the table already. The restaurant is busy so learning is to specially request out of way table in advance if wanted as these requests aren't considered on the evening. Part of our decision to book there was the speciality drinks however request of a rhubarb organic gin and organic ginger beer mixer ( from menu) was delivered to table as Bombay sapphire gin and britvic tonic as they'd ran out of the one requested which was a bit disappointing . Overall it was a nice meal and we would probably go back but request to sit somewhere out of the way when booking to avoid being right in the middle of the restaurant.

Laura F.
1 review so far 6
31.01.2016 16:26

Very surprising find in Blackpool, really elegant restaurant. You could eat from the main menu or tapas. We had tapas and it was excellent. We were going to watch something at the Winter Gardens so it was ideally located for this. We sat in the terrace area which was completely covered for winter and heated by heat lamps, so no coats required! You can see this area will be great in the summer when its uncovered as it is literally right next to the beach so you will get a great view. Just what Blackpool needed.

Clare M.
1 review so far 3
21.02.2016 17:56

Having been there previously I had high hopes. So when my boyfriend came home from working away I wanted to choose the Beach House. I did want to go on Valentine's but we're booked up but I thought it's worth the wait the week after. The waitress took us to our table which was in the bar area, a raised table metal table which was accompanied by another table next to it. Clearly a bar table. My boyfriend and I look at each and think is this for real! We were wanting to sit in the restaurant area as per my reservation. Then had to wait to catch the waitress eye and ask to move. So initial first impression was ruined. My partner ordered the stear buyer which came on the smallest bun we have ever seen and only 4 pieces of steak so he was not impressed but he did not want to complain for the second time. We also saw another couple been placed in the bar area and they too asked to move. Was disappointed .

Paula W.
1 review so far 6
18.05.2016 19:25

The food is really nice it arrives hot freshly cooked & very tasty.Good size portions & good value for money.Staff are very friendly & helpful.We was given a sea view table as requested as we was celebrating a special birthday.stunning views of Blackpool sea.The place was busy however we didn't have to wait long to be served or for our meal.I would defo recommend this bistro to anyone thinking of going.Thank you very much Beach house Bistro we will be returning in the future.

sarah l.
1 review so far 5
06.05.2016 15:56

View from the terrace was lovely, very romantic. Food was lovely although I was brought the wrong meal and as our waitress had a strong foreign accent I didn't hear what she said when she gave me my meal. It Was only when she came to clear our plates that I mentioned about the food and then she told me I had been brought the wrong meal. The guy at checkout offered us a free drink for the mix up which was nice. Although due to feeling unwell we declined. Toilets are strange, very small but overall lovely place.

Ray S.
1 review so far 5
13.06.2016 03:44

We booked a table for a special occasion online, but there was no facility there for us to request a table with a sea view. Our mistake, we should have rung to request this, but maybe the web page could be improved to accommodate this. The food was delicious and very well presented. The pineapple rice was served in a pineapple which was refreshingly different. Other dishes were served in equally unusual ways. The staff were attentive and polite. We will go again.

Sally D.
1 review so far 3
01.09.2016 15:56

Booked a table the night before we dined and we were really looking forward to it. We were put on a table for 2 right next to the bar, every time the bar got busy we felt we were in the way and very uncomfortable, When I asked to move tables we were told we couldn't as there were other reservations. It was a really nice sunny day. I find it hard to believe they couldn't find another table to sit us on, even the table next to us remained empty! The waiter on the other hand was extremely nice refilling our glasses from our bottle of prosecco every time he saw we needed a top up! If I were to go again I would be more specific when booking a table it just ruined our meal.

Nicola L.
1 review so far 6
19.07.2016 15:11

Lovely ambience, lovely food, a little diamond in the middle of some less stylish establishments. The only thing I would like to suggest is that a table preference is made available - I had booked in advance and our table wasn't the best - still nice, but it would have been really nice to be able to book a certain part of the restaurant.

Jayne C.
1 review so far 6
28.07.2016 15:31

Went to the Beach House last night for the first time we had a very tasty seafood risotto. Our waitress Ashleigh was lovely and was very knowledgeable and attentive. Next time we go would love to sit in the area over looking the sea. It was very busy for a Wednesday night and had a great atmosphere. Had a great night with great friends.

MARK H.
1 review so far 6
03.06.2016 03:00

Used the beach house several times for drinks but the time we decided to dine, Food was hot and delicious, all courses came out at a reasonable time considering it was rather busy. Not over priced for the quality of venue, food, atmosphere and staff are always attentive. All round very good, we will definitely be going again to dine out.

