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Estbek House, Whitby Yorkshire, North

Estbek House

4.8
4.8
458 Reviews
£41 and over
British
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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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, Seafood, Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Thu, Sun 18:15–23:00 Fri, Sat 18:15–00:00
  • Phone number
    01947 893424
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Tim Lawrence

Experiences

  • 20th Anniversary Tasting & Sharing Menu

    £57.50 per person

    15 Feb - 28 Mar 2024
    A special tasting & sharing menu from Estbek, celebrating our 20th anniversary - sit back and relax while we serve you a taster of dishes from across our 20 years, as always your table is yours for the evening so there is no rush; Starter - A Trio of: Lobster Noodle Cury Soup, Smoked Salmon with Horseradish sour cream, Crab Spring Rolls with Dipping Sauce Main Course - A Trio of: 1/2 Lobster Thermidor, Smoked Haddock Chowder and Whitby Crab Bake, all served with salad garnish and chunky chips Desserts: A tasting plate of our mini desserts: Creme Brulee, Estbek Lemon Meringue, Treacle Tart Ice-cream, Black Forest Trifle, Marmalade Frangipane, Eve’s Pudding Head to our website to read more about our tasting menu estbekhouse.co.uk
    20th Anniversary Tasting & Sharing Menu photo

What 458 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • Yorkshire

    Romantic

  • Yorkshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Yorkshire

    British

  • North Yorkshire

    Best Overall

  • North Yorkshire

    Best Food

  • North Yorkshire

    Best Service

  • North Yorkshire

    Best Ambience

  • North Yorkshire

    Innovative

  • North Yorkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • North Yorkshire

    Romantic

  • North Yorkshire

    Good for special occasions

  • North Yorkshire

    British

458 Reviews
  1. RobD

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice ambience but lack-lustre food. Minimal seasoning, dry Duchess Potatoes, flavourless tomoto & courgette sauce with fish. After reading other reviews, and building up our expectations, we were sadly very disappointed. Won’t be going back.

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  2. SteveR

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous fish menu delivered flawlessly, will definitely visit again!

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  3. PeterN

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All in all the experience was wonderful. It is a great restaurant for a special occasion.

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  4. AlanJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately did not live up to its reputation. Mediocre Food and Awful wine menu

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  5. MikeD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having not dined here for awhile it was lovely to see the boys maintaining the high standards that they have set with delicious food and friendly service in the elegant surroundings of the Estbeck.

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  6. Ange

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an absolutely amazing experience. We cant wait to return in the future

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  7. SueG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the quality of the good was excellent . We have been coming here for over 10 years and it never disappoints

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  8. JoanneC

    Kerry

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Eskbeck, always great food quality service and friendly hosts. I would definately recommend to food lovers.

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  9. GeoffC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food exceptional service beautiful surroundings.

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  10. DClark

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Estbek House was as outstanding as ever - this was our third time back and all we can say is we can’t wait for number 4 - a must if you want a luxury well made meal in Whitby.

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  11. julianw

    Worcestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic from.start.to.fimish. warm friendly welcome, pre.dinner drinks. Food and wine 5 star.

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  12. ChrisD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food Friendly efficient service A great meal in a lovely location

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  13. AngelaR

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit Estbek House whenever we holiday in the area. The owners and staff are an absolute delight. The ambience is graceful and comfortable. The food is sublime. We chose pan ko coated crab claws and scallops for starter. Beautifully cooked and elegantly presented. For main course we both had cod and haddock mornay. Absolutely delicious. Dessert is a lovely choice of small desserts (espresso cup sized) so we could sample several. All delicious. Price is higher than a standard seaside fish cafe but the standard and value is far higher. We love Estbek House and intend to keep coming back.

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  14. Stellaw

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a lovely welcome and staff were attentive. The food was delicious and an ideal place to celebrate a special occasion. A tasty complimentary cup of soup to start and homemade chocolate to finish. Lovely touch. A quiet refined atmosphere.

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  15. SheilaH

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best meal and eating out experience during our two week stay in the area. Service was smooth and unobtrusive and helpful. Food was absolutely delicious. I would mention the fish pie in particular : it was no ordinary pie at all ! The atmosphere was warm and relaxed and we felt very welcome. Some might say the restaurant is expensive but we thought the whole experience was well worth it.

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  16. Smoocher

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic crab Thermador and dessert selection. Thankyou

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A fine meal in pleasant surroundings. Our waitress certainly eared her wages climbing those stairs. Food was really good rather expensive but a treat. Would certainly recommend

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food!! Lovely staff. Definitely one, not to be missed, if you are able to go.

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  19. DawnA

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal quality ingredients! Attentive staff! 5 star

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  20. BillD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic seaview restaurant that serves amazing food with very professional staff. The owners should be very proud of there creation, Estbek House.

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  21. AnneM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A welcoming high class restaurant with friendly knowledgeable staff and delicious food beautifully presented. We had a fine evening there.

