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All 8 Hay-on-Wye Restaurants

Richard Booth s Bookshop Cafe

44 Lion Street | HR3 5AA, Hay-on-Wye, England
01497 820322
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Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Hay-on-Wye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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English first
Hereford, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

For excellent coffee and an inspired menu of light fare (I particularly recommend the Boston Beans) Richard Booth's Bookshop Cafe is hard to beat. This is a one stop shop for culture in the Welsh book town of Hay-on-Wye. With hours of book browsing, an outstanding 47-seat cinema and a wonderfully relaxed cafe, Richard Booth's Bookshop is a highlight for... More 

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Excellent for a light meal/ brunch. Plenty of choice. Menu posted outside so you know what to expect. Interesting interior. Staff very welcoming and efficient. What's not to like?

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Having been invited out for the day and selecting a trip to Hay on Wye, we set off for the village without any expectations, other than to be prepared to explore book shops. We were not disappointed. We decided to have lunch at Richard Booths Bookshop Café. The bookshop is like entering a large old library wall to wall books... More 

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Denmead, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The bookshop is a delight to visit but we found the food pleasant but quite overpriced. The service was ok although staff did not seem particularly interested. It felt somewhat 'clicky' with the regulars being very obvious. They are obviously getting something right though as the queues were huge!

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Hereford, Herefordshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We ordered a pot of tea with extra hot water and three cappocini then waited 15 minutes before being served. We were asked if we wanted chocolate on the cappocini and we got a mere slither on one edge of the cup.The the tea arrived without the extra hot water. This would all have been excusable if the place was... More 

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Florida
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128 reviews 128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We had lunch here the first day as it was after 2pm and this was one of the few places that served all day. A very limited menu. For the first time since grammar school, I had Welsh Rarebit which was pretty good and seemed to be made with a sort of English muffin. The ambiance was contemporary and included... More 

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Bath
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I love the fact that you can totally immerse yourself in this place, big squashy sofas to sit and enjoy your books. great Cafe too

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Read about this place in a food guide, so pleased I visited. Went there for lunch twice in a recent visit. The food was varied and different, Welsh rarebit with chilli jam and Bacon and Brie on toasted bread with drizzled honey (don’t knock it until you have tried it!). Staff are friendly and attentive, ready to please. The idea... More 

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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

What a fantastic place this is. We had visited Hay for the bookshops but had decided in advance to try this venue for breakfast, as we were not staying in a B & B (as we usually do) but were staying in self-catering, and the café had been highly recommended on various sites. Those sites were NOT WRONG. The café... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My daughter and I enjoyed the brunch menu in the beautiful, airy cafe in Booths last week. I particularly enjoyed the Rarebit (having tried an inferior version in a nearby restaurant). Prices were reasonable and services was very good. The cafe looks incredibly well-organised!

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Address: 44 Lion Street | HR3 5AA, Hay-on-Wye, England
Phone Number: 01497 820322
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Herefordshire  >  Hay-on-Wye
Cuisine: Contemporary

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