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Harbour Bar

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1-3 Sandside, Scarborough YO11 1PE, England
+44 1723 373662
08:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great find .. very busy inside and take away . We all enjoyed what we had chosen , clean prompt service ,the ice creams were beautiful , great traditional sea side ice cream parlour , we would all readily go again .

Thank Donner5
Worksop, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been coming here for as long as I can remember and longer than that! My parents and their parents before them also came here. It is one of the more indulgent of our family traditions and it never disappoints. The place is extremely well maintained and spotlessly clean, the staff are all well turned out in the classic... More 

Thank Jane L
Scarborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want the best ice-cream in Scarborough go here! Sit at the counter and watch them being made, we had a Chocolata, can highly recommend!

Thank LMPNorthYorkshire
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is worth the trip to Scarborough if you like ice cream. There are many choices from an old fashioned knickerbocker glory to bubble gum ice cream. We had the banana split and it was great. Only problem is it gets very crowded and seating can be an issue at busy times. Amazing loo with bright yellow walls. Well worth... More 

Thank annrP122AS
burton on trent
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in for breakfast .Great service good menu and scrupulously clean. Will return for afternoon icecream

Thank helenbrett236
west yorkshire
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252 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely bright and jazzy restaurant with plenty to choose from,we had a Bannanarama and a Mandarina they were very nice with plenty of fruit and the ice cream is delicious. A lot of staff for a small place but it gets you served faster.Well worth a visit when in Scarborough.

Thank madrednige
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the whole disappointed on this occasion. My wife ordered banana split it came with no cream. The staff weren't very helpful in fact quite glum. Horlivka was warm not hot. The waffles were cold. It was a busy day granted but we've been going here for years and I have to say not impressed at the level of service.

Thank Sand V
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A true Scarborough institution offering the most amazing sundaes in a fabulous 1970s cafe. The HB Etonian Mess sundae is to die for!

Thank Mark L
Haworth, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An ice cream parlour which not only sells the most delicious Ice Cream.... but is a hark back to earlier days with its glorious Art Deco feel.... it is CADDYS of Dewsbury by the seaside.... We visit here every time we come... roll on the next Scarboro Spa Express Hope you like my pictures

Thank Ernest C
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in there for breakfast on our last day. The waffles were really nice and so many options to them. The staff were very friendly and for 9am on a sunday that was a rarity for any place. Would go again if given the chance

Thank Paddy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 Sandside, Scarborough YO11 1PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1723 373662

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24 days ago

Thank you for your review. We have never sold Latte's. We don't advertise Latte's. Lattes are espresso type coffee with hot milk. If you look around you won't find an espresso machine.We have only ever sold Nescafe with hot milk since 1960, that's 55 years and if as you comment,"we always come here for the first treat of the day", you should know that. Coffee with hot milk, if left for a short time,developes a skin. This confirms that it is made with fresh milk and is easily removed and I would imagine that if you make one a home, the same will happen. At £1-75, you would be hard pressed to find a latte at that price.I am not an expert on bread making, just it seems, on ice cream making and milk shakes. But on the basis , as you describe it, of a severely over proved bread bun you have PUBLICALLY condemed all the food we offer. Toasted sandwiches with home made coleslaw and salad, steak and sausage sandwiched all condemed.Doesn't seem to be a fair balanced review does it? But it is interesting to note that you critisize the price of £5-65 for a bacon and egg sandwich. Well I agree with you, that's why we ONLY CHARGE £4-50. so if you can't get the price right, how can anyone trust your review? In that price of £4-50 we have to pay 75p to the mafia in VAT. So at a NET cost to us £3-75, sitting at a counter, watching the cabaret of ice cream dishes made, and then perhaps a visit to our fantastically clean toilet, free, before you leave,what more can you expect? And don't forget, you can always speak to out Manager or our Supervisors, in the white uniforms, if your not happy. Giulian Alonzi v.g.i.c.m.m.

over a year ago
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
5 months ago

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