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Riverside Cafe, Holmfirth
9-11 Hollowgate, Holmfirth HD9 2DG, England
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Ranked #45 of 60 Restaurants in Holmfirth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Called in for a late, light lunch. Clean and comfortable and reasonable menu for light bites, pastries etc. Good value and friendly staff.
Have doubts about the wisdom of placing extra tables on upper floor outside toilets (doors open & users passing tables to gain access).

Visited January 2014
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Fantastic Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We enjoyed an excellent breakfast today everything freshly cooked to order. I am fussy what I eat and the coffee.

I love good sausage and here these and the bacon is from a locsl farm and it taste amazing.

The toilets and very clean which is important to me and it's great to have real small cotton hand towels. Much better than paper or electric hand dryers.

If the stairs to the toilets are an issue how did you get up into the cafe there aee stone steps into the cafe.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
“Good food, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

I've had a few lunches here over the past year or so and the food is consistently good.

But - and it's quite a big but - there are issues which need sorting.

The "£12 for any 2 main meals and any 2 drinks" advertised on their large blackboard outside sounds great, so why was I charged £14.55? Ah, because gammon is excluded from the offer. Not when ordering, not mentioned on the menu, but when it's time to pay. So how was I supposed to know?... Hmm!

Also, the toilet facilities. The stairs to the bathroom are steep (too steep for my elderly mother to climb). I know the building is old and options are limited, but this doesn't excuse the decidedly mankey carpet or sticky handrail. As for the grey, damp face clothes provided to dry your hands... Hmm again!

It's a shame because the food is actually rather good. So it's 4 stars for food, 2 for customer service, making 3 overall - they do themselves no favours, especially when there is so much competition in Holmfirth.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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