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The Watermark Cafe

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Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough YO12 7TY, England
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great place this is. The location today with the wild sea especially so. Brilliant cooked breakfast, efficient staff, lovely atmosphere, great decor. We will be back- probably for tea and cake later

Thank Pamela G
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went with work colleagues for a coffee and cake. The coffee was ok but the cakes were amazing and the portion size isn't skimpy.. My only problem with this place is the fact that I noticed a member of staff vacuuming the ladies toilet with the vacuum that's used in the cafe..... Unfortunately it's put me off going again..

1 Thank LesleyYorkshire
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you appreciate a good coffee in a great location then I have no hesitation recommending this Cafe to you. The cafe was refurbished this year and is very popular with both locals and tourists. I would give the cafe 5 stars but occasionally at busy times you do have to queue for a while, that said as long as... More 

Thank sanb2016
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This used to be a favourite cafe of mine, nice staff great food .But since it's refurbishment I have been three times , there are never enough staff , always long waits , ( why don't they have seperate counter just for drinks ) staff are all stressed out , it's like a motorway services by the sea , lost... More 

1 Thank maloxborrow
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Following the Watermark's recent refurbishment we were pleased to call in for early morning coffee (7am!). As usual the service was perfect, friendly and efficient. First class coffee and a lovely display of tempting cakes and pastries. The cafe has had a fabulous makeover without losing any of its friendly charm. We will return, again and again.

Thank Shirley C
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sensational location and nice place . and nothing wrong with the food , but not the best in Scarborough as some of the reviews , But place is very nice ,

1 Thank Andrew T
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This does get busy on Sunday but we always managed to get a table. Dog friendly meant our girl accompanied us, so, after lunch, the dogs had a run on the beach then it was back for tea and cake, exhausted dogs sleeping in the car. Famililes with babies and young children seem to use this too. Food was good... More 

Thank bigglesAberystwyth
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Scarborough quite often and always go to the Watermark for lunch and afternoon tea. It was always good but the refurbishment has allowed them to up their offer to another level. The food is great and now that there is more space inside and outside the old problems of finding a table have been much reduced. Went there... More 

Thank Beeper53
Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this café again last week as usually very good although perhaps a little overpriced but great sea view. Breakfast is allegedly served until 12 noon but I suspect many of the items are cooked in batches and left under a hot lamp or in oven? I ordered the large breakfast and my wife ordered the standard breakfast we arrived... More 

2 Thank Clive W
scarborough england
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had another great night last night at the Watermark.Great music and fantastic fish and chips. A fantastic venue with really friendly staff. Nick

Thank Nickhart

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough YO12 7TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: 1723506506

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?