The River Gardens
The River Gardens was bought in the early 1970's by Pat & the late Bill Perry. It had been a tea gardens since the turn of the century but was in a run down state. Over the years it was redesigned.
  Pat, at 75, still helps, maintain the gardens and enjoys propagating & discovering new plants. The River Gardens Cafe is run by Pat & Bill's daughter Jackie.

The River Gardens Cafe serves cooked meals & homemade baking all day. We are also renowned for our popular Whitby Crab Sandwiches & homemade Scones with Jam & Cream.

The Cafe is licensed, allowing you to relax and enjoy a glass of wine or cool beer with your meal whilst watching the beautiful River Esk flow by.

Here at the River Gardens Cafe we try & source our food locally (sample menu below).
  • Local butcher 'Radfords' steak pie
  • Whitby scampi
  • Homemade quiche
  • Homemade lasagne
  • Whitby crab sandwiches
  • Home cooked ham sandwiches
  • Homemade leek & potato soup
  • Fruit & cheese scones
  • Cherry pie
  • Caramel shortbread
  • Coconut bakewell
We also offer a range of buffets for private parties/functions & celebrations. Menus are available upon request.
We are easily accessible by bus & train with a bus stop located directly outside our gate and Sleights train station a 2 minute walk away.
We have a large free car park & we accept coach parties too (please contact us in advance, we have various menus available from snacks through to Whitby caught Cod & Chips).
We have an 18 hole putting green in the middle of our gardens.
We also have available to rent one 2 bedroom holiday cottage here at The River Gardens and two cottages in the centre of Whitby - please call for details.
  Tel: Cafe 07785573625
River Gardens Cafe

River Gardens Cafe

River Gardens Cafe

 

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Our Reviews

» May 2011

Scarborough Evening News "The Cafe Tasters" Brilliant Review.

Maureen and Michael Robinson

May 2008 Review

» June 2008

"Dear Jackie, We had an enjoyable evening with the golf but must say how much we enjoyed the supper.."

June 2008 Review

» May 2008

"To, Jackie & the staff at Perry's Garden 'spot', On behalf of the members of The Rotary Club of.."

May 2008 Review
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