We booked for Saturday Lunch and it was a beautiful sunny day and sat in the garden with a glass of wine before our lunch. It was very peaceful although the restaurant was starting to get busy. I always feel that is a good sign that the food should be good. Food was very good, I had vegetarian option & both service and ambience was excellent. When we had finished our meal there was not a table free so you definitely need to pre-book.
Visited again for my wife’s birthday staff excellent food excellent had a lovely table, didn’t stay overnight this time but still worth the drive outstanding every time will be back soon, thank you again Crab and Lobster you did it again excellent service
We had the fixed price lunch menu which was excellent value for money - quality food presented beautifully at a reasonable price.
Best Sunday roast we’ve had in a long time.
Had no idea what to expect, lovely food and service.
From the moment we walked into leaving the service was superb. Perfectly balanced between the formal and informal, knowledgeable and charming, attentive without being in your face.
The pub has great ambience and interesting decor.
We went for the set lunch which had a good selection, the cooking was of a high standard, well prese ted with plenty of flavour and good portion sizes.
Couldn't fault it and will definitely be back. Highly recommended.
The food is amazing Staff very friendly and attentive.
The Crab and Lobster is a special place and the lunch time special is very good value.. love the truffles served with the coffee.
Very disappointed with this restaurant. I booked as we were in the area and the menu looked good. We skipped starters and went straight to mains, I ordered the Haddock in mustard sauce my husband opted for the Malaysian fish curry. When my dish arrived, the ill advised tower of onion rings on my fish had collapsed and they were hanging off the edge of the plate almost taking my poached egg with them. Why the chef had tried to defy gravity I don't know but I wish he'd put that effort into flavour and colour. The plate was beige and tasted the same. There was a lack of flavour in the mustard sauce and the mash. The onion rings were weird, the batter was chewy. My husband declared his Malaysian curry to be bland. We decided to have pudding, they were much better but not good enough to warrant the price. At the end of the meal it took 45 minutes to get the bill and pay. The staff were clearing plates from empty tables and seemed to have forgotten they had customers. The ambiance in the restaurant was strange when we arrived it was quiet despite plenty of customers and we felt we had to whisper, later with live music we couldn't hear each other. The decor was odd, an attempted blend of old fashioned dining with quirky additions didn't really work. My overall impression is that this restaurant is stuck in the 1980s. I don't mind paying more for exciting dishes, but all the excitement was on the menu. This meal would have been poor value at half the price.
Very good late lunch experience, highly recommended.
Sometimes you only realise how good a restaurant really is, is on those rare occasions when something goes wrong and how the staff react and handle the issue. We had a problem with one of our courses and the issue was handled brilliantly without fuss by all concerned. The replacement was very good as were the other courses and the fact we had one cause for concern did not spoil the overall experience and does not put us off from recommending Crab and Lobster. The staff were brilliant.
The best thing about this place is the road leaving away from it ok as long as your not eating,
the food was poor I will notbe going back even if it was for free not worth the petrol drving to it
Great atmosphere and really good food. Set lunch menu is excellent value for money.
Would definitely recommend it.
No 1 quirky restaurant in North Yorkshire.
Not just for a treat, it is great any time.
Varied menu but the seafood is the best.
Friendly staff and attentive service.
We really enjoyed the food the ambiance and service. Highly recommended.
Absolutely gorgeous restaurant, feels like you're on holiday in Cornwall or something. Fun, great atmosphere, awesome jazz playing not too loud so you could comfortably talk. Amazing selection of seafood and lots of different things to choose from. FREE BAR SAUSAGES... need I say more. Can't wait to go back.
AMAZING!! The best food i have had on a long time, we will definitely be returning for some more :)
Great food and service. It was a shame our table was next to doors which led to the outside and were repeatedly opened and closed by guests apparently had been advised that these doors were not to be used. I could have probably tolerated the problem except it was snowing and minus 5 degrees centigrade outside
Much to our delight our daughter gave us vouchers for Christmas for the Crab and Lobster knowing that we had intended to go for lunch! We were not disappointed, we enjoyed every moment of it from the quirky interior to the superb food, we will definitely be making a return visit!
We had a wonderful lunch on Friday food and service were great
Very busy with tables close together making a business meeting a little difficult.
We had a very enjoyable evening. Food excellent service good . Need I say moor.
Very eclectic place. Great food and service. Nice to eat in either the bar area, dining room or conservatory. We had a couple of musicians for Mothers Day lunch which was a nice added touch. It's always busy so great for people watching. It isn't cheap but is a lovely special occasion place. It is one of our family favourites. Would highly recommend it but be ready to pay. Great believer in you get what you pay for. Lovely presentation and decent portion sizes. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
need to try amazing place me and my Mam went for lunch for mother’s day staff were great and food was beautiful would go back again, again
On reviewing the bill at the end of the meal it had a charge for two wines, we ordered only one. When questioning the staff we were informed that the charge for a large glass of wine was double the cost of a small wine. We reviewed the menu, there was nothing saying that a large wine was twice the cost of 'A WINE'. Whilst it is understood that a large wine would be more expensive than a normal wine. For there to be nothing indicating the cost stinks of 'MISS REPRESENATION'. Had we seen that a large glass was twice the price of a normal, we would have bought a bottle (better value). Really disappointed, it spoilt the occasion. I suggest that the company reviews their menu and makes it clear the cost of a large wine.
Disappointing. Service slow and the food below average. The duck was very tough and the mashed potato cold. The sweet was very good. Nobody asked whether we were satisfied!
Fantastic services & food! We will come again soon
The food was of good quality,but they need to sort out the service which was particularly poor on our visit,We had to wait for over 20 minutes before our orders was taken.
Didn't get off to a good start! Didn't acknowledge my girlfriend and handed me the menu first! Served me the first course and then had to wait a minute or so for my girlfriend to be served! Mussels for starter were the size of winkles! The bread they served was delicious! We both had the fish pie which was seriously over salted! Lovely place tho but left feeling so disappointed and severely let down!
Been here twice... 4 years apart!!! Doesn't time fly? However, the quality of the food and drink has remained at exactly the same level of excellence from visit#1 to visit#2!!! A truly fabulous place. The lunchtime menu is particularly brilliant value for money. Every mouthful of every course was wonderful!!! Despite the 2 hour drive to get there from Hull, I CAN'T let another 4 years go by without returning!!!
One meal was excellent, the other a disaster. However a price reduction was freely given.
The lunch menu is fantastic value and food excellent
Lovely ambience. We had a wonderful meal. I ordered off the set menu and my husband ordered off the specials and all the food was amazing. Very high quality and very reasonable considering how delicious it was. Would definitely visit again when we’re next in the area. Thank you Crab and Lobster
Fantastic food in a magical venue, lovely gardens to visit and a quirky but classy hotel on site in Crab Manor
Very pleasant lunch, excellent service, set menu good value, nice choice of wine but quite expensive. Would definitely return for a special occasion.
Excellent as always. Food and service 1st class . Can not fault in any way . We will be back again soon I hope
we're regular visitors to the Crab and Lobster and we've never experienced anything other than a fabulous meal and wonderful attentive service.
Delicious food and great service, would definitely recommend
Loved it..... this was our first visit but would definitely return . We went with the set lunch menu. It plenty to choose from and every course was lovely.
We loved everything about our lunch here. The food was delicious, the restaurant was warm and cosy. The staff were very efficient, but even more important in my opinion, they were really nice and very welcoming. Perfect.