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Ballantyne's

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14-15 Butchers Row, Barnstaple, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Struck Gold in Barnstaple :)

Called in here this afternoon for lunch with my mum, dad & brother. We've visited Barnstaple many times but have unfortunately never visited here before! Well I honestly wasn't hungry until I looked at the menu! So many tempting things to choose from. Great selection of teas & coffees... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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York
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Went to this cafe with my wife, in-laws, son, daughter in law and grandaughter, Ordered drinks first and waited and waited and waited and waited for the waitress to come back and take our food order. When i eventually went to the counter to ask if we could place a food order i was told that they were very busy... More 

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BallantynesCafe, Owner at Ballantyne's, responded to this review

Hi Nomadyork, It's Stephen the owner here. I am so sorry you and your family had a bad experience when you visited our Café. I have spoken to the manager who is just as upset as I am because we really do care about the business and want to make sure people who come and visit not only get good... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Called in here this afternoon for lunch with my mum, dad & brother. We've visited Barnstaple many times but have unfortunately never visited here before! Well I honestly wasn't hungry until I looked at the menu! So many tempting things to choose from. Great selection of teas & coffees, including Earl Grey which many places don't stock! Between us we... More 

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Barnstaple, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Monday lunch time visit, we were only the 2nd couple in. We actually placed our order at the counter, 2 jacket pots & 2 coffees. The lady bought our coffee and explained no jackets, so 1 scampi & chips & 1 cheesy chips ordered. A table of 3 came in, their order taken, a table of 2 came in and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Ballantynes is on my ticklist every time we visit Barnstaple, the best ever ploughmans with locally sourced produce and amazing chutneys and pickles which you are able to purchase and recreate the experience when back at your own home. Sad to read comments about food taking time, we all rush around too much these days sit back and look at... More 

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My Wife and I were in Barnstaple last week on a short break. Went into Ballantynes for lunch. We both ordered a cheese Ploughman's that was made fresh while you wait. It was without doubt the best (and largest) Ploughman's I have ever had! If you are not starving then have one between two. Really enjoyed it, thank you Ballantynes!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Excellent choice of hot and cold food and very good value for money. Salads were very filling with a good variety of different side dishes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

First visit for a while and now extended with more seating. Both had Jacket potatoes, mine was with a large salad, mums was without (just ask as this option is not listed menu). and tea for one. In the past we have had to wait a while, but food and drink came quickly, time was limited due to car park... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Lovely,Susi and Chrissi are fantastic,food good.Moved to Barnstaple in October and found this lovely café very friendly always go for lunch with my husband who loves the chips

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Whilst on our winter annual visit to Barnstaple from Okehampton we found a gem of a food-stop in Ballantyne’s deli. It was the array of food in the window that grabbed my attention especially the pork and apple rolls that I subsequently purchased on leaving having polished off a freshly cooked fried breakfast. As a Devon business owner myself I... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

The food here is great, and that's why I keep coming back. Unfortunately the service really lets this place down (again today, like last week and the month/year before). As soon as you enter, there is hardly any customer interaction or smiling at all. Its almost as you do not exist or are actually in their way. The place is... More 

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Address: 14-15 Butchers Row, Barnstaple, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple
Average Prices: USD 5 - 14
Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen

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  • Address: 14-15 Butchers Row, Barnstaple, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 14
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen

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