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The Dock, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hoods Bay YO22 4SJ, England
+44 1947 880099
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“surf and turf” (56 reviews)
“mussels” (83 reviews)
“seafood” (54 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
The Dock, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hoods Bay YO22 4SJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very overpriced for the quality. We both had Cajun spiced fish 1 cod and 1 salmon. If you don't like spicy food then this is for you, very bland. I did mention this to the waitress when she cleared the plates and asked if everything...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely meal and wonderful atmosphere - would recommend visiting though would advise booking a table as they are very popular.

1  Thank 6mbg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a few pints of beer here. Can recommend the 'black death ' .also food is good. Had the crab in shell with chips. Really tasty. The landlady was really friendly which always helps. You can sit outside or in. We did not go in...More

1  Thank Cheshirefalcon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely evening. The food was tasty and the ambience of the restaurant is good. The lady who appeared to be the owner was very passionate about the food and place. Our waitress was not as exchanged with things. Lovely evening though. Thanks.

1  Thank martinpurdy2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the hill hasn't killed you, take a look in here, a must, if only for a pint (Whitby ales, therefore supporting a local business, but very fine ale it is too), this place is small but it is beautifully atmospheric and one may imagine...More

1  Thank neildavy61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fish was fresh and very well cooked, if a little overwhelmed by garlic butter. Overall a little lacking in seasoning, although delicious I would say my Cajun salmon had no Cajun on it whatsoever; so I pinched a little of my husbands chorizo to...More

1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a drink. Very cosy quaint restaurant. Very dark and romantic inside. Friendly bar staff.

3  Thank Biche4
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The food here is really good and the atmosphere inside is great. Based on that my review score would normally be much higher but it was made very clear once we'd eaten, the staff wanted us to go. We'd had a lovely romantic meal but...More

4  Thank Iain S
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We have a cottage in the bay so often call in for a beer, this weekend we had friends with us so booked in for a meal. The changes to the place are super, more room at the bar, more room at the tables and...More

1  Thank simonwoods2017
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Called by over Easter and had a quick drink. I just wish we could have stayed for lunch,as the food looked wonderful! The Inn itself is well laid out and gives superb feel. Next time we are here we shall definitely return.

1  Thank freddiedoncaster
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Questions & Answers
22 February 2018|
Response from Joanne S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it opens at 6pm and I would recommend booking.
12 April 2017|
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Response from lisa W | Property representative |
Hello we don't take dogs into the bistro Bar whilst serving food. Hope that helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$47
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Dock, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hoods Bay YO22 4SJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  North York Moors National Park  >  Robin Hoods Bay
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 880099
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Smugglers Bistro and Bar is a candle-lit Bistro and bar. Situated just meters from the dock the smuggling history of the bay is brought to life in our wonderfully romantic restaurant. Specialising in fresh seafood and locally sourced meats we offer a range of dishes. Our cosy Bistro and wine bar offers a range on Gins and fine wines in an adult only area.
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