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Blue Bear deli

21 Bilbury Street | Bretonside, Plymouth, England
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Ranked #173 of 504 restaurants in Plymouth
Cuisines: Delicatessen, English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Open since May 2011 in a modern bur narrow and interesting back street extending a fifteenth century lane behind an old pub and down at pavement level with high modern close flats and business buildings above it. Contemporary tasteful quaint maybe. We just came upon it while looking for the back entrance of a hotel. Only 150m from the nearest quayside. A pleasant busy little cafe dominated slightly by the extensive selection at the deli counter. Lovely place and almost unfindable if you don't know where to look or that its there. Perfect in quality novelty and appeal for a Tripadvisor entry.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Open since May 2011 in a modern bur narrow and interesting back street extending a fifteenth century lane behind an old pub and down at pavement level with high modern close flats and business buildings above it. Contemporary tasteful quaint maybe. We just came upon it while looking for the back entrance of a hotel. Only 150m from the nearest quayside. A pleasant busy little cafe dominated slightly by the extensive selection at the deli counter. Lovely place and almost unfindable if you don't know where to look or that its there. Perfect in quality novelty and appeal for a Tripadvisor entry.
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I think it this place has a lot of potential, however I do think they could do with quickening the service. My boyfriend and I came in for lunch and we were told there would be a wait on the baguettes as they were baking. We were fine with this, but when they were ready, mine came about 15mins after... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Good service Food always fresh Have been here on several occasions and find the whole experience excellent This shop does not deserve poor reviews

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Like this little place. Makes a very pleasant change. Quick service simple tasting Italian bias snacks. Friendly.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Tried to use the Groupon Voucher to get a couple of Sandwiches for my Wife and I. Although the voucher specifically says the voucher CAN be used over three separate days, the member of staff I saw decided that it meant it MUST be used over three separate days and so wouldn't allow me to get a sandwich for me... More

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Bluebeardeli P, Owner at Blue Bear deli, responded to this review

As this customer was unable to visit us on 3 separate occasions, which was the whole idea of the Groupon marketing, they received an apology for the inconvenience and offered a refund on their voucher through Groupon. We have taken the feedback on-board, and will ensure that any future Groupon offers are made clearer by Groupon. As a small business... More

Belper, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The choice is very limited and the reception I got was not the most friendliest especially when I wanted to pay by card. I ordered the bacon Sarnie, it was more sarnie than bacon. The coffee was very nice.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Lovely and fresh food. Shame about the opening hours. It was also very busy to get a table, which just shows how popular it is.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Delicious sandwiches, the best we have had for a long time. Bread was so fresh. Very pleasant people :o) will be revisiting very soon.

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Cirencester
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356 restaurant reviews
1,976 helpful votes 1,976 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Slunk out the back door of Jury's with a dreadful hangover after an excessively long night of debauchery and excess. Reception at the hotel had recommended this small unit run by two bright lads knocking out simple snacks with an Italian bias beside their small but perfectly formed deli shelves. Just what the doctor ordered. Sat in the shade inside... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I purchased a Groupon for two, never heard of BBD before. It is well hidden in Billbury Street, close to Bretonside bus station. I had to wait a little bit longer for a take away, but the baguettes were yummy and the coffee still hot when I came home.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Stopped here for a lunch as we had a voucher, was a little hidden but well worth the find. The food is produced fresh using quality products and the service was friendly and welcoming. I am definitely going to visit again even without a voucher. The Blue Bear blueberry cake is really cute.

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