Current pandemic aside, Scarborough is fast becoming somewhere that I really am enjoying eating out in, with a range of new independent cafes and restaurants popping up, all with their own personality. The Hideout, Scarborough is one of those.
A licensed cafe/restaurant, ideally located on a hotel laced road leading to the beach on the north side of the town. Its prime location, new ownership, all-round overhaul from the tired business it was, and what you’ll see as being pretty tasty food, means that it is never without custom.
Having visited The Hideout, Scarborough on a few previous occasions to meet friends for catch-up brews and cake, it was high time I visited to sample their main meals.
One initial thing that the renovation of this cafe has benefited from is the double/wide entrance doors and that they are generally always open. As well as making it easily accessible for all, the doors being open do add a welcoming feel as you can see the wonderful decor inside. The decor itself is somewhat of a natural but industrial theme with an added seaside vibe, sticking true to its surroundings.
You are able to, and are advised to, reserve a table online, via their The Hideout, Scarborough website , but walk-in’s within reason are accepted. I had, however, booked in. Tables are safely spaced and the menu is more than adequate to cover all tastes. So much so that it was close call when ordering.
Admittedly, the service was slow. We waited longer than expected to just order drinks. This is something that I’d been previously warned of, so can’t tie it in with the popularity of the place due to the government scheme, but hopefully, they look at staffing or management throughout it and moving forward.
That being said, the food was delicious. The pizza was stone-baked and although wasn’t the meat feast I’d imagined, the base alone tasted amazing. As with the burger, now that was definitely a feast if meat, melted cheese, and The Hideout’s very own BBQ sauce, which, I personally thought made it.
All in all, The Hideout Scarborough lived up to all foodie expectations and the amount of money, time, and vision they’ve put into the place hasn’t gone unnoticed. It’s definitely somewhere I’ll continue to frequent. Hopefully, next time adding the Halloumi Sticks and sticky toffee pudding to my order.
Find it: The Hideout Cafe Kitchen and Bar, 173 Columbus Ravine, Scarborough, YO12 7QZ
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