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Harbour View Cafe

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West Pier, Scarborough YO11 1PD , England
01947602013
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chip butty and tea

We have been wanting to visit the Harbour View Cafe for a while and today on a cold and windy morning we got our chance. This is a proper no frills, good food, real tea cafe with an excellent view across the coast towards Olivers Mount. The staff were very friendly and the portions were huge with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Amanda649saunders
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been wanting to visit the Harbour View Cafe for a while and today on a cold and windy morning we got our chance. This is a proper no frills, good food, real tea cafe with an excellent view across the coast towards Olivers Mount. The staff were very friendly and the portions were huge with our chips spilling... More 

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Thank Amanda649saunders
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this cafe after parking nearby, was pleasantly surprised the staff were so friendly and welcoming and the food was good too. Great views of the south bay from the cafe would 100% recommend. Not usually someone who leaves reviews but feel obliged to as was very impressed!

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Thank Adam C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located on harbour side where fishing boats come in. A good sign is that it's sited upstairs above where they load fish straight off the boat. Fish so fresh and batter light and crispy we both loved the fish and the chips were good too. But add to that the view we had from the balcony of the harbour and... More 

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Thank Chris B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Stumbled on this place late afternoon trying to find somewhere to eat that wasn't packed. Felt a little out of place when we first arrived, like the staff was surprised we wanted to eat. However when we was shown a table the waiter couldn't be more helpful recommending dishes. It did take awhile for the food to arrive but it... More 

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1 Thank amy g
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This is a cafe we've visited many times and usually offers quite good quality fish and chips. On this occasion however - how are the mighty fallen. The price had increased yet again, but if it's good quality that might be justified - but O dear O dear, I could scarcely believe the dire standard of it all. Heavy leaden... More 

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1 Thank weekender665
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

English fish and chip shops are everywhere, they occupy inner city street corners to village cottages. But rarely do you get the feeling of being where all the action is. Harbour View Cafe however gives you that very experience. Located on the pier, among the fisherman's warehouses, the saline sea air, the lobsters, crabs, the icy preservation boxes, all delight... More 

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Thank SheffieldRich
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The service was friendly and the food was good especially the batter on the fish. food came in a good time and was a fair size. There is a small balcony overlooking the harbour.

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1 Thank dwarfer-bob
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We were in the area on holiday and wanted some great fish and chips. So we did what most of us do lately. We asked Google and it directed us here. It was a bit of a climb up to the restaurant especially with our toddler in her pram but it was worth it. The staff were lovely and the... More 

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2 Thank Zoe-Jo G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

Best Breakfast I've had out in a long time! Friendly staff and eating out on the balcony overlooking the harbour was ace too, would highly recommend the belly buster.

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Thank Spencer M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

the food is fine, location - good, interior - charmlessly satisfactory; but I encountered a hard boiled Yorkshire boot of a woman serving. Reading, having finished my food, she claimed I was asleep and wanted me to leave. Rude, ridiculous and wrong. I've had many hilights in my Yorkshire trip, I fear Scarborough won't be one of them.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: West Pier, Scarborough YO11 1PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: 01947602013

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?