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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we are in North Yorkshire we always want to jump on a bus to here at Sandsend Here are the best milk shakes with lots of flavours - mine is strawberry. It has ice cream beaten into it and a topping of whipped cream....More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited the Sandside before and it was just as good . Covid protocols were all in place and well observed. Service was efficient and of course there is currently a need to have polystyrene cups etc., due to the risk of infection transfer...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant/cafe a couple of days ago and we're very disappointed. There were no Covid cleanliness precautions in place, as the the staff did not wipe/sterelise tables and arms of chairs before new guests sat down. Everything was very lax. The meal (toasted...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

We have been coming to this cafe for 7 years twice a year without fail and we always have tea and a slice of Bakewell each before we walk along the beach. Now i can deal with the temporary Covid measures ( no loos/ sitting...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

We’d walked down the beach from Whiby and went to find a table here. Couldnt see one but a member of staff stopped by, told us there were more outside tables at the other end of the building. Showed us to a table,explained the Covid...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 12 June 2021

Just been really upset by the front of house woman at this place! She was SO rude! Firstly she asked if I had a mask to which I replied I was exempt as I have asthma and suffer badly. She then huffed and looked the...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

Travelled from York today to visit Sandsend and get a crab sandwich- which we have done many times and alway throughly enjoyed it. Knowing they stopped serving food at 4pm we rushed and got here at 3.50 only to be told they would not serve...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 30 May 2021

We sat outside in a seated area with a table tea and coffee served in plastic cups which we had to queue up outside for , cakes were half the size they were 18 months ago not a very good way to get customers back...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 22 May 2021

Called here on the second day of re-opening and they had a full menu available with lovely fresh local crab. They were very welcoming and we loved every minute of our visit.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 20 May 2021 via mobile

Staying in Whitby, so made a couple of lunchtime visits here this week and as always, not disappointed. Love sitting outside and enjoying the views of of the sea whilst enjoying a lovely light snack. Had a marinated fish taco today, lovely. Also took home...More

Date of visit: May 2021
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8 September 2020|
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Response from Badgersbits | Reviewed this property |
Closed atm. Public toilets 100m away but pretty grim!
18 November 2019|
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure you can get an afternoon tea there but they do a lovely range of sandwiches and cakes.
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15 November 2018|
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Response from Mariola L | Reviewed this property |
All depends on the weather, winter is usually long weekends only but if it is very sunny like is has been recently, they are open everyday
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Sandside Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5