The Hive Café right on Burton Bradstock Beach is the best seafood cafe on the beach in Dorset, well that’s what their website boasts!! I really can’t argue with that because their food is bloody good and I can only think of one other seafood cafe on a beach in Dorset. Quiddles (Chesil Cove) does win hands down with their view, but the Hive wins with their food and amazing ambiance.

The Hive is busy from when it opens for breakfasts (always check their website for times and are weather dependant) and then throughout the day for light fishy snacks to complete meals. I love the organised chaos of the place and you always end up chatting with all the people around you – fantastic.

Now you can cook their recipes at home using the new Hive Beach Café Cookbook, which you can buy online and from all good bookshops, but best and a good excuse to visit, is to buy it direct from the cafe!


The book is crammed full of their favourite recipes and stunning photographs – it just makes you want to cook and with this as inspiration I prepared these two tasty starters – but if you want the recipes you will have to drive to Burton Bradstock and buy your own cookbook!!

Plaice Goujons with Saffron Aioli

Seared Scallops with Pancetta & Chorizo

Hive Beach Cafe
Beach Road
Burton Bradstock
DT6 4RF

t: 01308 897 070
w: www.hivebeachcafe.co.uk

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