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Friends Bar & Restaurant

68 Central Drive, Blackpool FY1 5QD, England
+44 871 944 3535
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Overview
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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“mash” (6 reviews)
“roast dinner” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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68 Central Drive, Blackpool FY1 5QD, England
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31 - 40 of 122 reviews

Reviewed 29 April 2016

yet again another excellent meal and service at this café. nigel was smiling as much as ever. cant go to blackpool without going here

Thank amanda f
Stevenfriends, Manager at Friends Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2016

It was a pleasure to see you and hopefully you will come by the next time you're in Blackpool

Reviewed 29 April 2016

It didn't look much from the outside and we nearly discounted it and moved on. We were really pleased we didn't. 9 of us ordered breakfasts of different sizes and it was a pleasure to watch one man use his skills to cook all these...More

Thank Barnsleygeordie
Stevenfriends, Manager at Friends Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2016

Just like to take this opportunity to say thank you for leaving your feedback we much appreciate it in helping to keep good customer service and hopefully see you again next year . Hope you had a great holiday

Reviewed 27 April 2016

Always friendly, Always improving the cafe, Always top food. The chef is a man of real talent can tell he has a lot of experience at the top level of his trade.More

Thank Leon J
Stevenfriends, Manager at Friends Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2016

Could I please take this opportunity to thank you for your feedback it is much appreciated we pride ourselves in giving good customer service and making sure that you have a top service whilst in Blackpool you're more than welcome and thank you once again...More

Reviewed 24 April 2016

Amazing little cafe. Owner is friendly and helpful, great menu. The food is very good and plentiful all at good prices. Had a Sunday lunch of chicken, 4 veg, mash, roast potatoes, gravy and mug of tea for £4.95. Had the braising steak the week...More

Thank Phil S
Stevenfriends, Manager at Friends Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2016

Like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking your time to leave with this fabulous feedback we appreciate it and we pride ourselves on giving great customer service and satisfaction we do hope to see you again soon .

Reviewed 27 March 2016

FROZEN FISH, YUK! NEVER EVER BEFORE IN Blackpool!! They say fresh to order on menu and it ain't!! Cheapest possible "sandwich" ham with your egg,chips and beans!!!!!More

Thank EnglandNorton
Stevenfriends, Manager at Friends Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2016

Can I start by saying I am so sorry about your experience and we deeply apologise would like to give the best possible service to all customers and the best quality I completely apologise the service you. Please give us one more try next time...More

Reviewed 22 March 2016

I found this place in October 2015, the food was 5 star and the prices low. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Ian S
Stevenfriends, Manager at Friends Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2016

Thanks you for taking the time. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

came in had home made steak pie 4 veg chips gravy mug tea all for 4.25p or 2 £8.00 great service very polite owner food was top class very recommendable would come back here again

Thank Sandra M
Stevenfriends, Manager at Friends Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2016

So happy you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 14 March 2016

This has got to be the best place to eat in Blackpool. The food is fantastic and really cheap. Nigel, the owner is a lovely chap, really welcoming and can't do enough for you. Great choice of food at fantastic prices. You'd be daft not...More

Thank Margaret K
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Have just had a great time in the harlequin cafe in Blackpool. Wonderful hot and tasty casserole with roast pork and pork sausage mash potatoes 4 vegetables and lashings of gravy. All served by Nigel a cert polite and efficient owner. Nothing too much trouble...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We went to this cafe for breakfast,the food was great and the welcome was very friendly,excellent value for money,would highly recommend

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 16:00
Thursday
07:30 - 16:00
Friday
07:30 - 16:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Central Drive, Blackpool FY1 5QD, England (Formerly Harlequin Cafe Blackpool)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Blackpool
  • Phone Number: +44 871 944 3535
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Description
We would like to welcome you all old and new friends bar and restaurant
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