Lu's Place

Lu's Place

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Hours
Sun
9:30 - 17:00
Mon
9:30 - 16:00
Wed
9:30 - 16:00
Thu
9:30 - 16:00
Fri
9:30 - 17:00
Sat
9:30 - 17:00
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
features
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About
Lu's Place is a vibrant & modern venue nestled in Meltham, Holmfirth. Lu's is surrounded by natural beauty, with the picturesque Meltham Mills Reservoir located a stone's throw away and the café boundary situated on the edge of Honley Woods. Whether you're seated in our café area with jungle vibe, cool glasshouse with retractable roof and windows, luxury VIP pod, or our terrace dining area overlooking the woodland, Lu's Place is the perfect venue to meet, eat, and relax.
CUISINES
Cafe, British, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available

Reviews

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles136 reviews
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Lu's Place presents a delightful dining experience with its unique decor, which ranges from Toy Story to chic giraffes, setting the stage for a relaxed and enjoyable ambiance. While the food quality receives high praise for its deliciousness, some guests feel the menu could offer more variety, especially for children, and caution that prices are on the higher side. The service at Lu's Place often earns commendation for being attentive and friendly, though there are occasional comments about automatic service charges and feeling rushed.
Food
Delicious
Atmosphere
Relaxed
Service
Attentive
Value
Pricey

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles136 reviews
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Abi
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
Loved it!! As a Coeliac Disease suffer I highly recommend a visit to this stylish and friendly venue. I had the Gluten Free Hot Beef Sandwich and Chips. I loved the fact it was a Gluten Free T-Cake and not just 2 slices of tiny bread (as always the case in other places!). The price of the food was the same as the main menu, no extra cost for the gluten free option, again this is a bonus here. Very friendly staff, well looked after and lovely atmosphere. I will definitely be heading back.
Written 22 January 2023
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Lu's Place
Thank you for the great review! We are so glad to hear that the gluten free options exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you again! Team Lu's x
Written 23 January 2023
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Adam K
Huddersfield2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
Read quite a few reviews saying expensive and I’ve got to say I was extremely impressed In what great value I got for my money :) The afternoon tea including a drink was £24… in the current climate and working in the ingredients industry myself I can say this was a bargain . The staff were very attentive… we let them know it was my little boys birthday and they presented us with a Spider-Man picture and sparkler with his dessert and sang happy birthday . The overall service was fantastic … the chef wasn’t happy with one of the sandwich types and sent us extra from their own accord although the originals were still fine for us . I completely forgot to mention I’d paid a deposit after a hectic week and the manager Naomi ran out quickly and reminded me and refunded me … the whole ambiance of the place and attentiveness of the staff with the picturesque views of meltham … I’m sorry but if people are complaining about this place they didn’t visit the same venue as me ! Hats off … I’ll be back before Xmas again … Thanks
Written 25 November 2023
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Lu's Place
Hello Adam! Thank you so much for this absolutely glowing review! We are so pleased your son enjoyed his birthday visit and can't wait to welcome you back. Team Lu's :)
Written 27 November 2023
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Newdesire65
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
We were originally booked in the restaurant at 12.30 in the main area due to the pod being booked out. However, I received a call from the lovely staff to say that the guests who had been in the pod had left early so they would be seating our group in there rather than the main restaurant. A lovely surprise for my daughter when we arrived and was greeted with the usual smile from the staff. Thank you so much to all the staff who made this a special time. The food was beautiful and all our guests agreed, some of which had not visited before! We all had the afternoon tea and although one of our guests is gluten free they pulled out all the stops to accommodate her allergy. Our friends say that Lu's Place is our 2nd home.....to be honest it does feel like it as we are always made to feel very welcome. Thank you once again.
Written 14 June 2022
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Lu's Place
Thank you - hoot to see you again soon x
Written 24 June 2022
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wendywoo2015
Holmfirth15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
Extremely disappointing. Booked online for lunch only allowed to book 11.30. lunch didn't start until 12 so we were told we would have to wait! Poor choice, expensive, staff need more training in customer relations! The best room is reserved for dogs which demonstrates where management's priority lie.They need to get their act together , we won't be returning unless they do!
