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Woodlands Bistro - CLOSED

East Row | East Row, Sandsend, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SU, England
+44 1947 893438
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good16%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Jun 1, 2017
Nov 11, 2015
“A gem of a Bistro”
Restaurant Hours Closed
British, Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
East Row | East Row, Sandsend, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SU, England
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Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Excellent lunch, lovely friendly and helpful staff, and a good vegetarian option. The bistro itself is attractively presented.

Thank Jane I
Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a lovely setting in Sandsend right by the sea. Clean, Welcoming and the food is really different. Fresh food, home made cakes to die for. Not cheap but you get what you pay for

1  Thank polly54
Reviewed September 18, 2015

now called Bridge Cottage Bistro. Good fish dishes as it was a Friday [our first visit] and we only eat fish on that day. The fish stew was scrumptious and the staff were nice and courteous. It is an idea to book in advance as...More

1  Thank TonyHelga
Reviewed September 8, 2015

Just had 2 super breakfasts served by lovely staff. 'He' had the full English which he said was perfect. I had the poached eggs and tomato fondue, that was very different and extremely tasty. (Coffee a bit strong, but that's personal taste!). Looking forward to...More

2  Thank R C
Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Went there on a whim and even though they were very busy, they managed to seat us straight away. The food and service was excellent as well as being reasonably priced. We will definitely be going back again.

2  Thank Ianandruthlivo
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Excellent place for lunch on a sunny day. The garden is really pretty and tucked away from the main road so is really peaceful.Open sandwiches etc are all nicely served and the coffee was good. They were fairly busy but the food arrived promptly and...More

2  Thank lindamt
Reviewed July 21, 2015

Oh Dear was looking forward to this visit after a great article in the paper, we sat outside due to fact we had a Dog and was bit put off by a really bad stale fish smell over by the trees however continued to order...More

2  Thank BillytheoldGruff
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Waited 35 minutes for a cup of coffee and a further ten minutes for the cake to go with it. Visited at 3.30pm on a Sunday afternoon. Cafe was full of uncleared tables and staff looked like they had lost the will to live. Shame...More

1  Thank DriffWilson
Reviewed July 18, 2015

I used to visit on a very regular basis but was so disappointed on my last visit. Has it changed hands? It's no longer buzzing and the food was very mediocre and the poor young staff obviously not trained at all. So so sad

Thank Hellie0
Reviewed July 17, 2015

Have been past this place many a time and at last decided to have lunch here. Sadly it was disappointing and we wont be back again until things improve. The young staff are out of their depth and insufficiently trained which is not their fault....More

2  Thank T R
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$2 - $28
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Row | East Row, Sandsend, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SU, England (Formerly The Woodlands)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Whitby  >  Sandsend
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 893438
  • E-mail
We've recently changed our name, but we're still in the same beautiful location, cooking great food. Now called Bridge Cottage Bistro ... A stylish, innovative cafebar serving fantastic food prepared by chef/patron Alex Perkins using fresh, locally sourced produce with a distinctly retro feel. Set in a chocolate box cottage next to Mulgrave Woods - with an interior more Notting Hill than North Yorkshire, it is a place to switch off and relax far from the madding crowd.
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