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“Fantastic place with excellent food and views!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Watermark Cafe

The Watermark Cafe
Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough YO12 7TY, England
1723506506
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Ranked #39 of 300 Restaurants in Scarborough
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic place with excellent food and views!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

Can't believe the recent bad review - this place is excellent and something of a local institution! We go here regularly for lunch, the food is always excellent - particularly the wonderful all-day breakfast! Cakes are also lovely with a wide range. Always a very lively place, thanks to its excellent location, and very cosy with a nice log burner.

It reminds me of a well run American diner - good hearty food, excellent service and a great atmosphere!

Will definitely be back!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Nipped in here for a drink as others on seafront are not nice and what a nice cafe! serves nice coffees with a great choice of cakes! Odd times they seem short staffed but otherwise great place and nice views!

Visited January 2013
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Cosy little cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Popped in for a quick coffee and ended up having a lovely lunch. A great cafe that doesn't do fish and chips in Scarborough which was great! Great breakfast selection, various lunch dishes and very huge portions. Lovely cakes for the afternoon too!
Very clean restaurant with fast service and lots of staff on duty.
There was a lovely fire/heater in the middle at the back for the nasty cold days to huddle around.
And ofcourse, the views are wonderful as long as there are not too many vans parked infront of the windows!

  • 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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157 reviews 157 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Classy seaside cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Having been revamped in recent years and renamed the new owners have breathed a breath of fresh air into what was becoming a very tired cafe. Now with a new log burner at the back with a new rear enclosed area that is covered and heated in winter and sun trap in summer. Food is good cafe food. Great cooked breakfasts. They are also licensed and do live blues events in association with local blues club. Good coffee as well!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Early morning stroll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My wife and I regularly walk round the Marine Drive and call the watermark for coffee and a bite to eat. The coffee is superb and the food is fantastic, it's a bit pricy by Scarborough standards but the quality makes up for it

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