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The Waterfront Cafe Bar

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Beach Road, Polzeath PL27 6SP, England
01208 869655
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have eaten many times at this restaurant and it never fails to disappoint on the quality and choice of food on the menu. The staff are friendly and nothing is to much trouble . Would advise you pre book to guarantee a table.

Thank Sally W
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for lunch and it was OK. The location is great with excellent views over the bay. The food was good enough quality and obviously cooked fresh however I thought a bit on the pricy side. £11.50 for a fish finger sandwich and fries. I don't care how good the fish fingers are, that's a lot of money. In... More 

1 Thank Jamie T
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a bit of advice which you may or may not take on. The gents toilets really need some attention . The urinals were bright orange and smelling badly, the wastes were leaking onto the floor, cracked tiles,old basin and taps, stained wooden toilet seat. I would install a stainless steel trough urinal, new flooring, toilet seat, modern basin and... More 

Thank Nick M
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited twice during our five day stay in Polzeath. The first occasion they cheerfully accommodated eight of us for lunch and contrary to other reviews, the service was good and we were well satisified with our meals. We then visited as a couple for dinner and again the service was good and we enjoyed our meals. The views from... More 

Thank Hazelnut38
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous views over Polzeath beach; food is predictably expensive but disappointingly average. Place is staffed by students in shorts and there's a vague sense of what's up dude?!

Thank serena22
Ascot, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went with my family for lunch today and the food is incredibly good in a lovely location and sometimes you can forgive poor service once in a while, however it seems to be a common point of view on Trip Advisor that this is frequently bad! Such a shame lovely restaurant, lovely location, lovely food! I'm not sure whether... More 

Thank Rhienna78
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

How long does it take to get drinks and food here It never used to be this way Place needs some direction the staff are pleasant enough but the service is rubbish If you keep adding sitting areas then you need to get a bigger kitchen waiting 20mins for drinks and 45 mins for breakfast it acceptable when it's not... More 

Thank moosehead007
Banbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my! A beautiful restaurant but such slow service! We sat outside for their 2 for £10 cocktails! Waitresses walked past us probably ten times without acknowledging us or offering a menu. Eventually we went inside and asked if its self service where we were abruptly told that it's waiter service! Get them doing their jobs then! Cocktails were good,... More 

1 Thank fepo11
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have spent many holidays in Cornwall and the Waterfront has always been a great choice for both quality of food and the stunning views across Polzeath beach. Yet again the food did not disappoint, the burgers are always fantastic as is the local fish. Staff can get rushed off their feet at busy times but always very friendly. Would... More 

Thank Stuart J
Banbury, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a shame! Beautiful location, lovely views and lovely menu but they just can't get it together service wise! They need a good shake up with a decent manager in! We visited on a fairly quiet day, lots of available tables inside and outside, ( we had tried the cracking crab & tj's first but both full!) We ordered one... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Seafood, European
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, Polzeath PL27 6SP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Polzeath
  • Phone Number: 01208 869655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?