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The Swiss House Cafe Bar & Grill

Glen Helen, Near Peel, on TT Circuit, St Johns IM4 3NP
01624 801657
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in St Johns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $64
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, English, Steakhouse, British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Set in the beautiful surroundings of Glen Helen, the Swiss House Cafe bar & Grill offers a friendly welcome and a choice of dining options throughout the day including a selection of homemade cakes, freshly ground coffees and teas, sandwiches and hot lunches, a full evening a la carte menu featuring our Josper charcoal oven and a mouthwatering sunday lunch.
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  • English first
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We arrived no welcome even not so busy period, table one uncleared, 15 minutes for anybody came for an order, we ordered food and coffee, coffee came within 10 minutes, wait wait wait 20 minutes later we asked how long the food would be and waitress said we did not ordered reordered and wait another 20 minutes for the food.... More

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United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Genuinely stunned this place is getting such universally rave reviews. Have eaten here twice and both times it’s been mediocre. Mostly it’s related to the casual service; asking for ‘some’ bread and being snapped at that ‘it’s coming’. This turned out to be one (1) small slice each as opposed to a basket etc that I was willing to pay... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Lovely atmosphere, good menu, food very well cooked and presented. Excellent wine list with soft and alcoholic drinks. Situated at the edge of a beautiful forest, a nice stroll after lunch rounded of the meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A great welcome from Robin. and Dani. we have eaten regularly since this restaurant opened. Never dissapointed by choice and variety of dishes, and love hiw they source local produce. Fab puds, and eclectic mix of spirits, where can you try Welsh or Japanese whisky? Book to visit, evem if you go for lunch or Sundsy roast you wont regret... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have visited this restaurant twice in the last month for Sunday lunch and have nothing but praise what a wonderful lunch and as we went late 3 pm both times with a large party , it was very fresh, cooked whilst we were there and both times equally as good as the other. Can't fault it staff lovely and... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Excellent food, good value, exacting service. Lovely location and friendly people. What more can you ask?

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east anglia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very disappointed - after reading all the reviews we were really looking forward to Sunday lunch but it was obvious that all the food (roast beef, roast pork and potatoes) were cooked ready for 12 noon but as we were eating after 3pm the food was over cooked and reheated. The roast beef was served with a very dry over... More

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I took his Dad out to the Swiss house for his birthday dinner. We went on a Sunday night and it was very quiet in the restaurant; we were one of three tables, and stayed the latest out of the bunch. Dad had been gifted a nice bottle of wine as a birthday present and we took... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

We have visited the place few time , the food has been top quality taste, presentation and produce. It clearly shows a lot of hard work and effort has been put in to deliver high standards

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had fantastic Sunday lunch with son, daughter In law and young children. The food and service was excellent. A lovely playground for the children to use in the afternoon sunshine. Best roast Manx beef we have tasted!

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