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Bridge Cottage Bistro Sandsend

| East Row, On the bridge, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SU, England
+44 1947 893438
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“tasting menu” (13 reviews)
“friday fish” (12 reviews)
British, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
| East Row, On the bridge, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Whether fish and chips or a nice cup a tea and fresh pastry, a nice place to stop in for some local Whitby seaside charm. Inside or outside seating as the weather allows. Its clearly a local favourite.

Thank pbrofreno
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped to enjoy "slow Sunday " sounded delightful; yes ? No you cant eat anything but cakes after 2 o'clock! !!! Says till 4 o'clock on website !!! Not happy after a 20 mile trip !! Still ended up at the White house Inn 3...More

Thank Mv6016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived early for lunch without a booking. Took a table outside in the glorious sun. Plenty to choose from on the menu. People seemed to be arriving with bookings after us,so it’s probably recommend but we just happened to find it on our journey...More

Thank Julia Helen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining here last Friday which is the seafood taster night. This is a no choice fixed taster menu with a free gals of wine. The menu was well selected and all the dishes were very good.

Thank Derek G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must go to restaurant in Sandsend. Excellent service and the rood was also very good. Fish was very fresh and plentiful on the plate. Look out for the live chicken roaming around!

Thank alanwalters2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, good value for money and a great surprising menu. Loved it! The chef is definitely up there with the top ones. Creative and great quality.

Thank Hannah B
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Simply perfection from start to finish This is an accomplished chef serving Michelin Stared food there’s so much attention to detail we cannot wait to return thank you

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Called in for midweek lunch. Very quiet and everybody involved in setting up for the following half term week which I hope was busy. That said, we were not ingnored and the service and atmosphere was lovely - great place to visit for coffee and...More

Thank Jayne F
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

As always the Bridge delivered an excellent evening and meals for the three of us. From the Sourdough bread, crab cakes and courgette soup starters to the fish & chips, Lemon sole and Burger main course, it was all excellent. We eat here all the...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Having read the previous reviews thought we would try this bistro whilst on a weekend trip to Whitby. Booked in for the Friday East Coast Tasting menu. Each course was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. A lovely quaint restaurant with a relaxed ambiance, delicious food...More

Thank hplondon2018
BridgeCottage-B, Owner at Bridge Cottage Bistro Sandsend, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Dear hplondon2018, Thank you very much for your review. We're pleased you chose to come to our restaurant, and especially to try our East Coast Tasting Menu. It's great to hear that you enjoyed it, and we look forward to seeing you again on your...More

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15 August 2017|
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Response from henryroley | Reviewed this property |
Yes I agree with the other reviewers to contact the owners directly
Ray C
27 February 2017|
Response from badwolfbabe |
Hi, would like to visit you when we are in the area in September, but I am disabled and am not sure if your establishment is disabled friendly? Could you advise please? Also, I have a chilli allergy. would that be a... More
Marcus R
25 February 2017|
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Response from BridgeCottage-B | Property representative |
Hi Marcus R, Thanks for getting in touch. We allow well behaved dogs during the day, as long as the dog can sit out of the way and when the restaurant isn't too busy. We are an old converted cottage, so there isn't much... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | East Row, On the bridge, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Whitby  >  Sandsend
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 893438
  • E-mail
Classic dishes are our favourites so that's what we serve, using modern cookery to bring them up to date. The kitchen team has a total of 42 years professional cooking experience and double that living by the sea. They know a good looking fish when they see one. Our close relationship with local fishermen and farmers ensures that the freshest and most sustainable produce is on your plate.
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