Philippa H.
1 review so far 5
24.04.2016 15:10

The Beach House is a very cool place. Tonight there was a singer on and it was the busiest I've seen it in there, but the food and service were still spot on. Great cocktails too!

Jacqueline W.
1 review so far 4
07.11.2016 03:17

Lovely young staff who were very attentive. Seemed very dark when we first went in and we had a job seeing the menu but our eyes did get accustomed to the dark! Continental sharing board not quite as substantial and tasty as last time we ate there last year. Main courses were all excellent but the Long Island Iced Tea Cocktail tasted more like coke and half a glass of ice than the spirits that should have been in it and for the price, I was very disappointed.

Karl H.
1 review so far 6
08.07.2016 15:49

Excellent service the food was good and wasn't over priced will certainly be visiting again in the not to distant future. One of the staff called to let us know we wouldn't be able to have a table on the outside terrace so did we want to cancel our booking which obviously we didn't but good customer service.

Beth E.
2 reviews so far 4
25.09.2016 17:36

Lovely food and drinks, with a nice view but after booking well in advance for a 21st birthday for me and my boyfriend we got seated right next to the door which was drafty I would of expected a sea view for booking so far in advance, other than that I was very happy with the beach house as I mentioned on a comment before booking about his 21st and they brought a free desert out which I was very pleased with.

Kerry B.
1 review so far 5
17.06.2016 05:19

Lovely food, great service but was slightly spoilt by two groups of lads who were drunk and chanting football songs in the outside seating area. Really thought the Beach House could do withuut that type of clientele and judging by how busy the restaurant was with what looked like locals, really didn't need to serve them. Wouldn't let it out me off going again though.

Tim O.
1 review so far 6
13.08.2016 17:11

Excellent venue, food service and view were all fantastic. I hope other venues in Blackpool follow . This should be the future .I would come again just to go there ,it's that good . Book ahead and get a window seat if there is more than two of you, but anywhere is still good

Rachel N.
1 review so far 3
10.05.2016 18:54

Whenever I have visited before the whole experience has been exceptional. Unfortunately, I think we just had one of those nights when things didn't work out. There was a large birthday party in and the noise was significant and meant we couldn't hear each other without shouting. One of our main courses was served some time after the others. We did speak to the Manager who was very polite and who provided us with a complimentary cocktail. It would not put me off going again but I would definitely ask if there were any large parties booked in. If there I would avoid it until another time.

Agnes C.
1 review so far 6
22.03.2016 20:30

Excellent food,helpful staff and a lovely view of the sea. Would certainly recommend The Beach House to all my friends Can't wait for my next visit

Emily A.
1 review so far 3
09.08.2016 16:57

Nice interior, good music on and a lovely deck overlooking the beach and sea. The tapas food was actually lovely...we were only disappointed by the hour-long wait after ordering which was apparently due to them serving another large table. However on a busy Friday night in August, large numbers should be anticipated. When they finally did bring it out, they then took it away from us again as they believed it to be for another table - we finally were allowed to have it after another waitress stepped in. There were plenty of waiting staff on but food should be available quicker.

alison e.
1 review so far 5
02.06.2016 20:36

Restaurant was beautiful, food was perfect. Great selection of drinks and cocktails. Reasonably priced considering the fantastic location and quality. Service wasn't perfect and had to wait a while for food, waiter didn't check back and had to get their attention when we wanted drinks. We were really happy with the waiters attitude though, they were all very pleasant (just busy).

Rebecca H.
1 review so far 2
18.08.2016 17:11

Service was terrible apart from One young male waiter who moved us to the front and remembered what drinks we had, we asked the waitress for a desert menu she came back 40 mins later saying there wasn't any sweets left and tried to offer us a cake that was on a stand at the bar. We waited over an hour for food and wasn't offered any bread or anything while we waited, we both had the fillet streak at £21 each I asked for mine well done, but it came burnt and was the same size and shape as a macdonalds burger, I couldn't eat it as the burnt taste was overwhelming. Chips were cold too shame as we drove for over an hour to try to restaurant because it looked lovely where it was with the view over the sea. We won't be visting again which is such a shame

Kelly B.
1 review so far 6
27.08.2016 20:45

A really great place to go, we dined as a family mid week & it was really lovely. Fabulous food, great staff & a brilliant location right on the beach. I would highly recommend this place & shall most certainly be returning when we are back in the area :)

Helen S.
1 review so far 5
05.01.2016 16:46

The atmosphere was good and great to sit with a view of the sea. The heaters were nice and warm thankfully because without them it would have been very cold. The food and the service was good. The wine was good too. We enjoy the beach house and make it our first port of call when we visit Bleckpool.

