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Bateman's Tower Cafe

Promenade Way, Brightlingsea CO7 0HJ, England
+44 7807 208464
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (16 reviews)
“coleslaw” (6 reviews)
“panini” (6 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 17:00 Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
£
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
Promenade Way, Brightlingsea CO7 0HJ, England
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On January 1st my wife and I went out looking for some where to have a coffee.Where ever we went normal places were closed.I knew of one place that was sure to be open.Bateman's cafe. Brightlingsea. Sure enough not only were they open it was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RYoungs
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Had a regular cooked English breakfast there after an early start birdwatching just along the track from the cafe. It was amazing value, under £5 and as well as the expected options there was fried bread and bread and butter and a mug of tea....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dave C
lisa-brown01, Owner at Bateman's Tower Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thank you for the lovely review and don’t worry things won’t change that much with the redevelopment 😊

Reviewed 25 October 2018

My husband and I visited yesterday - what a wonderful place to enjoy their delicious food. I had the bacon and brie panini which was so reasonable priced. It came up quickly and hot. Tea and coffee reasonably priced too. Service was quick with a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ruthgKent
lisa-brown01, Owner at Bateman's Tower Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you again soon 😊

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Taking a walk along the water front at Brightlingsea, we came upon Batemans. It was certainly coffee time and the smell of bacon was irresistible. Although October it was a delightful day and we were able to sit outside and take in the glorious view....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank frankart_10
lisa-brown01, Owner at Bateman's Tower Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you so much for a lovely review and we are really glad you enjoyed your time with us 😊

Reviewed 8 October 2018

A great assortment of breakfast, whether you are a big eater or just want something light. Bacon sandwiches are fantastic. Scones are always lovely and fresh with a choice of jams.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Liz21543
lisa-brown01, Owner at Bateman's Tower Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you so much for the lovely review. Sorry for the late reply Look forward to seeing you again 😊

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Service and food were excellent the ice cream seller was interested in where we were from, he told us they didn't get a lot of tourism from other countries around here very often.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank bkirk4747
lisa-brown01, Owner at Bateman's Tower Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for the fantastic review. We always appreciate feed back for our staff Look forward to seeing you again 😊

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Today I visited Bateman’s with my family. In fact we visited it twice. This is the first time my wife and I have visited this part of the coast; however my son and his family have have been before. The cafe is located at the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank P6083XSanthonyd
lisa-brown01, Owner at Bateman's Tower Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it really is appreciated I’m sorry I had missed it the app doesn’t seem to be working properly Look forward to seeing you again 😊

Reviewed 7 August 2018

We walk to Bateman's regularly at weekends and the standard breakfast is really good value and the quality is consistently good. It is a typical beach café with tables outside overlooking the small beach and coastline opposite Bateman's Tower. No frills, decent filter coffee or...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Steve W
lisa-brown01, Owner at Bateman's Tower Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it really is appreciated The café will retain the same food and quality for money once rebuilt. I’m sorry I had missed your review, the app doesn’t seem to be working properly Look...More

Reviewed 21 July 2018

We parked at All saints church and walked along the river bank - old railway line. This cafe is a great relief. Food ok, coffee poor (next time we will try the tea); plans to expand & improve welcome. lots of beach play stuff for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank lowryepp
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Our first visit to this seaside cafe and we were very happily surprised by what we found. It is situated in a lovely spot right on the shore line at the end of Promenade Way with a Car Park and Toilets nearby. The choice of...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank nanni22
lisa-brown01, Owner at Bateman's Tower Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Ahhh Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it really is appreciated We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. I’m sorry I had missed your review the app doesn’t seem to be working properly Look forward to...More

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AmandaW4523
14 May 2017|
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Response from NickHC | Reviewed this property |
No but there are some public ones about a hundred yards away by the car park
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Carole D
2 April 2017|
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Response from lisa-brown01 | Property representative |
Hi Carole. We cook from 9-5 the whole menu. I haven't added the menu to tripadvisor yet but is something I need to do. We serve breakfasts, Baps, toasties, panini, jacket potatoes, scampi & chips, Burgers, cheesy chips... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, 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: Promenade Way, Brightlingsea CO7 0HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Brightlingsea
  • Phone Number: +44 7807 208464
  • E-mail
Description
We offer a varied menu all freshly prepared from sandwiches including toasties to Full (all day) English Breakfasts, Jacket Potato's, Paninis, Salads, Breakfast Baps and Burgers, Children's meals and light snacks We have the largest selection of Kelly's of Cornwall ice cream in Brightlingsea with 22 fabulous flavours without forgetting the delicious Kelly's whip ice cream We cater for all your beach needs from buckets and spades to crabbing lines There is also a small selection of gifts to take back for the memories
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