Written 5 May 2022
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Lu's Place
Thank you for this zero value and unfair review. The reason that there was no availability showing for lunch in the afternoon is that we were already fully booked with over 150 covers in the diary. It is normal to expect a breakfast menu in the morning. The menus on our website and displayed outside the front door clearly state service start and end times for breakfast and lunch. Our kitchen team has a 15 minute changeover period from breakfast to lunch at 11:45 to 12noon as is typical in most local establishments. The glasshouse is absolutely not reserved for dog owners only. This area is bookable for all again which is evident by the signage at the venue and on our website. Unfortunately as there is little of value or truth in your review for our team to improve upon, or for the public to take on board - we will turn our attention to our many great and returning clients. All the best. Team Lu’s
Written 6 May 2022
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Scott L
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 family
On the whole a pretty good experience for a first visit with the family. Lovely venue and cosy to say it was a cold and wet November day outside, we sat in there larger internal seating area Service initially friendly and attentive , however our drinks order was taken incorrectly and took quite a while for them to correct this, but once done what came was good. Food quality overall was solid however two of us ordered the BLT sandwich and in terms of portion size what arrived was of child size proportions which in all honesty was somewhat surprising. This was highlighted to the server as constructive feedback, however I was disappointed to not receive any feedback or redress from either him or the management team within the venue prior to us paying the bill and leaving. To me it’s simple if you are looking to charge some £12 for a quality sandwich please ensure that its at least of a reasonable size , we are not big eaters but genuinely it was too small. I should say on balance that the two other mains that did arrive were of an adequate portion and were enjoyed. These are tough times for many people out there right now and with so much choice of where to eat available , what sets places apart in my view are the service provided and listening / acting to your customers when something not just quite right, as it’s those things as customers that we remember and make us want to return. It would be nice to see or hear that these points have been noted and acted upon and we will look forward to returning in the near future.
Written 6 November 2022
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Lu's Place
Thanks for your constructive feedback, we appreciate this. Since reading this review, we have had chance to speak to the kitchen team who will look to review the portion sizing and filling within the BLT and improve. Our portion sizes have always been seen as a generous amount and value for money, so we are disappointed to hear that your sandwich didn't meet this standard. We're sorry that a mistake was made with your drinks order, this could have been down to us appointing some new team members recently who are in the midst of training. We will ensure that additional staff training is given to avoid this happening again. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed the venue and the surroundings. We like to think that Lu's stands out from other hospitality venues and provides a unique experience given the setting and attention to detail. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Team Lu's
Written 9 November 2022
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Andrew R
Huddersfield6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
I'm writing this review on behalf of my Mum and her friends, who visited on Wednesday 22nd June. They had booked for 12.30pm and ordered their food shortly after they arrived, but it didn't arrive until 2.00pm. They kept asking where it was, only to be told "we're short-staffed" and "one of the chefs is a trainee". When the food came, it was poor. My Mum ordered a brisket and mustard sandwich, but when it arrived, the brown bread was so thick and dry, she couldn't eat it. She ended up cutting the middle out of it, just to be able to try to eat some of it. Her friends ordered a chicken Caesar salad, but when these arrived, there was no chicken on them! The chicken arrived later in a bowl. In addition, my Mum ordered a standard Coke, but ended up with a Diet Coke. The service and food were that bad, my Mum and her friends were offered free drinks. My Mum and her friends were extremely disappointed and will never return.
