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The Apron


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


European, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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Reviewed June 21, 2019

Recomend3ed by a friend we visited for a family reunion lunch. The venue is bright and modern, perhaps slightly industrial but appropriate because of its environment. However the food was far from industrial The menu is not long but the choice is appropriate. Our plaice...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank rabjohn
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Visited The Apron for the first time on Saturday 1st June for breakfast. The staff were very polite and helpful and brought our breakfast and drinks to us outside (nice seating area for when it's warm). My husband and I will definitely be coming back...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank LooneyLainey
Reviewed May 15, 2019

Just had a coffee whilst waiting for a flying lesson but were impressed by the venue which has outside tables as well.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

After reading great reviews we decided to go to this cafe for a morning coffee. The place wasn’t too busy and we walked in and took a table. There were no menus on the table and two girls behind the counter. The table next to...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jill H
Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

Have just been there for lunch today following a recommendation. 4 adults, all had 3 courses for £24 each. A bottle of lovely Malbec at £19. The food was excellent. Well presented and tasty. Quick service, and nice views of the planes and runway. No...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Johncharlesandrew
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

We had heard good reports of the Apron but never called in. This was literally a flying visit ( sorry!) just to check it out. It was a busy Sunday lunch and we might have been expecting a polite "we are too busy " However...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank steve333999
Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

Our first visit here, we were not disappointed. Our meals were absolutely delicious. We will definitely return. The best breakfast around in our opinion.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sux66
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Very nice place for a meal. Always a good option. From a snack, coffee & croissant, soup & a bun through to the full meal; everything we've had here has been really good. The home baked bread by Charlotte is worth the visit in it's...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Martin A
Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

Been meaning to call in here before but just never had. Today we decided to call in for lunch. You can’t see the cafe/restaurant from the road so we didn’t really know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised. A very smart minimalistic eatery with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank shazjulie66
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Was able to get a front row view of planes and choppers taking off while having our lunch, which was really very good (but a tad pricey, but still worth it, though!) Kitchen closes early so make sure you check for availability

Date of visit: January 2018
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