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“FANTASTIC LUNCH”
Review of Harbour View Cafe

Harbour View Cafe
Ranked #20 of 358 Restaurants in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Thirsk, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“FANTASTIC LUNCH”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Went for lunch on sat as spending a weekend in scarborough with no kids. Looked on tripadvisor and saw this number one so thought give it a go. Fantastic fish and chips 2 for £10. But as other reviews said it closes at 2 so make sure you get there early. Will be back again. Thank You,

  • Visited October 2012
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
Bradford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
284 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Best fry up bar none!”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

We followed the advice of other reviewers and now see why this place is rated best in Scarborough. We had an early start to beat the traffic for a bit of walking and shopping before Winter sets in and found ourselves parked up on the sea front before 830 am.

Fortunately Harbour View opens at 6am so the cafe was in full swing when we arrived. Staff offered my wife a tissue for her glasses as they had steamed up walking out of the Autumn morning into the nice warm premises. We were also asked if we wanted a look at a newspaper before food arrived.

We asked for one standard and one big breakfast and they tasted every bit as good as they look in photos other reviewers have taken. £6.50 for the big breakfast includes a hot drink and extra items on the plate.

We were set up for the day and the breakfasts only set us back around £12. Service and food are as good as it gets. The only downer was we were just there for the day so didn't try the Fish & Chips at lunchtime. That's due to there being no need for any lunch after a great full English

  • Visited October 2012
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United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Smashing Cafe!”
Reviewed October 29, 2012

Rode our motorcycles from Newcastle & Grimsby to specifically visit Harbour View after reading Trip Advisor reviews.
We were met with a very friendly welcome as soon as we entered. The bike gear we were carrying could be placed in a sutable area. We chose a table and were advised a counter service existed. Simply order at the counter and the food would be brought to our table after it had been freshly cooked to order.
We ordered the fish & chips with mushy peas, bread and tea to drink.
The fish was obviously very fresh and had been cooked in a light crispy batter.
The chips were homemade and as good as you will ever eat!
Fresh bread was provided and the tea was served in a proper mug!
For the excellent price of £12 for the 2 of us the lunch was excellent!
Thank you!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank GKHA
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cheap, friendly excellent value”
Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

We went this morning for breakfast. A lovely warm welcome- very accommodating. The breakfast was large and good value for money! We went after recommendations off trip advisor & glad we did! It's very true not to be put off by the approach to the cafe!

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Thank 3455joanne
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Castleford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent fish and chips”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We visited the Harbour View on the strength of the reviews and we were not disappointed. The battered fish was delicious and the chips were lovely too. My son loved the children's food and the staff were very nice and welcoming. We will definitely return.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank stevegrant76
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