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Brace Restaurant & Grill

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Sandsend Road | The Raithwaite Estate, Whitby YO21 3SR, England
+44 1947 661661
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you want to pay through the nose for mediocre food and £38 for a bottle of very average wine this is the place for you. The food and wine bill was £295 for 4. The portions were tiny, the smallest servings we have ever seen with very expensive prices. No atmosphere, was like dining in someone's home. No cloths,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The food is very good and all the good points stop here. The place lacks any soul. Tiled floor,no curtains,terrible music. Poor staff, could not even set the table properly( but I put that down to the management for lack of training.) Not made to feel welcome and what we hoped to be a wonderful night turned out to be... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Good food and service, plenty of choice at breakfast but ensure you tick that option when you book otherwise it is expensive as you will pay full price for it.

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Thank Martin L
Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Ambiance and food was superb! The best beef bourginon I have ever tasted! Average price for a good quality meal. Definitely worth a visit for a special occasion.

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Thank Anne H
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

My wife and I ate here whilst staying at the cottages on the estate. We were seated in the main room overlooking the courtyard to the front of the hotel. There seemed to be a another seating area in a conservatory to the rear which promised better surroundings. The menu offered pretty standard fare and we opted for the Chateaubriand... More 

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Thank MatAlderman
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We have just spent a week relaxing in an Executive room in the Hall. The breakfast choice is excellent and very tasty. We ate in both the Brace and Hunters while staying here and although a little pricey the food was good. Though I have to recommend the 3 course Sunday lunch which was delicious and a bargain under £20.... More 

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Thank Glynn1969
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Went to the Brace with wife, bro, sister-in-law and niece for dinner on a very hot Sunday evening, certainly hot for these parts. The restaurant is beautifully designed and well located with views of luscious forest from the modern, air-conditioned (thank you!) conservatory where our table was. The menu is well composed with plenty of choice. But satisfaction varied quite... More 

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Thank andrew s
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Beautiful setting, excellent service and the food is superb.I can honestly say it was the best pork I've ever tasted ! Nice to relax before in the bar with a cocktail.

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Thank Andrew M
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stayed in The Keep which is part of the Estate. We ate in the Brace restaurant on our first night and in The Keep on the second. The Brace is a lovely place to dine, the staff are very attentive without being overpowering. Bar prices are very high however.

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Thank teapot2411
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Having read some fairly negative reviews, wasn't particularly looking forward to eating here. Comments about ambience in the conservatory were pretty accurate, but apart from that had nothing to complain about. Staff were attentive, food was great with generous portions and the wine not overpriced for a hotel of this quality (cheaper than Marriott !) . Back next month but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$38 - US$88
Cuisine
European, British
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sandsend Road | The Raithwaite Estate, Whitby YO21 3SR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 661661
Description
Intimate, relaxed dining in the most sublime of atmospheres, and of course exquisite food. That's what guest's enjoy when they take a seat in the Brace Restaurant. Our restaurant takes all the best elements of a traditional steak house and creates a stunning gourmet experience that is not easily beaten.All the meat served in the Brace Restaurant has been reared by Yorkshire farmers, and is cooked the traditional way and grilled on the bone in order to maximise the flavour.With the bounty of the North Sea a stones throw away, guests who visit the Brace Restaurant are not restricted to the finest meats Yorkshire has to offer, but also some of the finest fish and shellfish in the world.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?