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“Lovely coffee and home made biscuits, nice surroundings!”
Review of Ocean House Cafe - CLOSED

Ocean House Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Only popped in for refreshments after a days walking but would like to come back. Very pretty and trendy, lovely biscuits and coffee. The lunches looked lovely too. My only criticisms, the waitress walked past and said 'your too late for lunches', so a rather unwelcoming start, especially as we didn't want lunches anyway. Also, no cards taken, neither credit (understandable) but no debit card either. Good job we had some cash!

I will still go back, the atmosphere, surroundings, coffee and biscuits were lovely!

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Thank pudding1979
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Service far too slow, we waited 20 minutes to order, I had to actually ask the waitress to take our order....then the wrong food came. Then some more people came in and were trying to take off their coats and the waitress was trying to take their order before they'd sat down, they were too polite to ask her to come back... it was all very strange. We gave it another go, but that time we walked out as we were sick of waiting, the waitress was more interested in cleaning the tables than taking our order. The food I have eaten has been ok... Overpriced and smallish portions, but ok. It's a real pity about the service aspect as it is a lovely building and decorated beautifully, they just need to get organised.

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Thank Looey123
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Just popped in for lunch here and thought the food was excellent. The soup was piping hot and so tasty. We did wait ten minutes for it but as a couple it didn't bother us and it was worth the wait just for the freshly baked cheese scone that was seved with the soup!!. The atmosphere was trendy but relaxed and I would recommend it even if you just go there for the soup and scone - outstanding!!

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Thank ChrisC57
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

A bowl of soup and a sandwich took over 40 minutes to arrive. This was not the first time recently we have experienced painfully slow and disorganised service. Lunch was an unpleasant experience.

This place needs to rethink their staffing, systems and menu and get a debit/credit card machine.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Enjoyed a lovely crab salad lunch here .... with a very nice glass of wine. It is lovely to find places that do offer locally sourced and seasonal produceand I am glad that we have found the Ocean House. A lovely airy space to enjoy some lovely food and company.

The only minor criticism was that there were no side plates to use so we were left to 'man handle' the chunky slabs of butter onto the equally chunky slices of granary bread!

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Thank lazzzylady
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Nikki T, Owner at Ocean House Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2012

Delighted that you enjoyed your lunch with us - thank you for your comments! We have a stack of side plates - wish you had asked - we would have been only too happy to provide! In future, we will provide side plates with this dish - thanks for your feedback.

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