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“Fabulous food and service”
Review of Cafe Impromptu

Cafe Impromptu
Ranked #11 of 94 Restaurants in Ashbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Wow I wish I had found this earlier we had lunch during the festival with our 5 yr old son. Despite the fact that they were really busy, the service was wonderful and the food delightful. They were really child friendly also would highly recommend I will be back!

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Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Called in for lunch for four. Excellent service and food. Lovely side salad imaginatively created. Recommended.

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1  Thank Martin_Lancs
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

My partner and I live in the local area and have at some time or other tried most of the cafes in Ashbourne.
We have not been in Café Impromptu until today, and what a shame we didn't try it earlier!
As we were in somewhat of a rush, we didn't eat a full meal ,but instead both had sandwiches, a scone and drinks.
The sandwiches were delicious, served with a small bowl of crisps and a lovely side salad. None of your limp lettuce and half a tomato here! The salad included lettuce, tomato, cucumber, gerkins, olives, grapes and melon, all of which were dressed in a wonderful tasty salad dressing.
The scones were fresh and light , served with jam and clotted cream. A little more fruit in them would have made them even nicer!
The food was very reasonably priced and served by smiling , pleasant staff who seemed eager to please without being intrusive.
The café was clean and so was the toilet which is situated up a flight of stairs. This could present a problem for any customers with mobility issues.
Overall, a very pleasant café to which we will be back soon!

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1  Thank Pudding1linda
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

We live in Ashbourne and had meant to visit Cafe Impromptu for some time. Yesterday we called on impulse and regret not having been earlier. The owners have lived for many years in the South of France and have brought with them the magic of Provencal cooking. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch with a good menu together with freshly prepared specials. The home made soup was excellent and there was a good choice of mains. The price seems so low for such quality. The atmosphere and service was excellent.

Cafe Impromptu will now become a regular rendezvous;

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Thank floridavid
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We live in ashbourne and initially visited by chance. Now we would not consider anywhere else . The food is homemade, and the specials board changes daily. The menu offers the expected the specials often the unexpected in a deliciously unexpected way. Even on our second visit we were remembered and warmly greeted by the staff. Spend lunchtime here soon!

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2  Thank Dawn M
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