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Number 18 Cafe

18 High Street | Crickhowell, Brecon Beacons National Park, Crickhowell NP8 1BD, Wales
01873 810337
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Ranked #10 of 23 restaurants in Crickhowell
Price range: $3 - $23
Cuisines: Welsh
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bath, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stopped here for a leisurely light afternoon lunch after a walk around the town. No.18 is a bit like the tardis in that it appears larger on the inside than it appears on the outside. We eventually wandered to the back near the food preparation area, arranged ourselves and had coffees and a couple of paninis whilst reading the... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great place, sat in the alleyway in the shade, food was excellent, staff really helpful and friendly but not in your face. Definitely go back when in Brecon next October

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Have a number of amazing meals at No 18, would recommend the steak or the burger, great service, food and atmosphere 11/10

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Timbuktu, Mali
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

As the title suggests Number 18 is a great place for lunch. It has a little hidden area downstairs so if it looks busy upstairs, mosey on down. The prices are fair and the staff are VERY friendly. Not sure what the evening meals are like, if they do them, but I would go here again.

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Nottinghamshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

When we walked in the cafe we were greeted by friendly staff, but it all went down hill from there on. I ordered the frittata, which looked very plain without salad, which I'm sure should have been included, but anyway this tasted ok. My husband ordered the burger and was asked if he wanted extra bacon and cheese of an... More

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Samateighteen, Owner at Number 18 Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Unfortunately you received the order for another table who had made various modifications to their meals, asking for no bun on top of their burger and no salad with the frittata. This is not the norm and I can only apologise for the mistakes we made during your visit. We have taken the time to review... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Called in after a trip up Sugar Loaf. Excellent soup and good cake. Very friendly and helpful staff. Would visit again if ever in Crickhowell

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Samateighteen, Owner at Number 18 Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We do try to make sure that everyone enjoys their visit to Number 18. We are glad that you did too, after such a strenuous walk. You certainly earned your cake! We hope to welcome you back soon. More

Oulton Broad, Suffolk
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The only cafe in Wales where they burnt the Welsh cakes and served them in that condition! It is a pleasant enough place and the food looks good, but I could not believe being served burnt Welsh cakes! Unforgiveable!

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Samateighteen, Owner at Number 18 Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We make great efforts to serve food of a consistently high standard. Had you mentioned that you were unhappy with what you were served, any one of our helpful and friendly staff would have tried to fix it for you. We are sorry that you left without saying anything and hope to welcome you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Well shocked as it caters for coeliac sufferers and the cakes are to die for.I had a brekky Wednesday 30th May even in my bike gear i was well accepted.Cant wait to bring my wife and sister in law for gluten free .Well done all for a fab place...Steve Cross

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Samateighteen, Owner at Number 18 Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Steve. Thanks for letting us know that you enjoyed your breakfast. We are looking forward to meeting the rest of your family and treating them to some of our gluten free goodies. I hope you had a good bike ride home. Hope to see you soon. More

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Called in for lunch, but very little on offer other than sandwiches and wraps. Court Room cafe just a few doors away was brilliant for choice and quality of food.

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Samateighteen, Owner at Number 18 Cafe, responded to this review

I am sorry you felt there was little choice when you called in for lunch recently. Had you read the menu, asked our staff or looked at our specials board you would have seen some of the other freshly cooked local, seasonal dishes available all day. I do hope you will call in again to sample our extensive lunch time... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Had a great coffee and blt. Just resisted the cakes.what we needed after a long drive and before hitting the hills

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Samateighteen, Owner at Number 18 Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for finding the time to write us such a nice review, which I have shared with the team. We are glad you enjoyed your lunch and hope you are able to come back soon and enjoy our tempting homemade cakes! More

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