Clark's Restaurant, Scarborough, UK

4.6
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172 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Established in 2016 Clark's Restaurant serves British Tapas dishes in a modern style as a starter, Main Courses offer choices of seasonal Fish, Scarborough Native Lobster, Scarborough Market sourced Meat and Vegetarian options with Desserts offering something for everyone.
Chef owner Rob Clark born in Scarborough worked in renouned Michelin Star Restaurants such as the Star Inn, Harome and the Box Tree, Ilkley Leeds to go on to develop his unique style of dishes served at Clark's restaurant.
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AG
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great staff. I’ll definitely return next time next m in Scarborough.

NH
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There’s only one way to describe this restaurant- it’s as good as it gets.

LB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the very best of the best, tastefully served in a stylish restaurant, love going at lunch time, feels very decadent and I feel very spoilt

DB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic small restaurant.
Friendly service. Excellent presentation. Great tasting food. Attention to detail.
But also Relaxing and refreshing experience.
A must go to for food lovers.

NB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanted to enjoy an evening meal but at short notice there were no tables available so booked at 1.00pm. The restaurant was half full and I could see from the dishes on the table we were in for a treat. We decided on the tapas menu choosing four from the six dishes available. The service and the food was excellent. I only gave 4/5 for ambience as by the end of our meal we were the only ones left! I have got to say the crumble for desert was absolutely outstanding. We had a fabulous time

JY
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Tapas starters are good, try sharing them. Excellently cooked lobster.

D
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal had the steak and lobester surf and turf and for only £33 was well worth the money and more

n
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service! Book to make sure you get a table

CK
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall experience good. Staff very friendly and helpful, food presented well. But lobster was very poor, obviously frozen which meant it had no texture and was mushy. Other meals were ok.

Clark's Restaurant, Scarborough, UK
Responded on 3 October 2019

Hi ChristineK, Our lobsters arrive at the restaurant from Scarborough harbour fresh, we boil them for 5-6 minutes and then are prepared for ease of enjoyment. The lobsters you ordered on Friday were fresh, you may have experienced tough chewy lobsters in the past due to overcooking, I can ensure you that this is the best way to enjoy freshly caught and served Scarborough lobsters.

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OT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our second time at Clark’s absolutely beautiful

GG
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Our first visit to Clarks Restaurant and certainly not our last. Over the past 20 years or so we have usually visited Scarborough two or three times a year and this has been our best culinary experience of the town by a country mile. We enjoyed truly delicious food served by friendly, attentive, but not obtrusive, staff. We shared four tapas dishes and had a dessert each and were comfortably full of the most delicious food by the end. Very good value too. Thank you!

T
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional sevice from the young male waiter. Lovely meal and no pressure as to time taken to eat meal. The chef prepared meals to perfection and very pleasant staff.

E
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service and food were good. There was a varied and interesting menu. I found the seating very basic and uncomfortable but the waitress was very patient and helpful finding me an alternative chair . Not sure of the merits of school type chairs.

JC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal again - very friendly helpful staff. Excellent quality food cooked to perfection.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food and friendly staff. Definitely visit again

CC
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal here the other night - food was delicious, service friendly and we loved how unpretentious and relaxed it felt. We will definitely be back.

D
London
123 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and a great menu, if slightly lacking for gluten intolerance, at least in the tapas/starters. Mains were simply fantastic, and excellent value. Attentive but not overbearing waitress deserved her healthy gratuity. Not our first visit and won’t be our last.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience!

LG
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Gorgeous food which is beautifully presented. The fish cake was mouthwatering. Pity there wasnt more than one unless you reordered more which we did. Very personal service. Fab lunch.

TC
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service excellent , quick and easy booking .

BE
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very reasonably priced. Fresh, high quality ingredients. Lovely staff

OT
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Outstanding food in a relaxed atmosphere with generous and welcoming service.

CP
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friendly staff, food was good if a little over priced and wine list was poor. It wasn't very busy so I should think that there would be more atmosphere on a busy night

M
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We saw this restaurant on trip advisers , thought that we would go and try it .
Believe me we were not disappointed, the staff we friendly and attentive with out being over bearing .
The food was delicious I had the lobster , while my friend sampled the venison, lovely .
This is not somewhere to go if you want cheap and cheerful , it is a must for all foodies !

LB
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely, simple style, restaurant with a sophisticated feel. The menu is refreshingly different, and great attention is paid to presentation of the dishes. Good prices considering the quality of the food and wine.

TK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We have dined at Clarke’s restaurant before and have enjoyed our experience each time. We would and do recommend to our friends. My husband had the halibut and enjoyed it very much but commented that the portion was a little small. Otherwise everything delicious.

SB
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food but could do with larger portions. Staff were so lovely

OT
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Good food spoilt by poor wine list.
A little pretentious

NH
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience, from the sincerely warm welcome to the excellent food.

NK
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food very good my only remark would be instead of fries triple cooked chips would of been more suitable for this fine dining restaurant

W
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening . Food was really good . Staff were friendly and service excellent

CC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were just visitors to the town and this restaurant was an unexpected and pleasantly surprising treat. The food was imaginative, fun and incredibly good to eat. Friendly staff with a nice background “buzz” made for an excellent night. A restaurant I would make a special journey to go back too.

SF
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was tasty and nicely presented but the main course was extremely small and was more of a starter. We were still hungry when we left.

GM
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scarborough’s hidden treasure, exceptional food, nice wine at reasonable prices!
I suggested the relocate to BR7, they’ll fill the place every night even if they increased their prices by 50%.
I’m not a fan of Scarborough but I’d make the effort and go back just to this restaurant!

JR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely friendly service & tasty food! Would recommend it as a nice place to eat.

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

In 2018 we chanced to walk past this establishment, whilst on the last morning of our annual break to Scarborough. Looking through the window we noted the outstanding presentation of the "small plates" being enjoyed by diners; an inspection of the menu further set the taste expectations "through the roof" and we made a promise to visit next year!
Last night, it was mission accomplished - and the visual feast and flavours are still fresh in our minds the following morning.....
4delectable small plates, as starters, with home baked bread; tenderloin of pork and venison as the main courses followed by an utterly divine take on rhubarb cheesecake as a dessert.
Complementary water and a very acceptable bottle of Shiraz all for under £100. I felt it was a steal for food of this standard.
Outstanding service too ....

AQ
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from start to finish from the staff, food, presentation & cleanliness

H
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personal, professional. Food and presentation was - wow! Great for our business meeting would meet here again.

c
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful flavours and delightfully playful presentation.
The type of food that after your first mouthful you put down your fork and pause knowing that you want this to last for many many more mouthfuls. Can't wait to go back and eat it all over again.

GT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Just a little underwhelmed on the evening starting with 2 x different gin & tonics one supposed to be served with cucumber the other with lemon & rosemary neither came with any & on requesting the cucumber was told they did not have any! Starter was lovely not being a red nest eater found the menu a bit limited so ordered halibut x2 both felt parts of this was not completely cooked to be told it was the ‘skirt’ of the fish! (Which was why it looked undercooked & mushy) Not knowledgable enough about halibut to argue with that but was unpleasant & I left most of mine , to top it off we ordered 2 x black coffees ashes if we wanted milk but just required one small jug of cream for one of the coffees only to be charged for it, if we had both had milk surely it would have been inc! Staff very pleasant although the issue with undercooked fish could have been dealt with better Shame as we visit Scarborough regularly & wanted an alternative place to dine from our regular haunt & felt this might be it but alas maybe not Would recommend as everyone’s experience would vary & I think it was just unfortunate our choice of main course