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The Estuary is a relaxed neighbourhood bistro and bar in the charming Edwardian town of Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria. Overlooking the estuary (hence the name) and with views out to Morecambe Bay. The Estuary serves locally sourced coffee, creative brunches, lunches, dinner, and drinks in a friendly bistro designed to compliment the surroundings.
PRICE RANGE
C$9 - C$52
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
British
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I plus Moss our border collie visited The Estuary last night and had one of the best dining experiences we have had for some time. The welcome was warm and genuine and the menu was extensive for us non meat eaters. A...pity we live so far away as we could happily make this place our number 1 dining out destination.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you for all of the amazing staffs for giving us the most perfect evening together celebrating my best friend birthday. The services was impeccable. The staffs are so friendly. Alina, she is absolutely amazing and we love her warm smiles and kindness throughout our...evening. We couldn’t recommend the food and this place enough. Our food was incrediblly delicious. We have had the most perfect night. Thank you so much for everything 🥰More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good atmosphere, great service. Good range of dishes to suit different palates our starters of smoked mackerel with toasted sourdough, carrot and coriander with butter bread where a good introduction. My wife who is a chef at a University said the soup was rich velvety...with a good depth of flavour. Both of us went for two of the fish mains. My smoked trout with sticky arborio rice and mangetout was delicious, the fish was cooked perfectly and the rice was creamy and flavoursome. Meanwhile my wife had the masala spiced red lentils with cherry tomatoes and the pan seared hake. Again my wife was impressed with flavours within the lentils and the hake was cooked perfectly. We both shared a portion of chunky chips. We did not get to the desserts, my wife was full so was I, though I'd have a very smooth double espresso. Excellent meal highly recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 11, 2024

Called in for lunch. Excellent service and food. Would definitely recommend. So glad we found it. The food was really good and dog friendly too.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 11, 2024 via mobile

Our meal was absolutely delicious. The service was extremely friendly and helpful. Can’t be faulted. We will definitely return.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 5, 2024 via mobile

Just been for a lovely lunch at this little gem of a place very clean and stylish with a lovely atmosphere. We chose a nice bottle of Spanish red from the varied and reasonably priced wine menu . I chose the roast beef dinner while...my husband chose the lamb both came cooked to perfection with all the trimmings lovely Yorkshire puddings and the veg was cooked Al dente which we prefer . We finished off with an Eton mess cheesecake and a brownie. The lady and young man that served us were friendly and attentive and you could tell that they were very passionate about the place and their customers. We will definitely be back again .More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 4, 2024 via mobile

Superb cooking. Both of us had fish for the 2 courses each we ordered. Every one was exceptional - smoked mackerel pâté and mussels in tomato sauce for starters and hake and the seafood risotto for mains. Also the truffle chips were delicious. Nice to...sample Romanian white wine for the first time and it was just the job for the hake. The lady owner was just delightful. A truly memorable meal and the view over the bay was an unexpected surprise!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 4, 2024 via mobile

What a fantastic find! Lovely food, very attentive staff and, as a bonus dog friendly even for dinner! We will be back soon.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed May 1, 2024

We had a wonderful meal on two evenings that we visited . Our friends had been her 4 times as it’s consistently good food and excellent service. Will return for sure

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 27, 2024

Really tasty food and lovely attentive staff, I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting th his restaurant . The steak was cooked to perfection

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 17, 2024 via mobile

Absolutelly amaizing! Outstanding food and friendly staff. Plenty of choises on the menu, my husband had fillet steak wich was cooked perfectly and myself I really enjoy the seabass. We finished our meal with sticky toffee pudding and eton mess cheesecake. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 15, 2024

It's a warm welcome. The food was excellent. The staff were great, always checking to see if everything was okay. I would recommend that 😊

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed April 12, 2024 via mobile

Wow, so pleased our friends recommended this place! The service was fabulous and efficent. Both the lady and young man were friendly and hardworking. The bistro is really nicely decorated and has a nice atmosphere. Food incredible, cooked to perfection and nicely presented. Will definitely...dine here again.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed March 31, 2024 via mobile

A very welcome return to form, as we thought it wise to give the place another go after the last two very poor experiences. Is it under new ownership ? The front of house lady was excellent, working her own socks off, as well as...being in control of the other two young and relatively inexperienced staff members. So different from the last incumbent, who gave the impression she was doing you a favour speaking to you. Mussels were first class and a perfect starter portion. The other starter was relatively simple - hummus and pitta bread. Mains were hake and sea bass, both just a tad overcooked, but with tasty accompaniments that made up for that. Grange is a bit of a desert for good places to eat, so it’s great to have the Estuary back ! Well done.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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The Estuary Bistro, General Manager at The Estuary Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2024

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed March 30, 2024

Had a great meal in this friendly and relaxed high end bistro. Food was perfect and staff efficient and friendly. Food well presented and served without delay. A lovely evening

Date of visit: March 2024
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The Estuary Bistro, General Manager at The Estuary Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2024

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and other traveller's. Hope to see you again soon!

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We took our dog…no problem, they made a real fuss of him. Not sure whether only certain tables are dog friendly or all of them though.
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