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Cliff Railway Cafe

10 Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay, England
+44 1803 324025
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Ranked #47 of 255 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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.
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English first
Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

What a fantastic eatery with a stunning view . The food was excellent , freshly prepared and locally sourced . The staff were all very friendly and helpful . Highly recommended .

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stopped off here, only for a drink and an ice cream and to use the toilet! We sat outside (luckily a beautifully sunny day in October!) and admired the stunning views of the sea and surrounding areas/bays. Lovely, friendly service with a smile too! Would definitely recommend.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

My wife had ordered hot drinks & a cake in what is an amazing view of babbacombe. When the manager brought over the drinks he clumsily spilled a boiling hot chocolate drink everywhere. Some of it went over my wife's leg through her trousers. At no point did he apologise. He exclaimed that most had missed her. He was more... More

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

You are right in saying that I spilt a drink over the table and an amount of it on your wife's trousers. It was an accident. That's pretty much where the accuracy of your review ends. I apologised to you, moved you to a different table, replaced your drinks and then came back to check on you again. Just in... More

Totnes, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My friend & I stopped here for lunch on a beautiful day. The cafe was busy but we were served our freshly made tasty food fairly quickly. The food & drinks were reasonably priced & the view was stunning. There are two floors in the cafe so don't be put off if you see that the ground floor is full,... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Had the biggest Cream Tea of our lives here - great food, good value and genuinly friendly service. Amazing views over the cliffs and bay area and lots of seating inside and out.

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Midlands, UK
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Peaceful spot with unspoilt view of the sea if you sit outside. Clean and welcoming café with pretty teapots.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great coffee drink selections and excellent pastries along with incredible view of the water. Very friendly service. We 'd return next trip .

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a great little cafe good food and service lovely service seating inside and out well worth a visit if you are near

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Excellent views, lovely and clean. The best bit are the cakes. Tried the bakewell tart. Large slice, moist and very filling.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Seldom can you find somewhere during the busy holiday season that still knocks out quality with a smile. Great views and very helpful staff. A proper English breakfast was well! Will come again.

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