Scarborough Restaurants and Dining

(Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, UK)

Harbourfront photographAs a popular seaside resort, those dining out in Scarborough can expect to find lots of seafood and simple dishes, aimed at the summer tourist crowds. There are also many friendly pubs, coffee shops and tea rooms, while a number of the hotels lining the roads around central Scarborough also come with their own restaurants, such as the Ambassador Hotel on the Esplanade, where non-guests are welcomed.

Traditional fish and chips is an absolute must in Scarborough, and although many eateries in the town serve up this dish, it always seems to taste especially nice when purchased from a takeaway and eaten on the beach itself. If you prefer sit-down dining, then consider a meal at the award-winning Golden Grid Fish Restaurant on Sandside, where cod and chips is a particular speciality and further enhanced by the harbour views, which stretch as far as Flamborough. Crispy cod, haddock and plaice are also of a high standard at Wackers on Vernon Road, which is in the town centre.

Photo showing local Newcastle Packet Inn

Where to Eat

In the town centre, a selection of appealing restaurants are clustered along the B1364, which encompasses Victoria Road, Castle Road and North Marine Road. Nearby, further eateries are to be found at York Place, where Cafe Fish is based and known for its local crab and lobster dishes, seafood chowder, mussels and oysters.

Next door to York Place and within Scarborough's Brunswick Shopping Centre, the popular Mr. Jingles Mall Cafe is located on the ground floor and is well placed for weary shoppers needing a break. Just a short stroll away and on Westleigh, near to the train station, is the Mother Hubbard's 'family style fish restaurant', which offers good value seafood dining, gourmet scampi and tasty lunchtime specials.

Image of beachfront shops and eateriesOther noteworthy restaurants in Scarborough line roads such as Aberdeen Walk, Filey Road, Harcourt Place and Queen Street, the latter of which is where you will find the acclaimed Lanterna Ristorante - an Italian restaurant that makes full use of North Yorkshire local produce and freshly caught seafood. Also situated on Queen Street is the Bombay Spice Restaurant, where an authentic Indian dining experience provides a pleasant alternative to the glut of fish and chips.

For true fine dining close to Scarborough, the Copper Horse in the neighbouring village of Seamer is proud to have won the 'Les Routier Best Restaurant of the Year' for no less than two years running. Sunday lunches, summer barbecues and blackboard specials are all worth looking out for here.