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The Dock, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hoods Bay YO22 4SJ, England
+44 1947 880099
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“surf and turf” (58 reviews)
“mussels” (82 reviews)
“seafood” (58 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

We visited this lovely bar an restaurant while having couple days break at Robin hood's bay .cosy an relaxing an quiet romantic. The food an drinks menu have plenty of good choice,certainly visit again.

1  Thank eastyorkshire2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in after a walk from Whitby. A lovely candle lit bar, small, cosy and met by a friendly barman. Had the mussels to share which were delicious. Loved this place so much i’ve asked if accommodation if available in November, i wait and...More

1  Thank simonstainsby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome little venue, we strolled around to look at other venues and we thought this just had a authentic edge. Dark decor, candle light, attentive service, fantastic food- fresh and home cooked (I could see the guy slaving away) ... well worth a visit if...More

1  Thank oxen44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Things didn't go well at first. The staff member who took our booking for 8 people a few days earlier had apparently gone on leave without making a note of the booking. So we were initially turned away - but nowhere else in Robin Hood's...More

1  Thank oboevera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After looking through the window 2 nights in a row, we finally decided to try this place. There were no tables avaliable but they managed to sort something out. Ellie, was a great asset to the team catering to our every need, friendly and attentive...More

1  Thank Samuel S
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

First time I have had the chance to visit Smugglers. Staff lovely and welcoming when we arrived. The food was excellent especially the seafood platter and the chips were great. My fiancée had the steak and even though she likes it well done it was...More

1  Thank GordonMogg
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Came for a birthday meal. First of all we were greeted by our waitress for the night Ellie, who was extremely friendly and nothing was too much trouble for her with my fussy partner! We went for the surf and turf and the chilli cod...More

2  Thank Katiee L
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

I was wandering passed the Smugglers and saw a sign advertising Whitby Crab, with fresh bread and butter and lemon Mayo. I couldn't resist and wandered in to order a portion. They were fully booked so we had to sit outside (no problem at all)...More

1  Thank trekman_1970
smugglesrrhb, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for wandering in and then taking the time to review usi our Fresh dressed crab 🦀

Reviewed 25 August 2018

We sat outside last night looking forward to an enjoyable early evening family drink on the bench outside the Smugglers. On entering and ordering a beer I was told that because our sixteen month old grandson was part of the family group we couldn’t be...More

5  Thank Shaun K
smugglesrrhb, Front Office Manager at Smugglers, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Hello Smugglers bistro and wine bar is over 18’s only. There are pubs with in the village with family rooms that can accommodate children. We how ever are adult only in the wine bar and bistro.

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting approach to drink pricing! Advertise it outside for 4.20 a pint & charge 4.80 for two halves? Apparently every bar the barperson has ever worked in has charged more prorata for a half than a pint.... 60p more? NahMore

4  Thank Jimbeau890
smugglesrrhb, Front Office Manager at Smugglers, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Thank you for your comments but yes most establishments charge more for a half than a pint. The pricing would also be dependable on which larger you choose to that advertised. It’s the same with wines , they are always cheeper by the bottle rather...More

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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|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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$46
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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