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Porlock Weir, Exmoor National Park TA24 8PB, England (Formerly Andrews On The Weir)
01643 863 300
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 15
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  • 9
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
excellent seafood

As we always do we pre ordered a lobster English if possible and it was first of the season. I had roast cod and David had the lobster and we washed it down with a bottle of viognier. The rest of the meal was good standard fayre and we had coffee in the lounge. You can pre order anything you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Rob D
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London
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
Frodsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

On our final night of our holiday, we decided to have a fish and chip takeaway supper from The Cafe, as was advertised on an advertising board outside the restaurant. Our comments are based on the takeaway, not sit down, but the fish and chips were possibly the worst we have ever had the misfortune to purchase. The haddock (cod... More 

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London
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113 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

As we always do we pre ordered a lobster English if possible and it was first of the season. I had roast cod and David had the lobster and we washed it down with a bottle of viognier. The rest of the meal was good standard fayre and we had coffee in the lounge. You can pre order anything you... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Cafe is no longer fine dining as it was when it was Andrews on the Wier and isn't a great deal cheaper than it was. The food is still ok and the seafood was especially enjoyable. Note that the much praised seafood tasting menu mentioned is not available anymore. The waitress said they've not done it for five weeks... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The review is in 2 parts; We had the seafood taster menu on a very blustery Saturday night. The food was magnificent in all aspects. Breakfast was also spectacular. The downside was that the greeting on arrival was far from welcoming. The bedroom looked a little tired. The toilet didn't flush properly and there was a lack of tea and... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

We were in Porlock Weir for lunch and saw a board outside the cafe advertising take away fish and chips for £5. We have them before and they were excellent, we ordered and decided to eat them by the sea. Well what a let down, chips were fine, fish was mostly thick awful batter, needless to say we threw the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

delicious food, brilliant service in an idyllic setting at Porlock Weir....congratulations to Sarah and Andrew

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Birmingham
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My partner and I ate in the cafe on Valentine's. We were pleased with the food and the service. The only disappointment was that we were not informed at booking about the seafood taster and so were unable to order it. However the food we had was delicious

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London, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I treated ourselves to the seafood tasting menu - 5 courses for £35 including a glass of bubbly on arrival. Every course was delicious and beautifully presented. Excellent friendly service and well chosen wine to accompany each course (4 glasses for 5 courses) for £19.50 per person extra. we will certainly do this again. Brilliant!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Having eaten at the Cafe at Porlock Weir before and enjoyed in very much, we decided to try the Seafood Tasting Menu again. We weren't disappointed; it's five courses of the most wonderful seafood I've ever tasted. The first was risotto of crab and mussels with spring onions, coriander and ginger, and was a great opener, with subtlety and zing... More 

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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Usually get the great fish and chips from here but has been a few years since we actually ate here. Did so last week. We sat in the small dining room where I still think the layout needs improvement; very few tables but yet they still angle towards one another so you do have people talking directly towards you. This... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Porlock Weir, Exmoor National Park TA24 8PB, England (Formerly Andrews On The Weir)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Porlock Weir
  • Phone Number: 01643 863 300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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