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  22. JohnS

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited Estbek for the second time in a week. Food, particularly sea food dishes, is very good and warrants a second visit. Tim in the kitchen is an excellent chef and David manages front of house together with a 'young' lady who has been there for nineteen years! The wine selections are good as well! We shall be back next year for our annual visit to Sandsend!

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  23. JulieG

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutely fabulous meal and overall experience on our first visit. Can’t wait to visit again when we are next in sandsend

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  24. NicolaW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an outstanding meal. My husband and I took the opportunity to go for his birthday whilst staying nearby for a couple of nights without our children. It was beautiful. There was absolutely nothing to fault it whatsoever. It isn’t cheap but it’s well worth the cost in our opinion. A thoroughly enjoyable experience the service was outstanding even the chitter chatter at the end of the evening whilst waiting for our taxi that they very kindly arranged for us as there’s absolutely no phone signal. We will be back and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others. Thank you.

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  25. JohnR

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb as usual, particularly enjoyed the Shetland scallop starter and the Crab thermidor, well worth a try as an alternative to their excellent lobster, Many many thanks.

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  26. JohnS

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive service with pre-drinks available in separate room during consideration of the main menu. Food order quickly available and lobster (pre request) also expected. Starters of either soup or 'fish' based dishes to choice. Lobster served warm and garnished with small prawns and salad items. Selection of 3 or 5 small dessert items created a fitting finale to this long awaited dining! Excellent!

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  27. AndresK

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Esbek House is a fantastic restaurant. Perhaps I would have liked one or two more non-veg-non-fish option, but I do understand that they cook from fresh and you simply cannot keep ingredients around on the off chance that somebody might want a non-fish meal. Also the wine list does not have your traditional French, Italian or Spanish options, but the sommelier is great and will suggest the right wine to go with your meal. Given the quality of the overall experience it seemed very reasonably priced. To summarize: Trust the rosettes. ;-)

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked Estbek House for my dad's 81st birthday as a treat, I'm so glad i did, literally from walking through the door we we're warmly greeted, we we're 20 mins early so had a drink downstairs at the bar until our table was ready, as soon as we saw the setup in the dining room we knew it would be a great night, very clean everywhere, attention to detail was excellent, the food was on another level, 2 of the dishes we had was Lobster & Fillet steak, my dad had the steak and said it's the best he's ever had, we also had a selection from the desert menu, every one that we had were delicious. I'd like to thank all the staff for making us feel so welcome and to the chefs for the amazing food, we can't wait to come back next year. Darren

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  29. MDofCheshire

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food, lovely staff. Will definitely be back!

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  30. Wahedna55

    Derbyshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cosy restaurant, excellent food, very attentive & friendly staff providing very good service. Wine list highly interesting as it is exclusively Australian with some New Zealand wine. The sommelier is a judge at the international wine challenge!

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  31. RositaC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked a table for my husband’s birthday in this restaurant and the food was fantastic, I dare say it was the best see food we’ve had in a long time. It was our first time in that restaurant but won’t be last whenever we visit Whitby we definitely will go back there and will certainly recommend it to everyone.

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  32. NigelS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    From walking in to leaving we were well looked after. The food, and service were both superb.

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  33. DavidB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is magnificent tasty and very efficiently presented. At no time do you ever feel hurried to finish any plater. My only complaint as such is the car oark is a long walk in the dark and even worse in a dense fog like we had last Thursday. There are no street lights once you leave the main road.

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  34. YorkshireLass

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the staff attentive in a discreet manner.

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  35. LesleyN

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most wonderful evening at Estbek House. The food was beautifully prepared and the service extremely efficient. The staff were so pleasant and helpful with wine choices etc. The ambience was perfect and made for a lovely intimate evening. Highly recommended for those discerning fish eaters.

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  36. RaymondL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice meal in a lovely restaurant everything was well cooked and flavoured staff were attentive good to a well organised and efficient kitchen- nobody hiding! The only slight negatives were very little alternative to fish if you have a group and someone doesn’t like fish or want fillet steak ( it is a fish restaurant) quite expensive and parking was a slight problem but these are all signs of the times and economic difficulties Overall a good evening meal for our anniversary

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely glass of rose fizz to start our evening Really lovely piece of halibut ended with the cheeseboard

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  38. Craig

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. Great service. A little expensive but definitely worth a visit

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  39. RachelW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were worried this would be overpriced. It was expensive, but the food was incredible and service perfect. The halibut in lobster sauce was divine.

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  40. SharonC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab service, amazing fresh ingredients and lovely to see chef at work in a gorgeous kitchen

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Estbek House is rated 4.8 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Estbek House

Estbek House, Whitby Yorkshire, North YO21 3SU

Additional information

  • Area
    Whitby
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Thu, Sun 18:15–23:00 Fri, Sat 18:15–00:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    British, Seafood, Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Tim Lawrence
  • Additional
    Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Wine
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