Estbek House

4.8
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Situated in Sandsend, one of the most picturesque villages and a true hidden gem of the Yorkshire coast, Estbek house is an award winning and critically acclaimed restaurant with rooms. Estbek - often misspelt as ‘Estbeck’ or ‘Eskbeck’ - is a Georgian property, built circa 1750 and previously housing the Alum mining office. We aim to emphasise this incomparable charm of the historic building, with a tasteful touch of modern luxury throughout.
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Orlando
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely small family run place with excellent food and wine recommended by fantastic staff. Staff were very kind and attentive. As we arrived coats were taken for storage and drinks offered. Open kitchen on display, immaculate!! As soon as we arrived we could smell the fantastic aroma from the kitchen. Chefs open to chat and all food can be seen as cooked.
Fish was to die for.... went to this restaurant with every intention of just having a main course.... ended up having 3 courses!!! Home made blue cheese was fantastic too.
Highly recommended!!!

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to changing plans we booked this restaurant only one day before dining having no real idea about what to expect. We were made most welcome despite showing up a few minutes early for our table and enjoyed a drink in the small reception room where we made our menu choice before dining. The food and wine were excellent, the service friendly, attentive but unhurried and the ambience throughout the evening felt warm and special. In a nutshell, it was great and we would be very happy to dine here again.

NH
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a great restaurant. Service was above and beyond and helped the evening to be an even greater success. Home grown and produced items were the icing on the cake! Many thanks to the owner and staff. Wonderful evening.

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been in London the previous weekend and had dinner at Scott’s in Mayfair but have to say the meal at Estbek beat Scott’s hands down! Fabulous fish perfectly cooked. Most definitely our favourite place to eat.

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good without being great. Slightly under seasoned and slightly over cooked. Not enough to make it bad but disappointing for a fish restaurant. Also knowledge of staff not what I’d expect from a two rosette establishment

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special dining experience. David, Tim and their staff ensure you’re warmly welcomed. Never disappoints - great quality food made tastier by design.

JM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent seafood dishes cooked to perfection in warm and friendly atmosphere. Wine list changes and staff are excellent at describing and recommending wines. Estbek House maintains a very high standard during our 2-3 month visits and is truly one of the best restaurants in the region.

SM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant in lovely location, high quality food with excellent service. Superb.

JA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, wine and service, what more can anyone ask for!!!
The ambience was relaxing with soft music in the background and the owners and staff were very welcoming, warm and knowledgeable about the food and drinks that they presented plus the service was impeccable.
The steak was excellent, the cod goujons melted in your mouth and the vegetable cannelloni was delicious. The Estbek home made cheese was to die for!!
Will definitely return.

JB
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning in every respect.
Glorious food in a tranquil tasteful environment. Would highly recommend.

EW
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and professional staff and excellent food.

HJ
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really enjoyed my meal and staff were helpful. The food wasn't too fine dining which i really enjoyed. I would go back and the best food we had in Whitby

AR
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have visited Estbeck House three times and found it a delight each time. It is quiet but not oppressively so - relaxed and peaceful (although we seem to have co-included with a Sarah Brightman cd each time 😟).
The welcome is warm and friendly but not overpowering.
The food is heavenly. A hot soup amuse bouche is served, which is lovely. This time, we both chose haddock pot as a starter. Light and flavoursome and we’ll-presented. For the main course, he had cod in a lobster sauce. I couldn’t resist the seafood pie again. Delicious! Flaky fish, succulent king scallops and a velvety sauce.
Puddings are very small and a diner can choose several. We both had a little, light treacle sponge. He also chose an orange and Cointreau jelly. I was going to have Bakewell ice cream but it was not available. Serendipitously as I would have missed out on the caramel bread and butter pudding which was sublime.
Lovely people, delicious food. Can’t wait to return.

CR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant what a fantastic experience! Food, service, ambience all 5 star

PB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening at Estbek House celebrating my wife's birthday. Service from Jeanette and all her colleagues was exceptional. The food and overall experience was enjoyed by all of our party. We will certainly recommend Estbek House to our friends and look forward to eating there again in the future.

