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“Out of Town Venue” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Barn Cafe Bistro

The Barn Cafe Bistro
Coastal Road, Burniston, Scarborough yo13 0db, England
+44 1723 379059
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Description: Welcome to The Barn, a unique dining venue near Scarborough, on Yorkshires beautiful heritage coast.The traditional farm building was lovingly converted in 2008, and now houses a fully licensed cafe restaurant serving an exciting bistro menu.The cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and supper, and our fantastic, traditional Sunday lunch is renowned locally. Delicious cakes and home baking are served all day, along with a selection of speciality teas and cappuccino coffees.Our cosy log burner and friendly staff will make sure you have a warm welcome, or make the most of summer and sit outside, in our beautiful courtyard seating area.
South Yorkshire, UK
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Out of Town Venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Bored with the usual fish and chips on the Scarborough sea front, on our day trip we decided to try a very different venue which we found on TripAdvisor. The Hares Leap is a recently-converted barn two miles north of Scarborough, just before the village of Burniston. The restaurant is reasonably well-signed, and there is ample parking in front. There is a modern wood-burning stove just to the left of the door. To the right is a display stand of pickles, chutneys and other traditional farmshop produce. There were also trays of eggs, fresh vegetables and artisan-style loaves of bread for sale. The counter has an enticing display of cakes, pastries and deli items.

At Saturday lunchtime, there were plenty of other customers; we found a table upstairs in a sort of mezzanine dining area. Despite it being busy, we were greeted without delay and our drinks order was taken. We could have ordered a glass of wine from an extensive list, but we chose dandelion and burdock. I ordered a 'Yorkshire Rarebit' made with whole-grain mustard, and my wife asked for an Easingwold Roast Ham sandwich. Our food came with a generous helping of crisp leaf and pasta salads, dressed with oil and balsamic vinegar. We were warned there would be a 20 minute delay, but we only waited for around ten minutes. The quality was excellent, and the helpings generous.

As there was a table free downstairs near the fire, we went down and ordered coffee and cake. The carrot and lime mascarpone was moist, delicious and innovative. The raspberry Bakewell was also lovely, and the coffee was fine.

The young staff were friendly, enthusiastic and efficient, and the food was high quality and good value. We will certainly return, and maybe stay one evening to try the dinner menu.

http://www.haresleapfarm.co.uk/
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English first
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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“excellent lunch time venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This is a regular haunt for my friend and I, being ladies who like to lunch. We always get a warm welcome and the food is great. They have daily specials as well as lighter bites and the cakes are sinful! Can't understand previous bad reviews , don't let it put you off. Give it a go, just don't tell everyone or we wont get our regular table!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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“disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This place has gone down hill since opening.
They cant decide if they want a deli or a tea room
When it opened it was a great deli / home cooked food but not they have little to offer as a deli, hope they find their way

Visited October 2012
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“superb. dont listen to other nonsense.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

my girlfriend and I visited one friday evening and I am so glad we did. we heard about it from friends and even work colkegues who said they couldnt fault it. The atmosphere is great, the staff friendly and cant do enough, the food, looking amazing and tasting even better.

The menu had great choice, we missed the monthly "theme" evening, but will be attending the next one!! Latin American i believe.

We spent a great evening in the restaurant, most of it watching the amazing dishes wizzing past us. If you enjoy dining out this really is the place to go.

And to those moaning about price, etc. They use top quality local sourced food...something more restaurants should be doing!! Its nice to have a local restaurant selling all yorkshire produce.

Hats off to them.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“MIND BLOWING FOOD AND DINING EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

My sister and I decided to treat ourselves to a meal at The Hares Leap, and a treat it was!
It was cold and snowing outside, but as soon as we stepped into the restaurant it felt warm, cosy and had a lovely ambient atmosphere with the low lighting and log burning fire.
We were shown to our table upstairs by the owner Clair, and sat down to a lovely large table that was laid beautifully. The wine list is superb and I ordered a delightful glass of Chilean Sauvignon Blanc which came in a quality large wine glass and was perfectly chilled. We were then brought some honey and spelt bread on a slate with a little butter dish. Its the attention to detail in this place that amazes me, the butter was at room temperature and so spread like it should, and even the butter was topped with salt crystals for both taste and presentation!

Now on to the food. The wood pigeon and black pudding starter was to die for. Perfectly cooked pan fried wood pigeon breast, with top quality black pudding that was delicious and topped with a perfectly cooked poached egg. The presentation of the dish was beautiful and such care had been taken. My sister has the shredded duck and chorizo salad which again came out as a fine looking plate and the flavours were amazing.

I chose the lamb suet pudding which was exceptional. Real quality ingredients, chunks of lamb that were tender and with no fatty bits encased in a suet pastry which was crisp and not in the slightest soggy. This was accompanied with a redcurrant reduced jus which was rich and tasty. My sister went for the plaice which again was perfectly cooked and on a bed of buttered spinach
The pastry chef really knows what he is doing too as we found out when we shared the dissembled banoffee pie. Home made banana ice cream, toffee, powdered chocolate, caramel. Beautiful, indulgent and delicious.

In summary this place is FANTASTIC. There is no where else in Scarborough that offers this kind of menu that is thought about so well, offers a real variety of different dishes, uses the best ingredients, chefs who take pride and care in the food they put out, ambient relaxed atmosphere, all the small finishing touches that make the experience unforgettable.

If you haven't been yet, please do yourself a favour and book a table at the Hares Leap !!!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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