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“Best fish & chips of our stay & great cake.”
Review of Monks Haven Cafe

Monks Haven Cafe
Ranked #15 of 215 Restaurants in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$27
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: At Monks Haven Café you can sit, relax and watch the world pass by along historic Church Street through our bay windows while enjoying fine, freshly ground coffee or Yorkshire tea. We serve fresh Whitby crab sandwiches, fresh Whitby cod in a beer batter and a wide selection of desserts and treats from scones to lemon and ginger crunch. We are open 7 days a week and until late on Friday and Saturday evenings.
peterborough
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best fish & chips of our stay & great cake.”
Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

My husband & I ate here today & loved it. My husband ordered fish, chips & mushy peas & it was delicious, not greasy at all in fact it was nicer than the previous night where we had eaten at Trenchers fish & chip restaurant. I ordered a hot chocolate which was perfect in every way with a slice of freshly home made Victoria sandwich. The facilities were very clean & the staff were very polite & friendly. When my husband went to pay he thought he has been given the wrong bill as he found it extremely reasonable for the amount of food we had. We will be back again.

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Preston, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Delightful, pleasant atmosphere”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

This little café tucked into the old streets of Whitby has a really friendly atmosphere. We had a really nice meal here the other day. The staff were really friendly and attended to all our needs. The food and drink was really nice and served with a smile. All made you feel special, a place I will return to again

  • Visited April 2014
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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“First visit here was good, second was not so good”
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Our first visit here was on a cold Friday afternoon, when the cafe was not too busy the atmosphere was pleasant, the drinks were good and the dog friendly cafe made it even more interesting. Having our drinks upgraded to large for free was a bonus too.

However, on the Saturday when we visited again, it was busy, the tables were dirty and the staff were clearly not coping with the pressure of running a busy cafe, the food was okay, while it was fresh and good sized portions, it was nothing special and our drinks were nice. We had to wait ages for the tables to be cleared, and I asked for the bill to be brought to the table twice, before actually going to the till to pay (without a bill). THis was after two different staff members came to take our order.

My advice is avoid this cafe if it is busy as the customer service will be poor and you will wait ages for anything. If its quiet like the Friday afternoon, go in and get a drink, otherwise find somewhere else.

  • Visited March 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“The best Fish and chips we ever tasted”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

The service was very good and friendly, the staff made us feel very welcome. They also welcome dogs. We enjoyed the most succulent cod in beer batter. Fish and chips never tasted so fine.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Chraskew
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Banbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

We stopped here for coffee on a Sunday afternoon, the staff couldn't do enough for us and the coffee was superb. Well worth a visit if you go to Whitby.

  • Visited March 2014
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