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The Waterfront Cafe Bar

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Bar, British, Pub
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Beach Road, Polzeath PL27 6SP, England
+44 1208 869655
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Sutton Coldfield, UK
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97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited here with the family.... had the most unwelcoming and unpleasant visit to anywhere I've ever entered anywhere in the world. I really dont understand why people choose a profession in hospitality if the are clearly not able to live up to the expectations of the industry. The service was really poor, staff really unhelpful and abrubt. The food was... More 

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bodmin
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here after a breezy walk on the beach for something to warm us up. We ordered some hot chocolates and a cream tea. After about ten minutes, the waitress came and told us there were no cream teas left but she could offer us a tea cake. We were disappointed but agreed as we needed some refuelling.... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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334 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a late lunch here New Years day which was fine considering they were probably exhausted at the end of the holiday, the fish & chips I had were fine but the burgers the rest of the party had looked better. A bit pricey by our Cornish standards but I am sure those from up country would not complain. Parking... More 

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Thank John G
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a regular Cornwall haunt in and out of season. We went as a party of seven for pre-booked News Year's Day lunch. Initial service was poor - mainly because staff were overstretched. Fantastic response from the owner and we enjoyed a fabulous meal. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Thank AmandaMcL
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here last week, Friday before Christmas.. Pleasant meal after our 5 hour drive for our family Christmas break. One of our party is Gluten free and they accommodated well. Overall food was good. Staff were friendly enough but no real exchange other than the basic requirements, assume they all just wanted to go home for their own break... More 

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Thank Michelle R
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Placed our order, wine was served no food after 40 checked how long to be told they forgot to give our order to the chef. Got up and left went over the road to tj,s and had excellent burgers

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Thank chris s
Hampshire
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We ate hear numerous times during our stay. Food good for the price and a wide selection of choice available. For those non-smokers, could management consider having a smoke free section outside. The female waitress from NZ is a credit to yourselves. Would recommend booking during high season/ half term.

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Thank RC12345678
sheffield
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We ate here last week. Pleasant meal after a long drive down. Food good. Staff pleasant although no real personal exchanges. Was a bit 'end of season'.

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Thank edward b
London, United Kingdom
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258 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch after walking the dogs on the beach. We headed upstairs where they happily accommodated we 3 and our 3 dogs. Drinks arrived promptly for us and water bowl for the boys. We ordered steak sandwiches which were perfectly cooked and prepared, not cheap but enjoyable. Staff were on the ball and doing their job.

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Thank Pennington32
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went on a lovely sunny Sunday at the end of October. Went in to ask about the roast which wasn't advertised on the special board. None of the team seemed to know the price and if there was any platter choices for 4. When we asked to order we were told it was Pork or Beef, when asking if we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, Polzeath PL27 6SP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Polzeath
  • Phone Number: +44 1208 869655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?