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Cafe Bencotto

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128 Hamilton Road | Town Centre, Felixstowe IP11 7AB, England
+44 1394 276745
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid a spur-of-the-moment visit on Bank Holiday Monday, which was surprisingly quite quiet. Service was prompt, which is not always the case. Menu choice (Mediterranean-style) was good, though I do think the main courses are one or two pounds on the expensive side. I would also suggest adding a couple of extra puddings - we fancied something sweet but... More 

Thank carryoncamper
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127 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for evening meal, has pasta, which was nice but nothing special, rather small portions for the prices they charge and not a lot of choice for people with gluten intolerance

Thank DerbyshireFlyboy
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a medium priced restaurant and it had a comprehensive menu. The service was quick and efficient and the staff were familiar with the menu options. The restaurant has a large floor space with plenty of tables so there was no feeling of overcrowding. We were pleased with this restaurant and would use it again.

Thank Colin B
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really good place to eat. The staff are efficient and friendly and the food is freshly prepared and well presented. They also have a good range of wines and the Birra Moretti will certainly whet the appetite. Try any of the pizzas which are among the best you will find or the half a chicken for a... More 

Thank Dinotech
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us went to Bencotto on 11 March for an evening meal. We have been many times before, so were disappointed with the waiter last night, not one of the usual young cheerful and attentive staff. We tried to jolly him along initially, but to no avail. He got our simple starters order wrong, and seemed reluctant to admit... More 

Thank nigelmeadows47
Norwich, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

When visiting Felixstowe over the years have always walked past the Cafe Bencotto and never tried it, what a mistake. Stylish interior, attentative staff, good food and surprisingly spacious. An excellent experience, would just have one negative comment - the barman was a bit loud and full of himself.

Thank NigelatDilham
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Nice, clean and spacious, good food. Friendly staff. Ideal for morning coffee, lunch or evening meal.

Thank elizabethdF8241SH
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We went here as a birthday meal. Unfortunately you can not book for parties under 8 people and you have to take your chances. We turned up at 6.30 thinking it was early and there were NO tables. We had a 20 minute wait. Once seated the service was lovely, friendly and suggested food. We shared and anti pasti between... More 

Thank C P
Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We went last Sunday, my husband had the chicken liver & Quattro carne, I tabouleh & Calzone. The starters arrived very quickly, the tabouleh was a bit bland, took a while for the pizzas to arrive, but both were rather tasty. Friendly staff, pleasant surroundings.

1 Thank Karin-Felixstowe
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Service was a bit iffy, but it was very busy. Staff were apologetic as they seemed aware things were going awry. Good food as always and it has a nice friendly atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Hamilton Road | Town Centre, Felixstowe IP11 7AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Felixstowe
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 276745

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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?