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Beacon Arts Centre

Custom House Quay , Greenock, United Kingdom, PA15 1HJ
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Opening Information

New Autumn/Winter Opening Hours

Teas & Coffees from 9am Monday to Sunday
Light bite menu from 11am until 11:45am Monday – Saturday
Lunches from 12pm to 1:45pm Monday - Saturday
Dinner from 4pm to 7pm monday to saturday

Lunch menu all day from 11am until 3:30pm Sunday only


We recommend 2 hours before Pre - Theatre lunch and Dinner throughout the festive period to allow time to enjoy your meal before shows

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Free Parking
  • Bar
  • Awesome View
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for

About Beacon Arts Centre

With breathtaking views over the River Clyde, visit our Bar + Kitchen and enjoy our range of food and nice wines.
Start the day with a coffee, pop in for a bite of lunch or treat yourself to our pre-theatre meal on show nights.
For those with a sweet tooth and a love of caffeine we also have a selection of cakes to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee.

Cuisine: Contemporary
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Just want to say a big thank you to the team who accommodated us today. There was an event on which potentially prevented us from eating there today, but the team went above and beyond to ensure our lunch reservation could go ahead. Food and service was brilliant. Thank you again!

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Visited On Thursday, 21 February 2019

Wine tasting evening fantastic and food was excellent and good value for money. I will return! Staff were amazing ....courteous and helpful.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 February 2019

Great night at wine tasting with food pairing. Fantastic food accompanied with lovely wines and all great value for money. Hope to be back for the next one.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 February 2019

We enjoyed an excellent experience. Food, wine, service, setting all first class.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 February 2019

Wonderfulf food and drink at the special event tonight. Everything was so wrll prepared and presented to such a high standard. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening and look forward to more of the same.

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Now you have gone back to an affordable menu and food that is tasty like it use to be, we will be returning as regular customers

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Good food. Good service. Staff always warm and friendly. Love the Bistro

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Visited On Saturday, 02 February 2019

Nice meal before show

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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Food was excellent as usual. Bar/kitchen staff could manage better with additional support, as there is insufficient time to enjoy your meal before the theatre bell rings. Allowed 1.5hrs.

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Thank you for your feedback and we agree that one & half hours is not enough time to enjoy your meal before a show. May we suggest any future bookings for 8 guests should be booked for 5pm giving you plenty of time to relax after your meal. It would also be helpful to complete your Pre-Order as all food is made to order which can cause delays. We look forward to your return and thank you for your comments. The Resturant Team

Responded On Sunday, 20 January 2019
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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Def go back

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Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back. The Restaurant Team

Responded On Saturday, 19 January 2019
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Visited On Friday, 18 January 2019

Thought your pre theatre menu was expensive for the choice and quality. The fish was like oven baked that you would get from Ikea cafe. Frozen chips. The deserts where all bought in and showed. Quality plates but poor food. Wouldn't recommend it or use the restaurant again...same as it has great potential.

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Our Pre-Theatre menu price should not have been a surprise as it is available online when booking and on our website. Thankfully the majority of our customer do not share your views and see significant changes in quality and presentation. Unlike the past our menus will be changing on a monthly/seasonal basis. We thank you for your comments and can assure you that we take this feedback very serious. With every negative there is a positive and if we need to make any changes, rest assured we will do this. The Restaurant Team

Responded On Saturday, 19 January 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 17 January 2019

We had a lovely relaxed evening. The restaurant was beautifully set out in a relaxed, casual way, with lighting, varied size of tables, and pleasant temperature, all helping the atmosphere. The food was delicious...noted by everyone. It included vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Buffet style suited our event so well. The staff were helpful, and pleasant, taking part in the raffle, chatting with people they knew, added to the community spirit. There was an area already set up for our singer, the tea/coffee station was accessible to all, for the whole of the evening, which was lovely. The bar was open too, and service was friendly and efficient. Our event probably took longer than anticipated, because it was so enjoyable being in the Beacon restaurant, but at no time did we feel we were being rushed out. Apologies if we outstayed our time. The event marked the end of our photographic exhibition for Amnesty International which was displayed in the space upstairs, where ther was room and atmosphere for attendees to walk around, discuss, and watch the video clips on the monitor provided for our use. In setting up, and making use of the space, we received encouragement, appreciation, and assistance from the all the Beacon staff A perfect evening for our event. Many commented that it was the best night out they had been to for a long time, and part of that was due to to Beacon’s facilities, and it’s staff. Many thanks. Inverclyde Amnesty International Group

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Visited On Friday, 11 January 2019

Food delicious and great service.

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Visited On Friday, 11 January 2019

Average.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

Haven't been for a while. Would never have recommended it before. Big improvement. Very enjoyable and relaxing before the pantomime, not hurried or rushed then wandered out for our seats when we were ready. Food was excellent. SERVICE was good. We will be back. Thank you.

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Thank you for your very kind comments and delighted that our hard work to make big changes is being noticed. We have now introduced our new January Lunch menu which you can view online. We hope to see you sometime. The Restaurant Team

Responded On Friday, 11 January 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

Automated booking system poor. Took 4 attempts before I finally spoke to someone. E-mail confirmation gave me 2 different times.. What`s wrong with someone answering the phone and it would have been completed in a few minutes. If I was recommending you to anyone, I would certainly point out the booking system..