Michael C.
1 review so far 6
01.05.2016 18:01

Great food and great atmosphere and as you can imagine on a Saturday night in Blackpool the fancy dress and hens topped the people watching game, I am sure we saw Amy Whitehouse and Lady Ga Ga eating rice out of a pineapple, would recommend and will go again.

Robert Q.
3 reviews so far 4
07.08.2016 17:05

The only blip on a wonderful evening was the fact we were told when we arrived that we only had the table until 8.30 when we were expecting to have it for as long my wife and I were eating and drinking. This has not happened before so we were very disappointed. The beach house missed out on us ordering a sweet and another bottle of Pruseco because we ran out of time.

Robert Q.
3 reviews so far 6
13.02.2016 18:09

Excellent night out, everything about the beach house is just brilliant. It is the place to go staff could not have been more helpful the food was amazing and the setting is just great. Have visited during the day before but the night time experience was spot on.

John P.
1 review so far 4
17.08.2016 17:13

The restaurant is lovely, nice big chairs at the table giving plenty of space avoiding the feeling of being squashed in. The staff are very friendly and efficient. The food is excellent, however, there was a considerable delay between courses, although, our waitress kept us informed throughout the evening. All in all a lovely evening and an excellent venue to celebrate a special occasion (it was our wedding anniversary). Will definitely return.

Angela B.
1 review so far 6
14.07.2016 14:24

As usual everything was first class. I had requested a table in the conservatory and it was there waiting for us. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff but most of all the food was delicious. This has got to be the best place in the area.

Katen R.
2 reviews so far 4
08.06.2016 16:59

Atmosphere and the view are excellent we have been before for drinks and thought we would try food. I think we came on a bad night as service was awful but food ok. They did provide us with a lot of complimentary drinks due to our two hour wait but I think this was a one off problem. Despite this we would go again even if only for the view and drinks

Donna R.
1 review so far 6
05.05.2016 14:57

Our first visit here - food great the service was fantastic - only criticism was our table was tight by the singer so you couldn't hear yourself talk - we moved as soon as we finished our main course and ate pudding and drinks at another table

Hayley R.
1 review so far 1
28.08.2016 14:22

Had a really bad experience here due the where our reserved table was. It's as if they have tried to fit extra tables in and have just plonked a table for 4 by the front door! I was unfortunate to have my back to the door and when anyone came in were brushing past the back of me and was a gale force wind blew right through the door which wasn't pleasant either when you are eating half of your hair along with your meal. When we asked if we could change to an empty table that was just to the side of us and a little less intrusive the waitress told us it was reserved and they would be here 'any minute' no one arrived all the time we were there! We as a family had been looking forward to eating here as had been recommended by a friend for the lovely view over the sea whilst eating but we were told we didn't get one of those tables because we had booked online and the system automatically picks the table! Food was nice but extremely overpriced for what it was which I suppose you are paying more for the lovely tables and view that unfortunately as we had booked online we didn't get a chance to enjoy. Waitress told us she 'knows what we mean and she wouldn't be happy to be seated there either' so why put the table there in the first place? Was offered free desserts which none of us eat! Bad experience would not return, shame really as the diners eating and enjoying the sunset over the sea I'm sure had a lovely time.

Catherine W.
1 review so far 5
02.05.2016 03:23

Really special place with fabulous sea views on Blackpool sea front, not where you'd expect to find this gem of a restaurant. The atmosphere, location and food and drink quality are excellent, however as really busy, service not too great by one waitress which is why not total full marks. That said would definitely return.

Andrew S.
1 review so far 5
08.05.2016 17:47

This is one of the top places to visit in Blackpool. Very busy on the night we visited but the service and food was up to the usual high standard. Not cheap but the owner (Armenian) has set a standard which will make the rest of the towns restaurants sit up and take notice.

Keith W.
1 review so far 6
28.08.2016 17:24

Lovely food great atmosphere enjoyable experience. some thought needs to go into the layout, entrance door blasts the wind through the seating area every time it's opened, and the seating close to the live music makes it impossible to have a conversation.

Nadine H.
1 review so far 6
18.03.2016 16:15

We had a great selection of Tapas which were good sized portions so we had actually ordered a little too much! Staff were excellent and attentive, and the whole place was buzzing with a great atmosphere when other restaurants all looked empty!