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“Gorgeous Cafe - great staff”

Monties Cafe & Guesthouse
Price range: US$7 - US$18
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: At Monties we offer clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation, together with a fantastic breakfast! We are open daily, serving breakfast, lunches, afternoon tea, drinks and homemade cakes. We always aim to use as much local produce as possible for our dishes. Monties also have a great wine list so you can enjoy a glass of wine and watch the world go by!
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We visisted Monties Cafe twice during our weekend visit and the staff were very warm and welcoming and their sausage butties were delicious. A great stop-off point in a very pretty location and worth a visit if you're passing

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Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Thank you for your lovely review. Two visits in one weekend - our sausage butties clearly have a draw! Maybe on your next visit you could come and stay with us. We do hope to continue to welcome you to our cafe and I will be sure and pass on your comments to our staff.

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We have always found the service efficient and friendly, the food is good quality and reasonably priced and I love the chandeliers! Where did you get them?

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Thank 573denise
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Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2015

Denise from Bolton, you may be interested to know Monties in Bowness is currently undergoing a transformation and as such the chandeliers you so admired are being replaced - if interested in them, please email or telephone us at Monties.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We saw in the window that they did afternoon tea for 2 for £9.95, We thought we might as well try it at that price.
Wow!!! Nice big cup of coffee and tea, with a big fresh warm scone and the usual butter jam and fresh cream with a nice touch of fresh strawberries in a little pot.
Well worth the money!!!!! I was also looking at other plates of food coming out, and they all had plenty on.
Defiantly give a try I don't think you would be disappointed

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Thank Andy S
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Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we are delighted you enjoyed Afternoon Tea at Monties. We hope to see you again very soon.

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Reviewed 5 February 2014

We stayed at a hotel nearby and there breakfast was not very good. We stumbled across Monties and were so happy we went back the next day! The poached eggs are amazing and service was really good too

Thank Samantha C
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Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2014

Thank you very much for your lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed our breakfasts so much. Hopefully we can entice you to stay with us on your next visit to the Lakes.

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Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

My partner and I walked into bowness, a little delicate and fancied a warm brew on a wet day. We walked in, a very miserable welcome no please sit down or sit where you like etc. We sat down, with around 4 other tables there also. Eventually we got our own menus decided what we wanted and had to go to the counter. We then ordered, drinks arrived. Rude girl literally shoved the drinks underneath us. The tea was reasonably priced and nice enough. We then went to pay at the counter as we didn't know how long we'd be waiting otherwise for any bill. Service is very unclear and in our opinion very very poor. Some tables seemed to have waitress service, others didn't get touched including ours. Don't bother going, it's rubbish and the food we saw looked rather burnt.

Thank Karen_Rick
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Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2014

We are sorry you felt the need to write this review and can only apologise for your disappointment. Generally we are complimented on the friendliness of our staff and we will be sure to pass these comments on. However, comments made on the food when none was ordered by yourselves was unecessary.

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