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“Not Brilliant !!”
Review of The Welcome Inn

The Welcome Inn
Ranked #67 of 358 Restaurants in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $22
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Welcome Inne is a fully licensed restaurant with an extensive English cuisine menu. We are located on the popular Sandside on Scarborough's seafront, opposite the harbor. The restaurant is a 250 cover restaurant set over 2 floors. The down stairs is the larger of the 2 floors with some window seating, the upstairs restaurant also has some seating with a beautiful sea view across the harbor. We offer a full waitress service to our customers.
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not Brilliant !!”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

If the boss is in the cafe you are only allowed 1 sachet of sauce each, you can only have a free kids meal if you don't order the special 2 course meal, the free kids meal includes a drink and a lolly, but if you pay for one it doesn't !! Tea, bread and butter is not included (it is in most fish and chip restaurants), too many rules, kids either eat free or they don't ! The cafe is tired, needs doing up and the toilets leave a lot to be desired.

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Alison T
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English first
Ossett, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice Facade, shame about the food/service”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

My family and i visited this cafe on New Yaers Day 2013 "note to self- NEVER AGAIN".

The premises has a lovely facade, the interior is average and the food is "greasy spoon" but the prices are set rather high and are what you would exepct from a much better cafe.

The service was very slow, even though the place wasn't that busy, when the drinks came out the coffee's were cold enough for me to down it in one and i then got a funny look when i suggested maybe i could have a refill.
The food came out literally seconds after we had ordered and was obviously microwaved. Pie crusts "stoggy" although plenty of filling, gravy was thick and salty (don't even want to think how that was made) and the chips were as anaemic as someone who had lost several pints of blood.
When you go to the coast and ask for a fish and chip meal you usually get fish chips and peas and bread/cup of tea. Don't expect this here. Order peas seperate?? etc etc..

I just wished this place had lived up to the outside appearance of the premises and the food was like the pictures on the boards they place in the streets, that way we would have had a lovely meal.

Unfortunately, what was a lovely day at Scarborough could have nearly been spoilt by a few moments in a shabbly run cafe on the sea front. But i now know where not to go and won't run the risk of a poor meal on my next trip.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Leer0y1
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Microwave Specials”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Service was friendly. We had Steak pie & chips, the pie was clearly a warm up. The side lights are at eye level which are very bright when sat in the booths. Will not be returning.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Cookie B
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good Food at Reasonable Prices!”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

On a recent trip to Scarborough we visited this restaurant twice...Both times the meals were fresh and tasty and the prices are reasonable.

The staff however need a bit more training...on both occasions our drinks order was taken and the wrong drinks brought out!!....They are just young girls but really it isn't rocket science!!

On the whole..I will return when next in Scarborough... :) If you want a good meal without being robbed...Go Here!!

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Blondepunkyfish
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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“good value and service with a smile”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Usually eat here when visiting Scarborough really good value and service convenient location on the seafont. Great meal deals. Fish and chips are really good
Sunday roast was delicious the roast beef melted in your mouth plenty of it. Cabbage not soggy gravy lovely and thick, plus a fantastic cup of tea

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Debbie R
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