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“Great spot for a quick bite with Clarkes standards....”
Review of Cafe Clarkes - CLOSED

Cafe Clarkes
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great spot for a quick bite with Clarkes standards....”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Popped in for lunch today, first in so a bit quiet but word got round soon we were in town ; ) Nice menu and reasonably priced. The current set menu deal is very good with a glass of wine to accompany. The full menu should give something for everyone including open sandwiches if that's all you want. On a nice day you can sit outside where you can just see the river.
Service and food were very good, standards of our mains were on par with its parent restaurant Clarkes. I would also say the portions were very reasonable. Certainly those dishes going past looked like they were ample for a larger appetite.
Only criticism, your Espresso is seriously expensive at £3.50.
Will go again, just get my espresso somewhere else or wait till I get home.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank IanStarr
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  • English first
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English first
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great food, great staff”
Reviewed 1 August 2014

For the second time, my partner and I enjoyed one of Cafe Clarkes' lunches, and it was as excellent as the first.
I won't bore you with the menu choices we made - the menu changes regularly anyway - but suffice to say this is great food, made on the premises, and always includes some of the restaurant's delicious home-made bread. The food's very varied in style, but there's always something to catch your eye. The staff are in the 5* category - attentive, intelligent and deserving of a good tip!
The location's great, too; at the Key Theatre on the river embankment. There's parking right next door. Check out Cafe Clarkes, and if you want a tatste of what they can do, check out the website for their Wine and Dine for £10 offers.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank MarkTheSpark01
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Use it, don't lose it”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Very good food, good service, relaxed and good quality surroundings. One of the best in the area but was rather deserted when we ate on a Friday night. Staff thought holidays had something to do with lack of numbers and it gets busier when shows are on in the Key Theatre. Still, people need to go to support what we think is a great place to eat.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Steve H
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“The best in Peterborough!”
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

The food is awesome. Very warm and friendly staff. The wine list is also very good, especially the Malbec. I absolutely adore this place and would recommend it to you. I love the Villeroy & Boch plates and cutlery!

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3 Thank Koji84
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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Festival Feast!”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

The whole embankment was alive with atmosphere due to the Willow Festival.

Café Clarkes had set up an outdoor BBQ which we had the full intention of trying but with such a warm welcome & such a comfortable patio table surrounded by music & laughter, we decided to order off their full menu and stay a while.

The Lamb Burgers couldn't have been more juicy & succulent; the Salmon & Crayfish Salad couldn't have been more fresh & crisp; and staff couldn't have been more friendly & helpul, even providing water for our Dog.

We didn't feel rushed or pressurised by a hard-sell, probably because Café Clarkes' offering is excellent and good value for money.

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1 Thank SteveJClarke
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