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The Kiwi Cafe

5 Glasby Square | New Street, Retford, England
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Ranked #31 of 65 Restaurants in Retford
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Cafe/bistro style establishment offering brunches and light meals.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Cafe/bistro style establishment offering brunches and light meals.
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  • English first
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Retford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Went for lunch and all I can say is that it's absolutely filthy. Needs to be closed and re painted and new everything before we will visit again that's for sure

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Gainsborough, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We found a really good review of this cafe in our local paper so we decided to give it a go. The staff were very friendly and welcoming upon arrival and there was plenty of choice for hot and cold drinks as well as many tempting cakes muffins etc. The menu looked very good with nice selections. We stayed for... More

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

A big family party (we did book tables) the food was home cooked, fresh and hot, plus the prompt and friendly service was superb. Not sure why some reviewers describe it as pricey - omelette with 2 fillings was £2 cheaper than two similar establishments in Retford, coffee was cheaper, in fact superb value all round. The outside area is... More

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Retford
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Called for lunch with my daughter and granddaughter (aged 6 months) somewhere to park the buggy not a problem , despite the fact that there were 2 more already parked up. A clean highchair was promptly delivered to our table. Plenty of choice on the menu, my smoked salmon and cream cheese baguette was lovely good value too, main courses... More

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Francestown, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Visited the kiwi as i knew it had been excellent before so gave it another try while visiting family , service very slow, breakfast horrible bacon half cooked, sausage disgusting taste greasy mushrooms i bagged most of it up for the dog it was that bad, and one thing you do not expect to go into a cafe and see... More

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