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“Expensive but love it!”
Review of Blue Tomato Cafe

Blue Tomato Cafe
Ranked #3 of 15 Restaurants in Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $28
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Situated on the bank of the Camel Estuary, with amazing views across the water to Padstow. Child friendly, Dog friendly. Kids and dogs menu's! Extensive range of coffee's, tea's, wines and food. Something for everyone, from tea cakes to lobsters........
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Yes, it is rather expensive (so our teenage daughters can't afford to go there unless we're paying). But it's very friendly with delicious food, nicely presented. Also the doggie menu is a great idea. Very cosy in the winter, haven't been in summer yet though it would probably be packed. Will definitely be back.

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1  Thank SuzyMH
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bluetomatocafe, Owner at Blue Tomato Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2013

Thank you for your review..

We look forward in welcoming you upon your return...

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

The view is very special but as my mate, Joneseeee pointed out in a previous review, this can be seen a little further up the road for much less cost. The food on the menu was wide ranging and I have to tell you that the Italian Hot Chocolate is to die for but at £3.50 for a smallish glass, it should be good.

On our first visit this holiday the service was good however literally a day later I visited with a friend and having sat for about 15mins and having received not even a cursory glance from the staff, we decided to leave and spend our hard earned cash just up the road.

If you have time and don't mind waiting and paying a bit more then definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Karen B
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bluetomatocafe, Owner at Blue Tomato Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2013

Thank you for your review.

I'm glad you enjoyed our Italian hot chocolate.
I'm sorry you were left unattended. Obviously this is unacceptable on our part.

I hope you will regain your trust in us and visit us again in the future

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We regularly visit Rock and always take the time to watch the world go by from here. The food is good and when busy, the staff do their best to cope, especially with a raft of children being let to run riot by their parents (or is that "express themselves")? Yes, the view is phenomenal and worth paying a bit extra for. It is however, becoming increasingly difficult to justify going here when just up the road is the same view and food that is just as good for around half the BT cafe.

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Thank Joneseeee
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bluetomatocafe, Owner at Blue Tomato Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a reply.
I thoroughly take on board you comments.


We are open daily, including school holidays (which I agree we are at our busiest)

Hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We visited on New Year's Day. It was very busy, and a couple of waitresses were valiantly fighting hangovers. But we loved it. It is not cheap if you eat a full meal, but well worth the money for a treat. And the coffee and cake deal is excellent value if you just want a snack (our original plan, but then we saw the meals and decided to stay). Special recommendations for the mussels, schnitzel burger, cappucino cake and green lemonade. And our dog loved the dog menu!

1  Thank DreadnoughtDE
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bluetomatocafe, Owner at Blue Tomato Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2013

Thank you for your review. We hope to see you soon

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Reviewed November 23, 2012

This was a really good deal and the cake was presented beautifully! Very much appreciated after a walk round from Polzeath along a misty moody beach in November.

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2  Thank Jean C
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bluetomatocafe, Owner at Blue Tomato Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2012

Thanks for your review.
Our cake deal is set to remain in place for the winter season.
We have daily specials for main lunches and snacks, also treats and specials for dogs.

We have just introduced our newest and most amazing chocolate cake. The recipe is top secret and borrowed from the most lovely and wonderful Margi from South Africa.

Next time, try this, it's truly superb,

See you soon

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