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“William at his best” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Fish

Cafe Fish
Ranked #11 of 353 Restaurants in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $103
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“William at his best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

William IS Cafe Fish! The food is ok too. The ambience is good always interesting people to meet and talk to, as if you were dining at home!

Visited February 2014
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English first
London
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Nice place, but lack of choice on the night.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We went on a Tuesday evening when the place was quiet and the proprietor told us that, because he buys fresh according to his bookings there wasn't a lot of choice - a lot of what was on the menu wasn't actually available, so he convinced us to have what he wanted to give us!! That would have been fine except I wasn't convinced the fish was fresh! He served seafood chowder accompanied by an oyster with melted cheese and a fish cake, which I must say I would go all the way back to Scarborough to have again - it was delicious. The main course was a mixture of Sea a Bass, Cod, and monk fish wrapped in bacon. Mostly it was excellent, but some was a bit chewy. Overall, though we all enjoyed the meal and the proprietor and staff were very friendly and there was an easy- going atmosphere.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Dusty428
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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“Marvellous dinner.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

My boyfriend and I werw looking for an authentic seafood restaurant and unfortunately due to the time of year we went to Scarborough the restaurants were a bit scarce, then we found this little beauty! The food was magnificent, probably the best we'd tasted for a while, everything felt homely. The owner of the restaurant came and chatted to us anout our order and the service staff were excellent, we immediately felt at home and enjoyed every single bite and will certainly be returning the next time we come to Scarborough :)

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gina_Butler123
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very average food and very overpriced...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

If u like all your food to taste like homemade fish pie, this is the place to eat. They have a very good way of disquising all the fish flavours your expecting, with a kind of cheese and potato sauce. Very very average food. And certainly not worth the price...

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sergei2013
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“"A star performance"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2014

My wife and I visited the restaurant on saturday 1st of February as part of a break in scarborough. We even visited on the friday too to sample the steak now served there. We drive up from Sheffield to eat here at least 2 or 3 times a year but this is the first time ive felt compelled to submit a review because for some reason William, the owner, seems to get such bad press in the very few bad reviews cafe fish has which is just so totally obseard, over 200 excellent reviews cant be wrong. When your escorted into the bar area for a drink before your meal and to study the menu you get to meet William. This is all part of the cafe fish experience, I would even go as far as describing this as "Living theatre". Use the menu as a guide because William is a genius and can suggest any dish to suit anything you may like, which is totally different to the suggestion that meals are pushed upon you!. You will never meet someone more passionate about food and his ingredients than William and this clearly shows when you chat with him. Due to this our meal went from 3 courses to 5 simply because of the range of produce and style of cooking it thats available. After our order was taken we were shown to our table by Anjelika who is also professional and polite and very easy to chat too and always provides excellent service. The meal was simply amazing and the range of flavours and textures just incredible and certainly not over priced. Upon leaving you are always thanked by everyone, including William, for visiting that night. Please pay cafe fish a visit when next in Scarborough because it is just a must for a true seafood lover. You are not just a customer at cafe fish but a "cast member". Thanks too you all and see you again soon

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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