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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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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“friday fish” (11 reviews)
“tasting menu” (11 reviews)
“cakes” (20 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
British, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
East Row | On the bridge, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SU, England
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We have had a holiday cottage for 8 years in staithes,just up the road, an had never been here till two weeks ago. It was so good we booked for the fishy Friday tasting menu the next time we were here. It was 8 courses...More

Thank Bev_manchester_8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a cold night in November to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We were warmly received and shown to our table. The restaurant has a pleasant ambience. We had the special Friday night 10 course fish tasting menu at £25 per head. This turned...More

Thank EddieYork
BridgeCottage-B, Owner at Bridge Cottage Bistro Sandsend, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear EddieYork, Thanks a lot for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed our East Coast Tasting Menu. Just to clarify to any readers, the tasting menu is £35/person, including a £10/person deposit. Thanks again, and we look forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fabulous seafood evening. Just the best way to spend a Griday evening on the North Yorkshire coast!

Thank KioniMike
BridgeCottage-B, Owner at Bridge Cottage Bistro Sandsend, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear KioniMike, Thank you very much for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed the East Coast Tasting Menu, and we look forward to seeing you again, Kind regards, Bridge Cottage

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We called in for coffee etc. and on that experience and reviews booked a table for the Friday fish tasting. There were 7 dishes all yummy plus glass of wine. The care in cooking and presentation was obvious and the service excellent. We were most...More

1  Thank Peter G
BridgeCottage-B, Owner at Bridge Cottage Bistro Sandsend, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Peter G , Thank you so much for your lovely review, and for eating with us so many times over a few days! We're thrilled you enjoyed all the aspects of our bistro, from our home baked cakes, to the East Coast Tasting Menu,...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017

We discovered this bistro nestling by the bridge with parking by the brook. It is in a perfect location with a delightful dog friendly garden & we were made to feel welcome as we sat in the sunshine soaking up a very pleasant ambience. The...More

Thank lalindabAshbourne
BridgeCottage-B, Owner at Bridge Cottage Bistro Sandsend, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear lalindabAshbourne, Thanks for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed visiting our bistro (with some Autumn sunshine!! Yeay!!) and we look forward to seeing you again soon, Take care, Bridge Cottage

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Visited early on a Sunday morning for brunch with kids. Ordered 4 breakfast specials one was to be gluten free. "No bread". After a 30 minute wait, brunch was served! However the poached eggs, spinach and salmon was served on a sourdough base. First mistake....More

2  Thank Chris D
BridgeCottage-B, Owner at Bridge Cottage Bistro Sandsend, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear Chris D, I'd firstly like to apologise that the person who took your order made a mistake and did not let the kitchen know that you asked for 'no bread'. However, this is quite a different request to letting them know you are coeliac....More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We use Bridge Cottage regularly for coffee and cake and for evening dining. We are never disappointed by the choice or quality of the food. The North East tasting evenings are a particular favourite with several tapas style courses of fine fish and seafood dishes....More

Thank kimbS4013BL
BridgeCottage-B, Owner at Bridge Cottage Bistro Sandsend, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear kimbS4013BL, Thank you so much for your review. We're pleased that you enjoy the different aspects of our little bistro and we look forward to seeing you soon, Kind regards Bridge Cottage

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

After a brisk walk (and dog chase) on the sand we came across this cafe located in a car park (fee payable,priced per day) alongside two small shops. Parking was free for cafe customers. The location was sheltered from the wind and In spite of...More

Thank erick273
BridgeCottage-B, Owner at Bridge Cottage Bistro Sandsend, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear erick273, Thank you very much for your review, we're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our coffee and cakes, and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Bridge Cottage

Reviewed 4 October 2017

Our first visit to this small restaurant but will not be our last. After a delicious lunch of lobster, and a fish stew for me, we look forward to visiting again.

1  Thank 440JRP
BridgeCottage-B, Owner at Bridge Cottage Bistro Sandsend, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 440JRP, Thank you so much for your review, we're pleased you enjoyed the locally caught lobster and fish stew, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Bridge Cottage

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Wonderful surprise hidden away in Sandsend. Small, informal with a friendly atmosphere and great staff. Menu range was small but perfectly formed with local produce to the fore and interesting modern British style. Good seafood range. Quality excellent. Price range very reasonable for this quality....More

Thank Florriebunda
BridgeCottage-B, Owner at Bridge Cottage Bistro Sandsend, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Florriebunda, Thank you so much for your lovely review, we really appreciate it. We're pleased you enjoyed your meals at the bistro, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Bridge Cottage

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HIRDYS
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
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Ray C
27 February 2017|
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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
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Meals
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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
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Description
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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