This week our food writer, Sara Harland, called in to review The Edge Restaurant in Whitby. Here’s the verdict on her family meal for four at The Edge.
The Edge Restaurant in Whitby can be found town centre by walking across Whitby’s 109 year old swing bridge onto Bridge Street. This restaurant is located near Grape Lane and Church Street where you can find lots of local businesses with Whitby’s individual style. The Edge Bistro Restaurant is based over two floors with views looking out onto Bridge Street where you can people watch from the window whilst listening to the sound of buskers that perform from their prime spot at the end of the swing bridge.
A Friendly Whitby Welcome
The Edge Bistro Restaurant has just had a fresh new look inside and is open at 11am until 9pm, seven days a week. So, you can enjoy the daytime menu for lunch before a spot of crabbing in Whitby’s harbour and there is also a bistro menu that you can order from on an evening before your night stroll around Whitby’s cobbled streets.
My family and I were welcomed by The Edge’s owners Carol and Gary, who are in their third year of running this successful business. They have renewed the decor with a contemporary style, but original features of the building have been kept as reminders of it’s past. After climbing up a spiral staircase, we were seated in a booth on the second floor with views of Bridge Street where we could enjoy watching the hustle bustle of Bridge Street. The menu at The Edge Restaurant in Whitby has plenty of dishes to choose from covering all the main Whitby food groups- seafood delights, food from the grill, pasta and homemade gourmet burgers.
Tasty Treats For All The Family
We ordered our food and drinks with our lovely waitress and whilst we were waiting for our order she presented us with homemade fresh bread rolls. The smell of them arriving to our table was delightful and this bread was warm as it was fresh from the oven. For starters I picked my favourite, prawn cocktail (priced at £6.50), which on presentation alone was fabulous and this classic dish never disappoints. My husband chose mozzarella potato skins, served with leeks, paprika and mozzarella with a garlic and chilli dip (priced at £5.95). These potato skins must have been good because I never got a chance to try any as my husband ate the lot!! His verdict was that they were very good and hit the spot. My children aged 13 years and 11 years old both decided on garlic bread with cheese (priced at £2.50) as their starters. Again, freshly made bread was used as the base for this dish, it was delicious. 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!!
Our main course choices were based on recommendations from friends that have been to The Edge previously. I ordered a wild mushroom stroganoff that was served with basmati rice (priced £9.95). This dish was a generous portion, full of the flavour of the creamy sauce accompany the different textures of the mushrooms – ideal for vegetarians. My husband chose Italian beef burger served with Parma ham and mozzarella (priced at £10.95). This burger was freshly prepared in house and was presented in a brioche bread bun with a side of fries. Again, I would like to say I had a sample of this burger, but it was too good to share according to my husband!!! What impressed me the most was how my fussy teenage daughter enjoyed her meal and she took great delight in the fact it had homemade chips and chicken goujons (priced at £5.25). She scoffed the lot and it made a change from a child’s meal being the usual frozen affair that is massed produced in restaurants. My son picked a cheddar cheese burger in a bun (priced at £5.25), which again was all freshly made on site and went down a treat.
We all enjoyed our feast and we managed to squeeze in a couple of puddings in which my husband finally shared with me! These desserts were raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake (priced at 5.25) and chocolate heaven, chocolate torte with poached black cherries, a hazelnut crumble and pistachio cream (priced at £7.25).
You can always measure a good family meal from the good time we had at The Edge, we were really relaxed in the welcoming atmosphere of this restaurant and we all laughed and talked the whole time we were there. This is why this restaurant is so popular, it adapts to it’s customers that walk through it’s doors. The whole team behind scene have built up its menu from their experience of working at The Magpie and other restaurants. It is recommended to make a booking for The Edge at the weekend as it is very busy, and dogs are welcome during the day.
Final Word… The Edge Restaurant in Whitby
We all thoroughly enjoyed our food and the key to this was good freshly made dishes created on site. The Edge Restaurant in Whitby motto is “Live life at the edge. If you don’t live life at the edge you will never see the view.” – This is very true, and I will certainly be back to The Edge.
Address: 13 Bridge St, Whitby, YO22 4BG
Tel: 01947 601110