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The Whale Tail

78A Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XN, England
+44 1524 845133
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“homity pie” (16 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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78A Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoy it when I visit here and I can say I am a regular customer and the food and staff are lovely

Thank kaylacarb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a quick lunch. Lovely menu with great options. Very delicious food. Eay to find in the centr of Lancaster.

Thank Sean P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here with our vegan son as he here from uni rest of us eat meat so this was a challenge Found the place busy have to go up stairs to it we also found the waitress who has attitude and when she wiped...More

Thank Alancapper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited today for the first time having seen the cafe on Facebook and what a great decision. We had the falafal &the homity pie (which was amazing). Great value and such a quirky atmosphere. We will certainly be back. (By the way, neither myself or...More

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

After going vegan in Dec, I’ve now visited Whaletail a few times. The selection has always been great & food always tastes fresh. I’ve gained great inspiration for food choice. My only criticism is with the decor & toilet - I think they are in...More

Thank Ongobay
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Always a lovely atmosphere and delicious food. I have been coming to the Whale Tail since before I can remember. I recommend this place highly to anyone :)

Thank Hazel L
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We go very often here as you can rely on a big choice in vejitarian or vegan food also a different specials board each day ,we love the freshness and quality of the food a lot of thing we probably would not have time to...More

Thank O311judith
Reviewed 22 February 2018

It's a bit of a treasure hunt to find this little eatery. On a hot day you may find the rear entrance from the short-term car park on Penny Street, which is where I first noticed the café, but seeking it out in the rain...More

Thank sueE49
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

I brought my Mum for lunch today, and we had a fantastic time!! As a vegan, we often struggle to find places to eat. I had travelled back to Lancaster from Leicester, and we had to pay a visit. The food was absolutely wonderful -...More

Thank chloewebs
Reviewed 3 February 2018

I visited Lancaster for a couple of hours during the week and had been recommended this café by a friend. It is actually a little hidden but well sign posted. Good job, as it was busy when we arrived but the staff were extremely quick...More

Thank jenna w
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78A Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster District  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 845133
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