After a long walk exploring all that Robin Hood’s Bay has to offer why not stop, rest and enjoy delicious food at one of these popular restaurants in Robin Hood’s Bay.
Whether you decide to pop by for a weekend getaway or a day trip, Robin Hood’s Bay is the perfect spot to escape, wander and enjoy the North Yorkshire Coast. To make your visit to this characteristic fishing village easier, we have rounded up a list of the top restaurants to visit when in Robin Hood’s Bay.
Just a 5-minute walk from Robin Hood’s Bay beach, The Grosvenor Hotel is a stunning Victorian hotel built in the 1890s. With its characteristic red bricks, its convenient location and a small collection of hotel rooms, The Grosvenor Hotel includes a bar/restaurant with a welcoming and inviting flair that makes it a top choice for a hearty meal. Whether you start to feel peckish or are starving, you will have a wide range of options at The Grosvenor Hotel, with the menu including a wide range of light snacks, burgers, sandwiches, fresh fish and chips, steaks and even fresh lobster in season.
The on-site bar is an excellent place to enjoy a freshly cooked meal while listening to live music before taking part in a game of pool. The drinks menu offers a wide selection of wine, beer and coffee, and tea.
Smugglers Bistro Bar and Lodgings
Formerly known as the Boathouse, Smugglers Bistro is located just a few meters from the beach. This small, atmospheric bistro and bar specialises in fresh seafood dishes, but also offer mouth-watering steaks and a wide choice of vegetarian gluten-free options, all made with locally-sourced ingredients.
The Smugglers is also known for its wide selection of quality gin. And if you fell in love with the views, the food and the vibes, why not check if there is a room available so you don’t have to leave this comfy place so quickly?
At the top of Bay Bank, in the centre of Robin Hood’s Bay, Fish Box is a recent addition to the local dining scene. Opened in 2016, Fish Box, which can also be found in Whitby, is a fish and chip shop offering take-away and eat-in options. If you opt for the latter, we highly encourage you to opt for the outdoor seating if you want to enjoy your meal with fantastic views of the bay.
Besides the usual staples, the Fish Box also serves meal boxes, such as the scampi or the fishcake boxes, both of which are definitely a must-try. Conveniently located near a car park, Fish Box is a popular, fast food-style spot for fish and chips that will certainly stay engraved in your memory.
The Wayfarer Bistro and Guesthouse
Situated on Station Road, the Wayfarer Bistro is a modern bistro-style restaurant where you can enjoy a hearty meal after a day of exploring the village and the beach. With its inviting décor and its 5 contemporary bedrooms with panoramic views of the bay, the Wayfarer is known for having a delicious menu that changes seasonally.
Here, the menu includes meat and seafood dishes, all made with locally-sourced ingredients as well as daily specials and lighter options. And if you are visiting Bay Town on the weekend, you will love the Sunday’s Steak and Bake menu, with a wide choice of main and side dishes, and a bottle of wine for two.
The Bay Hotel
The humble Bay Hotel is housed in a 19th-century building on the waterfront. Here, you will find a lovely restaurant on the ground floor where visitors can savour a wide range of options including light snacks or more satisfying home-cooked meals, which can be eaten in the bar or the family room. On warmer days, the family room balcony is an excellent spot to enjoy spectacular views and if there is no more room, you can always catch some sun rays at the outdoor sitting area by the entrance. Besides its pub-style lunch and dinner menus, the Bay Hotel also includes daily specials with a small variety of delicious meals to please every palate, even the younger ones.
The Cove Cafe Bar and Venue
A former chapel turned venue, the Cove Café Bar & Venue is a place for a coffee break, delicious breakfast or lunch with a view. The location itself is a game-changer, with fantastic views over the bay. Then, the original chapel located above, with its rich history can be privatized for private events, including weddings, plays or even for movie screenings.
Furthermore, on sunny days, the terrace is perfect to enjoy your pick from the wide range of coffee and tea, beer, wine, and spirits. For the hungry mouths, the breakfast menu includes gluten-free options, while the lunch features a soup of the day served with speciality bread, sandwiches and paninis, and small bites too. The food at the Cove is prepared with quality ingredients, all sourced from local suppliers.
Although the food is definitely a must-try, it is definitely the marvellous view of the village on one hand, and the sea on the other hand, that makes a meal at the Cove a memorable moment.
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