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Monties Cafe & Guesthouse

Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
+44 15394 42723
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“beans” (8 reviews)
“blt” (4 reviews)
“soup” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for our lunch one afternoon and the food was great! I had the soup which was perfect for a cold autumn day! Very warm and welcoming and the staff were very nice! Perfect place to fill up before exploring the lake!

Thank Emma b
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Monties and we are glad it served you well. Please do come back and visit again soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'm rating this place 5 out of 4 because I can't think of any reason not to.... the food wasn't out of this world but it was a good old fashioned brekkie which did the job! Just what we wanted.... nothing fancy but cooked really...More

Thank SarahM9920DX
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and comments. We hope to welcome you back again on your next visit and welcome any recommendations.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we stopped into montes for breakfast one morning lovely clean place,welcoming staff nice background music comfy seating full english was deliscious would go back again

Thank gill77_11
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow Gill, high praise all round for Monties and our team! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and nice coffee, food also good. Very welcoming to 2 adults 2 kids and a border terrier coming in from the cold.

Thank Christopher A
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and glad your visit to Monties was a pleasant one. We are one of the few cafes in Bowness that welcome pets!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a drink after visiting The World of Beatrix Potter, my self and our children (9&5) had milkshakes and my partner had a coffee. The milkshakes were lovely, and the staff were really polite and friendly. We didn’t get any food there,...More

Thank Nic C
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and glad your visit to us was an enjoyable one. Please do come back and visit us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for lunch. Had last table so very popular. Had jacket potatoes all round cheese one and beef chill were both delicious. Well worth a visit. Mid range prices.More

Thank DGD3020
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Monties and glad we were able to accommodate you. Yes, our café is very popular with both locals and visitors and a great spot for watching the world go by! We hope you come...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really nice breakfast in this pretty cafe. Food was all good with the possible exception of the toast which was burnt. Service friendly and the food arrived quickly. Breakfast for 4 with tip about £50. The main issue with this cafe is...More

1  Thank fraz33
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Monties and glad you enjoyed it. We apologise that we no longer accept card payments but do display a sign advising customers of this. we do also provide toilet facilities, although they are accessed...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 20/10/17 just by chance. We had driven to bowness and decided to stay over and luckily found a vacancy here. The rooms are a lovely size and very comfortable. Only downside was a little noisy being on the Main Street but can't be...More

Thank Beccy30
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so very much Beccy for this honest and refreshing review, it is much appreciated and we hope you come back and stay with us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks for your reply. I totally hear what you say about the card, but in this day and age cards accepted everywhere my window cleaner takes debit card and he is a very small business. I hope your newest trainee assistant is learning fast of...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited yesterday for lunch and again today for breakfast. Both really good and the staff were very polite and efficient. Would recommend this to anybody looking for good homely food at reasonable prices. Everything i nited coming from the kitchen looked appetising. Well worth a...More

Thank harry m
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visits to Monties and we are delighted to read that both were very much enjoyed. We look forward to welcoming you back again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 42723
  • E-mail
Description
At Monties we offer clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation, together with a fantastic breakfast! We are open daily, serving breakfast, lunches, afternoon tea, drinks and homemade cakes. We always aim to use as much local produce as possible for our dishes. Monties also have a great wine list so you can enjoy a glass of wine and watch the world go by!
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