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The River Gardens

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Address: River Gardens On the B 1410 The Carrs, Sleights, Whitby YO21 1RR, England
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Lovely setting

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 September 2016
Lorrish
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Teeside
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redcar
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 to cancel the croquet. This meant that we had more time to enjoy lunch in... More 

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Teeside
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 arrived within minutes. My only slight criticism was that there was a couple of bits... More 

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Thank Lorrish
Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

visited this beautiful tearoom 3 times whilst holidaying in Sleights, must say by the number of times visited speaks for itself!! As a family of 13 all staying in various cottages around Sleights, my opinion of the tea room was the same for all members of the family, so i am very sorry Ravelling i must say you most certainly... More 

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Thank SGodridge
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We often stop here for a drink and occasiomally a meal. It is lovely to sit by the river and watch the boats and trains then have a look at the garden centre afterwards. We have akways found the staff really friendly and helpful

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Thank Ieatrocket
North East England
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86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We visited to have a browse for plants and get some lunch. The setting is lovely, but the wooden outdoor tables on the actual riverbank were dirty and in need of a revamp. We had sandwiches which were served with limp, brown-edged salad and soft crisps. The tea came in a stained pot with a missing lid and the cups... More 

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Haxey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

visited here at Easter, beautiful setting by the river. We had a lovely coffee and all had a slice of the malteaser cake which was stunning

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Thank Carl P
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

A relaxing lunch in a lovely setting, with the garden centre to look around afterwards. The food is prepared to order and is fresh.

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Thank Lancelot37
Whitby, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Even though I live locally this was my first visit to the cafe which is in a beautiful setting on the bank of the River Esk. The service was very good and the staff were pleasant and friendly. Our sandwiches and scones were delicious - the menu offers a good choice of hot meals as well as cold snacks and... More 

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Thank Alan T
York, United Kingdom
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377 reviews
238 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Called in for lunch with a friend after attending a business meeting. It was a lovely sunny day so sat by the river, the service was fast and friendly. My friend and I had steak pie special, at £7.50 each it was reasonable, the pie was very good as were the chips and gravy. There was lent of choice hot... More 

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Thank Hopefull-guide
Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

I visited recently and was served by a surly woman who seemed to resent the fact i only wanted a cup of tea. To order this i had to bend in half to see who i was speaking to. The 'hatch' is that likened to a cat-flap. When the tea came (15 mins later) it tasted gross. More like floor... More 

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