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Lilypad Cafe

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Burnby Hall 33 The Balk, Pocklington YO42 2QF, England
+44 1759 301321
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved the quality of the food and service. Owners very welcoming to new customers. Cutlery and plates provided. If on Pocklington would go back in a heartbeat.

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Thank mcevilly74
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for hot drinks whilst visiting Brunby Gardens. Friendly service but coffee disappointment, slightly bitter to my taste and more frorth than silky steamed milk.

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Thank AllanAB15
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

For such a wonderful setting this cafe let's it down. I had difficulty finding a clean / empty table - I understand if an establishment is busy but there were very few people dotted around who were surrounded by dirty uncleared tables with plastic cups, used paper napkins and menus on the floor. The staff seemed young and unconcerned and... More 

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Thank Emma P
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We called in for tea & cake after walking around the large gardens. Nicely set up with lots of tables & chairs outside in the sunshine.

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Thank Richard B
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2016

We go to Burnby Hall Gardens a lot but tend to avoid the cafe. We have found the service to be somewhat unfriendly, and slow. Also the food and drinks are expensive so we tend to take a picnic instead.

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1 Thank Sarah A
Argaka, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Visiting Brunby Hall and called in for a light lunch. I chose the Crab platter and my husband the York ham one. Both beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. Great value for money. Lots of different sandwiches and cakes on offer. Friendly, helpful staff.

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2 Thank clara c
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is a great little cafe in wonderful settings of Burnby Hall and Gardens. I am an annual pass holder and visit the gardens regularly. I nearly always go into Lily Pad. The food is always fresh and almost nothing is pre packed or bought in ready made. They make and bake things for you in the kitchen and it... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2015

My wife and I visited this cafe on a trip to Burnby Hall the place is small and would have great difficulty coping with larger groups. We found the staff decidedly unhelpful and signage distinctly juvenile and difficult to read. No prices displayed on some and while the pot of tea was refreshing the cakes we bought were sadly dry.... More 

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1 Thank Howard R
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great little cafe with friendly staff which caters for everyone including Gluten Free and other dietary requirements. Lovely fresh platters (highly recommend) cakes, paninis, snacks, jacket potatoes, teacakes, afternoon tea and all the usual and served with a friendly smile by the helpful staff. You can sit in or outside either under a canopy or out in the open -... More 

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1 Thank Tracey F
Pickering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

We visited in the morning for coffee and delicious chocolate brownie.and then returned at lunchtime for lunch. The sandwich selection was great but we settled for cream cheese,cheese and onion marmalade which was served with a side salad. A pot of tea completed the order and we sat outside in the sun people watching as we enjoyed our excellent lunch.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Burnby Hall 33 The Balk, Pocklington YO42 2QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  East Riding of Yorkshire  >  Pocklington
  • Phone Number: +44 1759 301321

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