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Bay View Cafe and Bistro

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Marine Drive | Bigbury on Sea, Kingsbridge, England
01548 810796
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and views!

We have eaten here on the last three visits to Bigbury and it offers a lovely menu with great variety of dishes. Service is great and the views even better (look out for Eddystone lighthouse on a clear day). The menu is slightly expensive but definitely worth paying that little bit extra... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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English first
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Each time we come to stay in Bigbury-on-Sea we eat at the Bay View Cafe & Bistro, and each time we are not disappointed. Recommend everyone eats at this wonderful establishment.

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Bristol, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We travelled to Bigbury on Sea this morning and took time out for a morning break with my wife and mother in law. We asked for two tea's and a coffee. The waitress asked me how I would like my coffee and I replied, 'I would like my coffee with cold milk'. Also, we would like three toasted tea cakes,... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We have eaten here on the last three visits to Bigbury and it offers a lovely menu with great variety of dishes. Service is great and the views even better (look out for Eddystone lighthouse on a clear day). The menu is slightly expensive but definitely worth paying that little bit extra. Great for teas and coffee too! Keep it... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The Bay View Café and Bistro at Bigbury-On-Sea is the most beautiful little café on the hill with the most wonderful view over to Burgh Island. As an Agatha Christie fan, I really wanted to see Burgh Island. The food at this café was excellent and lovely friendly service. Could not fault it, I had dinner there. Highly recommend!!

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Bay Café at Bigbury is a tiny little café and kitchen, but the food is very adequate and great value. Any food tastes good with that view though!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The weather in September was brilliant so it was great to sit outside of this wonderful Cafe and Bistro to enjoy a superb breakfast and take in the breathtaking views. The staff are very friendly and even offered the dog a bowl of clean water the food is freshly prepared all at a very good price. I thoroughly recommend this... More 

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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Stopped off on our way to Cornwall as I wanted to see Burgh Island (Poirot fan). Before looking around the island we decided to have breakfast at The Bay View. Wonderful breakfast, freshly cooked and surprisingly large portion with a lovely cup of coffee. Also must be the best cafe view in Devon. Staff were charming and helpful.

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Cheddington, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Please note this delightful place is miles from Kingsbridge !! Had a simple lunch of homemade sandwiches - prawns on granary and ham on granary plus a bowl of chips. Lovely bread and substantial filling. Very tasty chips too ! In an elevated position overlooking the beaches and sea just above the car park. Perfect for a sunny September day.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You can pop into bay view to sit outside and have a cream tea, go for a lovely lunch or go back in the evening for a bistro meal. The staff are great and very helpful, the food is fresh and home cooked. We have bee several times are in a group, on our own or with the dog and... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A lovely little cafe to spend some time enjoying the view of Burgh Island. We stopped as we were walking along the coast footpath and enjoyed a nice sized toasted tea cake and cappuccino. Nice clean restaurant with staff who are very friendly and helpful. Sitting outside and enjoying the views - perfect.

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  • Address: Marine Drive | Bigbury on Sea, Kingsbridge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Kingsbridge
  • Phone Number: 01548 810796

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