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Richard Booth s Bookshop Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, British,
44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
+44 1497 820322
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (39 reviews)
“soda bread” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place, an eating place at the back of a two floor bookshop. Old creaky floorboards meets new modern design. Anyway, food was good, veg pearl barley risotto tasty, but small portion. Tea for two served as it should be, loose leaf in a teapot....More

Thank AlunP101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beef bourgignon and cauliflower with perl las cheese, £12, delicious tasty lunch, with Shepherds ice cream for afters,fresh mint choc chip and toffee honeycomb, really creamy ice cream - just right in terms of size of meal too, not too full.

Thank LilwenLlewellyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect cafe for lunch. Yummy food (possibly the best chips we had all week), friendly staff, and a lovely setting in a light and airy space (even on a grey day).

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Last Sunday visited with my wife , food presented but short of my order okay we are all human. Today we visited again for lunch and again the wine as ordered was not delivered , then when the food came to the table we did...More

2  Thank MTBWales
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Today I had lunch with friends in this popular cafe/restaurant and all the good feedback I'd heard was confirmed. The portions are not huge, although adequate, the menu isn't extensive, but interesting. Three of us agreed that the game pie was delicious and the fourth...More

Thank KMC584
Reviewed 7 November 2017

cute little cafe a little difficult for me as there were steps into it but very over prived for tea and cakes for what it was

Thank jayneyboro
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We try to make an annual visit to Hay on Wye and Richard Booths bookshop and the cafe is top of our list. A must for all book lovers. The cafe has an excellent selection of dishes. Always well presented and tasty. We have never...More

Thank bramblebear7
Reviewed 8 October 2017

An amazing selection of books, well laid out so easy to find what you were looking. The cafe was excellent as well.

Thank Mrs Linda L
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

A treat to visit Richard Booth's Bookshop Cafe' to celebrate my birthday with family. Delicious freshly cooked food and exceptional service from the manager 'Anna'. We were able to spend a delightful couple of hours in a unique location. Hope to plan a further visit...More

Thank Saab900man
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is my second revue for this excellent so called 'cafe'. On Saturday, I lunched there again and had the most delicous dish, which was equal to a Michelin starred restaurant. The dish in question consisted of three layers of melt-in-the-mouth ham hock, interspersed with...More

Thank Bumble100
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
  • Phone Number: +44 1497 820322
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