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The Dock, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hood's Bay YO22 4SJ, England
+44 1947 880099
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“surf and turf” (62 reviews)
“mussels” (76 reviews)
“seafood” (54 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
The Dock, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hood's Bay YO22 4SJ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Meal: I wasn't especially hungry but still wanted a pleasant dinner experience. I got a "starter" portion of mussels as my main course, with mulled wine to drink. The mussels came with two slices of bread, which were perfect for dipping in the delicious garlic,...More

1  Thank 16samanthay
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to book a table for an evening meal after popping in for an afternoon drink but were informed they were fully booked. ‘Try later, we may have a cancellation if you’re lucky’ we were told. We called in early evening on the off-chance...More

1  Thank MiJo88
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first thing you notice about Smugglers is its proximity to the slipway onto the beach or into the sea depending on the tides. The next thing that strikes you is its small interior. The seating area is less big than most roadside cafes and...More

1  Thank Totbean
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Romantic, intimate setting. Wonderful service. Delicious food. Just fabulous! Dining by candlelight. Extensive wine list and menu mainly seafood, although steaks etc are available, as is a vegetarian menu. Reasonable prices. Quirky factor= toilet is outside in a well appointed booth up a few cobbled...More

1  Thank Joanne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally Wonderful! My wife and I stayed overnight on our way back from Scotland to the Midlands. The room was very nice with a comfortable bed, good shower and good lounge facilities. I am rather broad shouldered, so the only minor point was that in...More

1  Thank chrisB2601FE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Smugglers on Friday evening with a view to just having a drink. After reading the interesting menu we decided to eat here. The food was fresh and well cooked and also very reasonable priced compared with other eating establishments in the area who...More

1  Thank Jo B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub & restaurant. Only drank the beer but the food smelt & looked lovely. Was closed on Monday which was the day we were going to eat- so disappointed!

1  Thank Barnsley18
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food very good, busy restaurant, booking advised. Bit of a wait for our starter, but worth the wait. All of the food fresh and tasty. Had the Combi, prawns and mussels, with bread on the side included. Friendly service and will visit again. Small,intimate, rustic...More

1  Thank Zoggy51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food , great atmosphere and friendly staff, really enjoyed ourselves, thanks and well done :) JG

1  Thank harleymakemesmile
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You'll certainly be feeling smug after visiting this place! The food was excellent and really well cooked, the staff were friendly and the atmosphere was nice! Definitely recommend

1  Thank Joshwigley
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Questions & Answers
12 April 2017|
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Response from lisa W | Property representative |
Hello we don't take dogs into the bistro Bar whilst serving food. Hope that helps
julie B
13 July 2016|
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Response from Geoffrey1 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$46
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Dock, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hood's Bay YO22 4SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  North York Moors National Park  >  Robin Hood's Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 880099
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Smugglers Bistro and Bar is a candle-lit Bistro and bar. Situated just meters from the dock the smuggling history of the bay is brought to life in our wonderfully romantic restaurant. Specialising in fresh seafood and locally sourced meats we offer a range of dishes. Our cosy Bistro and wine bar offers a range on Gins and fine wines in an adult only area.
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