Bursting with rustic charm, Estbek House is a restaurant with rooms based in a Georgian house in the idyllic Yorkshire village of Sandsend. The restaurant serves an ever changing menu of high quality dishes, which take their inspiration from the area's fantastic local produce. Estbek House's aim is to let the natural flavours of the food shine through and not overcomplicate dishes by using too many ingredients. Boasting high quality service and a formal but unpretentious atmopshere, the restaurant is particularly well suited to special occasions when you're looking for something a little more unique than the average bistro.
The grade II-listed building which houses the restaurant dates back to 1750 and sits just off the the village's main street, moments away from the sandy beach. The dining area, which is split into two sections, is simply decorated in muted tones to give the space a bright and airy feel and the tables are covered with white table cloths. Downstairs, there is a separate bar area which makes a great spot to enjoy a few drinks before your meal, while perusing the food menu.
It shouldn't be a huge surprise given the location of Estbek House near the coast, that seafood plays a big role when it comes to the food offering, but there are other options available too. You can expect starters such as smoked haddock and leek gratin, smoked salmon with avacado ice cream, and walnut and roasted garlic pate. Main courses might include a whole Whitby lobster with a choice of sauces, and a Shiraz-glazed Moorland fillet steak, while miniature puddings range from lemon and honey cream to liquorice and aniseed ice cream served in a brandy snap basket.
Estbek House prides itself on its selection of wines just as much as its food, and in total has over 200 bins including some rarities. There's a particular focus on wines from Australia and New Zealand.