1-3 Sandside, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1PE
- Contact us:
0 01723 373662
- Opening hours:
Winter: 7:45 - 17h(closed on Tu+We Nov. until easter)
Spommer: 7:45 - 18h tägl.
5 Riverhead, Driffield YO25 6NX
Hot and cold food, tea, ice cream, cafe
20 reviews of Harbour Bar in English
some of the other reviews I don't agree with everyone has off days. Everytime we have been customer service has been great. The ice cream is to die for!! Once you have tried it you will understand why people que to get it.
I think that it is still made by the same family since it opened which my mum has said was about 50 years ago at least
Our 5 year old has been looking forward to an ice cream sundae at the Harbour Bar for ages. We took him in today and spent over 20 pounds on lunch, ice cream etc which was excellent. However, the staff were another matter, surly, miserable, unbelievable. One of the staff an older woman was so grumpy it was untrue. 5 out of 5 for the food, 2 out of 5 for the staff. Get some customer service training arranged please.
Good milkshakes and hot chocolates, and ok sandwiches and paninis, but the real strength is the icecream.
Go for a knickerbocker glory or a banana split or (my personal favourite) a Chocolata and you can’t go wrong.
Also worth watching the kids who get the ice cream cones which are approx 1 foot long - you have to see it to believe it ;)
They serve a lovely HB Sausage Sizzler here, lovely; and the chocolate milkshake is very nice too. The service could probably do with improving and sometimes you get the distinct impression that some of the staff don’t actually want to be working there, but other than that its great.
Must have been an off day when my girlfriend and I called. We sat at the bar and looked hopefully at three teenage girls behind the counter who were staring at the floor. Eventually one looked up and asked if she could help. I ordered two ice creams. They arrived after she had asked someone else how to make them. One was in the glass and on a saucer with a spoon. The other was half on the outside of the glass, no saucer and no spoon. Shoddy service is not acceptable. tasted ok though
A cold winters day on the sea front of Scarborough is not always te place to be with out a warming hot chocolate from the Harbour Bar. Always a kids favourite. This place also has a good breakfast following. Decorated in a quintacential 50’s retro (but genuine stuff) style. A must visit place for Scarborough.
My memories of banana splits and ice cream sundaes at the Harbour Bar are getting rather dim at this point, though fondly remembered. They were what I always looked forward to as a kid - humungous amounts of top-quality ice-cream, whipped cream and all the trimmings, such as only a kid’s iron constitution could stomach. As an adult my tastes have matured - well, as far as preferring an ice cream soda and frothy coffee, anyway! An ice-cream soda with the Harbour Bar’s top-quality cherryade is certainly a treat - I haven’t come across cherryade with such a sumptuously fruity flavour and delicate shade of pink anywhere else (despite trying). In fact I’m yearning for one right now… Go on, give this place a visit - your inner child will thank you.
The best Chocolate waffles and ice cream anywhere. Forget all the new trendy coffee shops the Harbour bar was serving milky coffees years before anyone else - good prices and if you go in you have to have the waffles and ice cream with chocolate sauce they are the best. And of course the sea view. And in evening just stop by for an ice cream
Harbour Bar is on my 'must see’ list for scarborough!
just looking on the walls of the cafe you can see that they have received numerous awards for the quality of there icecream, and if you try some you can soon tell why!
right from the more affordable small cone you can get from the hatch of harbour bar to the hugest sundae you can imagine from inside, this place gets 10 out of 10.
Another great thing about this place is it seems timeless, its interior reminds me of an American restaurant and it’s been the same for as long as I can remember, even the staff uniforms haven’t changed a bit. It was a special moment taking my daughter to the place I love to be taken to as a child.
So if you’re visiting Scarborough, make sure you pay the harbour bar a visit, and go on.. go for the big one!
Everyone loves the Harbour Bar, it seems to have been there on the sea front, opposite the harbour, for as long as I can remember. In ye olden times, before I came to live in the town, a visit to the Harbour Bar was always the highlight of a trip to Scarborough, and many years on, not that much has changed.
The ice cream menu is the main selling point here - whether you’re treating yourself to one of the more sumptuous sundaes or knickerbocker glories, or just passing by and having an ice cream cone, you’ll find that you’ve probably never tasted ice cream this good before.
Aside from the ice cream, they also do a very nice line in hot food - toasted sandwiches, breakfast buns and so on, and if you’re just styopping for a hot or cold drink, then this is probably one of the cheaper places on the seafront.
Once you’ve taken a look at the ice cream menu though, you’ll find it hard to resist temptation…
Absolutely love Harbour Bar ice cream, especially a nice neopolitan tub! There general meal menu is also really nice. Can’t recommend this place highly enough, excellant customer service - there is always plenty of staff on even during quieter times. a must for any visitor to scarborough.
One side of my family live in Scarborough so I have visited often all my life and come to know the best parts very well. The seafront engages the history of the town and combines it with the modern touristy approach. Its beautiful long beaches are ideal to take the family for a walk in the winter or picnic and donkey ride in the summer. The shoreline is laden with shops and restaurants which although have been there for many years provide a modern twist to the vintage town.
Harbour Bar is one these as seems to have been there forever yet keeps up with modern expectations and preferances. It fits in perfectly next to the harbour - selling ice creams at excellent prices. The quality of the icecream is a lot better than what you’d find in a bog standard ice cream van. The service isn’t amazing yet it doesn’t seem to matter as its very prompt and sooner or later you are enjoying your ‘99 strolling by the lifeboat station. In the winter when the weather isn’t at its best you can always sit in and order something warm either a hot drink or hot food if ice cream isn’t your fancy on a cold day!
It’s clean and modern yet represents the beauty of the town of Scarborough - definately recommended for all the family!
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