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Dil and the Bear

18 Front Street, Tynemouth, England
+44 7709 178721
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“cakes” (95 reviews)
“chicken wrap” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
18 Front Street, Tynemouth, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited this morning and had left my dog in the car as I wasnt sure whether this was a dog friendly place. As I walked up I noticed another customer ahead with a pug going in so I checked with the girl behind the till...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Samcentric
DilandtheBear, Owner at Dil and the Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Samcentric, We have a very clear dog policy which you were informed of as you walked in the door by the 2 members of staff at the front who told you that only small dogs that could sit and stay under the table were...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcoming cafe. Good breakfast menu, lots of choice. Lovely tea and coffee. Full and not so full breakfast is a good idea. Porridge with tasty extras is delicious. A good place to sit and chat, no pressure to rush away.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tonyball100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I love Dil and the Bear. Tynemouth has many fantastic coffee shops so it is a sign of how good this one is, that it is our preferred venue whenever walking through Tynemouth. My wife is gluten-free and there is a lovely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank O8458DHrichardc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered cappuccino, green tea and cakes and all were just perfect. Coffee was not to bitter, just the right strength and not too milky; green tea was pleasant and not bitter; the cakes were so fresh and moist and were clearly freshly baked. Service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank The_Review_Queen
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Tried the ' not so full' breakfast at £5.50 - sausage , bacon, egg, beans, mushroom and toast. Baked beans and sausage particularly tasty. Breakfast was good value and probably big enough for most people although a more substantial breakfast was also available. A good...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John O
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

First visit to this lovely establishment. Was visiting my daughter and decided to have breakfast. We ordered the coconut bread with spiced plum compote and the avocado/ bacon and fried egg. Both dishes arrived within a short space of time very well presented and bursting...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Julie M
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We just visited this place for a short coffee/tea brake, but had a lovely time at one of the outside tables. The cakes are gorgeous, the tea is great, and the food they serve (and which we were unfortunately unable to try) looks wonderful.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Heike1201
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Eggs Benedict - Churros French Toast - Bircher Muesli. Wonderful breakfast choices away from the usual. Nice peacful surroundings. Pleasant service. Just great.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank seanmV1462IE
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The Dil and The Bear’s staff are really welcoming and helpful, deciding what to order. I would like to thank Megan for being so friendly, smiley and kind. The staff make the drinks quickly, but take quite a while with the food, which is disappointing....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RachaelStorey
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Wow wow wow beautiful cheese scones to die for also beautiful current tea cakes nice tea served too staff very helpful and very quick sat outside very comfortable and very clean

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank glenn12013
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Questions & Answers
30 September 2018|
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Response from DilandtheBear | Property representative |
Hi, Yes we do have some new vegan options on our menu, for example a hash brown bowl with vegan black pudding & avocado for breakfast and Sweet & Spicy Cauliflower wrap for lunch which is delicious! As we make most of our... More
9 July 2018|
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Response from DilandtheBear | Property representative |
Hi there, We have booster seats which attach to the chair. They are for 6 months plus. In regards to baby change, our cafe is very small so don't have a fold down baby change table. However, we do have a thick baby change... More
Kit S
30 December 2017|
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Response from DilandtheBear | Property representative |
Yes we are open New Years Day, 9 until 5.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Front Street, Tynemouth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Tynemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 7709 178721
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