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“Not worth the long wait”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of #4

#4
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$10
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Soups
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Owned by the same family for 30 years - only using local suppliers from within a 5 mile radius including bakers, milkmen, butchers and fishmongers. Even the coffee beans are roasted and blended by a local supplier.Producing traditional home-cooked British fayre including Fish & Chips, Stew & Mash, Burgers, Grilled Meats, Salads, Soups, Toasted Sandwiches, a multitude of Breakfast dishes, plus a selection of Daily Specials.Facilities include high-chairs and a changing station for babies, central heating, newspapers, music, and free Wi-Fi for customers. We are also dog friendly and overtly welcoming to the biking community.Our aim is to provide a relaxing and homely environment for customers, delivering good old-fashioned home cooking at an affordable price but with a passion.We also sell fantastic coffee and great wines - just ask the customers who have been returning to us for each of the 30 years we've been in business.
Cumbria
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43 reviews
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“Not worth the long wait”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stopped off here for breakfast one morning as I’d been before and it was nice. This time I had a somewhat different experience. I had to queue for around 15 mins just to get served at the counter even though there were only 2 people in front of me. The guy behind the counter was very pleasant but informed me it would be a 20-25 min wait for 2 breakfasts which I was a little surprised about as the café wasn’t very busy. Well we waited and waited and waited (meanwhile others were complaining). In the end we asked how much longer only to be told our order had already gone out of the kitchen but had been given to someone else! So we had to wait a bit longer. When it finally arrived they had obviously rushed cooking it as it was so undercooked I couldn’t eat it. Needless to say we won’t be returning.

  • Visited September 2013
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good simple food, well cooked”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

Stopped here twice during our weeks visit. Food was well cooked, with good portions, menu was varied. Staff were pleasant and helpful.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Peter S
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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“lovely food and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

my family and I popped in here for an afternoon meal after walking around Bowness, the first lady to serve us I personally found a bit rude had no manners ( please's or thank you's when taking our order and money ) but the lady who brought us our food was lovely and friendly making sure we had everything we needed and checked that everything was ok and that we were happy with our food .The food itself was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked, I had the fish and chips ,the batter just melted in your mouth .The portion sizes are good too. They have a lovely range of cakes and scones which we were to full to sample .I look forward to our next visit

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Mrs_Teresa_Helman
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