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“A Little Gem!”

River Life Cafe And Bistro
Ranked #23 of 108 Restaurants in Bude
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $19
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Enjoy a relaxing Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner with family and friends in our cafe now under new ownership.
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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“A Little Gem!”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Quirky place in a strange location but with incredible food & five-star service. Justin the owner is the perfect host! An absolute must-find on a trip to Bude!

Visited February 2013
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English first
United Kingdom
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96 reviews
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“Go for the fishcakes”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Visited this cafe several times. You may have to wait a while during busy times so try to go a little later than dinner time. Had the fishcakes which were delicious with a nice dip and salad. Nice wine and exceptionally good service. Reasonable price. Also nicely situated for walking the canal. Adjoining tapas bar opening shortly.

  • Visited February 2013
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“Amazing food and great service, not too expensive either!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We often go to river life and love it every time. Been for coffee and cake, an evening meal on valentines day, lunch, etc. Food is really delicious and they will tailor-make dishes if you are fussy like me! The rose wine is great too! Had the scallops, sea bream, jacket potatoes, brownies, cakes, coffee, can't fault it.

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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“Good food, great service and nice location.”
Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

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 busy at peak times, so don't expect fast or microwaved food as food is cooked to order.

Good value and reasonable proportions.

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Bude, United Kingdom
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“Lovely evening”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

Very enjoyable meal. went fir a romantic night out but would go there for any occassion. Taking friends there next week!

  • Visited January 2013
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