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The Departure Lounge Cafe

Basingstoke Road, Alton GU34 4BH, England
+44 1420 80111
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Basingstoke Road, Alton GU34 4BH, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you don't want to hang about this place is super for a nice cheap lunch. Lovely soup !!! Great egg on toast too !!!

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had our wedding reception a few days at the departure lounge I can’t begin to say how amazing it was and made extra special by Simon and all the team who went the extra mile for us!! Simon really is very relaxed and will...More

Thank gemmat219
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the healthy breakfast which was yummy, a good portion size and included a hot drink too. Great value for money, would visit again. Perhaps the play area at the back can be improved by next summer then I would visit every week! :)

Thank yamans135
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Thank you Simon and team for an amazing day,we could not have asked for anything more, service and food was excellent. Simon you went above and beyond for us. Then the well needed breakfasts this morning was scrumptious. Many thanks Mark and Teresa xx

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful ambience in the cafe, the staff were working hard and dealing with sometimes difficult customers. I, myself, found the service to be good. The car boot was in full swing and that meant customers were continuous. The food was served very promptly and...More

Thank ladyridercymru
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Visited for a late breakfast with my Mum, partner and children, food was really tasty but the service was so rude and unprofessional. my Mum was waiting patiently to be served when a very rude man stepped in front of her, when she said to...More

Thank rosewomb
Simon F, Owner at The Departure Lounge Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

I am truly distraught to learn of this very unfortunate experience that you had at my cafe. In the twelve years of business employing the right staff has always been a huge priority, so to hear of this is just disappointing. Of course there has...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Nice spot but service and options are always average. Only worth going for breakfast as the mains menu is severely limited. Service is always slow. Don’t think they like paying to have staff at a suitable level. Coffee is ok but never great. Also late...More

Thank DanB1719
Reviewed 20 September 2018

When planning an event this is the kind of place you don't want to leave a review for because it might be booked when you need it next. The different areas indoors and out are great, lots of parking and flexibility in planning.

1  Thank thedjp
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Perfect! The best WiFi Around, fab, filling food and the biggest tomato ketchup bottle I’ve ever seen. The decor and bits and bobs are really eye catching and intriguing too. Food was fast to arrive, excellent value and delicious tasting. The parking is easy as...More

Thank SimonD_London1
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We recently got married and held our Reception at the Departure Lounge. The whole day was run perfectly by Simon and his team who went above and beyond to cater to our needs and we are so glad we chose this venue for our special...More

Thank Clare S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Basingstoke Road, Alton GU34 4BH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +44 1420 80111
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The Departure Lounge Cafe is a lovely cafe/restaurant situated on the outskirts of Alton in Hampshire on the A339 to Basingstoke. Our unique setting offers beautiful countryside views.
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