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Cliff Railway Cafe

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10 Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
+44 1803 324025
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12:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Open 364 days a year serving freshly cooked breakfast, lunch, homemade...
Open 364 days a year serving freshly cooked breakfast, lunch, homemade cakes and scones. Ice cream kiosk open all year with 22 flavours of icecream and milkshakes available. Uninterrupted views over Lyme Bay.
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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beach trip at Babbacombe

Inviting, clean, spledid view, very friendly service, great selection of coffee/cakes and right next to the cable car taking you down to the coast 150 ft below

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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  • Scenic view
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Inviting, clean, spledid view, very friendly service, great selection of coffee/cakes and right next to the cable car taking you down to the coast 150 ft below

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me and my fam did not have a wonderful time at the cliff railway, in fact it was a very very horrible time. We got our food served to us late, and my son wanted an ice cream it fell on the floor, and we didn't get a refund, I was not impressed by the young girl who served my... More 

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Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

I was shocked to see this review appear until I received calls from the other businesses that this reviewer alleges to have visited. They all wanted to know if anyone had any recollection of this family's visit. The answer was no, the same as the other three businesses who received reviews from this person on the same weekend. We do... More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Clean and well kept cafe offering Lovely food and drink, with some unusual choices. We were served on the terrace to make the most of the sun and the excellent view.

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Ashford, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Staff were lovely and chatty, Ice cream was beautiful and views were stunning to have a cuppa looking over.

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Kent
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped here on a hot day after a walk up the cliffs. Huge selection of delicious cakes and ice creams - well deserved after the walk. Was reasonably priced and a lovely outside area to enjoy the cliff railway and views down

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely lunch on the outdoor terrace overlooking the sea. There is a good choice of tasty food on offer and the home made cakes are delicious. Service was also excellent, although they were very busy the our lunch order arrived within minutes.

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Ely
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Stopped here for a cup of tea but with a warm welcome and the smell of lovely food decided to have a sandwich and a slice of cake. Seeing others nearby thought we had better share and we were right to do so. Large portions of delicious ham, tomato and chutney in granary bread, with crisps and salad decorating the... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We popped in here after visiting the nearby model village. We had a warm welcome as soon as we walked in & were lucky to get a table next to the windows which gave us a great view during lunch. Our drinks & food were served to the table by very polite staff. We had sandwiches which were fresh &... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Excellent modern cafe with good range of food, drink and ice cream. Superb view down to bay. Service was great. Colouring in for our kids always welcome.

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Bristol
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83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Yes it really was the best crab sandwich I gave had to date. Even though the staff were busy with oodles of customers, this place was well run and efficient. Excellent service. A wholemeal bread sandwich packed with crab and a salad garnish. To finish off Marshfield farm butterscotch and salted caramel ice cream.....heaven!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 324025

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Open 364 days a year serving freshly cooked breakfast, lunch, homemade cakes and scones. Ice cream kiosk open all year with 22 flavours of icecream and milkshakes available. Uninterrupted views over Lyme Bay.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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