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Cliff Railway Cafe

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10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
+44 1803 324025
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09:00 - 17:00
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Preston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

It was very busy but we still managed to get a table. 1x soup and bread roll with a hot chocolate.A children's chicken and mayo sandwich with water and a cheese and pickle buttie with a pint of ale came to £22.32.

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Thank Gary_smithies
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

All our soups are homemade and prove popular in the winter months. Looking outside this morning, I would imagine it will be a soup day. Come and see us again soon. More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

we sat outside and the view was amazing, staff were reasonably quick to tidy up after customers, toilets were clean but at the time were being re-tiled and spruced up

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Thank frodo260865
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

We will work on "reasonably quick". I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Come and see us again soon. The view is more dramatic in the winter months. More 

Fareham
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Well situated cafe and friendly staff. Reasonable prices , clean and prompt service. Nice views. Seating inside and out.Great crockery.

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Thank queen48
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

The crockery is always mentioned. I think it makes the cafe a little more colourful. Thank you for you comments and do come and see us again. More 

Paignton
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a great place to stop for tea, coffee, cake or a light lunch. Pleasant friendly staff. Very reasonable prices. Outstanding views across Lyme Bay.

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Thank ChrisMPaignton
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

This time of year the view opens up even more as the trees on the hill lose their leaves. We hope to see you again soon, we are here every day. More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We wanted a crab sandwich. On the menu it said brown meat and white. We are used to real brown meat, I guess due to the sandstone the dark meat is redder. We both agreed it was the best crab sandwich we have ever had, no salad just lovely bread and real crab meat. Thank you to this place, and... More 

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Thank edm236
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Crab is always popular and I strongly believe it shouldn't be messed with too much. Fresh crab has plenty of flavour and that is why we serve it using just buttered locally baked granary bread. Come and visit us again soon please. More 

Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great coffee stop,friendly staff,good views of the sea. Lovely and clean ,nice enviroment. Lovely decor and very clean facilities

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Thank Friendofjersey
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Its always nice to get such positive feedback. We are here slaving away all winter so please come and see us again. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Such a pleasant place to have a cup of coffee, lunch or even just an ice cream. Whatever you're having the staff are friendly and the service is fast. The view is stunning, it's worth sitting in to eat/drink just for that alone, but it helps that the food is pretty darn good too. The coffee is great, one of... More 

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Thank LOUISA H
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. Come in and see us again, we are open all winter. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great views. Great coffee, Great cakes You can sit outside or inside on street level or downstairs by the path to the cliff railway.

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Thank YVONNE G
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are about to expand the indoor seating with a new extension (as long as the planners allow it). Do come and see us again. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Called in here after a trip down to the beach, and found a great table right by the window [there are seats outside also weather permitting]. I had jacket potato and prawns and my daughter had jacket potato with cheese and beans. Follwed by lemon cake and cream tea... the food was excellent, and the scones were massive and really... More 

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Thank Lorna ჱܓ W
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our Jackets are baked in an oven (never a microwave!) and prove very popular. Do come and see us again. More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this little cafe at top of cliff. Food was served quickly and efficiently staff were friendly. Really good range of food and cakes on offer. Also u go an amazing view to look at wile your eating. Will visit this cafe again

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1 Thank lisacowburn
Grockledevon, Owner at Cliff Railway Cafe, responded to this review

I won't tell the staff they were efficient as they may slow down. Thank you for such a lovely review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Babbacombe Downs Road, Torquay TQ1 3LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
  • Phone Number: +44 1803 324025
Description
Open 364 days a year serving freshly cooked breakfast, lunch, homemade cakes and scones. Ice cream kiosk open all year with 22 flavours of icecream and milkshakes available. Uninterrupted views over Lyme Bay from floor to ceiling windows and a panoaramic view from our outside terrace. All meals are cooked to order and we use fresh locally sourced ingredients.

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