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Cliff Top Cafe

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Lee Road, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6HW, England
+44 1598 753366
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we arrived in Lynton & Lynmouth we stopped at the Cliff Top Cafe for lunch before taking the cliff railway down to Lynmouth. The sun was shining so we sat outside to enjoy the wonderful views and the great food. Two of us had toasties and one had soup. They were all excellent as was the service. By the... More 

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Thank AnitaManchester
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in on the bank holiday weekend. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Inside is a cosy and nicely decorated cafe. The location offers fantastic views down to Lynmouth below. Definitely go for a window seat if one is up for grabs. The home cooked scones made a great cream tea. Pasties looked great. Not too expensive. Will definitely view again.

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Thank DNOD111
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

a fun place to stop before or after the cliff trip. Small cafe, with a reasonable choice of food and drinks. I tried the chocolate scone with nutella and clotted cream - this filled me up for hours.

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Thank DavidRHarries
Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exquisite tearoom with spectacular views over Lynmouth! Lovely staff and fab coffee and cakes available (tea for those who like it too!)

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Thank MissSparkles67
Braunton, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

a bit on the small side but good food right at the side of the cliff railway. Lovely view of the valley if you sit by the window. Great coffee and sandwiches with fresh ingredients.

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Thank Tricia G
Cliff Railway L, Cliff Railway at Cliff Top Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks, yes, small cafe but BIG views, built in the 1800's and Grade I listed ... More 

Bungay, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Had a scone with jam and cream before using cliff railway, very tasty, good service and very well presented. Scone was large enough for two People!

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Thank Sharon C
Cliff Railway L, Cliff Railway at Cliff Top Cafe, responded to this review

When they're on board, we need a full tank of water to lift those scones up from Lynmouth! More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great scenery from the top of the hill. Up from Lynmouth to Lynton on the old railway that had great views. Stopped here for sandwiches and drinks. Lovely food, great staff and a very enjoyable lunch.

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Thank Johntrombone
Cliff Railway L, Cliff Railway at Cliff Top Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

I stopped here after I came up the cliff railway for a cream tea. The size of the fruit scone was amazing.....enough for 2! Friendly and efficient service

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Thank katemckillop
Cliff Railway L, Cliff Railway at Cliff Top Cafe, responded to this review

Big views, BIGGER scones! More 

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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Cliff Top Cafe has wonderful views of the Cliff Railway and the coast, in a lovely Victorian chalet setting. The staff are polite and friendly, and the offer is excellent.

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Thank Michael P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Lovely place to sit and admire the view. Nice coffee and gorgeous ginger and treacle tart. It was interesting to watch the cliff railway going up and down which it did several times while we sat with our coffee.

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Thank ysggem
Cliff Railway L, Cliff Railway at Cliff Top Cafe, responded to this review

Hmm, the treacle tart, one of our favourites. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lee Road, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynton
  • Phone Number: +44 1598 753366

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