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“Good food but terribly slow service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Farrers Bar & Brasserie

Farrers Bar & Brasserie
Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, England
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Ranked #157 of 303 Restaurants in Scarborough
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
East Yorks
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good food but terribly slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Following a previous experience dining here we went especially early as we had tickets for the show on Friday night. Large parts of the bar were closed for a private function but a few tables were available in a screened off area, to me it would have made good business sense to put more tables in this area as there was a lot of empty floor space and hardly any tables. The menu is as you would see in most places, burgers, fish & chips, pasta etc, nothing which requires lengthy cooking so quite why it takes so long for the food to be served I do not know. We ordered 4 meals and waited over 40 minutes to be served despite being told much earlier it was just being plated up. When the food arrived it was very nice and good value for money but the place is completely let down by the slow service and uninterested staff. As the decor all appears quite new I assume someone has recently invested a lot in the place but unless they address the issue of service I think it will prove to be a waste of money.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
England
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
“Brilliant location and food but terrible staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Superb location on the seafront on South Bay and we had a superb meal. It was bar food but nicely done, freshly cooked and my burger was in my all time top 5. The service left a lot to be desired - the staff appeared disinterested and surly but will put it down to teething troubles and will visit when we return next year.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Appauling staff baring one young blonde lad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I went into farrers over the weekend and if think they had a conference on anyway it was really busy and the staff where busy it seemed short staffed bps olaced an order and he Australian women said it be 20 minutes coffee order so unsaid ok half a hour later I went back up saying excuse me where's my drinks and so on and so forth and the same woman who was just stood there at this point said its five orders back another 10 minutes at this point a lad with glasses walked onto the scene quite young about 20 or so he went behind the bar and took over the coffee machine he made the drinks and layer them out on the tray and was asking other staff to take the drinks out at this point the ozzy had disappeared and there was only him and one front of house staff who kept giving him horrible attitude and he was being polite some drinks whent. Ack as they where cold this lad santo best pleased as when he made them. They whereby luckily for me I was waiting for them he appolaigised for the inconvenience and assured it wot happen again and gave a full coffee card to redeem a free hot drink h might not seem a lot but I thought he handled it well and that place needs to take a look at there staffing dilemma and re arrange it but we'll done that blonde lad wearing glasses you turned a bad situation into a good situation :)

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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scarborough
2 reviews
“All good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Good food , staff and lager.... Guinness needs attention though, splendid views though parking large vans right out front should not be allowed as it kills the view

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
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“The most awesome sea views.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I've been here three times since it opened, and I always have the fish and chips.
They are presented wonderfully, and come with mushy peas, a wedge of lemon and tartare sauce.
The beauty of Farrers is its location on The Spa. You simply get the most awesome sea views.
It may not be the cheapest place in town, but it is pretty classy, and would be the perfect place to dine before seeing a show or concert at The Spa.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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