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The Kiwi Cafe

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5 Glasby Square | New Street, Retford, England
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: Cafe/bistro style establishment offering brunches and light meals.

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good value, good food

I have been to this cafe a couple of times before when visiting family in Retford. This morning my husband and I had a breakfast bagel with scrambled egg and bacon. The food was very good, the price very reasonable and the staff friendly. Ok, the surroundings are not luxurious, but perfectly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
JoannaH57
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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English first
Retford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We called in for a lunch time snack. the food was reasonable, my husband asked for the soup to be told they had run out! We placed our order of a jacket potato, a sandwich and a scone with teas and coffee and hot chocolate. the drinks arrived then the whole thing fell apart, we waited three quarters an hour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

The main waitress that serves on the till spends all her time anxiously telling other staff what to do, she appears to have no confidence in the staff and doesn't seem to be all that happy in her work. Staff don't appear overly friendly, it just feels quite lifeless in there just lately with no atmosphere. We have been coming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very polite staff. Excellent choice on menu. Superb atmosphere. Clean. All in all it's a great find in Retford. I will most certainly return time and time again. Very fair prices too.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have been to this cafe a couple of times before when visiting family in Retford. This morning my husband and I had a breakfast bagel with scrambled egg and bacon. The food was very good, the price very reasonable and the staff friendly. Ok, the surroundings are not luxurious, but perfectly pleasant. If they were luxurious you would of... More 

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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

First time I've been into Retford centre and decided to go for a coffee. From the outside the place looks lovely. I went upstairs i realised the place needs a lick of paint to say the least. Ordered a £2.50 chocolate milkshake and when it was brought to me by the unenthusiastic staff i was shocked to see it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

While I do agree that the decor could do with a bit of an update everything else about this cafe is superb The food staff and outdoor area are wonderful especially on a summers day. I usually get the breakfast which is just the right size and while I'm not a fan of scrambled egg the other people I go... More 

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Been here lots because the food is always lovely and the waitresses are friendly. I prefer to sit out side as the inside is in dire need of redecoration. I would recommend the home made soups and the chicken club sandwich is fab.

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Clarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Inside is a little tired, but I had a lovely lunch sat outside, great attentive service and a clean ground floor baby change.

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Notts
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

All I can say is in all the years I have been visiting this lovely café, foremost in my comments is the staff go out of their way to be so friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble, especially with senior citizens and young children, they are so nice. I have visited this café weekly for many years... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Couldn't go in our usual place for breakfast, so tried the Kiwi, never again. Went upstairs, didn't take long to realise that the place was in need of a makeover. Not only do the walls need a paint but they were also filthy. Carpet was very old, and stained, Crockery was tired and very old fashioned. Service was by non... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Glasby Square | New Street, Retford, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Retford

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Description

Cafe/bistro style establishment offering brunches and light meals.

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