I was invited to eat at The Edge restaurant in Whitby on behalf of the Whitby Guide, here's what I thought…
The Edge restaurant on Bridge Street in Whitby showed nothing but excellence in every way. The service was fantastic. Attentive but without being intrusive and the food was incredible. The menu was well planned and inspired, with plenty of choices. Here's my full review of The Edge Restaurant in Whitby.
I was stunned at the gorgeous presentation of the starter. We decided to share half a dozen oysters, not wishing to be too greedy, but after the first one went down I found myself wishing we had ordered at least a dozen. They appeared on plates decorated with ice, salad, and colours that turned the plates into artwork. They say you eat with your eyes, The Edge has nailed this.
For the main, I ordered salmon fillet with clams, king prawns, a smatter of prawn bisque and samphire with seasonal vegetables. Every element was perfect. They really know how to cook seafood to a high standard here. James ordered a stunning casserole of different varieties of fresh and smoked fish, mussels, and prawns, under a crust of breadcrumbs and smoked salmon. Again, to die for.
We didn’t order meat but I could see that for anyone who might like that option, the quality of what was on offer was fantastic. From a simple burger to a fillet steak, quality had been prioritised. Equally, for vegetarians the choices were good.
Whilst waiting for our main course I was able to study The Edge’s vast gin menu as their bar stocks over 16 different types of gins!!
When dessert arrived I cracked the golden sugar crust on the creme brulee, it was rich, light and silky, I was smitten. The plate was covered with raspberry coulis, plenty of it, with cream and berries. Then I dived into what I can only describe as chocolate heaven. A dense chocolate pudding on a biscuit base covered in whipped cream, fresh berries and cherry compote.
We ended up being the last to leave – rather embarrassing as we finally staggered out into a dark street, uttering a thousand thank yous, after what turned out to be one of the best dining experiences I have had in years. Coffee. Drinks. Food. Service. All five stars. Well done Edge. I will be back. There are many places to eat in Whitby but if you will excuse the pun, this place really does have the edge.
*Photo's from The Edge website and Facebook account.