24 restaurants in Scarborough
Restaurants in Scarborough:
Falconer Road, Scarborough, YO11 2EN [Map]
Brewer's Fayre restaurants offer a warm welcome to those who want a reliably tasty meal in pleasant surroundings, with plenty of choice, minimal fuss and friendly service. With a reputation going back 25 years they should have a fair chance of doing that, but don't take our word for it. Give them a try and see if you agree that this is how good quality pub food should be served.
Whether it's snacks, grills, pub classics, fish, Sunday roasts or side dishes they think their way through the options, talk to their guests, and then come up with the goods. Not everybody wants a full meal so they've considered the needs of those who want to keep the gap filled and the children contented, perhaps on a journey or a day out.
Hot filled baguettes are always popular be it sausage and red onion or a classic chicken club sandwich. Jacket potatoes are good on their own but filled with mature cheddar cheese and beans they take on a new dimension.
More paced occasions demand a wide menu, perhaps with starters of breaded butterfly prawns, chicken goujons or breaded camembert bites. Grills are there for the hungry and whole rack of meaty BBQ pork ribs served with extra sauce, chips and coleslaw can be very welcome. The days of the mixed grill are back - or did they ever go away - a 4oz rump steak, two pork sausages, and a gammon steak topped with a fried egg served with all the trimmings will remind you if they did.
Salmon and prawn fishcakes are served with buttered new potatoes, tartare sauce and a lightly dressed salad. A combination of sea and land comes with a rump steak, whole grilled chicken breast and breaded breaded butterfly prawns, served with chips and a side salad or garden peas.
The rise of eating out in pubs has brought into our daily lives a whole legion of what might be termed 'pub classics'. Many of them have their roots in what used to be called 'good home cooking' and include such dishes as sausage, egg and chips, beef and ale pie, chicken and mushroom pie and for the very daring a beef lasagne. Well, all of them and many more are on the menu at Brewer's Fayre, supplemented by such new regulars as vegetable Goan chicken curry, pork chop, chilli con carne and grilled chicken and bacon salad.
It has often been said that chicken tikka masala is now the most popular dish in Britain. Some may not really want to believe that, much as they love curry, but travel, population movement and other factors have widened our scope and they are probably pretty keen on fish and chips in Timbuktu.
What is certain is that the great British Sunday roast is exclusive to these islands, though copied maybe elsewhere or in ex-pat outposts. No surprise therefore that it's on the Brewer's Fayre menu. A trade of three roasts with an opportunity to trade up to a mega roast for a modest sum. With it come two Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables and that important element - gravy.
A fine list of immensely tempting desserts may well bring the most ardent weight-watcher to their knees. A short but well thought out wine list offers all choices, except champagne, by the glass. Staying the night - check to see if there's a Premier Inn next door - chances are you'll be lucky.
A quick click on their Website is always worth while. The only thing that stays still permanently is the quality which is helped by a changing menu, and some very special offers.
Main Street, Seamer, Scarborough, YO12 4PS [Map]
Located in the scenic village of Seamer on the North Yorkshire coast, the Copper Horse Restaurant and luxury cottages presents the modern and traditional British food prepared using the best of Yorkshire ingredients.
Walk into The Copper Horse and it is hard to imagine that you are not entering some theatrical pub in the heart of London's show-usiness spread. Fact is that if you were to translate The Horse by some Dr Who techniques to London theatreland, it would be mobbed.
There are wonderful brasserie touches, dark red velvet drapes, brass and gold, to which the background is a superb collection of theatre memorabilia of stage and screen going back to the 1950s. To find all this in a pretty village near Scarborough where the hint of the sea is never too far away, particularly when the wind is in the east, makes a first class pub restaurant into a rare find indeed.
Originally a farmhouse going back to the 17th century, The Copper Horse has plenty of room in which to expand, and outside its sturdy construction has a rugged charm that has been emphasised by a coat of white that shines spectrally in the North Yorkshire moonlight.
As they would certainly say in the locality there's not too much space give to 'fancy stuff', and meals follow a robust but well prepared and presented range of dishes that speak of England and its rich diversity of home grown ingredients. Look for smoked salmon set on a beetroot and potato rösti and finished with a lemon and dill dressing or for sheer pungency look no further than black pudding on garlic and thyme roasted field mushroom topped with prosciutto ham.
