Scarborough, the oldest seaside town in England, is home to some of the best places to eat along the Yorkshire Coast. New independent food places and craft ale spots are popping up all the time in the historic town which is going through a real culinary transformation. We’ve hand-selected some of the best restaurants in Scarborough for you to try on your next visit.
Afterwards, why not check out our guide to Scarborough here for more tun things to do.
Chef Dan uses his Yorkshire rots to create modern British dishes with an international twist using exciting seasonal foods sourced locally. Transforming them with the smokey chargrills from the wood-fired oven. Expect incredible flavourful dishes that will leave you satisfied.
It’s not just the food that is satisfying, they all serve up some delicious and unique cocktails served in the perfect setting with an industrial yet homly feel to the quaint spot in Scarborough. 138 Victoria Rd, Scarborough YO11 1SL
You can’t head to the seaside without having fish & chips. And, this Scarborough fish & chips restaurants always tops the list of best places to eat. Located on the south bay they serve up traditional fish & chips with generous portions, the family-run spot offers cod or haddock coated in a golden, crips batter.
Cooked to perfection every time with sides of peas and tarter sauce what else could you want on your trip to the Yorkshire Coast. There is a good reason why this is one of the best restaurants in Scarborough. 76 Eastborough, Scarborough YO11 1NJ, UK
Next on the list of best restaurants in Scarborough is this family run Turkish spot serving up treasured recipes handed down through generations of Mehmet Hassan lineage. The intimate spot serves up home cooked dishes with fresh ingredients enhanced with authentic herbs and spices, present flawless ottoman culture flavours with delicious Anatolian subtleties.
The venue, which opened back in 2010 has traditional decor and offers a unique romantic opportunity to enjoy Turkish dishes. 89 Columbus Ravine, Scarborough YO12 7QU
4. The Farrier
Located on the outskirts of Scarborough in the village of Cayton, near the popular hidden gem Cayton Bay. The Farrier offers up exciting combinations of modern and traditional meals with produce supplied from local farms and suppliers.
You can enjoy a seasonal menu that’s ever-changing offering luxurious meals in a relaxed and friendly setting. They are also dog-friendly with The Parlour offering up a spot for you and you pooch whilst you enjoy an incredible meal. 89 Main St, Cayton, Scarborough YO11 3RP
You can’t beach a classic American-style beefy burger and Cowshed brings all the meaty goodness to Scarborough with its offering. You can enjoy burgers, hot dogs, chicken and fries. You can even enjoy a peanut butter and jelly burger – which is on our list of things to wolf down the summe.r
If that wasn’t enough, the Scarborough restaurant also offers up a range of craft ales to wash down the meaty goodness. What more could you want on a visit to the coast? 94-100 St Thomas St, Scarborough YO11 1DU
The country inn located on the outskirts of Scarborough near the village of Burniston. One of the best restaurants in Scarborough, they offer real food, real ale & real people. They serve up locally sourced produce creating classic pub dishes that you can’t say no to. Sunday’s they do a classic Sunday Roast with mature roast beef, leg of lamb or free range pork.
On tap they have Timothy Taylor’s Landlord along with a rotating guest beer from small brewers in Yorkshire and an excellent range of bottles wines selected by Betton Wines of East Ayton. Newlands Rd, Cloughton Newlands, Scarborough YO13 0AR
The simple industrial-style cafe serves up classic brunch dishes throughout the day including your Full English and egg-based goodness before turning into an Asian-influenced evening menu. The evening menu consists of small plates such as Japanese gyozas, chicken satay, crispy Korean chicken and more.
They also serve up tasty Ramen noodles with chicken, tofu, duck, or roast belly pork served with rice noodles in a tasty broth. They also have a huge range of local and international bevvies including craft ales, prosecco, wines and soft drinks! Get ’em added to your list for your next trip the seaside town. Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough YO11 1JW