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Delicious cakes

Called in here for coffee and delighted to find a wonderful cafe by the river Esk. Service was very... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
kay p
Kendal, United Kingdom

River gardens is a great place to be. Sitting by the river. Watching the North Yorkshire Moors... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
North Yorkshire
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River Gardens The Carrs, Sleights, Whitby YO21 1RR, England
+44 1947 810329
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Called in here for coffee and delighted to find a wonderful cafe by the river Esk. Service was very quick and the cakes were wonderful, a large selection too. Coffees and teas were good quality. A lovely visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kay p
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

River gardens is a great place to be. Sitting by the river. Watching the North Yorkshire Moors steam train trundle by. Very nice staff. Putting on the green. Great food home made cakes. Garden centre and shop. What more could you ask for

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Would like to ask the owners of this place why they use cheap, supermarket value type bread in their sandwiches? It would make so much difference if a quality bread was used for the sandwiches!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank m_chambers07
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Lovely gardens and riverside café. Fantastic in any season. Called for a quick bite and had home made jam and cream scones and tea for two. Yummy. The garden shop is great too with lost of plants to chose from to buy. Plenty of parking....More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank SpikeWestYorkshire
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

On holiday in Whitby we came here twice. Fabulous place with great food lovely staff croquet lawn and putting green. Plus a peaceful atmosphere...excellent.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Unusual setting. It's a garden centre with food served by the river! Also you can play pitch and putt. Had drinks and a meal. Good all round. We enjoyed visit.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank sgrant1964
Reviewed 13 August 2017

ten out of ten best tea best location by the river top staff very fast good big car park and you can have a game of putting as well

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Philip L
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice whilst staying in Sleights for a week. Ate inside first time. Quirky place, but in a nice way. Ate outside second time which was a very sunny and warm Saturday morning. Location is by the river, lovely view whilst eating our breakfast....More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank hogan_stiniog
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Our group of senior citizens called for our annual golf and croquet competion . I.e. a quick go on the putting green and croquet lawn. We had a drink and piece of cake before starting on the golf but due to the weather we had...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank redscarfox
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Called here today on the spur of the moment. I sat by the river & had some crab sandwiches. The setting is beautiful. The staff really friendly & the sandwiches were delicious & tasty. It was really busy which spoke volumes. My plate & drink...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Lorrish
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