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“Nice place for refreshments in Grasmere.”
Review of Miller Howe Cafe

Miller Howe Cafe
Ranked #2 of 3 Dessert in Grasmere
Price range: US$4 - US$12
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: The Miller Howe Cafe is a traditional cafe which celebrates the 'back to basics' approach. Having recently undergone refurbishment, the interior is a wonderfully relaxed environment where you can enjoy traditional, home-cooked fare. From the quiche of the day to an array of jacket potatoes or homemade cakes - there is something for everyone!
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice place for refreshments in Grasmere.”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

A nice place to stop for refreshments in Grasmere. Their cakes are delicious. Service was a little slow the last time I went. Seating inside and out.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank sekuoia
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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Miller Howe Cafe, responded to this review, 6 December 2014
Thank you! We make all of our cakes in house and I will pass your comments on to our very own 'Master Baker'!
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Surat Thani, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
393 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
“Happy to return”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We've eaten here on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed and this was once again the case on our recent visit. There's always an interesting and varied menu and if anything, there's too much choice! The salads are really good and always interesting (not just the usual ingredients) and when combined with an extremely generous helping of smoked salmon with cream cheese, you have a plate of food that is irresistible. Any visit to the Lakes has to include eating some Cumberland sausage and this dish was also very good.
The one problem is that we never have room to sample the delicious looking cakes on offer. Service is efficient and after ordering at the counter, we didn't have to wait too long despite it being lunchtime.
There is seating outside and although there is no car park at the cafe, there are several car parks within a short distance. If in Grasmere and want to eat well, this is the place.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Suratrichard
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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Miller Howe Cafe, responded to this review, 6 December 2014
Thank you for your great comments. Sadly, the parking in Grasmere is not something we can fix, but as you say there are a number of car parks within very easy distance so you never have to walk too far!

I am so glad to read about how much you enjoyed the food. We can also box up our cakes to take-away so even if you are full at the time, you can still enjoy a tasty treat later in the day!

We are looking forward to your next visit.
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Warwick, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Lovely cakes and coffee”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Small but great place ,good proper coffee,wonderful ice- cream and stupendous tray bakes . All the food looked great but we were still full from earlier,so only managed traybake.
Will be back

Visited June 2014
Helpful?
Thank lowsonfordllama
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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Miller Howe Cafe, responded to this review, 6 December 2014
Thank you for your great comments! We look forward to your next visit and hope you will have more room to sample even more great dishes that we have to offer!
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
290 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Will never eat here agin...”
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

The positives were that the service was good. The woman serving us was very polite and friendly, and the tea and food came out quickly. However, it went downhill from there. I had a full English breakfast, and the egg was under cooked and the beans a bit dry, (the mushrooms were nice). The bacon was ok, but the sausages were awful. They were very fatty and at one point I cut into it and found a bit of paper inside the sausage, (not a pleasant surprise).

In addition, the food was overpriced. Needless to say, we will not be eating here again.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank SLeeH
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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Miller Howe Cafe, responded to this review, 6 December 2014
We have actually just changed our menu and at the same time we checked all of our suppliers. As a result of this we have changed the sausages which we use have gone for a better quality sausage from a local supplier. I do hope that this will rectify any issues with the sausages.

Regarding the price, I honestly don't understand what people are looking for or compare the prices to. Each premises has different business rates, rent, costs etc. which obviously have to feed into the pricing.

The breakfasts at the cafe are loved by many and only rarely get negative comments. If we had been aware at the time of any issue with the food we would have been only too happy to change this for you as, particularly with items like eggs, everyone has very different tastes in terms of cooking time and seasoning. We have also changed the presentation of the dish, putting the beans into a small pan on the plate to stop the breakfast from getting soggy.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Its great - from the choice to the taste but beware you won't go away hungry! A modern, comfortable welcoming venue.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Anne H
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queensheadtroutbeck, Manager at Miller Howe Cafe, responded to this review, 6 December 2014
Thank you, Anne H! With all the great walks right on our doorstep, we like to make sure that everyone who visits the Miller Howe Cafe leaves with a full belly and lots of energy to explore the beauty of the Lakes!
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