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Swell Cafe Bar

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Chapel Street, Robin Hoods Bay, North York Moors National Park YO22 4SQ, England
+44 1947 880180
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10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Swell Cafe Bar has a prominent position in the old village of Robin Hood's...
Swell Cafe Bar has a prominent position in the old village of Robin Hood's Bay, with seating terraces overlooking the village and beck to one side and sea to the other. Forget the "high street coffee chains" Swell is a little independent trying to provide the best coffee together with fresh simple food! Open daily from 10am to 4.30Pm (seasonal).
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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
A Hidden Gem!

Hidden away in a little backwater of Robin Hood's Bay, this cafe looks fairly unimpressive from outside - you are in for a surprise! Spotlessly clean and spacious the cafe is of 'restaurant' standard. It has a small outdoor terrace at the back with a wonderful sea view. The relaxed atmosphere is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
MrsGHB
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Hidden away in a little backwater of Robin Hood's Bay, this cafe looks fairly unimpressive from outside - you are in for a surprise! Spotlessly clean and spacious the cafe is of 'restaurant' standard. It has a small outdoor terrace at the back with a wonderful sea view. The relaxed atmosphere is complemented by the superb food quality and impressive... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Great location, nice menu, service absolutely appalling. Sat for 10 mins no one came to the table. Went to the counter was told fairly brusquely someone would come to our table to take our order. 10 mins later someone came after serving others who had came in after us. It then took from 1:10 to 1:40 for the food to... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This has to be the nicest cafe in Robin Hood's Bay. You can enjoy delicious food and drink either on the Terrace overlooking the beach, in the shaded area overlooking the Beck, or inside where it is very spacious. Drinks are served in quality crockery and the prices here are very very reasonable indeed. Staff are attentive and friendly. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Relaxing atmosphere, browsing in gift shop without pressure to buy, lots of gifts worth bu ting though!

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Helston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A superb conversion of the former very leaky Chapel to a classy cafe/coffee bar..............the fare is all very fine and seems to be made with love.............in fact if you get carried away with all this love around you it is possible to get married in the tastefully renovated chapel.or perhaps you could just reconfirm your vows .....ask and you will... More 

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yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Superb scone with butter, jam and cream. The scone was slightly warmed every time which just made it even tastier. Great cappuccino, lovely crockery. Great views over the bay from the terrace, or sit inside the spacious restaurant. Classy little shop inside selling unusual quality items including joules socks!!

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Huddersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My partner and I got married and had our reception at Swell on 6th June 2015. It is such a special venue: the ceremony room is charming and intimate and the reception cafe is modern and bright. The food and drink were excellent and the staff were attentive, organised and friendly. The location couldn't be better - it is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Excellent coffee, baconbutty to die for, beautifull and clean toilets en friendly service. Nice terrace with a wonderfull vieuws on the sea. Robin Hoods Bay was the best place of our visit to Yorkshire. Greetings from the Netherlands/

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My husband and i recently married in the renovated chapel at Swell.We chose this venue as jane was very accommodating with our requirements a low cost wedding for bride and groom only.Swell even provided our witnesses olga (wedding coordinator) and Georgie without you our secret wedding wouldn't of been possible. We even had a lovely sunny day allowing us to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

This has to be the best cafe for miles. Soup was lovely, bakewell tart superb, and all very obviously freshly prepared .The cafe itself is very pleasant to sit in and service quick and friendly. Have read recommendations on trip advisor that haven't quite lived up to expectations but we will certainly recommend this cafe to others confident that it... More 

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Address: Chapel Street, Robin Hoods Bay, North York Moors National Park YO22 4SQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1947 880180
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  North York Moors National Park  >  Robin Hoods Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $6 to $12
Cuisine: Bar, Cafe, Sandwiches, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chapel Street, Robin Hoods Bay, North York Moors National Park YO22 4SQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  North York Moors National Park  >  Robin Hoods Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 880180

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $6 to $12
  • Cuisine: Bar, Cafe, Sandwiches, Soups

Description

Swell Cafe Bar has a prominent position in the old village of Robin Hood's Bay, with seating terraces overlooking the village and beck to one side and sea to the other. Forget the "high street coffee chains" Swell is a little independent trying to provide the best coffee together with fresh simple food! Open daily from 10am to 4.30Pm (seasonal).
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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