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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 4
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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
Most recent review
Superb Food and Great Views

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2014
Paulalvin
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went in on our final day for lunch the staff were pleasant the food was great. in all a nice scenic spot well worth a visit

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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a lunch and a dinner at the Bay View Cafe (lunch) and Bistro (dinner). There aren't many places to dine in Bigbury. Fortunately, this is very close to anyone staying there and wants to walk to a place to eat. It can be very crowded on a sunny day! It has some very good seafood (evening selection), sandwiches... More 

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118 reviews 118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

With about six tables inside be sure to book one in advance! The cafe is situated on the hill just opposite the entrance of the overflow parking lot. It has an incredible view over Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island and weather permitting their patio seating offers the best views in the house! A small menu with a delicious selection of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited bigbury on sea and found this wonderful cafe. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food was superb. Would recommend the cod and chips.large piece perfectly cooked . outstanding views from this cafe .keep up the good work guy's. Ur customer service is second to none. We will return next month.

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Reading
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Lovely crab sandwiches (with proper dressed crab and a thick layer at that!), nice crispy chips as a side, great view of Burgh Island. Bread for the sandwiches was fresh and enticing. Very little to fault! Not a bargain but the service and views made it well worthwhile

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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