Written 23 June 2022
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Lu's Place
Thank you for your review. We are sorry to learn of your Mum’s poor experience and have spoken with our team about this. The slow service and poor food is not acceptable on our part, apologies once more. Unfortunately the venue was jam packed with bookings and walk ins on Wednesday, and our team struggled to cope at times. Please note we do not serve coke or Diet Coke, only Coke Zero, all products are clearly displayed in our menu. The team have confirmed that they believed your mum left the venue happy after they did their best to resolve and chatted with her, so were a little disappointed to be receiving this review thereafter. Team Lu’s x
Written 24 June 2022
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Sarah W
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
We’ve just had a lovely breakfast & drinks at Lu’s. I love the building & the surroundings. The reason for 3 stars and not 5 is the service is slow. I’ve experienced this before here & thought it might just be teething troubles as a new business but it’s been open a while now, so would expect this to have been corrected. We got our drinks order taken as soon as we were seated but it takes at least 20 minutes before they turn up. My son even ordered a lemonade post food, which took another 10 minutes before that arrived, even though it’s a bottle straight out of the fridge. Nobody came back to take our food order, after the drinks were served, even though we’d been seated 30 mins at this point, so we ordered through the app. Another half an hour passed & a waitress came to check what our order was as the wifi had just gone down, so the food order hadn’t come through. By the time we got our food served, we had been seated 1.5 hours. It wasn’t particularly busy when we arrived but there was a steady flow of customers in the time we were sat there. Sadly, there was no apology for the delay. Luckily we weren’t in a rush to get to another appointment. I still recommend going to Lu’s but be prepared to have a wait.
Written 2 June 2022
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Lu's Place
Thanks for the valuable feedback. We are acutely aware of the slow service at times and are doing out best to resolve. Like many local venues we are struggling to recruit kitchen chefs. Hope to see you soon. Team Lu’s x
Written 24 June 2022
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Gill W
Huddersfield9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
We waited ages for our food in the near empty cafe, we had only ordered panini's they took ages and were soggy, the bread was cheap and under cooked as were the chips, cheap frozen chips that were soggy. The service was so slow, the waiting staff were busy discussing their social lives and telling people who arrived without a booking that they couldn't order food (even though there was hardly anyone in) the staff were totally uninterested, what a miserable place. They made a lot of fuss of a dog that arrived, shame they don't greet humans with as much enthusiasm.
Written 30 July 2022
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Lu's Place
Thanks for your feedback, we are really sorry to have let you down on this occasion. Please note that we have since changed our bread supplier and now receive a fresh daily delivery in addition to this, we have also upgraded our fries. There is no excuse for the slow, un-attentive service for which we apologise, further staff training has been undertaken. Now we are a little more established, having only opened April 2022 we do hope you will give us the benefit of the doubt and try us again. Team Lu's x
Written 27 September 2022
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amelia_madeline
Huddersfield37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
A mixed review. 1 1/4 hours is really not long enough for breakfast. To have a coffee, order food, wait for food, eat and order another coffee meant we had to move to another table immediately after eating and then only had that table for 1/2 hour. Neither coffee was not extra hot as ordered, and second coffee was two shots even though I had requested one, so by the time the correct one was brought it was a rush to drink it. The largest of the drinks is hardly a large drink, and the smaller cup (which my friend ordered) was tiny! I wanted a full English breakfast but the choice was only a large breakfast, certainly too large for me, so I chose a bacon sandwich. Bacon was tasty but the teacake was nothing special. So for a bacon sandwich and two coffees I was charged £19, which had a service charge also on…unbelievable! The place itself is beautiful, but the food really is over-priced. I have NEVER paid a service charge in a cafe! My friend has refused to return due to the prices
Written 3 August 2023
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Lu's Place
Hello Amelia We are sorry to hear this feedback. The time we need the table back is made clear when booking, on the confirmation email and also on the reservation card placed on the table. If you require an extended booking time, please let us know. We will always accommodate guests who wish to stay longer where possible, this does sometimes mean that you will need to move to a new table as we are consistently busy. Our team are happy to rectify any problems with food or drink when they are mentioned to us, and we would have remade the coffees hotter for you had we known you were unhappy. Our 12oz and 8oz drink options are a very standard size, and we have a very extensive menu to ensure we have options for everybody's appetite. We do add an optional 10% service charge to all bills as our team work very hard, however if your visit is not up to standard this can be removed at your request. Our prices reflect our quality of experience and in this time of unprecedentedly high energy costs we have to ensure the business continues. We hope that you will try us again and allow us to show you how brilliant we are. Best wishes, Team Lu's xx
Written 5 August 2023
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RachelC73
Huddersfield8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
Greeted by a polite and efficient member of staff then served by another at our table. Food was fantastic. The crushed avocado on toast with extras was delicious, compliments to the chef. Relaxed atmosphere with background music. Would highly recommend, looking forward to return visit.
