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Cliff Railway Cafe

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10 Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
+44 1803 324025
Today
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/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Scenic view

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  • 105
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
    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
wow fab

WOW fantastic views, fantastic food, fantastic staff. the views amazing cant fault the view or the food will try and fit in a return visit before we go home, very busy worth every single penny yum yum yum

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
claireaclog
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Cannock, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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188 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

WOW fantastic views, fantastic food, fantastic staff. the views amazing cant fault the view or the food will try and fit in a return visit before we go home, very busy worth every single penny yum yum yum

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Good quality coffee and brilliant cakes!! View over the bay from both inside the restaurant and from the terrace. Efficient staff.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Always welcoming and friendly service. Fresh food made to order. Was disappointed with warm hot chocolate, I do like it HOT! Good value for money.

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

Recently visited here on the off chance. We decided to have a cream tea over an ice cream, and I have to say we were not disappointed! The scones were massive and fresh, and the clotted cream and jam were really yummy! The view was awesome, and would highly recommend a window seat!! Overall, great speedy service, nice food, LOTS... More 

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romford
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Very nice food with great views of the sea, nice and clean with friendly staff,suitable for all families.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I would say this is an average cafe but what made this special is the view . best place is to sit by the window so you can see the scenery.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Came here for breakfast this morning, as usual great friendly and quick service and lovely food (the sausages here are the best). Very friendly atmosphere too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I visited this cafe with my grand daughters today. At the ages 2 and 4 there was plenty of selection both for them and ourselves. The service was excellent, polite, cheerful and speedy. The staff bringing colouring for girls and extra cold milk for joy chocolate Food excellent as was view and cleanliness! Lovely ice cream too!

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Mylor Bridge, Falmouth
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We had lunch here which was fresh and tasty. Great choice of dishes and wicked cakes, don't think you can diet here! Lovely views and a friendly atmosphere.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We poped in here for lunch while on holiday. It is a lovely place to eat as the view is amazing. The staff were friendly and polite. The home made soup is a must as it was delicious, as were the scones.

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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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