Relaxed and reliable local dining with comfortable booth seating and low-key bluesy vibe.
This little star has nestled among the many eateries of the Shore for over a decade, offering excellent and very reasonably priced food. Despite its name there’s little evidence of its diner heritage beyond the comfortable booths and vintage motorbike perched above the kitchen. The subtle lighting helps establish a relaxed ambience and the friendly staff are patient, knowledgeable and accommodating. The nachos are sublime as a starter to share, carefully arranged to ensure the final bite is as tasty and crunchy as the first. Other options include calamari with paprika mayo and chicken goujons in a Thai green curry broth. But of course, Diner 7’s speciality is its burgers. The classic arrives with bacon (cooked to preference), fried onions and a gorgeous cheddar topping, all presented in a deliciously toasty sesame seed bun. There’s also a choice of local rump, sirloin and ribeye steaks, accompanied by a wide range of sauces. Diners with room to spare can tackle a variety of sweets from the dessert board; the sticky toffee pudding is a particular gooey treat.
- High point: Great service and friendly atmosphere
- Low point: Thinner chips would work better with most dishes
- Notable dish: 12oz Double Burger
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
- Capacity: 28
- Largest group: 28
- Open since: 2006
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
- House wine: £14.75 per bottle
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