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The Cliffemount Hotel

Bank Top Lane, Runswick Bay, WHITBY, TS13 5HU

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Visitors to the ruined 13th-century abbey at Whitby, note that a mere five miles outside the town is the petite fishing village of Runswick Bay, where overlooking said bay from a windy perch is The Cliffemount. Indeed, the bluster off the sea is about as turbulent as things get in this sublimely peaceful spot, and the plainly decorated dining room enjoys the best of the views. The cooking keeps things reasonably simple but very effective. A large glass plate bearing a starter of grilled mackerel caught in the bay, with curried mussels and spring onion, makes the point eloquently, or there could be pork and apricot terrine with cranberry-clementine chutney. Fish is just as strong a suit at main, perhaps for well-timed hake with a croquette of brown shrimps in scampi bisque, while meat may be Gressingham duck breast with butternut pur?e and dauphinoise. Mulled plums are a delightful accompaniment to warm orange cake and vanilla ice cream, while local cheeses come with home-made cheddar biscuits and Black Sheep ale cake.

Further information

Tel: 01947 840103
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: David Spencer
Number of seats: 50
Steps for wheelchair: 2
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £13.00
2 Course dinner from: £20.00
3 Course dinner from: £25.00
Sunday lunch: £11.95-£15.95
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.

The Cliffemount Hotel, Whitby


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Exit A174, 8m N of Whitby, 1m to end
Nearest station: Whitby

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