Food – Blackpool: The Beach House & Bar. A hidden gem amidst a sea of fast food burger stands.

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The Beach House & Bar is located right on the promenade in Blackpool near the tower.

This was the first time we have visited the Beach House Bistro and bar and what a lunchtime experience it was. I suspect this restaurant/bistro will do exceptionally well given both its location right on the promenade opposite the Tower, not to mention the excellent quality food served.

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. The success or failure of any restaurant these days is linked to three things, quality of food, pricing structure and staff. In the case of the latter, the waiting staff really are some of the best. Helpful, attentive, pleasant and knowledgeable (I quizzed mine about some of the ingredients in a dish). It’s such a breath of fresh air these days to find staff who genuinely enjoy their work, and that shows in their dealings with customers. I also believe its important to acknowledge such matters.

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A nice touch is the fact that the restaurant is fully disabled access friendly with no steps to negotiate.

We were dining from the lunchtime menu which featured a good selection of choices, including soup of the day; served with fresh bread & butter at £4.50, Sandwiches are all served with a mixed side salad and hand cooked crisps and included chicken ciabatta, freshly cooked chicken breast, brie cheese, sliced tomatoes & rocket dressed with homemade tartar sauce for £6.95. Roast ham & cheese comprising home roast ham, cheddar & brie cheese toastie on thick white or wholemeal bread for £5.95. There was also a selection of salads, Mozarella at £6.95; layers of mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, salad & pesto oil on freshly sliced bread. Cajun chicken priced at £7.95; Cajun chicken breast, served over a mixed salad with caramelised onions, fresh tomatoes, and a classic vinaigrette dressing. A sea salad for £9.95; A selection of freshly marinated premium seafood served cold on mixed salad with a marie rose & sweet chilli dip. Burgers and Pizzas also feature on this lunchtime menu, so there should be something to tickle everyone’s tastebuds.

The building itself is so well designed with an eye to its surroundings and many glass panels allowing diners sea and promenade views, that its worth a visit if only to sit with a coffee and admire your surroundings.

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I’d urge you to give this place a chance if you’re visiting the town – you won’t be disappointed.

For more information and menus visit The Beach House
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