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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
6:00 pm - 9:00 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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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Great lunch in excellent setting

Sat outside enjoying the views and food - crab sandwich full of crab, reasonable prices and attentive staff who went out of her way to serve us with a smile Would thoroughly recommend

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
peter h
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Sandown, Isle of Wight
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Sandown, Isle of Wight
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sat outside enjoying the views and food - crab sandwich full of crab, reasonable prices and attentive staff who went out of her way to serve us with a smile Would thoroughly recommend

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I have been here numerous times for ice cream and always walked away with a really decent size scoop but today when I ordered 3 ice creams they were like the size of peas and I paid nearly £10 for them. I was definitely not happy and the woman who served me didn't even look like she knew what she... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Good food. Good value. Great views. Very busy but quick, efficient service. Very welcoming and staff are very friendly.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Me and my family have been going to this cafe for years and always really enjoyed the food and service. We would recommend it to anyone.

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Derbyshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Nice cafe. Good for snacks, drinks and just sitting watching the Cliff Railway go up and down. Also some wonderful ice cream.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This place has amazing views of the coastline and on a clar day you can see Portland just! The cakes here are the best in Torquay and homemade by a lady who works their we used to go daily but have not been so often as we live in Brixham but always go here if we go to Babbacombe and... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

its worth a ride down to the beach on the cliff railway, if only to have a delicious ice cream from the beach café.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great view, not enough? Lovely fresh crab salads, not enough? Friendly staff. For my point of view this Combo couldn't be better. We were wondering where to eat here in Torquay and found this gem. To be honest the sun is getting everything even more attractive but a lovely place is always a lovely place.Hope we can come back again.... More 

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

I'm very glad you had such a good experience. The team try hard to maintain the levels you enjoyed. More 

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

During our visit to Babbacombe and the funicular railway we found an excellent place to eat in the Cliff Railway Cafe. With a wide range of food and drink on the menu and very pleasant spacious surroundings with an excellent view over the bay I would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking to refresh themselves for the rest of the day.

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a glowing review. Come and see us again and we will see if we can get that 5th star More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We live in Torquay and visited this business for the first time, so happy we did. We had a large breakfast and the food was very good, not cheap products but very good ingredients. Cooked to perfection. We are going back next week. Ideal for business meetings also, wine served all day.

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I'm really glad your enjoyed your time with us. Please come and see us again More 

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Additional Information about Cliff Railway Cafe

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