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St. John's Road, Buxton SK17 6BE, England
01298 23114
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice food variable service

I have been here three times in the last few months, each time the food has been very good if not always generous portions. Service though can be good to poor. First time I went had very nice and prompt service. Second time I was shown to a table then forgotten about and had to be pointed about... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
erussell641
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Recently attended the toy fair here and decided to go to the restaurant for lunch..we were met by a lovley young man who was great from start to finish..i had the ploughmans which was to die for,by far the best ive tasted, my children both had chicken strips which were homemade..it was nice to see them freshly made and at... More 

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have been here three times in the last few months, each time the food has been very good if not always generous portions. Service though can be good to poor. First time I went had very nice and prompt service. Second time I was shown to a table then forgotten about and had to be pointed about ordering a... More 

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Buxton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Lovely food. Great, friendly service. Plenty of space for wheelchairs. Close to the Opera House and town centre.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The "hot" drinks served are never hot, barely warm. When visiting the gardens last week I purposefully asked to ensure that my coffee was hot. The waitress, grinned and said "I'll try my best", obviously knew this was already an issue. When we asked for menus the waitress gave us two options, the breakfast menu served till 11:30 and the... More 

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Rimbey, Alberta, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We visited as a family group of five with young children, and everything was great, food was excellent, service very good and the prices fair. Although I didn't try it you can even have a cask ale! I would say especially as a family this is well worth considering.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I've come here a few times as it does have the soft play area for children. However every time I've come the kids meals have repeatedly come on hotter plates than the adults, despite me asking when is ordered for them to be on cold plates! Who gives a toddler a hot plates that needs to be carried with a... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have visited on several occasions for lunch mainly and always had a nice meal. One thing I do feel I need to comment on is how slow it is, even when it isn't busy. We waited nearly half an hour last time for a warm baguette and chips! Really good food when it arrives but wouldn't choose here if... More 

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east ham
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Can't comment on the food as we didn't get to order any. We went to the cafe after a lovely day in Buxton. There were three members of staff congregating around the till doing their best to avoid eye contact with us. Even when my husband gestured as to whether we could sit anywhere no-one answered. Hence we walked out!... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We came for a family Sunday lunch to celebrate a birthday. Despite us checking when we booked that a roast would be available we were informed, when trying to order, that there were none left. As we tried to order a selection of different meals from the menu we were told that various items were also gone. The wait for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Great place for kids, small under 3's play area although bigger kids do go in. Food is nice but bit overpriced for what it is. Could do with a menu change. Can't fault service but mostly teenagers so you don't get much out of them. They're all a bit 'vacant' I will continue to go back due to location

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  • Address: St. John's Road, Buxton SK17 6BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: 01298 23114

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