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“Yummy ice cream 🍦”
Review of Cliff Railway Cafe

Cliff Railway Cafe
Ranked #2 of 8 Dessert in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$11
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Good for: View
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Open all year serving freshly cooked breakfast, lunch, homemade cakes and scones. Ice cream kiosk open all year with 22 flavours of icecream and milkshakes available. Uninterrupted views over Lyme Bay from floor to ceiling windows and a panoaramic view from our outside terrace. All meals are cooked to order and we use fresh locally sourced ingredients. Our icecream kiosk is open every day and until 9pm from whitsun until the end of August
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Nipped the 8miles from home to enjoy one of their very yummy ice creams,Honeycomb being my usual treat here,and in a waffle cone. But as a local Devon girl born and bred I was saddened to see a cream tea on a big board at the side of the cafe that had the cream and jam the wrong way around in Devon we always put the Cream then Jam on top, it's the Cornish who put the cream on top the jam.
But love your ice cream. Staff always very helpful and polite.

Thank judith e
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Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

But it looks better and the jam doesn't slide off!

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We wanted something light for lunch and had jacket potato. Lots of filling and decent size side salad. A bit more than we expected! The location is good because it is right on the sea front and the view is spectacular.

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Thank Denise W
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We only ordered drinks at the cafe but were very pleased with the cleanliness and service. We sat outside and had wonderful views of the cliffs, beach and sea.

Thank katiepoxson
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Went here with the family for just a coffee​ but ended up having food desert and ice cream. The place was clean bright they even got a new balcony with the most amazing views. The food is great fresh and plenty of it. They even had 24 different flavours of ice cream and the same in milk shakes. The service is second to non nothing is to much for them even though they were so busy.
We will definitely recommend this cafe as we all loved it there.

Thank RacewayCornwall
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

We had the crab salad last year and didn't enjoy it as crab meat was grey and watery but were prepared to give it another go today - however it was no better and most of the lollo rosso lettuce had brown on it - it was going off, one piece was slimy, although possibly safe to eat it was unappetising and I felt slightly queasy after as it put me off my food. Will not be going back. Meal cost nearly £30 with chips and two drinks so feel very let down. Crab didn't seem fresh - grey watery and tasteless 'white meat'. The red meat was a bit better.

Thank Dawn F
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Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

I cannot apologise for this enough. It is clearly not a standard that is normal for us, as you can see from previous reviews. Please can you contact me via our website so that I can arrange for you to come in again and enjoy a meal on us?

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