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Hartside Top Cafe

Hartside summit | Alston Road, Penrith, England
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Ranked #74 of 131 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
english lake district
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Make the effort to go enjoy the scenic drive and view from the top.Bikers are now outnumbered by coast to coast gangs of pedal cyclists however all are welcome and the food and service is good.Been going for years.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Hard climbs, causing you to gasp; narrow twisting sinuous fast descents, putting your nerves on edge; steady straight runs, relaxing you before a final hard push; tight secret corners, raising the adrenaline once more; on coming cars, will you make through the tight gap; slipped chains, greasy fingers; out of sync, hearts racing; oxygen squeezing, legs throbbing; final push, keep... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Called in here for a cuppa and a cake whilst out for a scenic drive from staying locally. A "down to earth" little place. The tea and coffee came served in mugs and the cakes were delicious and home made. It was pretty quiet when we visited but the few bikers and workmen who came in all seemed to order... More

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Cumbria
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
17 helpful votes 17 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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