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We are sorry you found difficulty in making your booking directly with a member of staff. During service, our restaurant team can be waiting on tables resulting in unanswered calls. This was unacceptable and as vast improvement of service, we introduced our new booking system. By utilising this service you will see that it put’s control into the hands of the customer. You are now able to easily book via 4 methods. 1st by your mobile calling our designated booking number, 2nd our website. 3rd Facebook and 4th through the ResDiary App. We would recommend downloading the ResDiary App for Apple and Android phones. This fantastic App will not only enable you to book the Beacon, but restaurants anywhere you may be visiting. We are delighted that you enjoyed our food and the changes we have implemented. On behalf of the restaurant team we wish you all the best for the new year and look forward to seeing you again.

Responded On Monday, 31 December 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

Really enjoyed our meal here before the panto. Lovely choice and good value for money.

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Thank you very much for your positive feedback. Starting in January we will introduce our new menu and hope to see you again. Have a great New Year from the Restaurant Team

Responded On Monday, 31 December 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Food was lovely, quite upmarket from our previous visits, though a lot dearer. Quite expensive for a family meal. Major problem with service, we were told it was the new ordering system which was not working properly. The problem need to be resolved, and quickly. Staff were all very pleasant and attentive, so can't fault them. Hope to be back soon and enjoy a meal served a lot more promptly, we have not given up on you!

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We are delighted you enjoyed our festive menu and the glad that you noticed how much we are trying to improve our offering. We do hope to see you in the New Year with our new January menu. Our New online reservation system is all up and running and to make life easy for our customers we have enabled people to book online, by phone, Facebook and via our website. We would recommend downloading the ResDiary App for Apple and Android phones. This fantastic App will not only enable you to book the Beacon, but restaurants anywhere you may be visiting.

Responded On Thursday, 27 December 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

very impressed overall we all had a very nice time, thank you.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Much improved on our last visit, varied Christmas menu. The quality of the food served was very good.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Everything was fantastic, thank you!

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Visited On Monday, 17 December 2018

I'm want to stay positive with this feedback but I do have one or two issues. Firstly the menu there isn't a starter on the menu. Too be honest what menu does not have soup on. I would have thought it is one of the most popular starts. The main courses are OK, the hake was lovely. Desserts well the blueberry ice cream was tasteless and the basil ice cream overpowering. I had cheese and biscuits twice the second time there was less cheese and fewer biscuits. Considering it was quiet the service was slow. Finally the cost £21 for 2 courses and £23 for 3 courses. That is a big jump. We come to theatre a lot and always have a meal so over just two nights that is £16 more expensive than the previous menu. I hope you rethink your prices or you may lose our custom which would be a shame.

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Thank you for your feedback and glad your enjoyed your Hake and Turkey dishes. We have four festive starters consisting of (1) Hot Smoked Salmon and Piccalilli (2) Vegetarian Haggis Needs & Tatties and a Whisky Mustard Sauce. (3) Miso (Japanese) Pork, Roasted Red Pepper Relish, Ham Croquette and Apple Chutney. (4) Chicken Liver Pate, Pickled Vegetables and Sourdough Bread. You are correct about No soup on the menu. We decided not to have this as it is available eleven months of the year and we wanted to do something special for Christmas. I have passed your comments regarding the Blueberry flavoured ice cream to the Chefs and we will arrange a tasting today. You will find our menu changing on a monthly/seasonal basis and rest assured soup is back on the menu come January. Regarding our menu prices we feel it is comparable to all other local establishments at this time of the year. We do hope to see you in the New Year and wish you and your family a Very Merry Christmas. The restaurant team.

Responded On Thursday, 20 December 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 16 December 2018

We received a lukewarm welcome with no real greeting and were sat at a table with no cutlery. We were then left with no menus. After a few minutes I said we had booked for lunch and could we have a laid up table. Eventually we got menus but had to ask for the kids menu. No one seemed in charge and all seemed to be quite unsure of what they were doing. There was then a mix up with the stater resulting in my mum getting her main course an hour after we had sat down. The kids had finished eating and gone to play outside. The chicken goujons on the children’s menu were frozen chicken nuggets which was disappointing.

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We are sorry for the confusion. Unfortunately we had burst water pipe in our beer store which took our restaurant supervisor away from front of house. This left some new members of staff, in some cases only with us since the middle of last month. We are so sorry for your bad experience and can assure you that we will learn from this. All staff will review your comments as part of our continuous improvement programme. Regards the children’s menu, you are correct we do cook chicken nuggets from frozen but this is no different to restaurants across the country. We do hope to see you again just to prove that we do learn from our mistakes. Thank you for your feedback The you from the restaurant team.

Responded On Tuesday, 18 December 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Very disappointing that despite booking a table for 12.15 it was fully another hour later before the main courses were served. Bearing in mind the panto started at 2.00 pm this did not leave a lot of time to eat, finish drinks and find seats, which were in the upper circle. It seems that booking a table was a waste of time - sorry but it's the truth. The food however was very good.

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We are sorry that you felt the service was slow for your party of 4. I have checked the system and can see that your table was booked for 12:15. We book customers in at 15 minute intervals to assist the chefs during busy periods. I see you were seated at 12:26 with the starter and mains requested at 12:32 and 12:40 I guess some of your party choose to miss a course and go to sweet. Sweets were requested at 13:18 and your bill was presented at 13:49. All food is made fresh to order and are delighted that you enjoyed the food. Our aim is to give you enough time to have your meal and sit and enjoy a drink before heading to your seat. Rest assured we will try and do better the next time. Thank you from the restaurant team.

Responded On Tuesday, 18 December 2018
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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

My companion and myself found the knives difficult to work with

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