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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (38 reviews)
“pancakes” (6 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 3 days ago via mobile

Helpful, happy and friendly staff. Very good range of tempting light lunches and incredibly good cakes. Excellent coffee, too! Will visit whenever in town. Thank you !

Thank JackSpratsWife
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great find at the rear of the bookshop. This is a very popular venue so be prepared to make a 20 minute booking and use the time to look around Hay . It was well worth the wait as the food was very good ....More

Thank Springer114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place. Children loved bookshop and the cafe served interesting and tasty food. Great place to while away time on a cold February day!

1  Thank Tony H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting the bookshop, which reminded us rather of Livaria Lello in Porto - the inspiration for much of the architecture of Hogwarts in Harry Potter - seemingly miles and miles of floor to ceiling bookcases, tables with displays on; a warren like environment,...More

1  Thank FiftyFifty5050
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really excited to visit this bookshop because of its size renown and it really is impressive. A wide selection of both new and second hand books. It's a great looking place. We visited the cafe which was busy so looked around for 20...More

1  Thank Krisyyy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't book here and its popular so expect to have to wait for a table. Lunch is delicious and tea is also great as they usually have by far the best cake in town.

1  Thank Claire D
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We arrived about 12.45pm, didn't have to queue. Ordered their coconut and red lentil soup which was absolutely delicious and served with hot toast and butter and enough to keep us going until dinner time. Finished it with a coffee, which again was excellent. The...More

1  Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 20 January 2018

We went for lunch and both service and food were a real delight. I was very disappointed to find that every single soft drink served was given a plastic straw. Nobody really needs a straw and even if they do perhaps it might be better...More

Thank Helen M
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Very good food and service. Popular cafe, our names were taken at the door and we had to wait a mere ten minutes (easy to do as there are books galore to while away the time). A very good meal of a vegetarian tart and...More

1  Thank Lettie_10
Reviewed 8 December 2017

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

2  Thank AlunP101
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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