Excellent seafood is a pretty fair bet with Whitby not so far away and Copper Horse classic prawn cocktail served with Marie Rose or Bloody Mary dressing is more than likely to please. Pudding is another respected product of Yorkshire, and combined with slow roast brisket of beef served with onion gravy and horseradish mash represents a compelling dish for many.
Yorkshire could be said to be the spiritual home of Pollock and pea fishcakes, well supported by wilted spinach with a shellfish bisque and new potatoes, while the mouthwatering crispy roast duck does not pre-empt you attention. There are other dishes such as slow braised lamb shank set on mashed potato with minted gravy. Both are only too readily available at The Copper Horse. Or take a closer look at the harissa glazed chicken fillet served on honey roast squash and sweet potato.
Talking of which a well selected wine list hovers at your elbow, many with large or small glass options, all designed to march in hand with the menu.
Those looking for somewhere special to have their wedding breakfast, a family celebration or a corporate boondoggle will find a willing participant in the form of the team at The Horse who put together and manage the event according to the clients' wishes. From the wine to the final details, all can be taken care of efficiently and with discretion.
Their Website tells you more. Meanwhile note this delightful combination of theatre and good dining into your places for the future.
British, Modern British, Traditional
Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, YO11 1JW [Map]
Esplanade, South Cliff, Scarborough, YO11 2AG [Map]
Lady Ediths Drive, Scarborough, YO12 5TD [Map]
Ox Pasture Hall has made quite a name for itself as one of those few luxury country house hotels that instils a feeling of striking freshness yet oozing rustic charm and style. Log burner, beamed ceiling and exposed stonework welcome diners into the charming Brasserie, that is open all day for friends, colleagues or just about anyone who'd like to catch up on some food, drink and friendly banter.
Their menu is relatively easier on the wallet when compared to the restaurant's, but the cooking is no less appealing and remains attuned to the seasons. A meal that could start with pressed ham hock terrine or tomato and goats' cheese tartlet, followed by chicken and mushroom pie, lamb shank, or grilled calves' liver with sage and onion mash, crispy bacon and red wine sauce. For dessert there may be a creamy mango rice pudding or white chocolate crème brûlée with shortbread biscuit.
British, Casual, Gastropub
33 Queen Street, Scarborough, YO11 1HQ [Map]
Lanterna is a classically Italian restaurant using seasonal and local produce from across Yorkshire. Chef Giorgio Alessio, who has gained quite a reputation well outside the bounds of the area, makes the most of fresh fish that is abundant in Scarborough.
Barmoor Lane, Scarborough, YO13 0PB [Map]
6 Filey Road, Scarborough, YO11 2SD [Map]
I suppose it should be possible to write about Tuscany without making even passing reference to Gwyneth Paltrow, but when, during a six day working stay in Scarborough, while filming Possession, the lady enjoyed her dinner there for five nights and compromised with only a take-away from Tuscany on the sixth night (filming running late?), there has to be something cooking.
And indeed there is and it's mainly unspoiled Italian traditional with such delights as six scallops in a Pernod sauce, or Mediterranean prawns char-grilled and served spatch-cocked. Follow these with a whole seabass cooked in foil or calf's liver alla Veneziana, all perfectly cooked with minimum fuss and maximum care and in portions which bring the tears - of joy - to your eyes. Nor will the prices spoil your pleasure - quite the reverse.
House wine, from a worthy list, is £12.50
22 Foreshore Road, Scarborough, YO11 1PB [Map]
For over 80 years Harry Ramsden's Restaurants have become synonymous with their famous fish and chips. Almost as well known are their mushy peas, a British favourite. This group offers great food whether in their restaurants or as take aways.
They also have regular, kids' and express menus to suit every palate. There are set meals in various combinations as well as a la carte fare to select from. Some popular dishes are fishy bites, parsley fishcakes, scampi portions and chicken nuggets. They also have sausages, beef and chicken burgers and sandwiches.
The dessert menu includes spotted dick, cheesecakes and pies. They also offer a list of beers white, sparkling and red wines, liqueurs and beverages. Known for their consistent quality, tasty meals and efficient services, Harry Ramsden's is considered one of the world's best known fish and chips restaurant chain.
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