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£25 - £65
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European, British, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at this lovely restaurant in Norton. We all ate different and not disappointed with any of it. The menu changes each day but can highly recommend the Anti-pasto to share for starters, my partner had the featherblade which was tremendous and my salami,...chill pasta was very good too. Desserts were all yum! Nice atmosphere in this lovely high street restaurant and great customer service. Definitely be backMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

Came here a couple of nights ago for my birthday. After many positive recommendations I have to say it did not disappoint. Me and my mum had the chicken and everything was cooked beautifully. Our waitress was excellent and the rest of the staff were...friendly, attentive and conscientious, ensuring we had everything we needed. Will definitely be going back!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 December 2023

Having lived in Norton for over 35 years have to confess this was my first visit to Cafe Lilli, sorry and my loss what a great place. We didn’t book but managed a table of two with no problem, service is always important for me...and they didn’t disappoint, the owner and Emily? what a pleasant young lady a credit to you served us with two excellent dishes. I had the chicken dish, superb flavours, well cooked and well presented. Can’t fault the place and will be back soon, well worth a try.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

It's been a while and I had totally forgotten to review. Lovely little restaurant in the village of Norton. Well, in one word....Delicious. Lovely plump mussels to start and Hake for main. My mam tried the risotto to start and I had a little taste...Yum....Stuffed chicken breast looked lovely as well. I would certainly return and have also recommended to others.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023 via mobile

Superb Italian food We had the Lindisfarne oysters big and fat nutty and juicy excellent value for money compared to what you normally pay for fine dining. The seabass was beautiful and crisp. There is always an excellent choice on the special menus of the...day.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023 via mobile

Gravadlax. Chicken curry. Eton mess. All delicious and served impeccably. All this was gluten free too!! So nice for a lunch time catch up.

Date of visit: September 2023
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roberto pittalis, Owner at Cafe Lilli, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2023

Thankyou for your review! We take pride in having a menu that is 90% gluten free, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 August 2023

Lovely personalised service at this restaurant. Always a great vibe and a good choice on the menu. Food comes in good time without being too quick and staff are there to ask if you need drinks/ anything else.

Date of visit: July 2023
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roberto pittalis, Owner at Cafe Lilli, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2023

What a lovely review, thankyou for taking the time to give us feedback!

Reviewed 6 August 2023 via mobile

Went on Saturday yea time with my Partner. Outstanding food as always and fantastic service. The staff are very helpful and the atmosphere is very nice 😊

Date of visit: August 2023
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roberto pittalis, Owner at Cafe Lilli, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2023

Thankyou for your kind words about the food and the staff, see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 August 2023 via mobile

The seafood was excellent fast friendly Service great ambience good value for money The only thing I would mention, was the lack of decent extraction fans in the kitchen Sometimes the smell of cooking, was overwhelming in the restaurant

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023 via mobile

Great little Italian, warm welcome and good service. The house red was superb but at £8.00 a glass it should be. Food was excellent, well presented, and cooked perfectly. We had the sticky toffee pudding to finish......lovely. Prices are a bit top end, but so...is the food. We will return.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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roberto pittalis, Owner at Cafe Lilli, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2023

Thankyou for taking the time to give us feedback, happy to hear you like the montepulciano; it is a staple in the restaurant! Look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 27 July 2023 via mobile

As always, the food and cocktails were superb! One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time! Very friendly staff, too. Thank you!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023

Very much a tale of 2 halves. Firstly the food. As ever very nice, tasty and great presentation, no issues at all. However our night was completely spoilt by a group of 6 who were very, very loud and completely inappropriate. Shouting, screeching and industrial...strength swearing constantly. We made the waitress aware of our concern whilst ordered our first drinks but absolutely nothing was done. It was obvious other tables were doing the same. When the waitress came to take the food order we could not hear her or us her, we had to agree she'd come back in 5 minutes assuming there would be management action to ask the table to be a little quieter, didn't happen. Anyway, the table left after an hour, the whole atmosphere changed to that of a busy, buzzy bistro. When paying the bill we again mentioned the table and were told 'yes everybody is mentioning it, I'll let the manager know' , too little too late. Very disappointed by the manager/owners lack of response or care for the majority of his customers.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023

The food & atmosphere is very good, however our evening here was spoiled by the live music. The singer was so loud that you could not make conversation with friends. The waitress had to shout to make herself heard. Had we been forewarned we would...have gone on another night. Cafe Lilli is a lovely place that doesn`t need live music!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 March 2023 via mobile

Always a pleasure to visit, staff are always so warm and welcoming. Full of smiles and happy to help. Food was simply stunning, from starter to dessert.

Date of visit: March 2023
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roberto p, General Manager at Cafe Lilli, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2023

Thankyou for taking the time to write a review for us! We love to hear all the feedback and look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 28 January 2023 via mobile

Visited with my wife for my birthday and bumped into good friends. Staff were so helpful and changed our table for 2 into a 4 even though our bookings were 30 minutes apart. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Great food as always, and...a warm friendly atmosphere make this a gem of a restaurant. Special shout out to whoever selects the wines - love the Primitivo - and also to Emily who made our night and embarrassed me with a birthday brownie. Thanks for making our night.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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roberto p, Manager at Cafe Lilli, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2023

Hello Gary, Thank you so much for your review! I'm so glad your enjoyed your night at Café Lilli! I hope I didn't embarrass you too much! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks again, Emily

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Cafe Lilli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5