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The Watermark Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, English
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Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough YO12 7TY, England
1723506506
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 15
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food. Great location.

Had breakfast and lunch. Both excellent. Clean and tidy. No complaints whatsoever. Great views. Perfect example of good food, great service and nice atmosphere. The sort of place you recommend to others.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
kevin7186338
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London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Had breakfast and lunch. Both excellent. Clean and tidy. No complaints whatsoever. Great views. Perfect example of good food, great service and nice atmosphere. The sort of place you recommend to others.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

As said in the title, these guys do a great breakfast. When the sun is shining and you get there early (for an early bird discount) you can't beat it, with a view over the North Bay whilst dining. Only thing to be wary of is the good old traffic wardens...although staff do warn you!

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Northern England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

All the food is locally sourced,some is from the owners farm,or the next door's farm. Lovely choice of food.Cosy ,warm cafe,books available,music sometimes. Lovely atmosphere. Wish we'd had longer in Scarborough,would have visited more often

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This quaint seafront cafe is almost on thr beach & was originally a bus shelter then a surf shack. This has now changed to a superb compact and bijou quality eatery with superb coffee and tea. To sit outside watching the rolling surf and enjoying the fare was a great family event. I cannot recommend this cafe more highly

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Best coffee in scarborough but queueing by the door needs addressing too many staff behind the counter needs professionally organising good music in the evenings

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York, United Kingdom
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273 reviews 273 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Dropped in for a cup of tea whilst out for a walk, we were desperate for a drink and this seemed the only cafe about. Doesn't look much from the outside, but the welcome and quality of drinks was great, unsure what the food is like but seemed to have a big selection of cakes.

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The coffee here is the best around. The food is of a high standard and served fairly quickly in this small shack beside the sea. A new extension is being built and there is an outside sitting area. cakes a bonus.

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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

An excellent cafe with a great range of wonderful homemade cake, including gluten free options too. If you are around North Bay it is most definitely well worth a visit

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Great view to look out on and great decor. Fantastic selection of cakes and drinks but I was a bit disappointed with the food. It is a matter of taste admittedly, but I expect a bowl of homemade mushroom soup to look like a creamy bowl of comforting soup not a bowl of pureed mushrooms lacking in seasoning. The bacon... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Brilliant staff, always a busy place (which speaks for itself) and great service. Food and drinks good value for money and everything looks as though it's been served with great care; little added touches e.g. patterns on the latte, biscuits in the saucer, etc.etc. Also cater for special diets. Staff run off their feet but always smiling and friendly. Always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough YO12 7TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: 1723506506

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, English

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