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cafe-ODE at Gara Rock

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East Portlemouth | Gara Rock, Kingsbridge TQ8 8FA, England
+44 1548 845945
09:30 - 18:00
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Cafe ODE at Gara rock is a fabulous cafe. The staff are amazingly welcoming and chatty. The cafe is genuinely dog friendly even with a soaking wet pooch and us with muddy boots. Dog towels and underfloor heating with our boots left in the lobby - bliss. Menu is limited but all items I have had, have been imaginative and... More 

Thank Kate4416
Bristol, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We caught the ferry across from Salcombe and walked around the headland passed the coast guard look-out point to the cafe. The views on the walk were beautiful but then to be able to sit in a lovely warm cafe see the view as you enjoy tea and cake is heavenly. We shared a cream tea and a piece of... More 

Thank Jane T
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the accommodation at gara Rock. (Amaaazing!) Cafe staff are really friendly and whole atmosphere is relaxed. If you've been walking you can slip off your muddy boots and warm your feet on the heated floor (and the dog is welcome to come in too). Food is lovely and fresh and tasty.. Yes some of the meals are served... More 

Thank citygirlgoescoastal
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Great place to walk to from Salcombe/East Portlemouth along the coastal path and then back via a shorter footpath through the fields. Stunning views and good quality food. Only negative was that we didn't really appreciate having to eat our lovely food out of a cardboard bowl. Is it actually that more environmentally friendly than eating from plates that can... More 

Thank Claire M
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Very friendly staff to greet you. Cake was out of this world. Coffee not bad either. Just get over the cardboard plates etc and enjoy the view and food. Toilets are amazing. Just remember to take your muddy boots off so other diners can enjoy the cleanliness!! Would recommend.

Thank MidlandsGardener
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I have been going to Gara Rock with friends over the years and my friends Adam and Lynn came down for 4 days over new year last summer we went to Gara Rock Café ODE and it was absolutely brilliant. But on the 29th it was very disappointing to say the least Adam had a burger served in a paper/card... More 

1 Thank westie1949
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

I can't imagine how things could get better than cafe Ode. We went for a lunchtime snack. Staff were great, Stuart is lovely - and a strong asset to this business. Food was simple, locally sourced, top notch and beautifully presented. Thank you raising the bar, we were two very satisfied customers. We will return soon.

1 Thank kayakmad2014
Edwalton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

This is the first review I have written but I was so disappointed by my recent visit to cafe-ODE at Gara Rock that I felt compelled to write a review. I have been visiting this location under its various owners regularly for over twenty or so years and whilst each experience has been different this recent one on Christmas Eve... More 

3 Thank Sally M
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

There were more staff than customers when I visited and although the weather was bad I would expect more people would be here if the food was any good. The view is absolutely wonderful but perhaps stick to the teas and cakes. When cheese on toast is beyond the chef I think hot food is best avoided. Who thought it... More 

1 Thank janner37
Stuart B, Manager at cafe-ODE at Gara Rock, responded to this review

Dear janner37, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on cafe-ODE at Gara Rock. First and foremost please accept my apologies that we did not meet you expectations on your recent visit to us. During the winter months we do become much quieter, this has no bearing on the style or quality but due to... More 

Kingsbridge, England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

popped in today and found a live band - ideal on a wet and grey Sunday afternoon. Met at door and welcomed in, lots of personal attention and nothing too much trouble. Food was good value - chips and sweet potato wedges excellent. Dogs are welcomed. Surrounded by wonderful walks

Thank Linda E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
British, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Portlemouth | Gara Rock, Kingsbridge TQ8 8FA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Kingsbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1548 845945
A great view, fantastic service, comfortable surroundings and above all
family friendly food.

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