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Hartside Top Cafe

Hartside summit | Alston Road, Penrith, England
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Ranked #81 of 132 restaurants in Penrith
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Between Melmerby & Alston on the A686
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Between Melmerby & Alston on the A686
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English first
Cumbria
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Called to cheer some sponsored cyclist on, situated on top a of hill overlooking stunning scenery and on towards the Lake District. This cafe is a hot spot for motorcyclists and pedal cyclists together with ordinary car drivers and offers quick efficient service. The food is freshly prepared, the soup was vegetable and delicious and the burger with onions very... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lovely food, very busy but no problem getting a table. Order at the counter and take a seat. Delicious cakes!

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southport
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Husband asked me to put this review on .......Two breakfast barm cakes and two instant coffees ...... £13 !! Great ride but stop elsewhere for your butties ....

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Have to say, been to this café a few times. If the weathers good, the ride is great and the views fantastic. Have to be fair, this is predominately a biker café and the food is good/OK. Also have to be fair on the other comments, the car park is in dire need of some attention. Will be visiting the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I go there rarely if i do its during the week.on my motorcycle 2 major gripes. Firstly the parking area is a absolute disgrace covered in gravel massive potholes and very little tarmac.This Cafe makes most of its money from motorcyclists I would imagine. Pity they show no consideration towards us.Last year i watched them 'repairing'the potholes incredibly they filled... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Hartside is a great place to stop for a break and to relax, Michelin star it ain't, just great fun on a Saturday with hundreds of bikers and cyclists getting a well earned rest.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

After a very long motorbike ride, the Hartside Cafe was a welcome sight. Amazing road with twists and turns on ascent. The outstanding views you get from the top, distract you from the array of potholes in the car park. Just be careful. It was a very hot day so the cafe and car park were understandably busy. We queued... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Doesn't what it says on the tin ! Place to rest have a cuppa and catch up with the people you riding out with ! Great place, nice staff and don't care about the price of a cuppa ;)

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Newcastle, England
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Been here a few times now and because they cater to the masses, I have to say they do an 'OK' Job. Not there fault, they have the monopoly and this is the only facility for miles so hats off to them...... More Seating, Better Value and better quality Coffee would not go a miss. Then again, when you are... More

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Penrith
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Had a run out on my bike today, my destination was Hartside cafe. Nice pedal up there, after seeing placard stating the use Cranstons sausage (big fan) ordered a sausage bap. The bun was dry and stale and the sausage was of the cheap frozen variety that I try to avoid. Washed down with a cup of instant coffee -... More

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