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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” (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 20 February 2017

Hi was there on the weekend and this place had come highly recommended by a friend and whilst the bookshop was lovely and the staff in the bookshop themselves were terribly helpful and friendly the same cannot be said for the staff in the cafe....More

3  Thank Librarygirl1902
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I've been here twice now, once in the new year and once this weekend. The first time I went I had a really nice experience - lovely food, service and staff. However, when I went this weekend (after recommending it to my family), I had...More

1  Thank hrwilliams
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This was an amazing bookshop that went downstairs, upstairs and back (and back) from it's shop front. It went on for ever and, if you're into books you'll be in heaven. Good selection of cards too and a nice touch is the bookmark with every...More

Thank Fiona F
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

If you like books, and Hay-on-Wye, you'll already know about the very special literary emporium that's Booth's. It was the first time, however, that we'd tried their new cafe. It reminded me a bit of the model of Valvona & Crolla in Edinburgh, in which...More

Thank Beah1
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We chose to eat here based on the great reviews posted here. After a long day perusing this quaint town it was good to be able to sit down and eat some delicious food. The cafe was busy when we were seated but luckily got...More

1  Thank AndrewJMoor
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Afternoon snack- French onion soup, chef made, cherry and almond cake with cream also home made. Well executed by professional waiting and kitchen staff. Open kitchen to watch the chef working away. And the attached book shop is a delight to browse and buy. And...More

Thank Cinders014
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I do quite a bit of travelling around the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains, which means I get to sample different places to eat. Booth's Cafe is one of those places; I just love eating in when I come to Hay. The food there is...More

Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We visited yesterday for the first time, after a large breakfast we couldn't manage to eat much but the soup was one of the best onion soups I've tasted and the home made lemonade delicious. We definitely hope to have a return visit. The books...More

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Our second family visit to this very special cafe. We were welcomed and served by Maxine who is an outstanding waitress. The food and drinks were exceptional in both quality and presentation. We enjoyed celebrating our daughter's birthday in this delightful venue and left feeling...More

Thank Saab900man
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We were recommended to try this by the landlady of the pub at which we were staying. Great location at the back of Richard Booth's bookshop. Restaurant looked busy but not quite full as we descended from the shop, but we were asked if we...More

Thank PaulStaplesHonley
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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