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“Fallen in love ...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Clipper Cafe

Clipper Cafe
26 The Strand | TQ14 0DL, Shaldon TQ14 0DL, England
01626 873747
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Ranked #4 of 15 Restaurants in Shaldon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, British, Bistro, Family Fare
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Clipper Cafe is ideally situated in the heart of Shaldon right on the riverfront. It has a choice of seating areas both inside and outside to maximise the stunning views of the River Teign and Estuary. During the day a traditional cafe menu is served including regularly changing daily specials. In the evening the vibe changes, the candles are lit and a dinner menu is served. Evening bookings are taken from 6pm. The Clipper Cafe is open from 8am until late, 7 days a week. A warm welcome awaits you!
Worcester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fallen in love ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

First visit to Shaldon. Fell in love with the place. Had also spotted The Clipper Café via Tripadvisor prior to arriving into the village for our weekend away. Decided to give it a go. Arriving on Friday night and just seeing the place we couldn’t wait to get inside. Looks fresh, clean and really inviting. Loved the atmosphere. People arriving with little dogs; coming in late evening for just a coffee; meals arriving; chatting; staff so friendly and inclusive; sofas to read the local ‘rag’ etc. Winning formula as they cater for everyone with breakfasts, coffees, cakes, chocolates, lunches, snacks, evening meals. No wonder they are busy. Decided on our starters – if I’m being a little critical Id say the ‘olives and bread’ was a bit disappointing. Its what it says on the tin but it was a bit pricey for what it was, breads a bit dry and in the end unnecessary to have ordered due to the generous main course portion. I chose the fish stew for my main course – all my favourite things arrived! So tasty and bread chunks for dipping in! Didn’t want to stop eating it. Priced very reasonably (we thought!). My partner chose tomato bruschetta for starters. Cor Blimey – delicious and easily possible to share … IF only he would!! Then for main course he chose Chicken Caesar Salad. Lots of sliced chicken within the salad – and was really enjoyed. Empty plate too!
Next morning we arrived for a late brunch. Cooked breakfasts. Place was buzzing. And amazingly they even organised the sunshine for us. Glorious looking out over the sea in blaze of sunshine – and in January!! Just loved the place and would use again. In fact we can’t wait!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“How to chill out in January!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Fabulous food and great hospitality, sitting in relaxed surroundings overlooking the stunning Teign estuary.
The ambience and affordable menu, belying the quality of both the food and service.
As a family we were delighted by the fact that the adults could have an excellent antipasti and glass of wine, whilst the younger members of the party could have something more to their taste!
Service was prompt and food really hot, whilst staff were both courteous and efficient.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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westmidlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“FOOD TO DIE FOR”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

the food in this Italian style café was very good . Service was good t
too. Price reasonable very clean place and with brilliant views to the river Teign.

Visited January 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“fantastic BUT!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Food was great, the interior was pleasant and clean. The staff were great. BUT! they have a policy of allowing dogs in. At one point I counted 7 or 8 dogs in the eating area of the ground floor, this was bad enough but then 2 dogs started to fight.. I was glad to get out of there, it was like having breakfast at a kennels.. I have a German Shepherd and love dogs but this was too much.
top be fair it was not a direct fault with the café but maybe they need a policy of not allowing anymore than 2 dogs in the café at a time or maybe a separate area ( there is a outside seating area, but 1 dog owner was allowing his dog to wee everywhere )

For this reason I don't think I would go again

If your not a dog lover stay well clear!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Title sums it up really. Wow for the food, wow location wow value for money.

The food is some of the best fish I've ever had. Large portions.

Truly lovely location no pretence what a hidden gem, I want this next door to me

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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