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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 54
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  • 41
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  • 7
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  • 4
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  • 8
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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
Lovely Lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
HeidisGranny
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English first
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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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Didcot, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

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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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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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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Plymouth, UK
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stopped in here after a few hours on the beach and had a great lunch, Crab and Prawn salad washed down with a cold beer, perfect! Seemed odd to have to order at the bar as there were plenty of staff coming onto the terrace bringing food and drink out...missing out on tips too I'd guess. Great little place and... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Really good, friendly and good food and beer as well. Nice burgers. Locally sourced food. Would recommend. Don't waste your money in going to The Pilchard opposite on Burgh Island, eat here instead.

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Berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My husband and I make a bee line for this cafe, either for an evening meal or a cream tea. The service is quick, and the menu too is good, with exceptional value for money. We were therefore very disappointed to find that it has been sold for development and we may have had our last visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Delicious for breakfast, lunch & dinner! Always great service with a very special vibe by the sea. Everyone in our family loves it. Truly a one of a kind place.

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London
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Being a manager at The Burgh Island Hotel just across the bay its often nice to escape the island and eat somewhere different. The Bay View cafe is really good for specials and lunches but I have to say on this occasion having a breakfast was well to be frank very underwhelming and rather disappointing considering how good the food... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The cafe has lovely views overlooking Burgh Island and is a place we have visited several times. Was very warm inside the cafe so we decided to sit outside although it was very windy. The table was wobbly to say the least but we still wanted to enjoy our lunch and take in the views outside. We both ordered prawn... More 

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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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