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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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Sad to see its closed for good

We visited a few times - one dinner, one sandwich lunch, a cream tea and so on. Service was welcoming, friendly and efficient. Food was good and the view excellent. Pity if you missed it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
TheLesserMerlin
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed in Bigbury on Sea for a week this summer with my mum and stepfather. We initially ate at the Bay View Cafe because there was nowhere else but went back because it was really good. Between us during the week we had breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner on at least one occasion each. The... More 

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Thank Sophie A
Farnham, Surrey
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Title says it all - gorgeous bacon ! Yum yum yum ! Just right before out walk to Burgh Island. We will be back !

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Thank Lizi752
uk
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Quite a good menu, Only had a cheese and salad baguette but it was lovely! Stuffed full of cheese and very good value! Outside seating only.

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1 Thank haziec
Warwick, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

We visited a few times - one dinner, one sandwich lunch, a cream tea and so on. Service was welcoming, friendly and efficient. Food was good and the view excellent. Pity if you missed it.

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1 Thank TheLesserMerlin
Cheltenham
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402 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Family place with great views over the sea. We just had coffees and ice cream but food smelled great - simple and home cooked. Will be back.

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Thank MattyA32
Ely, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Whilst staying in south Devon we headed to one of our favourite places (Bigbury on Sea) and looking forward to enjoying a super cream tea in one of our favourite cafes with a view. So upset to be told that today was their last day of trading (Saturday 5 September 2015). We have enjoyed may happy hours sitting outside with... More 

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1 Thank EMAS
UK
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Stopped here yet again for lunch. The men had the vegetable burger, thought it was great. Granddaughter had sausage, beans and chips. It all disappeared so it must have been good. I had the most fantastic crab salad I have had in my life. It was huge and lovely chunks of fresh crab. Completely unadulterated with any fancy dressing. The... More 

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Thank HeidisGranny
Didcot, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this place during a downpour and went in to check it out. It is small and all the tables were booked for lunch, but another party were about to leave and freed up their table for us. The staff were not really involved in this transaction. We then ordered various breakfast options (as it was before 12... More 

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Thank figbat
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Another trip to Bigbury on Sea and an inevitable tea at The Bay View. Delightful staff, simple but excellent quality fare and a view to die for. We picked a fine afternoon and just didn't want to leave. The new owners have the day service spot on, but the evening menu looked a little too simple and overpriced. So we... More 

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Thank properjob929
Plymouth, UK
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I can't think of any negatives - it doesn't try to be something it's not it's just excellent food at reasonable prices. A special mention goes to the young waiting staff - very efficient and polite, they could teach people at other places a lesson. The view is outstanding.

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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