The Brasserie

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Traditional French
The Brasserie at Raithwaite: French beret meets flat cap.
Our newest edition to Raithwaite Estate, offering a celebration of the best of French brasserie food, combined with Yorkshire specialities.
The synergies between the cuisines are remarkable, we hope that you will enjoy the exploration of the dialogue between the two regions.

Sunday’s without a roast dinner in Yorkshire are unheard of. The Brasserie creates a special atmosphere to enjoy fine food with family and friends every Sunday. In addition to the full menu, a delicious roast dinner is available from £12.95 per person.
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CB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Visited while staying at Raithwaite Hall. We shared the bread starter, which let’s face it many restaurants provide this for free! Just 4 slices of bread with a bit of butter. I struggled to find anything on the menu, so opted for the garden veg risotto. This was very bland and consisted of rice, peas and broad beans. After a couple of forkfuls it became monotonous. My husband had the fillet steak, which seemed nice but not worth £34. Would stay at Raithwaite Hall again but would definitely eat elsewhere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is lovely with a good choice of food and very attentive service. On a personal note, I was disappointed not to get my requested table for our first wedding anniversary and that the fillet steak from the menu was not available when we ordered at 7.45pm.

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ran out of pork chops early. Food warm not hot. Trying again tonight!

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely setting for Sunday lunch. Attentive service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The meal was very tasty and the surroundings were lovely. The staff were friendly and efficient. Will definitely be returning

CB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really tasty, felt that the starter portion was slightly small but had a very good combination of flavours. Some kind of bread item served with the crab starter would have been a nice touch. Overall the quality of the food was very good.

TW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food; just the right amount great service

NT
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

On the evening of Tuesday 30th July my wife and I had a meal in your brassiere restaurant, celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary. Unfortunately I feel the need to send this message to make you aware of how disappointed we were with the service we received and the quality of food.

Our reservation was for 7:30pm and we arrived promptly, the waiter brought the menus and at 7:45pm we ordered our food and some drinks. At around 8:10pm our starters arrived but we still hadn’t received our drinks, we reminded the waiter of this who apologised and said he would go and get them. It was clear from looking around the restaurant that other customers were becoming frustrated at the time their food and drinks were taking to arrive. At 8:30pm we still hadn’t received our drinks, which we ordered at 7:30pm. Again we made the waiter aware of this. The couple on the table next to us, who were already seated when we arrived told us that they had ordered their food at 7:15pm and were still waiting for their main course at 8:30pm, they walked out of the restaurant a short time later. At 8:40pm our main course arrived, still no drinks, again we made the waiter aware who this time did go and bring our drinks, 1hr and 10mins after ordering!

I ordered the sirloin steak at a price of £29 and I have to say that I was very disappointed. The steak appeared very dry and light brown in colour, I can’t be certain but I would suggest it had been cooked sometime earlier and ‘warmed up’ just before being served. The majority of the hand cut chips were inedible due to them being too hard and dry, again suggesting they had been reheated before serving. Whilst we were eating our mains two more couples left the restaurant before, the waiter openly admitted to one gentleman that he had messed up the order and tried to serve mussels that had been kept warm for half an hour on a hot plate!!

I apologies for the long message but my wife and I were so upset following our experience.

KR
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, the food was delicious and couldn’t fault the service. Definitely worth a visit.

PR
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience3

The venue had all the makings of a great evening but unfortunately falls short of its “pitch” as an up market brassiere. The service is acceptable but by no means focussed and attentive. The food again was acceptable with the exception of a curdled Creme Brûlée- more later but bordering on more style than substance. I received no apology for the curdled Creme Brûlée when raised with the Manager and merely given the menu to select an alternative. Once we had finished our deserts we weren’t offered apperitifs or coffee just asked if we wanted the bill which included the desert! May be an isolated incident but it wasn’t overly busy and we left feeling the evening could have been so much better

PM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good eating experience at this lovely restaurant. We were staying at the hotel so it was so nice to dress up and dine without leaving the building. The service was attentive without being obtrusive and the food was sublime. Wonderful flavours and presented beautifully. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Brassiere.

SC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and presentation, although our only gripe would be that an item of food that we wanted was run out of, minor at that.
Service was definetly spot on, catering to our every need and more.
Overall excellent.

L
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had a reservation, arrived on time, 2 tables of people who arrived after us were served before us, if we had not been staying at Raithwaite would have left. The older member of staff who served us was very surly questioned what I had ordered as I ordered exactly what it said on menu couldn't understand why, found him a bit rude. Meal was nice but with that type of service do not wish to go back. (Would stay at Raithwaite again but not dine in The Brasserie.

JH
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Lovely looking restaurant but the food was poor. I had French onion soup which tasted pretty meh, and it came with a burnt, slightly soggy jam toastie on the side (?). And no cheesy crouton on top or anything, which is criminal.

My wife had champignons on toast with a duck egg. The duck egg tasted of fried oil, the toast was bread and the mushrooms had been cooked in nothing, so tasted of nothing.

We both had the flat iron steak for main, which was pretty well cooked but hadn't been seasoned. And the peppercorn sauce was like peppercorns in water. A bit more cream, please!

Overall, the food was miles away from the expectation created by the fantastic hotel, which is a real shame.

DR
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food was really good and staff were friendly and polite and accommodating.

CR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was good though main course was warm not hot, service was slow though restaurant wasn’t overly busy.

RN
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall dining experience was excellent, good food, well presented, waiter was very attentive to us all. Nice and relaxed sunday lunch

J
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was not to the same standard as the hotel, it needs to be improved for me to revisit

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I found the food disappointing. There were few vegetarian options and (as a non vegetarian) few meat/fish options that were non butter/cream based. Didn’t feel there there were any enticing healthy options.

