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River Life Cafe And Bistro

Bude Cycle Centre Pethericks Mill | Unit 1, Bude EX23 8TF, England
+44 1288 355994
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“poached eggs” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Bude Cycle Centre Pethericks Mill | Unit 1, Bude EX23 8TF, England
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Just come back from this lovely little place ,lucky to live very close by had a really great lunch for my sisters birthday it is so relaxing and friendly and the deserts were fabulously scrummy! they have got it so right, great stuff.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

We went to River Life Cafe after reading the great reviews, we were staying in the area last summer. We were surprised to find such a wonderful cafe after thinking we were lost in an industrial estate! But we had a wonderful evening with good...More

Thank Harriets85
Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is find! lovely food, good service, friendly staff and very reasonable prices, where else can you drink the house wine at under £9 a bottle and eat for less than £10 a head? The place is buzzing during the day and you need to...More

Thank JandYCawson
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Been here on a number of occasions and each time had a fantastic meal.The service is extremely attentive and the atmosphere really relaxed and friendly. Food choice is varied and absolutely delicious. The Riverlife is definitely always our first choice for an evening meal out!!!

Thank Bbncpd
Reviewed May 1, 2013

This a regular pit stop for my mum and I after our canal/beach walk with the dogs and it never fails to disappoint. The service is super, super quick and always with a lovely smile, friendly chit chat and a treat for the dogs! My...More

1  Thank Stmoritzgirl
Reviewed April 10, 2013

How many restaurants are full on a wet Wednesday in April? River Life had every table full this evening. They are clearly doing something right as I don't think many places around here can say they are completely full even during the summer season. Having...More

1  Thank Paul A
Reviewed April 9, 2013

Never a complaint when dining at River Life - good choice for adults and children, always well presented, hot and great quality. Wine selection is very good, and house wines are really good. Service from the young staff is attentive and just as you would...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed April 2, 2013

I have to agree with some of the other reviews on here as I don't full understand how the River Life Cafe gets such glowing reviews - perhaps it is a reflection on the standard of restaurants in the Bude area. The food was good...More

2  Thank designmatt
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Good homecooked and fresh food. The soup and hotpot of the day always a good buy. The staff were very friendly and pleasant, checking that everything was OK and that we enjoyed the food. Convenient parking with easy access in a nice setting. Can be...More

Thank AnthonyP
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Had a delicious meal on Saturday 30th March for my birthday. Sat on the next table to a lovely couple who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and having a chat with them helped us to decide on our plans for the next day -...More

Thank ShellandPeteB
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October 21, 2015|
Response from Mandy E | Property representative |
My apologies - If you wish to remain anonymous, I understand - however, I would be more than happy to recompense you in some way for your experience if you would like to contact me.
June 11, 2015|
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Response from Mandy E |
As the new owner, I can confirm that it has been closed for a few weeks. It will be open again on 1st August from 8am - 6pm every day of the week. It will no longer be a seafood restaurant - but going back to being a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $20
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bude Cycle Centre Pethericks Mill | Unit 1, Bude EX23 8TF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bude-Stratton  >  Bude
  • Phone Number: +44 1288 355994
  • E-mail
Enjoy a relaxing Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner with family and friends in our cafe now under new ownership.
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