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Richard Booth s Bookshop Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, British,
44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
+44 1497 820322
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“welsh rarebit” (38 reviews)
“pancakes” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an amazing bookshop, very cosy, nicely illuminated. So many books, I could have spent hours browsng around!

Thank Layra L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for lunch and what a delight it was. Had the quiche which was the best I ever tasted absolutely delicious. Then had scones which were amazing. A real treat can't wait to return.

1  Thank Cyndi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Hay-on-Wye on rather a drizzly grey day and ended up spending most of the morning in Richard Booth's. Fantastic treasure trove of second hand books as well as new. We lunched in the cafe, Welsh Rarebit on a sourdough roll, with slaw and...More

1  Thank CakeBakingLady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting menus and a bright and airy space that feels very modern. Delicious food, fresh and healthy -and pleasant staff.

Thank 09jane23
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Called in lunch time for a snack. Had scones and coffee. The scones were very good and were enormous, almost too big. Good coffee and service was speedy and staff were polite. Not the cheapest scones and coffee but they were good quality.

Thank Ralph T
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Nice breakfast but small, almost £10 per portion and also very limited menu, if I had waited until later would had to wait for a long time. Chairs are uncomfortable, like the ones I had in infant school. Really nice staff. Free table water which...More

Thank medieval l
Reviewed March 22, 2018

After buying a few books we had an excellent coffee and amazing cakes. Try the cherry and almond cake served with cream...the best I've ever tried. Welcoming staff, efficient and friendly service. A great place.

1  Thank Nellie298
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I were visiting Hay on Wye and went into Richard Booth's bookshop to look around and to come across the cafe hidden in the back. The lunch menu was minimal- nothing really caught my eye, the waitress told us of the soup...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Helpful, happy and friendly staff. Very good range of tempting light lunches and incredibly good cakes. Excellent coffee, too! Will visit whenever in town. Thank you !

1  Thank JackSpratsWife
Reviewed March 10, 2018

Great find at the rear of the bookshop. This is a very popular venue so be prepared to make a 20 minute booking and use the time to look around Hay . It was well worth the wait as the food was very good ....More

1  Thank Springer114
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye HR3 5AA, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Hay-on-Wye
  • Phone Number: +44 1497 820322
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