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Wilf's Cafe - CLOSED

Close to Dove Cottage | Town End, Grasmere, England
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Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- May 20, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

20 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Wilf has now left the building as they say ! i enjoyed Wilfs so returned to find newbies, with a bit of a revamp certainly more appealing from the roadside and interior all fresh - We had a lovely lunch , the biggest scones ive seen - found Doves t/rooms to be very friendly and relaxing . will certainly be... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Been to Wilfs in Stavely which was very good so when visiting Dove Cottage my wife and I went into the Wilfs cafe there for some lunch. Menu was poor compared to Stavely and the quality of food was very disappointing.

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Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

A group of us went here for coffee before Dove Cottage and lunch afterwards, Really good pots of coffee and home-made biscuits, and a good lunch selection (though some people were rather daunted by the size of the doorsteps holding up their toasted cheese). Friendly service. (And if you cross the road and go through the hotel car-park you can... More

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Montefrio, Spain
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Been here before as it's a half way place for us and some friends. Easy parking, relaxed atmosphere and the food is good. Today we went for the full english which was well presented, cooked well and tasted great. Usually Wilf's is clean and tidy but I have to say that the toilets were not at their best today which... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here for some welcome refreshment on our way back into Grasmere after a climb up Silver How....had the afternoon tea which was a scone with jam and cream plus a tea or coffee...the scone was beautiful and pretty large and they didn't skimp on the jam and cream either!! Our daughter had a chocolate brownie which was also very... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Wilf's is a favourite among the locals for a good reason; the food is delicious! It's true that the outside is rather bland, but the food is well-seasoned, and nicely presented. The soups we had were delicious and HOT; the veggie burger was a hit; and the salads were fresh and crisp. The car park is close by and know... More

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The outside is very unprepossessing but step inside and its a different matter. Its bright with art for sale on the walls. There is plenty of seating and it offers a varied menu and reasonable prices. As we only wanted a snack we both had toasted teacakes with butter and jam. Together with a pot of tea and a cafetiere... More

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Wales, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

From the outside of this cafe we didn't think there would be much to commend it but we were wrong! We had a cold drink and a sandwich (which included crisps and salad) in very pleasant surroundings after looking round Dove Cottage. There should be a 'good' category because this was better than average but not quite 'very good'. I... More

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Me my husband and our 2 sons ending up eating here after first looking in 3 other cafes in the centre of grasmere. All 3 were extortionally priced and didn't seem to have children's menus. The young lady who served us, both behind the counter when I ordered my food and also when she brought the food out was very... More

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Keswick, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

have always been happy with the stavely cafe and been to this one a couple of times. salad which had half a plate of watermelon and what seemed to be left over spaghetti in tomato sauce? parsnip soup on a hot summers day along with a humous sandwich which was large white soft bap with humous and nothing else inside?... More

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