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Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 17 March 2020

Happily skipped our connection to Harwich to enjoy the experience of this celebrated and rightfully busy refreshment room. We enjoyed our bacon rolls - quickly prepared and served with a smile. A glass of the well kept real ale was a perfect accompaniment! we look...forward to our return.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 20 February 2020

This is ok for a quick drop in but not lets say not for a meal ideally while waiting for a train.or bus .was full when we were there so they have something.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 8 February 2020

At the time of writing you can buy a large breakfast for £7 this includes two of most things,and unlimited toast and mugs of tea. Proper tasty.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 December 2019

nice little buffet, ideal for waiting for train connection. Basic snack food - bacon butties, rolls etc

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 11 November 2019 via mobile

A bowl of glorious homemade vegetable soup for £2.50. What's not to like?! It was fabulous. The person who served me was friendly and helpful. Top marks. If I lived locally I'd call in regularly to eat there, that's how good it was.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

Had breakfast at the station before setting out on the next stage of the Essex Way. The bacon sandwich was delicious and very good value at £3.70 with a cup of tea thrown in. A wonderful start to an excellent day's walking.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 12 May 2019

Fantastic, the owners don't normally open up on a Sunday but they did us proud for doing so, hope we get to go back again in the not too distant future

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 7 May 2019

This is mainly, in my opinion, good for having a drink, meeting friends you are going to travel with. Like many station buffets, there is not the same ambience that is present in a cafe.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed 8 April 2019 via mobile

Hoping for an olde worlde buffet like staylbridge or Dewsbury but was quite tatty and with modern fittings. Beer tasted off.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 28 March 2019

This is a very well run station buffet. It serves a good range of food, snacks, and drinks. The bar is well stocked with descently kept real ales. A pleasent place to sit whilst waiting for a train.

Date of visit: July 2018
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John W
4 September 2017|
Response from Spurgindavid | Reviewed this property |
Good value breakfast with lots of choices
j e
27 December 2016|
Response from zingy171 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if the Station Buffet has gluten free options as its not my business, I just reviewed the business. If you ring them on 01206 391114 I'm sure they can answer your question. Thanks
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Frequently Asked Questions about Manningtree Station Buffet

Yes, Manningtree Station Buffet offers takeaway services.

Manningtree Station Buffet is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5