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Penleys Cafe and Bistro

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Wilco 2010 Limited | 5 - 6 Trinity Church Square Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BJ, England
+44 1969 623909
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
multi-tasking at its best!

Hats off to the young lady (Tania I believe) who clearly knows her stuff. Organising and guiding staff whilst managing to serve diners with professionalism and a smile! This place was struggling before, so much so that we very nearly stopped going. Keep hold of this one please proprietors!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Ben C
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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151 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Hats off to the young lady (Tania I believe) who clearly knows her stuff. Organising and guiding staff whilst managing to serve diners with professionalism and a smile! This place was struggling before, so much so that we very nearly stopped going. Keep hold of this one please proprietors!!!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Pre booed and pre ordered for 6 for valentines evening First all the 3 courses were served together however I have to comment on the following Starters all well presented but risotto only Luke warm Mains again all well presented apart from one which was served on a very cold plate and food Luke warm.Sent back for plate and food... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

After visiting the Leyburn Penleys and really enjoying it I thought I'd try the Richmond one. Bad mistake. It was on a Sunday and quite busy, there were plenty of staff who were all working hard however the place felt grubby and looked like it needed a good deep clean. I ordered a couple of paninis and hot drinks -... More 

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UK
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82 reviews 82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Good straightforward cafe with food . I didn't have a meal but did enjoy my coffee and the excellent wifi here . Leyburn apparently / allegedly has free wifi available in the town centre ......... don't hold your breath!!! Penleys comes into its own here ,it has great wifi and its coffee and food are worth a visit too.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

We were staying in the yorkshire dales and came across penleys whilst having a walk around Leyburn. Excellent place, great coffee, lovely staff, places did look a little tatty and dirty! But would not put us off from coming back!! Had lovely fresh soup and excellent sandwiches, great choice and not overpriced.

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York
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165 reviews 165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I ate here with a group of friends the other night. The friend who had booked it had eaten here before and been impressed so we were optimistic of a good meal. The starter was fine but when my main course arrived, it was cold (served on a cold plate. Basic error) so I sent it back. They heated it... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Been here a few times now and I get food from the Take Out menu as I never have time at any other point off the day to sit down for food. The food from here is amazing and Ive tasted there wedges, chips, beef wrap, panini, salads.Each of these are delicious and the staff are always very nice and... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I am unable to find a Penleys for Richmond but understanding they are one in the same will review here I have never been before and decided to treat my children to a pre cinema lunch We each ordered and the service was polite and prompt. The food was tasty, well cooked and utterly delicious, leaving enough room for cakes... More 

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Lancashire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Been here several times. Food is average but prices are hiked up. 2/3 course Christmas Menu for £18.95/23.95 for a cafe is extortionate.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Firstly, disappointed on service. It was slow, tables were not cleared and plates piled up on tables without being cleared. Meals served one at a time with the last meal out 10 minutes after first. Secondly, good was good. Right price for quality and nice enough. This place could be great. But basics need sorting, like clearing the tables and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wilco 2010 Limited | 5 - 6 Trinity Church Square Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Leyburn
  • Phone Number: +44 1969 623909

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 23
  • Cuisine: English

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