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“Need to think outside the box”

The Old Bell Coffee House
Ranked #26 of 204 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Its a little cafe tucked away in a side street. It was busy upon entering but found a table quite easily. The menu is plain and not initiative enough. We ordered to tomato, feta and olive salads. Salad base is just chopped iceburg with cheap olives complete with stones and garnished with sliced oranges, would have been better if the oranges would have been wedged; that way you could have picked them up and squeezed the juice out. We had a side of potato wedges and bread roll with the salads.
This place could really be so much more if they replaced 1980s iceburg for mixed leaves, spend a little more on the olives because people even in these times of austerity will pay more for good food because we want to pamper and enjoy ourselves and also the bread could have been replaced with artisan bread: thats the norm these days. Hope you find these observations helpful and not taken as negative feedback. Give it a go, go out and see other restaurants to find out what us other guys are doing. Other than that service was pleasant enough and the coffee was ok.
Would I go again? with its current use of ingredients probably not but would consider in the future.

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Thank millie2008
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

If you love a good natter over tea and cake, you'll love this place. The tea is served loose-leaf with strainers, all of the cakes are delicious, the service is quick and efficient and you never feel harried into leaving as soon as you've finished eating. The Old Bell is a gem!

Thank D W
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

I come here regularly with friends and we are never disappointed! Food choice is very simple, but plenty of choice of toppings/fillings etc. Innovative ideas for toastie fillings - makes the regular cheese and ham toastie look very lame! However, the best thing about The Old Bell for me is the chocolate fudge cake. If you have a sweet tooth, definitely order this!! Warm with whipped cream ... its to die for, and they definitely don't hold back on portion size either! Great value for money and a very pleasant atmosphere!

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Thank Miss-Mards
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Food very good. Nothing fancy, just really well-done. Prices very reasonable. Great chldrens menu. Service was quick, staff very pleasant and friendly.

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Reviewed June 27, 2012

Visited this coffee house twice with my wife and a friend. Just had coffees but it was v.good. Service quick and efficient. Staff very friendly. Will go again

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Thank Barry C
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