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“Going for a Burton” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe du Parc

Cafe du Parc
Ranked #35 of 132 Restaurants in Bideford
Cuisines: French, Cafe, European
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Going for a Burton”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

How bizarre and beautiful to have this genuine French cafe in the heart of North Devon! When so many eating places get pretentious and call themselves "bistros" and "brasseries" in this corner of England, this is the REAL THING. We are so privileged to have genuine French cuisine on the doorstep. The Cafe du Parc is always reliable for a nutritious and delicious cheap lunch. The place is consistently good, with unpretentious Breton fare, the menu constantly changing according to the availability of local produce: how very Gallic! On our latest visit from Holsworthy, my (French) friend and I relished savoury crepes with walnuts and goat's cheese and curly salad leaves - and had no room for tea or supper later. Simply gorgeous. Protein, carbs and fibre on one delicious plate. And there's the bonus of the wonderful Burton Art Gallery...a constantly-enterprising place, where local children are invited to be creative, to display their art, and to be encouraged in a hands-on way. The resident displays of Devon artists' works - Hubert Coop etc - are an on-going delight, balanced with enterprising exhibitions of more lattter-day practitioners. The gallery's ever-tempting shop, and its friendly and obliging staff are a credit to this little North Devon gem. My one wish as regards The Burton? Please, let us be able to buy prints of some of the classic works from the permanent collection. We can't afford the originals, but we'd love to have some vicarious Coops and Acklands and Trefusis-es on our walls!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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“Gallic goodies behind the gallery.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

We are fortunate indeed to have two French chef patrons cooking with flair and skill in Bideford's Burton Art gallery. If you are in need of a good coffee accompanied by a patisserie treat or a tasty, value for money lunch, then this is the place for you. The guys also lay on a once monthly evening meal featuring a classic French dish as well as occasional special lunches with live music.
The only drawback lies with hard surfaces and lack of soft furnishings to absorb sound. The room can sometimes be noisy and this makes conversation difficult. In fine weather (it does occasionally happen in North Devon) it's nice to eat outside on their patio in the park.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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