RP
Miami
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic fresh fish in a charismatic setting
Lovely ice creams

M
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening with friends at this fine establishment, nestled in the heart of beautiful Sandsend. Food and service were very good, will definitely go again.

AH
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have eaten there a number of times now and it’s always top class
Excellent service and very friendly staff and owners
Nothing too much trouble

AJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot fault a thing. From the moment we walked in the service was excellent and that continued throughout our evening. The food really was amazing - we both had calamari and fish pie. We shared deserts and the cherry bakewell ice cream was possibly the tastiest ice cream I’ve ever had! A massive thank you to all the staff there for making an evening we will never forget.

AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estbeck House has a wonderful atmospheric restaurant with amazing food (the fish pie, which is not a pie as such is delicious) along side this they have lovely helpful, friendly and professional staff, also an excellent wine list. Must also mention the desert tapas, you can have 2 or 10 and the selection is many and varied.
Estbeck is one of our favourite restaurants, and have also recommended it to others, all of whom have enjoyed it.

JT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the second time we’ve dined at Estbek House and in both occasions we have enjoyed a fabulous evening of great food and great service !! Would highly recommend

r
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2nd visit to this wonderful restaurant. Some of the best fish we have ever had. Unusual wine list perhaps adds to the experience. Only sorry it is too far away to go more often.

GW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim and David are great chefs and perfect hosts. A spotlessly clean restaurant and kitchen, serving great food, lobsters, fillet steaks. Service brilliant, best place to eat in Whitby and Sandsend.

JB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rang through to arrange a proposal and the staff were amazing and really made the evening special!
Fantastic well portioned food!
Great atmosphere!

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute gem of a restaurant. Food and service always fabulous!

J
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful place, in a beautiful setting, with beautiful delicious food!! A fabulous place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We found this lovely restaurant on Trip Adviser and it really surpassed our expectations. We were on a break, travelling around the North of England and I can honestly say this was the best meal we ate all week. The Fish Pie was to die for, and the service so friendly and welcoming. If you're ever in the area, please go, you won't be disappointed.

RD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the culinary highlight of our week in Sandsend, quite an outstanding dining experince. Thank you very much for this lovely night at your restaurant. We hope to come back some time.

TE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting. Fabulous service. Delicious food.
Would recommend the whitebait to start and the crab as a main course.
It's quite pricey but you get what you pay for.
A lovely place spend our anniversary.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estbek House was an ideal place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food and service were excellent. The reception area by the bar is quite small for having a pre dinner drink but there is a view of the kitchen and the wonderful food being prepared! Everyone enjoyed the fish dishes. The ‘fish pie’ was wonderfully presented and the cod and hake beautifully cooked.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome from first arriving to taxi home.
Great food great service and great ambience
Will certainly be back

A
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All the food we had was truly excellent, fish pie was outstanding, made with tasty, perfectly cooked different types of fish and presentation was superb. Don’t think mixed fish in cream sauce with mashed potato, this is something different and very unique

PT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First class service from start to finish. Fish was fresh and beautifully cooked. All 3 courses were to a high standard. The choice of deserts was extensive and the home made ice cream superb.

T
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Esbecks is quality, the food is always top quality fresh products, the staff are always helpful and friendly,. Never been disappointed, our favourite restraunt in the UK, beautiful treat

VG
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the place the food is excellent the staff and owners couldn’t be nicer. A real gem and another reason along with the Bistro to stay on Sandsend. We shall be back very soon

EB
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scrumptious food, fabulous lobster in particular! Lovely, friendly service and atmosphere.

AB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An excellent seafood restaurant in a lovely location with ell-chosen wines and non-alcoholic drinks and good, pleasant service.

LS
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic in every respect. It was my girlfriend's birthday so we wanted to go somewhere special and this ticked all the boxes. Great service and some of the best food we've ever had.

SH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, staff very friendly and food amazing. Would definitely go again.

SR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Disappointed by bland soup and also main.
Just think we hit it on an indifferent night, can't be on top form all the time.

BD
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable experience from start to finish. Excellent service and delicious seafood, with the attention to detail that makes all the difference.