Written 3 June 2022
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Lu's Place
Thanks - hope to see you soon. Team Lu’s x
Written 24 June 2022
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Tom Summers
Huddersfield18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 family
I have visited Lu’s place twice now… once with my grandma, and once with my girlfriend. I took my little dog Louie both times. The breakfast is the best I have ever had at a cafe. You can really tell that they only use top quality produce from the local farm shop. We had the full english, avocado on sourdough with poached eggs, and the pancakes. All amazing. Louie really enjoyed his puppacino and his bacon and sausage mix too - we spoil him :-) The service and hospitality has been faultless both times! The staff are really nice and welcoming. We really enjoyed our whole experience here and will certainly be back!
Written 8 May 2022
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Lu's Place
Thanks Tom, the team really appreciate it x
Written 9 May 2022
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NezHunt
Huddersfield48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Our new favourite place to dine either for Breakfast or Lunch. Firstly the service by all the waiters and waitresses is fantastic, Everyone is so welcoming and inviting. Lu’s place has a really great vibe with the beautiful decor, It is very clean and well maintained making it a real sit back relaxed and enjoyable dining experience. We have dined here on quite a number of occasions now mainly with my daughter and it’s by far our new favourite place to eat. The food is fantastic and we haven’t had a bad experience with any of our Meals. Hats off to the chef and kitchen team, Food is served in a timely manner, Well presented and tastes fantastic. We have tried a number of meals from a full English breakfast, The Chicken and chorizo pizza, Caesar salads, Burgers, Panini’s ect and it’s all been superb. The price of the meals is reasonable and justified for the chilled out dining experience you receive. We are becoming a regular at Lu’s place and look forward to many more enjoyable Meals and dining experiences here at Lu’s. Thank you and see you again soon 😊
Written 13 May 2024
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Lu's Place
Thank you for such a fabulous review! We really appreciate such amazing feedback and are so pleased you enjoy it here at Lu's. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Team Lu's
Written 13 May 2024
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TheIndianFireTrail
Halifax100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 friends
I’d seen Lu’s place whilst on a mountain bike ride and at the time I thought that looks nice so having looked online and checked the menu I decided to visit. We were greet and seated in the Glasshouse where a waitress kindly took our order of drinks. Our plans were to have lunch so we ordered the Halloumi burger and smoked salmon/prawn open sandwich. The food was delicious the the atmosphere is nice and laid back. It’s a little bit pricey as fries didn’t come as standard with the sandwich but other than that I would recommend a visit especially to see the Giraffe!
Written 21 April 2023
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Lu's Place
Thank you very much for the review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to welcome you back soon 🦒😃
Written 23 April 2023
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Victoria smith
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 family
When we arrived we was shown to our table right way lovely girl who did our meet and greet at door was so friendly very welcoming 5stars for service at door Table service which was a other member of staff who said you ready to order from our lovely menu. Wasn't waiting long for our drinks at all my children loved the dixons milkshakes . I had a cappuccino I asked for a skinny one Which lovely girl said we don't do . But I will ask my manager if could be added to menu has your not the first person to ask which was lovely of her. My children had the pancakes , one was chocolate and stawberrys other was berry's on pancakes . My youngest said they better then yours pancakes mummy . 5stars from my daughter. I had eggs on toast with beans which was lovely . Brilliant table service from the young girl asked my daughter if she liked her milkshake. 5star table service Service 5stars Food 5stars Cleaneses 5stars . Hope will be skinny latte or cappuccino next time we visit . :) Great idea would be name badges has on the reviews be nice to say the staff names for Brilliant service .
Written 6 May 2022
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Lu's Place
What a fab review - thank you! X
Written 9 May 2022
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Sharla
Huddersfield4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 family
I visited Lus place for the first time yesterday, the sandwiches we had were absolutely beautiful and well presented, it is a little bit pricey but well worth it and the venue is gorgeous inside. It was quite busy as it was Mother’s Day but didn’t have to wait too long, the staff were so friendly and welcoming and it’s dog friendly which is a bonus! I can’t wait to return!
Written 20 March 2023
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Lu's Place
Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a fab review! We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Lu’s! X
Written 20 March 2023
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