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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (20 reviews)
“scones” (14 reviews)
“herb bread” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Kipford, Kippford, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place has reopened and changed the opening hours, which was well needed. The cakes and scones are excellent and the coffee is to die for and I’m very picky !! We called last weekend and they were full to capacity serving Christmas lunches ,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Syl-yorkshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

By an inlet from the Solway estuary is the small harbour of Kippford, newly opened is the Ark cafe/restaurant. It is on the way to the cockle shell beaches and the footpath through woods, past the weird garden with mysterious peepholes to monsters [see for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Gerald B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, which is reasonably priced, at this lovely little cafe in a beautiful village. Staff were very welcoming too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We regularly holiday in Kippford and went for lunch here. Service and food excellent. I had the prawn open sandwich and they gave me a choice of prawn size which was nice, and freshly brewed tea. Had a pleasant conversation with the owner who was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank charltonphil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to this lovely little tea room, the decor is gorgeous. The foods lovely with great friendly staff. My egg mayonnaise open sandwich was probably the best I've ever had, the prawn sandwich which my partner had said it was just as nice....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank linda l
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We decided to call in here for some breakfast before starting our coastal walk. This is not a cafe and does not offer traditional breakfast fare - less cooked breakfast and more smoked salmon and eggs benedict. However we were hungry so decided on the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JonathanDecB
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We enjoyed a superb lunch of homemade lentil soup and herb bread followed by delicious cakes. We were lucky to get a table in the bay window and so we had wonderful views. Good food, good value and highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Haliaeetusalbicilla
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This little cafe is located along a trail that runs from the village to Rockcliffe, and it really couldn't be handier. We were advised by several walkers to make this walk, which actually deviates from the actual Rockville Trail, and to stop in the village....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank geismom
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Whilst out on a walk in Kippford we came across the most charming of tea rooms, it was beautifully decorated and so very clean with views to dream the day away. We opted for homemade roasted pepper and tomato soup with herb bread which was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank 909Joanne
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

We popped in here to refuel at the midpoint of a walk. The scones were great (take the cream and jam) and there was a good selection of cakes. The sandwiches looked good too.

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Ken R
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9 September 2018|
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Response from Rantinrover | Reviewed this property |
The Ark has re-opened - reviewed 3 days ago on TA. Don't know their policy as regards dogs however it is quite a small tearoom so I'd be surprised if they were allowed inside (with exception of guide dogs).
1 November 2017|
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Response from Heather T | Reviewed this property |
sorry lve been to the ark before but l didn't know there was a flat above it just call in next time and ask the lady in the tea room
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kipford, Kippford, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Kippford
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