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Cafe Balfe

118 west blackhall street, Greenock PA15 1XR, Scotland
+44 1475 781666
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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09:00 - 23:00All hours
British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
118 west blackhall street, Greenock PA15 1XR, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really lovely atmosphere here, friendly staff. We only had cappuccinos but they were very good. The restaurant was busy and everyone seemed to be tucking into delicious looking food.

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Cafe Balfe on numerous occasions every one was a winner great food, good prices and happy courteous staff. You will always find something to suit you no matter what time of day you go in and even the fussiest eaters will enjoy their...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited in august 2017. Friendly service from staff. Expensive main meals and alcohol, chips/ fries are inedible as slim fries over cooked although steak sandwich very nice. Average place to visit and decent service from the staff. Central location within greenock, just don't buy any...More

1  Thank soxdog1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy coming here. Great quality food, food quick to come out and very friendly service. Sweet chilli chicken pasta is a particular favourite!

1  Thank PA1961
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Cafe Balfe is always great, food first class and great service. Have been going there for years and it never changes fabulous all the time.

Thank trishrowles
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Went in early afternoon to miss tea time rush my husband and I thought we would have a treat as we have been on healthy eating we both got fish and chips mushy peas tarter sauce what a disappointment £17 for ten limp chips peas...More

Thank isabellirvine
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Came to the restaurant on Saturday and it was exceptional, food was out of this world- however staff could do with a little more training, as was unsure of ingredients in certain dishes- as I have a gluten intolerance I have to be extremely careful-...More

Thank Ruthhenderson81
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We used xome here all the time.then noticed either cost cutting or different chefs.smaller portians than before. Presentation of food has slipped and local competitors taking over. We have left still hungry after 1st time back in 2 years. NEED TO UP THE GAME AGAIN...More

Thank alexlynn111
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Family friendly. Good menu and friendly staff. Very popular with locals. First point of call for the cruise ships. Also good for quick lunch with friends at work.

Thank ScotPow
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This is a gem of s little place, friendly staff who couldn't do enough to help. I'm a gluten free diner which I understand can be a nightmare but not only was I surprised by the choice but my fellow diners we well catered for....More

Thank Claire W
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Jim M
21 January 2017|
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Response from billy54scot | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure on glutton free options
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 west blackhall street, Greenock PA15 1XR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Inverclyde  >  Greenock
  • Phone Number: +44 1475 781666
this is a family owned rest which has been going for a few years, it is very popular with local people and very close to the cruise terminal
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