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“Fantastic Food & Service - A MUST!!”
Review of Smugglers

Smugglers
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$46
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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.
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food & Service - A MUST!!”
Reviewed 27 July 2013

A wonderful evening was had by all 10 of us!! Fantastic starters and mains - no complaints from any!! Excellent service from start to finish. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting the bay. See you next year!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great food, great location, great service”
Reviewed 26 July 2013

Thanks to all at Smugglers for a first class meal, last Saturday evening - we booked a table last minute and got an early table. Food was delicious and plentiful, the service was very friendly, we were not rushed in any way, despite the restaurant being fully booked after us. I can recommend the sirloin and enormous prawns in garlic - delish. A sign of the quality of the place, fresh mussels had a high toxicity level so were unavailable and they refuse to cook frozen. I would certaunly return next time we visit RHB - thank you.

  • Visited July 2013
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leeds
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Return visit, better than first”
Reviewed 24 July 2013

We ate here last year and had a lovely evening so decided to pay another visit and can honestly say the place gets better (can we give 6 stars!) the food esp the Fish dishes are second to none and the staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Booking is advised and well worth it.

Visited July 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Fantastic meal”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Good food with friendly and swift service in a relaxing atmospheric room. Book a table asap is a must. Very popular for a good reason.

Visited July 2013
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London, England
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92 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

This restaurant is wonderfully located just up from the slipway right at the bottom of the bank in Robin Hoods Bay. The interior is done out in dark wood and feels like the inside of an old sailing ship but does this without being tacky.

Both the steaks and the seafood were excellent and the staff very friendly. The cheeseboard and port were also extremely tasty.

My only niggle was that the staff were extremely busy and obviously at full stretch on a fully booked summer night. We waited almost 30 minutes between finishing our main course and being offered a dessert menu which is a bit too long even for a leisurely holiday meal.

Having said this with good food and a great atmosphere we would definitely return. The day we were there it was fully booked so best to reserve a table a couple of days head in summer.

Visited July 2013
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