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Lily Mays Tea Shop

1 Castle Hill, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6JA, England
01598 753972
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Ranked #4 of 21 restaurants in Lynton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: We are a small, friendly licensed tea shop/restaurant. We specialize in genuinely home-made food. All our food is produced, wherever possible, with locally sourced ingredients. We offer excellent value for money. All our cakes are made on the premises using fresh local free-range eggs.We are very dog friendly and welcome families. We open every day, except Tuesday. We offer a traditional Sunday lunch with a choice of meat and a range of traditional home-made puddings. Bookings are advisable.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: We are a small, friendly licensed tea shop/restaurant. We specialize in genuinely home-made food. All our food is produced, wherever possible, with locally sourced ingredients. We offer excellent value for money. All our cakes are made on the premises using fresh local free-range eggs.We are very dog friendly and welcome families. We open every day, except Tuesday. We offer a traditional Sunday lunch with a choice of meat and a range of traditional home-made puddings. Bookings are advisable.
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A really friendly restaurant with good old fashioned home cooked food. The waitress was so friendly and the chef was working hard in the back. We had a baked Camembert for starter which was lovely although so filling for a starter. We struggled to eat our mains after so much food, although partly our fault for eating so much earlier... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We enjoyed an evening meal on Steak night at Lily Mays. The steaks were cooked as we asked and came with sides in generous portions. The service was excellent and the music lovely. We would go again.

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Devon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Open as a tea room during the day and as a simple English restaurant during the evening. Very good vegetarian choice and a perfectly cooked rump steak for me (not vegetarian, obviously!) Chef/patron Rob was charming and chatty before more customers turned up and he had to return to the kitchen

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Enjoyed an evening meal at Lily mays. As a party of four we all enjoyed our food. Starters were plentiful and steaks cooked to perfection. We were so full that we only ordered one sweet between us. Cafe setting but still cosy and relaxing, for an informal evening meal would recommend and would return.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Me and my wife while on holiday in Devon took a day trip to lynton and lynmouth. We walked out of one cafe in lynton as staff were incredibly indifferent to us even before we sat down. So we came across lily mays cafe the young waitress could not have been nicer only had jacket spuds and drink but was... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the B&B we stayed at recently. We had steak on Friday night and the meal was so nice we went back the next night for another meal. Food was freshly and very well cooked and the portions were very generous. I couldn't eat all I had ordered the first night and didn't have room for... More

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Carnforth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

They certainly know how to cook a good steak here. Loved the homely feel to this little restaurant, Very friendly staff. The home made puddings were delicious would recommend to anyone visiting the area.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Fantastic value fillet steak for a bargain price! Nice location and friendly staff. Real value for money so would strongly recommend.

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Basingstoke
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have family in the village and we often go to Lilly May's for lunch or dinner, every meal is delicious and yesterday I had the most amazing fillet steak I have EVER eaten! It was perfectly cooked and melted in the mouth, I would certainly recommend you go to this lovely little restaurant 😃

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Seaton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had a super steak dinner so tender and cooked how we like it. Very good price. Would recommend this restaurant very nice friendly waitress.

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