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Bridge Cottage Bistro Sandsend

| East Row, On the bridge, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SU, England
+44 1947 893438
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“friday fish” (12 reviews)
“tasting menu” (12 reviews)
“monkfish” (8 reviews)
British, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| East Row, On the bridge, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SU, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had made the long journey north to go to a starred pub run by a television chef that I had actually had to book last February, I found the Bridge Cottage Bistro when looking in The Good Food guide for something nearby, it sounded...More

Thank flyingredshoes
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had an excellent Sunday lunch here with family. The sour dough bread is excellent and warm from the oven. The menu is seasonal and there is a good variety of items. I had braised lamb shank with mash, so delicious and melt in the mouth....More

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, what a great location! They have a wonderful out door seating option. There are ducks waddling around along with a chicken stuffing his stuff. Sitting at the wooden benches in the sun was a wonderful place to enjoy lunch. The food: to be honest...More

Thank Bomchickawaawaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply yet innovative flavoursome food from a chef who really knows what he's doing in the kitchen (a rarity in the area) The Squid, Lamb Chops, Monkfish, Posset where all excellent, the only let down being the fish cakes which were a touch bland and...More

Thank robert b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat. Greatest little place like a secret paradise. Fabulous lunch with great wine. Had to have pistachio cake and chocolate brownies as well. Would travel hundreds of miles to go there again.

Thank Victoriaeadie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a birthday treat evening out. The chef decides what fish courses will be on the menu. on arrival , the waitresses were friendly and helpful. The large glass doors were open so we could enjoy the woodland view and the warm evening. Beautifully...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed this unusual place and ambience very nice. Food very good and waitress lovely. Pity the same cannot be said about the owner. Bad attitude and unprofessional.More

Thank supertrooper_9
BridgeCottage-B, Owner at Bridge Cottage Bistro Sandsend, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear supertrooper_9, I'm afraid I can't respond to your review as I would need you to elaborate on your experience with the person you believe to be the owner and in what way they were unprofessional. I'm also interested in how you feel the restaurant...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Whether fish and chips or a nice cup a tea and fresh pastry, a nice place to stop in for some local Whitby seaside charm. Inside or outside seating as the weather allows. Its clearly a local favourite.

1  Thank pbrofreno
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped to enjoy "slow Sunday " sounded delightful; yes ? No you cant eat anything but cakes after 2 o'clock! !!! Says till 4 o'clock on website !!! Not happy after a 20 mile trip !! Still ended up at the White house Inn 3...More

Thank Mv6016
BridgeCottage-B, Owner at Bridge Cottage Bistro Sandsend, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mv6016, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I would urge everyone to please believe the website... (Below I have copy and pasted directly from the site) At the top of the home page in bold: Booking is highly recommended - call...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived early for lunch without a booking. Took a table outside in the glorious sun. Plenty to choose from on the menu. People seemed to be arriving with bookings after us,so it’s probably recommend but we just happened to find it on our journey...More

Thank Julia Helen B
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Questions & Answers
16 August 2017|
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Response from henryroley | Reviewed this property |
Yes I agree with the other reviewers to contact the owners directly
Ray C
27 February 2017|
Response from badwolfbabe |
Hi, would like to visit you when we are in the area in September, but I am disabled and am not sure if your establishment is disabled friendly? Could you advise please? Also, I have a chilli allergy. would that be a... More
Marcus R
26 February 2017|
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Response from BridgeCottage-B | Property representative |
Hi Marcus R, Thanks for getting in touch. We allow well behaved dogs during the day, as long as the dog can sit out of the way and when the restaurant isn't too busy. We are an old converted cottage, so there isn't much... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | East Row, On the bridge, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Whitby  >  Sandsend
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 893438
  • E-mail
Classic dishes are our favourites so that's what we serve, using modern cookery to bring them up to date. The kitchen team has a total of 42 years professional cooking experience and double that living by the sea. They know a good looking fish when they see one. Our close relationship with local fishermen and farmers ensures that the freshest and most sustainable produce is on your plate.
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