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“Friendly atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
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rags
south pier, Bridlington, England
01262-40-03-55
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Ranked #26 of 139 restaurants in Bridlington
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Harbour View Restaurant & Bar with seven ensuite bedrooms Serving a varied menu & Full bar service Open all day every day with superb views over Bridlingtons Harbour & Bay
Hull
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“Friendly atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Ate there before going on to a show at the Spa so this made Rags a perfect location. We had booked a table upstairs and were seated by a window so that we had a lovely view of the harbour. The menu was quite varied and the choices that we made were all perfectly tasty apart from the fried fish & chips that I had. The fish looked and tasted as if it had been frozen, smooth batter and quite grey fish in parts. The desserts were delicious though, orange & ginger sponge for two of us, chocolate pudding for another ( he has put on 2lbs since eating it). Staff very friendly and service good. Apart from my fish the only quibble that we all had was this practise of serving food on wooden platters, we loathe that, there is nothing wrong with a plain white plate and we did ask for plates for our mains which we got. The only thing that should come on a wooden board is bread and cheese. We will certainly try Rags again irrespective of these minor niggles

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bradford, West Yorkshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Food with a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had looked at this restaurant on an earlier trip to Bridlington as we wanted to eat prior to taking in a show at the nearby Spa Royal Hall, later in the year. Rags is a bar, restaurant and hotel situated right on the harbour side and does not really stand out as anything special. However, we thought that the menu looked good and called in for a drink with a view to booking a table and going back later. We were told however that they had quite a few bookings - no doubt others who were also attending the same show as us. We decided not to wait and took up the offer of eating in the 'upstairs' restaurant. There is a conservatory area at ground level where food is served, overlooking right onto the quayside. We got the impression that eating upstairs would not provide the same experience as eating in the conservatory. However, we were shown to a table by the window with really good panoramic views. The menu choice was very varied, from 'pub type' grub (savoury pies and mash) to more refined dining but all at reasonable prices. We each chose to just have a main course, two of us opting for cod loin in Italian ham with vegetables and the other going for rib-eye steak with hand cut chips and onion rings. the only minor issue was that the mashed potato accompanying the fish was almost cold, while everything else, including the plates was hot. Overall though, it was a good experience and one to recommend.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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“made the birthday girl feel special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

good food, good service and a great atmosphere, sat overlooking the famous Bridlington Harbour with views across both North and South beaches. Rags just gets better.

  • Visited September 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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Whitby, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food, but lots not available!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Sat in the window downstairs, nice outlook but table was a bit sticky. Had a crab salad starter which only contained brown meat, not a problem for me as I love it but might not suit some. Two others had the antipasti to share which was very stingy. Five small slices of French stick, a slice of thin ham and slice of another meat each plus some olives. Several beers weren't available despite it being early on a Saturday night. Main courses were all delicious, no crackers left for cheese n biscuits for dessert (couldn't someone have popped out to the supermarket just down the road?!) service was fast and fairly friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bridlington
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“Fantastic food, great location, friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Visit Rags nearly every week. Great menu with a good choice of specials. Staff are lovely. Really enjoy th belly pork starter. Had a wonderful fillet steak dish (special) last week. All this and an unrivalled harbour view.

  • Visited September 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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