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The Whale Tail


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, British
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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All reviews falafel homity pie quiche salad smoked tofu potato skins vegan cakes hash browns pudding burger vegetarian restaurant specials board penny street healthy lunch great veggie shop downstairs love this place
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a regular visitor to Whale Tail so thought it was about time I left a review. It's so difficult to find fault, my only gripe would be that at certain times it can be difficult to get a seat, but that is just a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Sabrina L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is always wonderful, wholesome and homemade. It’s a really chilled cosy atmosphere in the cafe itself and the food is VERY reasonable especially for the portion sizes.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank DavidBannon67
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great brunch place, delicious vegetarian food and a comfy “quirky” ambiance. Friendly vibe and time and space to relax. Loved it

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank joan_morgan912
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

We used to visit loads when we lived Lancaster so decided you were worth a drive from Blackburn. I checked your website and trip advisor both stating you are open ... so we set off!! Only to arrive and you are closed...it’s inconsiderate! We won’t...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Hidden away, under an arch off the main road. Lovely fresh food, lots of choice. Nice friendly staff, willing and able to give advise. Also a specials board with great choice.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MaggieH114
Reviewed 7 December 2018

If I hadn't read good reviews for this place, I would never have made it up to the top floor; the yard outside is messy, the entrance doorway looks like the sort of place staff would go for a fag break, (though let me say...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Having recently moved to Lancaster I was delighted to discover Whaletail. Lancaster has a great veggie/vegan scene and Whaletail is the beating heart of it. I'm not vegetarian but I love the food served here - it's fresh, healthy & very tasty. I always feel...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Matt C
Reviewed 25 November 2018

As we were in Lancaster for the day we went for a walk down memory lane. A trip back to an old favourite, the Whale Tail vegetarian cafe. The Whale Tail is down a little alleyway on Penny Street. It is upstairs above Single Step...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank GriseldaTubb
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Started coming off M6 at Lancaster for a break rather than use the services what a find great food, lovely atmosphere, child friendly what more could you want.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Al M
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Came here with my partner for a healthy lunch and were amazed at the selection of vegan and veggie options. A nice healthy choice and relatively cheap for the portions that you get. Only problem I'd say is the location as we couldn't find it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Adele B
29 August 2018|
Response from charliebear2018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Adele, Their web site says that this cafe is open on Sunday between 10am - 3pm. I was in Lancaster recently and enjoyed this place so much I went several times. Hope you get there and enjoy. Charlie
31 July 2018|
Response from BloHame | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is an outside area out the back with benches so I imagined you can sit out there with the dog :)
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