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27 Sandside | YO11 1PE, Scarborough YO11 1PE, England
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Ashington, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Ooh went to this place from happy times here--sadly not anything as good as it used to be--could have been a bad day--but it was for us--and with so so much competition around--they need to improve--sorry but i can only voice my opinion on what we had--it was poor

Thank bill c
Paignton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Haddock and chips, with bread and butter and a pot of tea. Beautifully cooked. Very large portion Lovely clean restaurant and very friendly staff.

Thank Irene K
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had the fish and chips (LOL). the fish was really good with a generous portion of "fat" chips with bread and butter and included tea. The staff were really nice. Not a fancy place but cozy.

Thank colinm44
Stoke, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Bamford's is the place for fantastic fish and chips whilst in Scarborough, we called in on Saturday evening we were Lily's last customers in the restaurant but from the warm and friendly welcome we could have easily been the first. Lily really made our meal she is a happy,funny, friendly yorkshire lass who goes the extra mile for you. The... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Picked here as everywhere busy but remember it from my childhood trips to Scarborough. Not a fancy place but the service and food was really good. The portions were huge and the fish was lovely, not cheap though but it is the seaside

Thank Lynn F
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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405 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Nothing fancy about this place, but it's fish n chips overlooking the harbour so I guess that's as good as it gets. To be fair, the chips curry etc was average but the fish was first class.

Thank hubz72
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We asked for 4 x Cod and Chips. My mum had one bite and said " this is not Cod, it tastes old" The fish was Grey and not white. The batter was swimming in fat. Me and my wife agreed as ours tasted really old and not fresh fish. Also the cooking oil/fat must have been old as the... More 

Thank rugbyking
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Whilst looking for somewhere to eat we came across this little cafe/restaurant behind Bamforths fish and chip shop on Sandside, , Scarborough. The menu was varied, portion were generous and the service outstanding and extremely good value for money. We will definitely be visiting Bamforths again. 5star.

Thank Jill O
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Worst I have ever had! Fish had no filling, rock hard batter would rather have eaten a piece of battered carpet, grey and hard and tasteless, my six year old had a sausage which he said was disgusting and the best part was when a seagull stole it from the tray! Absolutely dreadful!!

Thank Michelle P
Heckmondwike-West Yorkshire
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101 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Small choppy on the front. Very busy and very nicely cooked. Several Chappy in Scarborough we walked past as they food being served looked pasty and undercooked but Bamfods have got it just right. Shame they had been so busy they had sold out of Curry Sauce. Staff were quite friendly.

Thank Hecky1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Sandside | YO11 1PE, Scarborough YO11 1PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Scarborough

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