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The Blue Walnut cafe

14 Walnut Road | Chelston, Torquay TQ2 6HS, England
+44 1803 394113
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (15 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14 Walnut Road | Chelston, Torquay TQ2 6HS, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited a number of cafes in the area and the Blue Walnut is the best. Great food in a very nice atmosphere. We had lunch and breakfast which were great.

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The cafe, although small, has a cinema in the back room! I visited with my local U3A group in order to watch a film (of our own choice), followed by afternoon tea. The cinema is also small - only 23 seats - but quite intimate...More

Thank davidthompson13
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a pan fried (sautéed) fish fillet, small salad and a cider all of which was good. The service was prompt probably because this is a small place and people running this place know what they are doing. I recommend the Blue Walnut for...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

We have visited Torquay numerous times over the past 20 years and we stumbled across this little gem slightly off the beaten track this weekend. What a great place, great food and nothing was too much trouble for David & his wife Jane. (They even...More

Thank Pjtmbe
Reviewed April 10, 2018

we haven't been here for a while, but we have been a few times in the past. it's fun and quirky, great menu, great live music and a fun little cinema at the back. small, but perfectly formed.

Thank diana b
Reviewed March 29, 2018

Excellent food great service even when the snow storm hit the area. Nice that the cater to craze Canadians. Highly recommend.

Thank pdb4334
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

I had my 50th birthday party here last night. We had a private cinema viewing with a great buffet. I cannot fault the service and venue. The food was fantastic with such a varied spread with special dietary requirements catered for. The film screening itself...More

Thank Carolinebythesea
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Attended a cinema private screening with twenty friends. Had a great night. Lovely atmosphere. Really enjoyed the small Cinema experience.

Thank karen146
Reviewed February 1, 2018

We dropped by today for a spot of lunch with a friend and we're really delighted that we did. The cafe is in a lovely spot in Chelston, along a road of independent shops. The cafe had an excellent range of food: sandwiches to burgers...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

A great little independent café with a 23 seat cinéma attached. Our French group uses it to screen French movies. Always a great night. Lovely coffee, snacks and light meals. Only drawback not dog-friendly otherwise I would use it a lot more.

Thank paulmichaelscott
Dave S, Owner at The Blue Walnut cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2018

Thank you for your review, I need to correct you though dogs are welcome here and there are always dog treats available

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Walnut Road | Chelston, Torquay TQ2 6HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 394113
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The Blue Walnut is a cafe in the daytime but on selected evenings each month we become a live music venue, host Poetry Island's Performance Poetry evening's, The Jocular Spectacular Roving Comedy Club and The Mickelodeon Film Club. Home cooked soups and a selection of specials available daily. Gluten free cakes and brownies. We serve Origin Coffee which is roasted in Helston, Cornwall. We also pride ourselves on using locally sourced products when possible John Shambrook's Butchers, Hallett's Bakery and Riverside Poultry Farm. There is a private 23 seat cinema which we use for the film club and we also take private bookings for people to use. There is also a private garden which can be a suntrap. We are also licensed and have a good selection of ale & cider may from local suppliers.
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