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Esplanade Cafe

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3 Campbell Street, Greenock PA16 8AN, Scotland
01475 725618
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
If you fancy icecream

This is something of an institution. Local cafe just off the Esplanade which serves filled rolls, bacon rolls, square sausage rolls and also wonderful Italian icecream. Very fond memories over the last 16 years.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Homecooked food at it's best. Really good portions and great value for money. Well worth the walk on a cold December day!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

There food is half cooked on a hotplate when u order they use a grill to cook the rest but they use the same little grilling machine for everything same tongs for onions as for black pudding and you will taste the onion the ice cream is bought in and they add a barr of tablet or chocotale eclaires the... More 

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Scotland, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Great family owned café, impossible to go for a walk, run, drive along the Emanate without buying one of their delicious ice creams mmmm

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is something of an institution. Local cafe just off the Esplanade which serves filled rolls, bacon rolls, square sausage rolls and also wonderful Italian icecream. Very fond memories over the last 16 years.

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Scotland Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

visit here frequently especially in the summer mostly for ice cream or cold drink to have down the splash. Ice cream really nice.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Very popular traditional cafe. The ice cream is wonderful-queues outside the shop during the summer! Well staffed so you are always served promptly. Also serve filled rolls/tea/coffee etc. at reasonable prices.

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Lovely ice cream. Try the one with tablet in it. On a good day buy your ice cream and wander along the Esplanade. What else can you ask for. Good views and a lovely ice cream cone!! Go on enjoy yourself. I did !!!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

As a regular visitor to greenock I always enjoy a visit to this cafe on a stroll along the esplanade. A lot of the staff out with the family who own it have been there a long time. I can highly recommend the "Bigfoot" hot dog and any of their selection of ice creams

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Good little choice of filled rolls and plenty of drinks to pick from. Perfect for a stroll along the Esplanade and very good service. Small seating area outside can imagine the cafe being busy during the good weather. Ice-cream and juice on offer for a hot day and warm food and drinks to heat you up.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Campbell Street, Greenock PA16 8AN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Inverclyde  >  Greenock
  • Phone Number: 01475 725618
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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