LI
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and flavour blends all beautifully presented. Excellent service from really pleasant and well turned out staff - a delight!

CW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and afternoon relaxing, would highly recommend.

OR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely stay at Raithwaite estate, the Restaurent food was great, and great acomadating staff. We’ll be back

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Posh food, a treat in Whitby

We have eaten in lots of places in the area and never been to Raithwaite, fantastic drive into the hidden valley and a welcoming concierge at the door, who escorted us to our table.

While being escorted into the great looking brasserie I stumbled on the broken laminate flooring, Oh ho! What is this?

Then I took my very nice but stained chair which I tried to wipe (It was Sunday) but maybe the bold bright colours are not quite suitable against staining.

So onward to the service, the very pleasant waitress handed us the food spattered Sunday lunch menus, this was really taking the edge of the experience as the brasserie is nice with it's infinity gardens, I was a bit concerned about the hotel guests wandering through past our table in there outdoor apparel to enter the gardens, hiking boots on.

So to the food:- We came for posh nosh as it is priced in that bracket, so I'm not complaining about portion size but belly pork is around £ 3.50 / kg for rare breed and the 1 carrot, 4 potatoes, beans and a Yorkshire pudding did not give me the feeling of good quality Yorkshire hospitality.

So to sum up, a lovely place, tatty flooring & furnishing, pleasant staff, food thats not really trying and lack of attention to detail by management (Or accountant)

SM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food. What more do you need .? Would definitely return.

LD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

A bit disappointed with my visit. Chicken dish seemed very plain. I was given the wrong starter initially. Was not value for money

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Young members of staff working front of house. They need a lot of training in regards to a service. As soon as my partner put his folk down they had cleared his plate he was still chewing this mouth full of food. Friendly enough but they need a lot of training with certain things as a front of house supervisor myself. Food was okay. My partners starter the black pudding and foie gras was poor. The tiny piece of foie gras he got was not even the size of a 10p coin. Poor for the price. My main pork was nice but again having to buy £4.50 for a small portion of fries to go with it. Desserts we got chocolate fondant but it was a chocolate brownie and cutting it open prior to us receiving it to make sure it was cooked says it all. Unfortunately we wouldn’t dine again for a evening meal. The breakfast you do is fantastic.

P
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, well cooked. Friendly, professional and quick service. Good wine list.

LP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant but food, France meets Yorkshire, not to my liking but obviously others might.

LW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Very tasty food, excellent service. It was my partners 50th birthday and they brought his dessert with a birthday message iced on the plate. A very nice touch.

JT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Nice restaurant, had a lovely starter but the main chateaubriand was a disappointment especially for the price. 3 small pieces each and tough and looked like it should of been served in a pub not a brassiere. Not what you expect when your paying £150 for a meal for two.

SB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall2food3service4ambience2

It was mid week, so the dining room was fairly quiet and possibly not a fair reflection of the ambience of the place. Service was very attentive. The food was reasonable, but not memorable. Side dishes were extra , which made the main dishes quite expensive. If we stayed at the Hotel again, which was very good, based on our dining experience we would probably eat at local restaurants instead.

TH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was lovely but unfortunately we cut our meal short as I had a choking fit. After this I could not face the rest of my main course.

LB
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff, every single one of them, were attentive without being overbearing or 'fawning". The food arrived quickly and there was a good choice on the menu. We both had steak for main and it was one of the best I have ever had, and cooked perfectly. No room for pudding unfortunately. I would not hesitate to go back.

N
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The meal was very good. However, the service did not really live up to the standard that the hotel is striving for. The waiters were very pleasant and were trying hard, however they lacked a certain quality expected with the fine dining experience they are selling. The waiters clothes looked a little shabby and not all of the staff were wearing a tie.
One of the starters was presented to the table a good quarter of an hour before the other starter was brought. We had to ask for it to be taken away and returned with the other starter. They did this, but they still didn't arrive together.
I think that the food was well worth the money, but the service needs to be looked into.

S
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Lovely French/Yorkshire fusion food. Great vegetarian options, with imagination. Friendly staff. A little pricey, especially the drinks.

r
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The starter, crab & pickled cucumber was OK. The mains, steak & chips was lacking quality and the boullabasse was not very nice at all. This was my wife's birthday occasion and we were looking forward to this. Sadly we feel let down.

C
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Attentive service.
Wonderful wine list

NM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very disappointed with the Brassiere had to send my food back as the sauce was like soup and also had a bad stomach after.
Had to fight to have the sides removed from our bill that were meant to accompany the main that was sent back as I did not want another. The whole point of an anniversary dinner is to actually eat with your husband and not by yourself 20 minutes after.

VR
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent..very friendly .
We ordered chateaubriand..which was superb..the chips were sadly not nice.
All they tasted of was fat..
We did tell our waitress at the end of our meal ..and our bill was reduced..which was great.
We both had starters and desserts..and they were very nice indeed.we will return..and I would certainly recommend you.

PC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Restaurant itself is nice, staff are very friendly and good at their jobs.
The biggest problem is the quality of the cooking which, to us, leaves something to be desired. My fish was under-cooked with blood on the bones. Apparently this is due to the way it was killed.
This restaurant has pretensions to fine dining but they would need a new head chef to achieve that. Also ate Coq au Vin here. That was OK but tasted like no Coq au Vin I have eaten before so disappointing.
Price? Very expensive for what you get.
I would not return.
The hotel where this restaurant is situated is wonderful and I would highly recommend it but I would eat elsewhere.