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Cliff Railway Cafe

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10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
+44 1803 324025
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First I would just like to say this place has great food and ice cream.. BUT... 3 things that have made me disappointed.. 1/ went a few months ago got ice cream. Just me and partner.. Cafe inside was shut only us getting ice cream from the window.. Asked could we quickly use toilet? Lots of staff still in cafe..... More 

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Thank jamesW55XB
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Once we close the cafe, 5pm each day as advertised, we wait 15 minutes before locking the front doors so that any customers that are still outside can use the toilet. The takeaway ice cream kiosk remains open until 9.30pm with one member of staff and for very obvious security reasons they will not be allowing people inside after that... More 

Slough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for a late lunch with the family before going on the cliff tram down to the beach. Ordered a bacon and Brie bagel. Came with a few crisps and a side salad. Also ordered a portion of chips. Chips were some of the best ever tasted. So crispy and hot! Delicious! And very large portion!! Good value. The... More 

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Thank Cheryl Joanne H
Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here inbetween visiting the Babbacombe model village and the Babbacombe Cliff Railway. Although the restaurant was busy, our order was taken quickly and service was efficient, with our drinks arriving very quickly shortly followed by our meals.

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Thank KirstyP35
LONDON
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131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to walk up fromthe beach, which is an effort but a nice welcome and a lovely cup of tea or coffee and a piece of cake was really welcome at the cliff railway cafe. a wide variety of delicious cakes for selection at the counter.

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Thank MAKANMAKAN
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in here by recommendation from a local but I have to say they took forever at the till taking orders. When our order came the girl spilt tea all over the table and then spilt milk down my arm when she returned with it having forgotton it! The views are nice from up there but as we were... More 

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Thank imustbemadme
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

I'm sorry the level of service didn't live up to our usual standard. The fact that we were recommended by a local would indicate this isn't normal and not part of a Devonian tea dance. Please do come and try us again. More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent cream tea on sunny terrace with amazing view. Very polite and friendly staff. Will definitely be calling again

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Thank Jeanette S
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a chicken and bacon panini when arrived chucked on table by waitress who seemed to have trouble breaking a smile. My panini was tasteless the bacon was bland and so was the chicken the panini was wafer thin. My wife had a toasted sandwich which had tasteless cheese will not return here again.

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Thank sexymonkey71
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must stop here, the food is delicious and the staff are very friendly. We also treated the children to an ice cream, so many different flavours to choose from. We will definitely be coming back. Thank you.

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Thank leefamily43
Ware, Hertfordshire UK
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for Brunch before travelling back to Hertfordshire - great value for money and good quality food

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Thank MMWJ
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. I hope you enjoyed all of your time in Torbay and that you will visit us again when next in the area. More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must try one of the many different ice creams they sell here, I would recommend also having a sugar cone. You can also indulge yourself further by adding a flake or real Devonshire Clotted Cream.

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Thank Richard H
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Richard. The Babbacombe Special is the one to go for! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $10
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 324025
Description
Open 364 days a year serving freshly cooked breakfast, lunch, homemade cakes and scones. Ice cream kiosk open all year with 22 flavours of icecream and milkshakes available. Uninterrupted views over Lyme Bay from floor to ceiling windows and a panoaramic view from our outside terrace. All meals are cooked to order and we use fresh locally sourced ingredients.

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