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Cafe Fish

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19 York Place, Scarborough, England
01723 500301
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The very best of fish

In a North Yorkshire coastal resort where the smell of cooking fish is everywhere Cafe Fish and William the entertaining owner stand out in providing excellent service, value and wonderful meals. Memorable chowder, turbot, crab (try thermidor, I prefer it to lobster) or the best of fish and chips... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Paul H
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Had a very long wait for a table on a Wednesday night but that's our fault for not booking. Saying that, they weren't exactly packed! The owner was a charmer who 'sold us a deal' which on reflection wasn't that great! The chowder is to die for, the best we've ever had and the cheapest thing on the menu. However,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

In a North Yorkshire coastal resort where the smell of cooking fish is everywhere Cafe Fish and William the entertaining owner stand out in providing excellent service, value and wonderful meals. Memorable chowder, turbot, crab (try thermidor, I prefer it to lobster) or the best of fish and chips and much much more

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London
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is not a fast food joint, and "cafe" isn't perhaps a very good name for it, because this is a proper restaurant with a fine variety of seafood on the menu, thoughtfully presented with a good choice of wines. We were first invited to sit and have a drink while choosing and our food and the proprietor came to... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The first time we visited this restaurant we really enjoyed the food. the next time we went we were very dissapointed. We were persuaded by William to have lobster as a main course. The flesh had been detached from the shell and it was like spot the lobster.if there was 3 small pieces in a sauce that is all there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Greeted by the casual old owner you felt welcomed immediately. He verbally takes you through what he has on offer. The service is efficient. You get lovely complimentary herb bread and iced water with lemon in a jug at your table. Wonderful and quality experience and realistically priced. The food was very rich though and generously cooked with salt so... More 

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Kendal UK
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is the reason we visit Scarborough! The menu is a seafood lover's dream but I always like to try the specials on offer which William describes in detail and I am never disappointed. The lobster we were served was the best we had ever tasted and the halibut was sublime. All the staff are very friendly and polite.... More 

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Meltham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I came here for the first time last Friday evening as part of a party of nine and had a great experience throughout. The owner, William, took our order and took the time to go through the menu with us and clearly had a wonderful passion for his ingredients. My Seafood Chowder starter tasted fantastic - rich and creamy with... More 

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Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The place we were planning on eating at turned out to be closed so we walked down the road and stumbled into this little restaurant. Upon seeing the locally caught produce on the menu (something we'd been hunting for on our whole stay in Scarborough and was starting to give up on) we decided to go in. It's quite small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited cafe fish after reading everyone's reviews on here , was alittle disappointed that they didn't have a website so I couldn't view the menu online before visiting . All the staff were so friendly ! They can't do enough for you !! , quality of food is wonderful ! All so fresh and tasty , I'm not a... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Brilliant service, brilliant food and very romantic as only a few tables so no fussiness or noise just lovely..thankyou William from the 'posh Bird'!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 York Place, Scarborough, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: 01723 500301

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 103
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions

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