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“Squid!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cliff Railway Cafe

Cliff Railway Cafe
10 Babbacombe Downs Rd, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
+44 1803 324025
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Ranked #44 of 254 Restaurants in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Open 364 days a year serving freshly cooked breakfast, lunch, homemade cakes and scones. Ice cream kiosk open all year with 22 flavours of icecream and milkshakes available. Uninterrupted views over Lyme Bay.
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49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Squid!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Been here a few times for panini and toasties but was pleasantly surprised by the winter specials. Chorizo sausage (good one too) and even squid! The food was excellent and the service of the usual high friendly standard, particularly Sally. The view never fails to impress. Thanks once again.

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  • English first
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Worth a visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Stopped in for something to eat when on holiday in Torquay recently. The staff were very friendly, the food was great (had a lovely crab sandwich) and the views are amazing! Thoroughly recommend this to anyone looking for a nice place for lunch in Torquay...I'll definitely be returning when next in the area!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Enjoyed the cream tea in here. Reasonable prices and friendly staff. Nice scones and lovely cream and jam. Nice hot drinks too.

Visited October 2013
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very helpful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

I have mobility problems and find these small cafés difficult, but not this one. Very easy to find a table & sit down. Inside or out. Staff very helpful without being condescending. Spotlessly clean too.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“lovely food and views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

we visited this café whilst visiting the area for a few days in September through THHN. we found the staff very friendly and helpful the food delicious and the view simply stunning. perfectly situated and a great start before going down on the railway. well worth a visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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