Our favourite places in Bridlington

Our favourite places in Bridlington:

Our family has been in the Brid area for at least 250 years. So we thought we would provide some information on the places that our ancestors introduced us to:

Tophams

Tophams

2 Cross St, Bridlington YO15 2NL

This Ice Cream Parlour was vintage before the word vintage was fashionable. Fashioned on a 1950s American coffee shop, it hasn’t really changed in living memory. The pictures of exotic sundaes are still the same (although the prices aren’t!), and still use the same ingredients. Even back in the 1970s this place had an Italian coffee machine and you can still get an excellent cappuccino or hot chocolate.

The Rowan Tree

The Rowan Tree

7 Regent Terrace, Bridlington,YO15 2PD

Bridlington was a working town, with a long history in fisheries and agriculture, long before the hordes from Leeds and Bradford started coming for trips to the seaside. The food in Brid is workmanlike, with fried fish and pie on many a menu. In town, we go to Quayside for great fish and chips and the option to sit down. As far as we know, The Rowan Tree is the only organic café in Brid and we love it!

The owners live in Bempton and they can be persuaded to provide cakes for you at Walmsley House.

Bonifacio’s

12 Regent Terrace, Bridlington YO15 2PD

Bonifacio’s is a relatively new discovery via TripAdvisor. We live in a big city and we enjoy good quality family food, and this fits the bill. It’s a proper Italian Italian, with a few interesting ingredients.

Fish and Chips at 149

149 Marton Road, Bridlington YO16 7DJ

The best fish and chips in Britain, just a couple of hundred yards from the Brid-Bempton road. Enough said.

The Spa/South Promenade/Kiddies Corner

Spa, Promenade, Kiddies Corner

South Marine Drive, Bridlington YO15 3JH

The whole south beach area is a great place for a proper British day at the seaside. The Promenade is well laid out and the amenities give you everything you’d need. The Spa has been renovated and is good for all kinds of shows. But an absolute favourite is the motor boats at Kiddie Corner, the miniature fairground. These spluttering diesel-powered boats are decades old, but may be unique to the boating pool next to The Spa.

John Bull World of Rock/Candy Kingdom

Candy Kingdom

Unit 1-2 Lancaster Road, Carnaby Industrial Estate YO15 3QY

This is probably cheating, but since it’s just a couple of miles out of town we’ll squeeze it in. If you have kids under 12 and are wondering what to do on a wet weekday, here is your answer. See chocolate and rock being made (you can make your own), then burn off all your excess energy at a soft play centre.