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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Cafe, British
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely fish and chips lunch. Freshly cooked and hot. Cod with beer batter and chips both crispy. Friendly staff and clean facilities.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Less than average in food quality and above average in prices. The service was good, unfortunately la quality of what we ordered was not good.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited previously in 2021 and had the GF Victoria sponge then. Had it again on second visit and pleased to see it was just as great with a lovely cuppa! Very friendly and helpful service. Spotless place. Well done ladies.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

Great food especially their range of Gluten Free options the service was fantastic and would highly recommend paying them a visit

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

Customer service was very good and the food was great they where really accommodating with baby Definitely come again thank you

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

Superb breakfast as always, great service, always a warm welcome! Special mention for Jayne and Leah, thankyou. See you in the summer!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Bell cliff restaurant Hutchings, General Manager at The Bell Cliff Restaurant and Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2024

Always lovely to see you guys xx

Reviewed 12 February 2024

was lucky enough to find a place that does gf scones! the staff were lovely and informed us that they cook the gf scones first to avoid contamination. they were warm and tasty and served with an amazing view of the water!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 December 2023

Excellent food and really lovely, friendly staff. Have been going to Lyme for years, such a shame we have only just found this little gem. Will certainly be returning 👍👍

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

Really good breakfast, reasonably priced. I had the small English breakfast, which was more than enough for me. Would recommend. Lovely historic building.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

Made to feel extremely welcome by Caz and Lydia. They also went out of their way to welcome our dog. Lovely food and great service. Highly recommend

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

Absolutely perfect breakfast staff are so friendly and nothing too much trouble .. so welcoming and kind to our dogs offering treats.. spotlessly clean and would defiantly recommend

Date of visit: October 2023
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Bell cliff restaurant Hutchings, General Manager at The Bell Cliff Restaurant and Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Thank you so much, reviews like this mean the world to us xx

Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

Such a nice atmosphere, excellent food with generous portions. the staff celebrated my partners birthday with candles in scones! Really recommend

Date of visit: October 2023
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Bell cliff restaurant Hutchings, General Manager at The Bell Cliff Restaurant and Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Thank you so much for taking tge time to leave such a lovely review x

Reviewed 5 October 2023

We visited this cafe/restaurant on Friday 22nd September as there was little else available for lunch. We ate on the lower level. The food was relatively quick and good. Our only gripe was the fact they let dogs into the place. I like dogs, but...not where food is concerned. There was a table nearby where a couple sat with a dog. The waitress whilst taking their order "petted" the dag, surely this is a breech of hygiene, I would like to bet she never washed her hands when she left their table! Once the couple had finished their meal, they got up from their table and as the dog got up to leave there was dog hairs flying everywhere! I'm sorry, but this is not hygenic when people are sat eating food! Very disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Bell cliff restaurant Hutchings, General Manager at The Bell Cliff Restaurant and Tea Rooms, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2023

I'm sorry you were not happy with us allowing dogs in our restaurant , there are many notices outside stating that we do allow dogs so perhaps if you are against dining in places where dogs are allowed you should check first. As for our...More

Reviewed 28 September 2023 via mobile

Stopped here planning to just have a cup of tea but instead got tempted into a cream tea and a cheese tea. Both were lovely, £8 for 2 scones, jam and cream and pot of tea, £8.50 for 2 savoury cheese and chive scones with...cheese wedge and chutney and a pot of tea. Food was lovely, tea was good, staff were really friendly and welcoming. Had a sneaky look at other people's larger meals (fish and chips etc) and they looked good. Definitely would go again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

Wonderful spot in the region to have a quick lunch. Staff all very friendly and helpful. I recommend the gluten free scones and anything with the apple cider chutney. Thanks!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Response from kishw2017 | Reviewed this property |
there was no need to book when we went, but only had outside seating at the time.
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Hi Jenny. Sorry about my late reply, but yes we can offer a vegan afternoon tea in the form of a cucumber sandwich, vegan chocolate Tiffin. Could be topped off with a glass of vegan fizz as well! Please phone ahead to book... More
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Response from K8370PWsamm | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can’t remember the price but yes they welcome dogs! X
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The Bell Cliff Restaurant and Tea Rooms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5