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nice day out

nice cafe and pleasant beach walk, very nice little seaside area very good value for a simple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laureen H
Weekend Visit

Bit of a strange one this - took 10 attempts to call to book a table on Saturday night and about to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John L
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Coast Road, South Shields NE34 7BS, England
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All reviews mussels marsden grotto unique location under new management cannot comment wraps posh fish finger sandwich outside area most places looked nice lift shaft hot drinks brilliant location the cliff walk along the beach quick drink the pub
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove down from Northumberland and had a late lunch. If your at The Coast it’s simply got to be Fish and Chips. The foods not cheap but I can honestly say it’s one of the best fish and chips I’ve ever had. Beautiful. The...More

Thank Claire P
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice cafe and pleasant beach walk, very nice little seaside area very good value for a simple family day out. There's an icecream van as well as cafe and a lift for wheelchair access.

Thank Laureen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband booked myself & son into this B & B whilst i was dropping him off at Uni. I was astonished that I had never heard of such an amazing building on a beautiful beach with interesting landforms - it reminded me of the...More

Thank MJC W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately there was a party going on so the music was so loud you couldn't here any one talking.the food was very pricey for what you got.wouldnt go back

Thank Vera Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Five of us went on a Monday afternoon so not too busy which is the way I like it. Menu was really good with something for everybody. Ordered our food from the very helpful Gemma and it arrived in about 20 mins. Very well presented...More

Thank georgeAllenheads
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this place recently when staying with friends .Easily missed from the road .There is a car park area to the side of it and you enter the "Grotto" via a door at ground level then a lift that takes you down quite some way...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bit of a strange one this - took 10 attempts to call to book a table on Saturday night and about to give up when answered. Food was good and my 6 year old went to see the chef to tell him the cod and...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Took two of our Aussie relatives to the Grotto for lunch. Stunning location.. great if you only wanted a drink but the food was appalling. The menu looked great and we ordered 4 main courses.. quite pricey.. none of it was good. Even the basic...More

4  Thank caroleevelyn55
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Visited here after a few hours at the South Shields food festival. Managed to find a space in the car park and waited for the lift to come back up before heading down in it. Went for a walk along the beach to see the...More

Thank jw1983
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Went here unplanned for the first time loved the location the lift was an adventure for sure didn't have food but enjoyed a tea and coffee outside so we could get the full sea view which is amazing popped to the loo before leaving hope...More

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DannyBee F
16 July 2017|
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Response from Alan Q | Reviewed this property |
Hi , I cannot answer that question .However there is stories and a history that goes back centuries so I looked this up I hope it helps Marsden Grotto Marsden Grotto lies in the shadow of the famous Marsden Rock on the... More
1 July 2017|
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Response from The Marsden G | Property representative |
Hello, yes children are welcome with adult accompaniment for a meal. Yes there is access to the restaurant via a lift. Many thanks The Grotto
16 February 2017|
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Response from 883peterw | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe so 🙌 under new owners hopefully with better staff and food