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“great location”
Review of The Gook Beach Cafe - CLOSED

The Gook Beach Cafe
Price range: $4 - $10
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Cornwall, UK
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great location”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Lovely looking cafe inside and out. The food choices were limited especially if you didn't want to eat bread or pastry and the prices seemed high for what you got. Service wasn't great: it felt understaffed and haphazard - different sized bowls for the same menu item, butter put next to a hot bowl so it was melted before reaching the table and some of the soups had herbs on top, others in the same order didn't. The bottled fizzy water was due to be removed but hadn't been so was sold for 50p but was flat. It felt as if the staff couldn't cope and the manager wasn't particularly friendly at all - we felt as if we were an inconvenience really! Having said that I believe the manager has only been there for 2 of the 3 weeks the cafe has been open this season so it's early days and if we are in the area we would go back for a drink and to take in the view at least.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank A P
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Cornwall
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fantastic spot”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

A fantastic little cafe on the cliff overlooking Whitsand Bay , plenty of parking , good food , sit inside or out depending on the weather , they even supply binoculars to watch the surfers . also cater for disabled

Visited August 2012
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Thank jigglycornwall
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Devon
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“really nice”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is a lovely place with amazing views. Great for coffee but having been previously we think its changed hands. The menu for snacks was more limited & prices had gone up considerably. Still a great place.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Nena71
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Weekend away”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Soup was greasy .bacon rolls basic no garnish .good location could be good with more care given to food.

Visited February 2013
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2 Thank 48pixie
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Stunning location but disorganised staff and overpriced cafe fare.”
Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Come here for the location. Eat elsewhere. Open for 2 days since refurb but really should have only opened when you had everything ready. No cups, no sideplates for cake, plastic forks and hideous orange tables. shame. Also, stop chattering and socialising with staff and concentrate on your customers. May give you another chance, maybe you could advise when you've sorted yourself out.

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1 Thank Peter C
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