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The Watermark Cafe

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Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough YO12 7TY, England
+44 1723 506506
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Stopped here for coffee and cake on a beautiful Sunday morning. It was very busy but the staff were very friendly and the food was very good. Sat outside across from the beach - what more could you want? Someone who lives locally had recommended this cafe to us and it was an excellent choice. We'll be back.

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Thank Jean134
Durham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This cafe is a must if you enjoy coffee & cakes. Food is great, love the interior. Will definitely visit again. Fantastic cafe.

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Thank Honestnorthernlass
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

What a great place this is. The location today with the wild sea especially so. Brilliant cooked breakfast, efficient staff, lovely atmosphere, great decor. We will be back- probably for tea and cake later

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Thank Pamela G
Yorkshire
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Went with work colleagues for a coffee and cake. The coffee was ok but the cakes were amazing and the portion size isn't skimpy.. My only problem with this place is the fact that I noticed a member of staff vacuuming the ladies toilet with the vacuum that's used in the cafe..... Unfortunately it's put me off going again..

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1 Thank LesleyYorkshire
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

If you appreciate a good coffee in a great location then I have no hesitation recommending this Cafe to you. The cafe was refurbished this year and is very popular with both locals and tourists. I would give the cafe 5 stars but occasionally at busy times you do have to queue for a while, that said as long as... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This used to be a favourite cafe of mine, nice staff great food .But since it's refurbishment I have been three times , there are never enough staff , always long waits , ( why don't they have seperate counter just for drinks ) staff are all stressed out , it's like a motorway services by the sea , lost... More 

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3 Thank maloxborrow
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Following the Watermark's recent refurbishment we were pleased to call in for early morning coffee (7am!). As usual the service was perfect, friendly and efficient. First class coffee and a lovely display of tempting cakes and pastries. The cafe has had a fabulous makeover without losing any of its friendly charm. We will return, again and again.

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Thank Shirley C
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Sensational location and nice place . and nothing wrong with the food , but not the best in Scarborough as some of the reviews , But place is very nice ,

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aberystwyth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This does get busy on Sunday but we always managed to get a table. Dog friendly meant our girl accompanied us, so, after lunch, the dogs had a run on the beach then it was back for tea and cake, exhausted dogs sleeping in the car. Famililes with babies and young children seem to use this too. Food was good... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We visit Scarborough quite often and always go to the Watermark for lunch and afternoon tea. It was always good but the refurbishment has allowed them to up their offer to another level. The food is great and now that there is more space inside and outside the old problems of finding a table have been much reduced. Went there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Albert Drive, Scarborough YO12 7TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1723 506506

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?