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South Cliff, Scarborough YO11 2AQ, England
+44 1723 501764
16:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started off with a shared starter of nacho's which were great. There were many choices for the main part of the meal it was hard to choose which one to have. Everyone's meal was absolutely brilliant, I had the cajun chicken with black beans and rice, delicious. Followed by a chocolate sweet. The staff were very friendly and helpful.... More 

Thank sandras S
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Our first visit, so can't really comment on whether it's "gone downhill", but there was no evidence of that on our visit, we loved it. Staff were all lovely, and the place feels authentic. The steak, ribs, chicken and swordfish we had were all excellent. The only thing that let it down were the frozen Iceland style chips and wedges.... More 

Thank Daniel W
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Have been a regular customer at this restaurant for four years and have had many good meals. Unfortunately tonight was not their best. Table booked for 9pm had a drink and starter, by 10 pm main course had not arrived, no result from asked waiter so we left, no apologies, just threats, of the police for not paying! Awful service,... More 

Thank DonnaBB75
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

An absolute shocker, booked a table for 9pm, by 10pm we had only had a bit of garlic bread and a couple of drinks. We asked if there was any sign of our main course but only got a shrug of the shoulders. Decided to leave and asked for the bill only to be told that we had to pay... More 

Thank StephBB1210
Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I really don't like to be rude but this has got to be the worst place I have eaten in at those prices. I stayed at the beautiful apartments next door to the restaurant that's owned by different people. Thought I would try it as was next door wish I had not now. I had a mojito it was the... More 

Thank 252hendrix
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Myself, my husband and Son have eaten here loads of times with friends and family and love it! This time we ordered a takeaway and it was just as fantastic! Absolutely stuffed again! Well done guys. One of the best restaurants in town.

Thank JayCee32
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We're big fans of this place, and tonight we tried out their take-away, which is blooming awesome also. I've read through some of the other reviews and I find the negative ones a surprise - we've been the first/only people in there dressed like tramps with a grumpy child shouting the place down and it wasn't a problem. We've also... More 

Thank Jules_Alec
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This Restaurant is well worth a visit. We met up with friends there and there were 7 of us. We had a fantastic time. The menu has plenty of choice so there is something for everyones taste. There is also a good selection of drinks. The staff were excellent and were very friendly and helpful. The Restaurant is very clean... More 

Thank Isobelle2014
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Been here 3 times now over the past month and a half and had the steak and rib combo with chips every time. Every time it's been amazing food and has come in good time!! Staff are friendly, only thing I would say is that service can be a little slow for bringing out things like sauces (ketchup, mayonnaise etc)... More 

Thank India F
Preston, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife and I visited this restaurant on two occasions whilst on holiday. The first visit was on Tuesday when the service and food were both very good. Both my wife and I had the chicken and ribs combo with mash potatoes which were very tasty. We went again on the Friday and were very disappointed with both the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Cliff, Scarborough YO11 2AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1723 501764

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?