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The Waterfront Cafe Bar

Beach Road, Polzeath PL27 6SP, England
01208 869655
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Ranked #4 of 9 restaurants in Polzeath
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

I've eaten and drank here each of the last 3 years coming down to Polzeath (most recently June 2014) and I have to say the thing that lets it down is the service, the staff just don't seem very happy and simple requests are met with annoyance. The food and drinks (cocktails) are all very good and there's a fantastic... More

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Let's face it how good does somewhere need to be when they are massively oversubscribed for customers - think two, no three car parks full of cars and a gazillion surfers on the beach all serviced by a handful of places serving food. Well the good news is pretty good. It gets busy for lunch on a weekend as you... More

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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236 reviews 236 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

After lazing on Polzeath beach recently, we stayed in the town for some food. There are a number of good looking places to eat in Polzeath, but we liked the look of the Waterfront with its lovely terrace offering views out across the beach and out to sea. We ordered drinks, then went for the burger meal and a pizza.... More

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

The staff were very accommodating at this very busy cafe. The view is great from upstairs on the balcony. There were three of us that shared pizza and cheesy chips for lunch. They do fabulous fruit smoothies well worth a try.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just come back from a hen weekend in Polzeath. There were 18 of us booked in for a meal on the Saturday night at the Waterfront restaurant in their new beach hut. They did us a great set menu which included pre dinner drinks and then a great 3 course meal. The food was excellent and service brilliant. Due to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Burger was poor quality, chewy bits :( ... whilst the steak on Noodles looked much nicer. Beetroot risotto was OK but unimaginative and lazily presented. Must have cost all of 40p to whip up. Salad stalks looked browned and tired. All easy stuff to fix, so just think they've taken their eye off the details. Staff were brilliant so would... More

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Kyrenia, Cyprus
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

What a place to find,,,,,staff were great food is out of this world....their burgers are to die for...see the pictures Worth while getting a loyalty card on your first visit then save 10%on our next visits Wished I lived local....also nice touch they provide blankets for then it a bit cooler Top place great food friendly staff I WILL BE... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We ate here for lunch one day during our stay in Polzeath as we wanted something a little bit more than the standard cafe or pub style meals that were otherwise offered in the town. We had eaten here a few years ago for dinner and remember that it was very good food, although at the time it was in... More

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Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Went there for a meal on our last night of holiday. Fairly good choice on menu , both cheap and expensive options, we chose one of each. The staff were friendly but the service was a bit lacklustre. I had sirloin steak which was very nice but not cheap for what was basically steal and chips ! Should have gone... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

After a long walk along the coastal path we decided to try the Waterfront cafe for a well earned drink. A bit of a climb to the bar but once there we were shown to an outside table over looking the beach. Drinks arrived without delay, we didn't try the food but the people around us appeared to be very... More

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