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The Moorhen, Staithes, N Yorks

The Moorhen

4.4
4.4
16 Reviews
£25 and under
Café
The Moorhen Bistro is situated within the grounds of the magnificent Seaton Hall manor house near Staithes in North Yorkshire. The restaurant opened on September 30th as an evening service for our very popular tea room, The Barn Owl which was established in 2018.

Please Note: For any evening bookings we require a deposit of £15pp, this will be taken of your bill on the evening

If booking for a Friday Evening, we operated a themed menu which changes daily. Details below.

We change our Saturday Evening Bistro menu weekly, please ring or email to check availability.

Dogs are welcome to join us outdoors in our undercover seating area. Unfortunately we don't allow dogs inside the restaurant

Friday 18th August - Chinese Banquet Evening
Friday 25th August - Greek Banquet Evening
Friday 1st September - Indian Banquet Evening

Our Menus are available to view on our Facebook Page or on our Opentable profile under menus!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Afternoon Tea, Bistro
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 9:30 am–2:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01947 488005
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Sam Lightwing
  • Neighbourhood
    Saltburn-by-the-Sea
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 16 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

16 Reviews
  1. MichaelL

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I'm very happy to recommend The Moorhen. It was quiet the evening we were there but deserves to do much better. The food was delicious and served with good cheer. The restaurant is in a converted barn which has been done very sylishly indeed. Tip for people staying in nearby Staithes: there is a footpath across the fields opposite the Coop which leads directly to the restaurant so you can drink happily and roll home.

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  2. Abimeliam

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely friendly welcome upon arrival, the food was well presented, freshly made and delicious. Plenty of time to relax and eat. Would highly recommend.

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  3. Sylvia

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Reminded of a school canteen but with worse food. Mussel dish served with an unopened mussel. Grilled chicken tough overcooked and dry. Vinegar was in a sachet at these prices expected a bottle. No beers on the menu or prices. Needs a serious overhaul.

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  4. CarolineF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place and nice food. Very accommodating and friendly staff.

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  5. JasmineW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Loved the themed menu and the fact that we were staying on site with a restaurant on our doorstep that was a massive selling point for us. Some feedback I would suggest is some music. The place is small and once other patriots leave the silence fills. Especially for the themed night a little Italian background music would of been perfect! A member of our party is Gluten free and she was well taken care of, she felt safe and left full. If you do an Italian night again you should consider doing an anti pasti board on the menu and maybe investing in a pizza oven or homemade dough. As the pizza dough tasted like it had been frozen (it wasn't a soft base and crust). However the range of pizza's you had on offer would of fit anyone's taste, I personally had the goats cheese and mushroom it was great! Maybe an option to create your own pizza choice or topping add on's would be a great addition. Overall if we come to the area again we will be returning to Seaton Hall we had a wonderful stay and a wonderful meal on site.

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  6. ConnieB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an early doors deal. Very good value and excellent service. Highly recommend.

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  7. HeatherG

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and helpful friendly staff made for a very enjoyable evening.

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  8. CathyS

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely upmarket food and great service. Surprisingly, not very busy which did mean a lack of atmosphere, but I'm sure as word gets round that the moorhen is open in the evenings it will get busier.

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  9. EmmaW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, lovely friendly service. Nothing was too much trouble. Had a little wait for our food but everything was fresh and we were happy to wait in such a relaxed environment! Thank you for the great food and service!

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  10. StephenJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First visit, very enjoyable, will be back again when out that way.

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  11. JanO

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were excellent. Our only criticism is that the place is very ‘canteeny’ which I guess is the modern way but we would probably have preferred a little more luxury for the price. We will definitely visit again , maybe when the weather is better so we can enjoy the outdoor section

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  12. MrsD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good menu, wonderful food and very flexible service. We ordered a side dish not on the menu, and asked for alterations to one meal. Nothing was too much trouble. A strong recommendation from us.

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  13. MalcolmW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Enjoyed the food very much but it was a cold night so not very cosy. Would visit again in Summer.

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  14. ScottH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went in low season so the restaurant was quiet but the food was top quality. I had the lasagne and there was loads of cheese on top and packed full of meat. My wife’s Halibut was excellently presented and would rival nearby bistro’s of Michelin qualit for presentation.

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  15. HelenS

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely cafe. We visited at lunchtime and there was a nice selection of food. Staff were friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend this cafe and will visit again.

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  16. GrahamB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal in a very pleasant environment. The service was really good, and the meal was cooked by someone who understands about cooking. Very interesting menu. We had a really good night and where made very welcome. Will definitely go again. Angela and Graham Bagshaw

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FAQs

The Moorhen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01947 488005.

The Moorhen is rated 4.4 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Moorhen

The Moorhen, Seaton Hall, Staithes, N Yorks TS13 5AT

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Saltburn-by-the-Sea
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 9:30 am–2:30 pm Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Café, Afternoon Tea, Bistro
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sam Lightwing
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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