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Reviewed 6 days ago

After waiting for 50 mins for sausage bap and other customers who were after me getting food - no apology , just rudeness and don’t you know we are busy , and the member of staff waving her hands in aggressive way in my face.... I was on my own with my dog , which made it even more difficult. I have a number of holidays let’s and will be making an point to tell them NOT to visit this arrogant business due to fact the thing the have a captive audience on the beach they thinks it’s ok to treat customers like that - not nice , all they need to say was sorry for the wait and issue the refund hope to see you again , sorry goes along way but yes I got a refund but felt really upset of the aggressive way staff member waved her hands in my face . Honestly the worst service award for years taking no accountability goes to Jay Jay todayMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 January 2024

Miserable lot they take no account of a single person with a dog who wants a coffee. I was ignored as I could not got in the notice said no dogs no skateboards but they allowed prams and smelly screaming babies

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

This café is situated half way along the promenade, which is convenient when doing a walk from Hopton to Gorleston. It has a huge variety of food, both hot and cold. We went for a cheese scone and piece of cake. The scone was homemade,...full of cheese and mustard which tasted delicious. My coconut raspberry cakes was fresh and tasty. Prices are very expensive and service is slow, as one experienced lady was barking orders at the young girls behind the counter. A nice place to go for a treat.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Stopped for a coffee and a bite to eat/late lunch whilst having a stroll along the beach/prom. Highly recommended. Food service was quick and portion size was great, although had thought food was pricey until saw how much they put on the plates ! Food...was nice as was the coffee. Will definitely be stopping in again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

Had good promise but sadly the food wasn’t great. Poached egg on toast with crispy bacon was more crispy eggs with poached bacon. If there was any butter on the toast it was minimal. The bacon had rubber band fat and the poached eggs were...well and truly over done! Toast was so hard I couldn’t eat most of it especially with the plastic knife and fork. Other half had Sausage bap was ok but again minimal if any butter. Cappuccino and black americano was nice tho!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

Visited this cafe a few times now. Decided to have breakfast here instead of at our budget hotel. The weather was good so eating outside was ideal. The staff were great, friendly and helpful. The breakfast wrap was excellent, packed with sausage, bacon, egg, mushrooms,...hash brown with a side of beans. Sausage and egg bap for my wife also great. Good tea as well. (A lot of negative comments on here about food served in cardboard trays with disposable cutlery. We are all entitled to personal views but for me it is sensible given that if a piece of crockery gets broken outside, it could be very nasty for the many walkers, children and dogs using the promenade. )More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

Was really lovely, very quick service, had Cromer crab salad. Delicious. Will definitely go again soon.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023 via mobile

Situated at the quieter end of the beach , the section you can walk dogs on during the high season , we were amazed at the great choice of food available and just how tasty it looked. As it was not a specialist Fish &...Chip eatery we took a chance ordering the haddock & chips . This generous portion was not only beautifully presented with the finest tartar sauce I've had in ages but also had a large fresh crisp side salad . The fresh tasting fish was in super light batter and the chunky chips were cooked to perfection, crisp non greasy outside and soft and fluffy inside. At £13 for a portion that we could not finish it was great value , we'd have paid more in London for far less without the garnish . The staff were super friendly and helpful. The other diners food looked just as tasty . I'd recommend this eatery to anyone and an added bonus is loads of free parking at this end of the beach . We returned for an ice cream , for which they had a fine selection and some fresh squeezed orange juice a couple of hours laterMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

Great tasty lunch, loved my fish and the kids had delicious cakes for dessert. Owner was present and seemed to be very attentive to local customers. We went with friends who are local and will definitely visit again. Plus the view was great too great...food by the beach.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 18 July 2023

Jay Jays has always been a great place to eat for locals and holiday makers with great food but recently the quality has changed and is now a disappointment. What a stupid idea it is to serve the food in cardboard boxes with plastic spoons...instead of proper china plates and dishes with proper cutlery like they have always done. I also noticed that a lot of things are no longer on the menu I’m guessing because they cannot be served in cardboard boxes. I don’t expect to eat food that’s now quite expensive from a cardboard box. I’m a local and I don’t like to feel I’ve been ripped off.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023 via mobile

Little gem of a place .. beach is just perfect for dogs & the food was amazing and scrumptious.. had Cromer crab salad & a ploughman’s .. box filled to the brim .. only thing could fault no bread with ploughman’s .. dogs loved it...water bowls and kind of a doggie meet & greet .. friendly staff & the most beautiful view .. will be back! 👍🏻More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023

We had a crab sandwich and my goodness it was the best I have had. Got to have white bread to get the full taste of the crab. Lovely staff, chatty and friendly.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023

Looked up places to eat while staying in burgh castle This looked perfect so travelled to gorleston what a disappointment As you can see in the pictures breakfast served on a plate. Well £42 for full English breakfast for 3 served in boxes plastic knife...and fork plus it wasn't even good. Definitely would not eat here again plus photos need changing as it gives the wrong impression.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 June 2023

For the second year running totally ignored by the people behind the counter. We were not even acknowledged so walked out, last year we waited and were served eventually. A total contrast to lovely friendly service at the Ocean room earlier.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023

Used to come here all the time but haven’t been for two years due to change of job so looking forward to this - what a disappointment! Went for a breakfast but rudely told there was no menu anymore, only a specials board. Decided to...cut my loses with two lattes and a sausage roll for just under £10! The coffee was awful milky mess with no frothy head or taste and the sausage roll wasn’t much better… shame as this was one of the best restaurants in the area but won’t be returning againMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Jay Jay's at The Beach Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5