Restaurant at the Palm Court

“Modern dining in a Victorian hotel” - AA Inspector



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This grand old Victorian hotel has a modern decor that sits comfortably beside its elegant period features. Dinner is served in the elegant, neutral-toned restaurant, where tables swathed in floor-length linen sit beneath chandeliers. The kitchen relies on top-class local produce allied with tried-and-true culinary principles for its effect. Ham hock terrine with plum chutney and toasted brioche is a capably executed starter, followed by the simple comforts of roast belly pork with red cabbage, grain mustard mash and honey-glazed parsnips. Or there might be locally-landed cod matched with chorizo and red pepper vinaigrette, seafood pudding and spinach. Dessert is a refreshing duo of lemon tartlet and lemon curd sorbet. Lighter meal options are served in the lounge area.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Restaurant at the Palm Court
St Nicholas Cliff, SCARBOROUGH, YO11 2ES


  • Seats: 85
  • Private dining available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 25 December
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 12
  • Wines over £30: 14
  • Wines by the glass: 14
  • Cuisine style: Modern British

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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