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Dandelion Cafe

Freshwater Bay, Freshwater PO40 9RA, England
+44 1983 753854
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good18%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
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“cakes” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Freshwater Bay, Freshwater PO40 9RA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in for lunch on a fabulous sunny day. I was unaware of any issues with regard to sitting outside until I read other reviews. There are only a few tables on the lawned area overlooking the picturesque bay which was rather strange. Surely...More

Thank Twitcher56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Dandelion serves top class meals, not just café fare. It is excellent, reasonably priced and has a menu put together with flair and thought. We liked it a lot. We were on a busy, business trip to the Island and ended up in Freshwater,...More

Thank aldershot1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've read other people's negative comments, but our experience was quite different. We had a lovely cooked breakfast, and the waitress was cheerful and efficient.

Thank pauline a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't understand why locals (who will support you year round given the chance) can't sit outside to eat lunch. All the tables from the lawn area overlooking the stunning bay have been removed. Staff told me it has been like this all year but...More

1  Thank lucyiow
Reviewed 10 June 2017

used the Dandelion cafe one more than once found the served food of a very high standard , always hot and well presented '

Thank cocopotisawus
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The location is excellent, with greats view of the south coast of the island. In my experience, the staff have no idea regarding the menu. One of the specials was bubble salmon, so I asked what it entailed. I was advised it was steamed salmon....More

1  Thank Gla_Rangers
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This cafe is very near the beginning of the coastal path to the Needles and we stopped here for coffee. Not great coffee unfortunately but the meals which people were having looked very good. Perhaps a meal another time?

Thank FJHH24
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Went here for a coffee when visiting Freshwater bay last Sunday. The café sits next to the swimming pool of a local hotel and has great views over the bay and sits in the sunshine. Coffee was decent however the woman serving was rude and...More

2  Thank Alan M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

4 friends and I decided to go for lunch and as I only moved to Freshwater 9 months ago I had yet to try this place- so we decided to go here. The positive: friendly staff, clean everywhere and a great view. The negative: waitress...More

2  Thank Gita G
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Had tea and cake here. Lovely!!! It is part of a hotel but it is open for all to enjoy. The food I saw others tucking in to looked pretty impressive.

Thank LynnDanny
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19 October 2016|
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Response from triciac890 | Reviewed this property |
Out of season they definitely are not open every day. Suggest you ring them for the most up to date info.
Chloe B
28 September 2016|
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Response from triciac890 | Reviewed this property |
not now the season is over
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Freshwater Bay, Freshwater PO40 9RA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Freshwater
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 753854
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