The Brasserie

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59 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Traditional French
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasions
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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LI
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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)

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SM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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LD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

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.

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P
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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LP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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

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LW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

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.

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JT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

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SB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

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.

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TH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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N
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

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S
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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r
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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.

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C
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Attentive service.
Wonderful wine list

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NM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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.

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VR
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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PC
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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.

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B
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Good seafood but vegetarian options were overpriced and a bit dull. Service was pretty bad at first - took about half an hour to get a drink let alone order but it did get better. It was a busy night.

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RM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Brasserie is not your typical hotel restaurant and the food and the wine is of a much higher standard, with a better choice of starters and mains on offer. The service was great from the start, in terms of our choice of table to the speed and attentiveness of the waiting staff. I had the black pudding starter and the veal main course (which was lovely), my wife had the goats cheese and the scallops. The food and the presentation was very good. I am guessing that most people will be residents, as otherwise someone is driving. The only downside is the bar area, which does not offer the opportunity for much privacy, as all the seating seems to face into the room, no cosy corners to enjoy or relax in.

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BJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Nice restaurant in a lovely hotel. We ordered the chateaubriand which was cooked well but sadly had no flavour- very disappointing. We also waited for approximately 45 minutes for our starter (onion soup) I'm not sure how much longer it would have been if we hadn't asked . There was a party of 8 in who seemed to required quite a lot of attention, it's quite possible that another night the service would be better.

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J
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was not good at all, no taste, watery, like someone just learnt how to cook... no fine dining at all!

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole occasion was excellent, food, service, value for money, etc. We loved the waiter with the colourful bow tie & we will definitely be back. Thankyou.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & excellent service would highly recommend it x

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 1

we had a pleasant meal. Not a lot of choice and not really much atmosphere

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WD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent overall -Almost top marks!

Both my wife and I were staying at the Raithwaite estate for the weekend for a well deserved break and to celebrate our 15th Wedding Anniversary. (The weekend overall at the Raithwaite estate was fantastic!). I booked a table at the Brasserie for Saturday evening and arrived at the Poachers bar early at 7 to enjoy a few drinks before our meal. I told the barman that we were here and after a while noticed that other guests were being handed menus by the Brasserie waiting staff. I questioned this at the hotel reception and was pointed in the direction of the head waiter/manager. (European gent with a union jack bowtie). I spoke to him and was advised just to take a seat and to return to the Brasserie at the time of my booking. He didn't seem to listen or understand my query of wanting to view a menu like the other guests. I returned to the bar and noticed that other patrons were getting menus and a service which both my wife and I were not party to. We waited frustratingly until 8:30 and approached the desk and were met by a younger waiter. I conveyed my concern and he was very apologetic and responded courteously and professionally. We were taken to our table and were looked after by another waiter who was very friendly and courteous throughout the remainder of the evening. The food was immense. We both shared the Chateaubriand dish for main following starters which was cooked to perfection and was complemented perfectly by the Pinot Noir. This was an excellent dining experience and the waiting staff once at the table were impeccable and deserve praise for their service. If it wasn't for the frustrating episode at the start of the evening with the head waiter / manager, I would have said the evening was perfect and given top marks!

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely relaxed atmosphere, topped off a good stay at the hotel.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant had only been open 6 days when we went and was doing a very impressive job considering it must still be finding it’s feet. All the staff were highly trained and attentive. The menu was interesting and the food very good. The prices were a bit inflated but that’s my only minor comment. Overall, a lovely meal out.

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AJ
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent Sunday lunch. Beautifully presented. Attentive staff. Good wine list.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Good quality food attentive staff reasonable value. Down side that will put me off returning
Was spa customers using restaurant in swim wear / bath robes

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AC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The Raithwaite estate is a an excellent place to stay and eat. The Brace lives up to this reputation with good atmosphere and surroundings and an adventurous menu that caters for all tastes. Very pricey for what you get and would expect higher standards all round to justify this cost .. but great for special occasions

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Main courses appeared before the starters. When the main course duck appeared for the second time it had shrunk in size. Highly pretentious for no good reason. Hugely over priced for the average cooking and below average service. Avoid!

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we try to visit twice a year as a treat, we would highly recommend this to any of our family and friends. The service and high quality food are second to none!

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was to a very high standard which was matched by the friendliness and professionalism of the restaurant staff. There is an extensive wine list and a good choice of food options

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T
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent with a reasonable choice. An extensive wine list was available which allowed choice for most pockets. Service was attentive but not OTT

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DR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Airy, spacious and modern, the restaurant has a quiet and relaxing ambience. The staff were friendly and helpful, with excellent service at the table. The wine list is comprehensive, with a wide choice at all price levels and good suggestions on the menu for each dish. The menu tries too hard to be sophisticated in our opinion, and would benefit from some simpler dishes cooked well. We are not fussy eaters, but we really did not like our venison main course at all - the meat had been transformed beyond recognition and was partnered with too many bitter flavours to be pleasant, alas.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All round excellent experience from start to finish

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