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The Watermark Cafe

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Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough YO12 7TY, England
+44 1723 506506
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filey, yorkshire, uk
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

The revamp of this place is lovely and it's always a great friendly place to enjoy a cuppa. Had to wait 40 minutes for our breakfast today, kitchen seemed disorganized, one member of staff walking off shaking his head at us when we complained.....Hopefully it's just teething troubles .... ?

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2 Thank KevBev L
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Lovely busy little cafe on Scarborough's North bay with lovely sea and castle views. Whoever designed the refurbishment has done a wonderful job. There's a good choice on the menu - we popped in twice for a chip butty and drinks but everything looked so tempting, especially their good range of cakes. Our butties were served on a nice soft... More 

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Thank Hillanddale36
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Had lunch here today (30/3), another of my sister's suggestions! They have just opened after a refurbishment & it was very busy, luckily we got a table. I had their bacon & egg bap it was very good, with crispy bacon just how I like it, along with a very nice latte. My son had the ham & cheese ciabatta... More 

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Thank Yorkshiregirl29
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

The whole approach that the Watermark takes is characterised by its' carefully grown and presented food. Combining a café, retail outlet and themed musical evenings of such a good standard allows a novel one-stop evening out - what a good idea!

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1 Thank David G
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Watermark for a number of years, but we were a little disappointed recently. We went on the opening day,yes it's nice and there's a lot more room especially on the seating area. Now the But I don't know if it was the fact that the staff were not used to the new equipment or what... More 

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1 Thank PAandMB
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Having eat here for breakfast before was very disappointed that the sausages are reheated and were not warm in the middle and most of the breakfast only just warm, as their had had a new refit we thought we would try again the new decor is lovely and looks great but the same old problem is still there. Reheated sausages... More 

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3 Thank Borochef
Bridlington, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We decided to go for a lovely meal. We sat in the cafe and ordered our food... 50 minutes later, after over hearing a couple complain about waiting too long for a sandwich, my partner's food arrived. He began to eat while I wondered where mine was. 10 minutes after this mine arrived and it was wrong! After this I... More 

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3 Thank Bridie S
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

The refurbishment has been well worth waiting for. Light airy and very modern. Visited on first day of reopening very impressive. Coffee was better.

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Thank Paul L
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Immense vision and effort have been out into this. The best place to be in Scarborough. Glad its business as usual you have been missed. All the best for the coming weeks.

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Thank Clare S
York, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

A good place for a coffee and a cake, going even further you can treat yourself to a quality meal, and while they are closing for a refurbishment things can get even better, so watching the sea rise and fall and the human seals trying to stay upright while we sit in comfort and getting wel fed, is a good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough YO12 7TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1723 506506

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?