Heading to sunny Scarborough this summer? This Victorian coastal town is one of Yorkshire’s, if not the country’s, most popular seaside resorts. With its pretty promenade, family-friendly atmosphere, fun attractions and gorgeous sandy beaches it’s a great little spot for a day out or a staycation.
In addition to its numerous attractions, Scarbrough is also home to a great array of independent restaurants. So, if you’re planning on visiting this Yorkshire Coast hotspot, check out our list of some of the best restaurants in Scarborough so you can get yourself booked in for a tasty meal by the sea…
Lezzet Mediterranean Bistro
3 Aberdeen Walk, Scarborough YO11
Situated on Scarborough’s Aberdeen Walk, Lezzet Mediterranean Bistro offers authentic Turkish cuisine alongside some excellent cocktails. This charming and laid back restaurant boasts a superb menu of delicious Mediterranean dishes and but their hanging kebabs are by far the most popular choices. If you’re a big meat eater then this place is for you. Generous helpings of grilled meats served with flatbreads, salads and traditional dips will surely delight. They also have a number of vegetarian options which are just as tasty!
If you prefer to have little taste of everything, then they have some wonderful sharing platters on the menu. The ‘Lezzet Party Platter’ serves 2 or 4 people and includes a selection of Meze, plenty of BBQ meats and a few sides. Perfect washed down with one of their Passionfruit Martinis! Their main menu is available from 11 am and prices start at just £9.50.
13 Victoria Road, Scarborough YO11 1SB
Set over two Victorian buildings, Gianni’s is one of Scarborough’s longest established family restaurants. Boasting an inviting exterior with seating, a cosy dining room and a menu bursting with authentic Italian dishes, it’s a firm favourite with locals. The restaurant originally opened as an Italian delicatessen 30 years ago and is still run by the same family.
On the menu at Gianni’s, you’ll find all the traditional pizza and pasta favourites lovingly prepared using local produce, in addition to an excellent selection of meat and vegetarian dishes. If you’re a fan of seafood, then you should definitely try their seafood platter which comprises mussels, calamari and tiger prawns sourced from Whitby, served in white wine and tomato sauce. Yum! Prices for mains start at just £6.49.
40 Queen Street, Scarborough YO11 1HQ
Established in 2016, Clark’s Restaurant on Queen Street has won awards for its use of seasonal local produce. Proud recipients of one rosette from the Hospitality Rosette Guide, their menu is a celebration of all the wonderful produce available in God’s Own Country.
Their locally sourced seafood features in some of their most popular dishes such as their ‘Posh Fish & Chips’ and ‘Proper Surf n Turf’. For a real treat, opt for their Scarborough Landed Lobster which is slow-roasted in garlic and parsley and then served with triple cooked chips, samphire and roasted lobster mayonnaise. Expect to pay in the region of £20 for a main course at Clark’s Restaurant – slightly pricier than others in the area but well worth it!
94 – 100 St Thomas Street, Scarborough YO11 1DU
If it’s a casual dining restaurant in Scarborough you’re after then look no further than Cowshed Burgers. For us, a good burger is an essential component in a day out at the seaside and these guys offer some truly mouthwatering ones! Made using quality beef or chicken and available with all kinds of topping combinations, they’re big, fresh and delicious! They also have some great veggie and vegan alternatives.
In a central location and loved by kids as much as grown-ups, this is THE place to get a burger in sunny Scarborough but they also serve super tasty milkshakes and craft beers too. If your feet are aching after a walk along the promenade, head to Cowshed Burgers for a calorific but oh-so-satisfying treat. This excellent little place is open seven days a week from 5 pm until 9 pm.
The Green Room of Bar Street
19 – 25 Bar Street, Scarborough YO11 2HT
Owned and managed by Head Chef Phil and his wife Rachel, The Green Room of Bar Street is a town centre restaurant very much focused on local produce. Phil, who graduated from Yorkshire Coast College, is a firm believer in ‘keeping it local’ and can often be found foraging for new ingredients to feature in his latest culinary creations.
At The Green Room of Bar Street they offer a set price a la carte menu during the evening – £16 for one course, £23 for two or £30 for three courses. As their menu is based around seasonal produce it changes often but there’s always a great selection of dishes to choose from. Currently, the mains on this menu include ‘Steak Tartare’, ‘Lobster Bisque’ and ‘Salt and Pepper Soft Shell Crab’ and ‘Goat’s Cheese Mousse’.
If your favourite restaurant in Scarborough hasn’t made our list yet, be sure to let us know via email so we can check it out! Just fire over your recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org