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The Bear Cafe-Bar

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29 Rochdale Road, Todmorden OL14 7LA, England
01706 433 606
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Vegetarian cafe bar & Deli Food Store set in Todmorden's Old...
Vegetarian cafe bar & Deli Food Store set in Todmorden's Old Cooperative
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent vegetarian food in Todmorden

I love The Bear because of the great quality food and friendly service. It deservedly has a great reputation in the area for excellent, varied and well presented vegetarian food. Occasional slow service (this is a place to take your time and chat with friends) and an extra loo would help when the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
Carol M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I love The Bear because of the great quality food and friendly service. It deservedly has a great reputation in the area for excellent, varied and well presented vegetarian food. Occasional slow service (this is a place to take your time and chat with friends) and an extra loo would help when the place gets busy which is quite often.... More 

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Thank Carol M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I make a trip over to Todmorden this weekend specifically to give this cafe a try. I must say we were not disappointed, in fact from it we were delighted - it was absolutely wonderful! The food was amongst the best I have ever had at any type of cafe and just proves that you do not... More 

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Thank ET_Highway
Todmorden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. We've never been disappointed by The Bear and loved the new Autumn/Winter menu - we had Halloumi Salad, Beetroot Keftedes, and Mixed Pakoras for two to share - absolutely fantastic, plenty of food and tonnes of Mediterranean and Eastern European flavours. Loved it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Stopped for a coffee but the food looked great so had a snack and did a bit of shopping downstairs. A bit healthy for me but the Hungarian bread was stunning- well worth the visit on its own.

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Thank Pete S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Went to the Bear, situated above a vegan, veggie shop in Todmorden a few months ago, have been back several times since, it is brilliant! The food is delicious with a great choice. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the whole place itself has a fantastic ambience and feel to it. Their meze platter is delicious and all... More 

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Thank Peter T
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Vegetarian and vegan café plus shop. Unusual décor. Very friendly and accommodating. Delicious food.

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Thank Dianne H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

As I'm a local, I have eaten at the Bear Cafe many times, and never been dissapointed. The food is all vegetarian (with some vegan dishes) and mainly locally sourced. Every day there are a number of 'specials', and the speciality of the normal menu are the Mezze boards, which are highly recommended. The thing that makes this a five... More 

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Thank Martin H
Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous vegetarian/ vegan food !!! (And I'm not either) Friendly staff and great ambiance !!! Full on a Monday lunchtime !!! Say no more !!! Well worth a visit !!! I had the beetroot bourguignon with garlic mash-amazing !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Had been recommended this cafe and not disappointed. The food was lovely - really fresh and interesting. Nice laid back atmosphere with terrific views as it's an upstairs space. Staff were very friendly and helpful and it's a nice touch that you can help yourself to tap water, as much as you like. Soups delicious and very good flat white... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Excellent meal, based on using the highest quality ingredients. Good value for money, and a friendly and relaxed setting.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 Rochdale Road, Todmorden OL14 7LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Todmorden
  • Phone Number: 01706 433 606

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Vegetarian cafe bar & Deli Food Store set in Todmorden's Old Cooperative

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