Dining Out review - Palm Court Hotel '˜a peaceful oasis'

Palm Court Hotel, Scarborough

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 29th November 2018, 10:03 am
Updated Thursday, 29th November 2018, 12:25 pm
140610e Palm Court Hotel Advertising pictures Picture by Neil Silk 04/02/14

Calm and classic, the lounge of the Palm Court Hotel is an oasis of peace in the hustle and bustle of a shopping centre on a Saturday in the run-up to Christmas.

Open daily from 10am to 8.30pm, it serves, brunch, morning coffee, lie bites, lunch, afternoon tea and supper.

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Me and my mum headed there, laden down with shopping bags and fed up with pushing and shovving, for brunch-lunch.

Attracted by the crumpet menu, my mum chose poached eggs with crispy bacon, £5.60.

Two crumpets topped with well-done bacon and perfectly poached eggs duly arrived.

I chose honey-glazed Yorshire ham and English mustard sandwiches on white, served with coleslaw and home-cooked crisps, £6.50.

There is also a choice of hot sandwiches including baguettes and lite bites.

More substantial meals include Palm Court burger – served with bacon andcheese, hand cut chips and home-made coleslaw, £11.95.

Large deep fried haddock with home cut chips, mushy peas and home-made tartare sauce, £12.95.

The atmosphere in the lounge – a range of sofas and comfy chairs arranged around dinner or coffee tables – is always relaxed.

Soft, easy listening music is played and the staff, always, polite, never rush the customers.

Afternoon teas – now popular country-wide – take on a festive flavour from Saturday until December 31.

Served daily from noon to 5pm, this will consist of a selection of festive ribbon sandwiches – including local bronzed turkey, stuffing and cranberry and roast beef with horseradish – and home-made cranberry scones served with homemade jam and clotted cream.

Accompanying these will be an advocaat shot; Black Forest shot; chocolate brownie with Santa strawberry hat; boozy cherry yuletide log; festive shortbread; snowman marshmallow; Bailey’s cream-filled meringue; festive macaroons; Christmas cake and a choice of Yorkshire Tea or cafetiere of coffee.

The Palm Court also has a restaurant.