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Sandside Cafe

East Row, Sandsend, Whitby, England
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (116 reviews)
“crab sandwiches” (45 reviews)
“bakewell tart” (17 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00 Hours
Cafe, British, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
East Row, Sandsend, Whitby, England
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Lovely views from outside decking over the beach and sea helped by wonderful sunshine on our visit. Excellent sandsend smokey and sandsend special which considered of crab, salmon and prawns. One minor fault more care could of been taken dressing crab but warning given on...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tobago250
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Disappointed and disgusted at the attitude towards me with my twin babies in their pram. Told we weren't allowed on the terrace despite it being quite empty. Getting out with twin babies takes so much time and effort. To be told you're not welcome somewhere...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Jo M
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

We've been here a number of times and it's always been very good. We went again this week and was disappointed. Order 3 lots of sandwiches and 2 toasties. Toasties very expensive for 2 slices bread and some cheese as were the sandwiches. Over £35...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank helenb377
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The title says it all. Eat in or sit on the outside patio and enjoy great views whilst eating lovely food and great coffee. Highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 138jilld
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

After a walk down the beach from Whitby we stopped for some light refreshments. Food was good and Mars Crunch was definitely worth a try.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Alex B
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I was over the moon to see that this place is still open all these years later selling their amazing crab sandwhiches. Absolutely delicious! Worth every penny. I’d highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Ana D
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

A great place for lunch after spending the morning flying my kite. A very busy place when we came but table was soon available. We had crab sandwich and seafood special. Great quality and fresh. Really nice portion size and good price too. Think it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sabin215
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Fresh ingredients beautifully presented. We tried the crab, prawn, and smoked salmon sandwiches. Full of filling and served with small salad including fresh fruit. Views over the beach from either inside or on the terrace which is dog friendly. Quick and efficient service. Would thoroughly...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jane a
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Popped in here for a light lunch and met with an unexpected level of wondrousness. The location, overlooking the beach and the North Sea is as good as it gets and the food and service is excellent. The jacket potato with tuna easily outstrips any...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank ThreeWiseNinjas
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Decided to walk into Sandsend for breakfast on our last day in the area. Very busy already at 930 but much of outside seating is covered so all well even on a damp morning. Good portion sizes on the full English, also the scrambled eggs...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank CambridgeSusie66
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dave s
15 November 2018|
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Response from K8624HYdavidc | Reviewed this property |
They are usually open most days.
30 January 2017|
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Response from theoriginalnosher | Reviewed this property |
Its well worth a little walk, you wont be disappointed, walk down and have breakfast and then have tea and cake on the at back.
helen c
21 October 2016|
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Response from 4P9J | Reviewed this property |
Only seen dogs in outside seating area. With people siting at tables and queuing to order food inside there is not a lot of room for a dog inside
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Row, Sandsend, Whitby, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Whitby  >  Sandsend
  • Phone Number: 01947-89-39-16
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