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The Marsden Grotto

Coast Road, South Shields NE34 7BS, England
+44 191 455 6060
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Popped in for a bite to eat before heading home, the views are great, the food went down well too... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rhodesy777
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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Such a special place

If you haven't been before please go. Its a restaurant built into the cliff. So different to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Eileen J
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Coast Road, South Shields NE34 7BS, England
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+44 191 455 6060
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Popped in for a bite to eat before heading home, the views are great, the food went down well too, so no complaints. Had a walk on the beach after, definitely not your everyday pub/restaurant.. No doubt visit again when back up next..

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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you haven't been before please go. Its a restaurant built into the cliff. So different to anywhere you've been before and the food is really good too.

Thank Eileen J
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place must be unique. It is situated at the bottom of a cliff, on the beach, built into the cliff face. The views of the sea and Marsden Rock with its seabirds is amazing. We called for drinks one evening and yes they are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and the wife visited the Marsden Grotto for a nice cuppa and pint, the first Shock was to pay £2.00 for parking in a pot holed parking lot, next came the surprise of Paying £7.10 for a Pint of Cider and a small coffee,...More

Thank tugdolan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited today with my hubby, kids and in-laws!! We had the chicken wraps, southern fried chicken kids meal and fish n chips - all of the meals were really tasty the only thing my hubby didn't like was the chunky chips with the fish but...More

Thank Dmh1104
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited tonight ! Took family to see the amazing views in which we did see , however the level of service was appalling ! We ordered the fish and chip wrap which what looked like McDonald’s fries inside a wrap and the fish that looked...More

3  Thank clarkjulie1965
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Step out of the cafe/ restaurant and you are right on the beach . The Rock has been eroded over the years but is still magnificent. Good for a cup of cofee, beer or a light meal. Lift to go down or steps if you...More

Thank BobCam48
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is in such an amazing location and the refurb is lovely, but the place is not being looked after, tables outside were filthy, food left overs, dirty glasses, the decking covered in bird poo, such a shame. The food is expensive and a...More

1  Thank Gillian95
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good lunch en dinners for a good pubfood price. Sundaylunch very good. Really special to sit in a cave. Part of restaurant has seaview. Outside terras could be better. Beach under restaurant is nice with lovely view. Funny shape of rocks. You go from the...More

1  Thank alphenconnell
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Stopped here for lunch on a sunny day after a walk along the beach. Very busy outside but quiet inside. Interior looked very nice and upmarket. The restaurant is partly inside a cave and therefore is very unique. I feel like you would be able...More

Thank lauradoc
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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
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Steph H
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
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durhammand
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Response from 883peterw | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe so 🙌 under new owners hopefully with better staff and food
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