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The Waterfront Cafe Bar

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Beach Road, Polzeath PL27 6SP, England
01208 869655
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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for an evening drink watching the sun and surfers. Expensive if you're a wine drinker like me (wine was lovely though!)

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Thank SaraPoults
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice staff and quick service bit pretty poor food especially the pizza which came out of a packet. Wouldn't go back. Much better upstairs at TJ's across the road where we ate two days ago. It was good and less expensive.

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Thank tweakle53
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nicely located restaurant on the beach front. We visited with a party of 8 and the price we paid was very reasonable. Nobody had any complaints over their food and the particular chocolate torte I had for dessert was divine. There was also a good selection of food for starters and mains however very little choice for... More 

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Thank james k
Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok prices for the area. However, the menu pinned up outside and on the Internet was totally different from the menu brought to our table. No, the online & pinned up version didn't state 'sample' at the top either so I was disappointed when I'd chosen that restaurant over others & a meal (for dietary requirements) & found I couldn't... More 

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Thank Louise D
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having walked from Rock to Polzeath with the express purpose of having lunch at The Waterfront we wondered why we bothered. RUDE, unprofessional, arrogant and inexperienced staff including the de facto Manager. Whilst a drinks order WAS taken within minutes of arriving (& positive start) the drinks then took 15 minutes to arrive - when we chased them we were... More 

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Thank MRSA240115
Leicester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the wonderful location The Waterfront only receives one star. We waited 10 minutes until our order was taken. I would be prepared to accept this.......but it took another 20 minutes for the two coffees to be served. And when they arrived they were not even lukewarm. So they were sent back.....another 5 minutes. We were not the only dissatisfied... More 

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Thank Mr-Poisson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After not being served at serval other places we came here very close to the time the kitchen was closing. They were more than happy for us to sit and have a meal. Myself and my friend had one of the best fish and chips we've ever had, and our other friends had a burger and pizza. The service was... More 

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Thank Hermione C
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with friends who have been many times before and had a great experience every time they had been. Greeted well and immediately given water, drinks came quickly too. Then waited over an hour for starter which never arrived, main courses served, but one meal missed and another very poor portion. Had a debate with supervisor who was gruff but... More 

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Thank PriceyIan
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, great view. Always a favourite place for us to head to. Staff are friendly and children welcome.

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Thank HollyW09
Wimborne
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying in Polzeath for the week. Having visited and decided against another pub here we chose the Waterfront. We couldn't fault it in any way. Friendly smiley staff throughout, relaxed atmosphere, great not to oppressive music , accommodating our needs with very good food which the whole family enjoyed. Amazing views. Will be going again this week. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Seafood, European, Vegetarian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?