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Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell, England
+44 1629 812807
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08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Chesterfield
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so lovely here. Feels like you're in a b&b. Very impressed with the vegetarian options and all at a good price too, nothing too expensive. The staff were very friendly and the chef even checked everything was alright. I will definitely be going back :)

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Thank KatieLouise2015
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here this morning for a quick bite with hubby. The service wasn't the fastest but the waitress was pleasant enough. 2 coffees, 1 portion of crumpets and scrambled egg on toast is what we ordered. The coffee was great, hot and very strong. Crumpets were a little over toasted. Scrambled eggs were nice. Not huge portion though for... More 

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Thank Joanne E
sutton in ashfield
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I went to Byways this morning I ordered the full English and she had just a coffee, The Breakfast arrived less than ten minutes after ordering it and it was delicious the coffee was great too.

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Thank raven525
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my daughter on her recommendation. Had a fab lunch and fantastic selection of tea.. Not T bags - proper leaf tea !! Good was lovely with a good selection. Lovely staff who made time to be friendly @ welcoming. Great selection of gluten free items. Lovely quaint place with s fab coal fire. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch

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Thank Sue L
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Visited with my family for brunch. We thought eating early we would beet the lunchtime crowd so arrived around 11.25. We ordered 2 breakfast rolls, poached eggs on toast, crumpets and a round of toast. Nothing too complicated. After prompting the staff numerous times the food finally arrived just under an hour later, by which time we were all rather... More 

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Thank Leighla62
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this review

Firstly i apologised for your trouble on the day secondly i deducted the poached eggs & crumpets of your bill & last but not least you were informed there would be a good 45 minute wait on your food which you agreed to. More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Camre here hoping to get some lunch, unfortunatly after 45 minutes had passed of waiting for one of the servers to come and take our order we decided to leave, althouhgh i think we should have left when we saw all the tables piled high with dirty dishes and all the staff just chatting and laughing in the kitchen area,... More 

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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this place as it seemed quirky - the tea rooms are up a flight of stairs. The lady who served us was extremely friendly and helpful, telling us the story of how the bakewell pudding came about by accident. We had the homemade broccoli and Stilton soup which was delicious, followed by the bakewell pudding, which was also... More 

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Aquitaine, France
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446 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Byways was recommended to us by a local and it was well worth taking their advice. We both had the full breakfasts and they were very good. Generous serves, good quality ingredients, cooked properly. Coffee was great. I asked for and got a STRONG flat white ... many Cafs seem to not understand the meaning of 'strong'. Service was timely... More 

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Thank LesH211
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Me and my partner have been coming here for few years now, ever since we visit Bakewell. It has gone down a bit! My chicken pie was good but only contained 3 pieces of small chicken. Its sad that I'm writing about this place like this.

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Thank Peter H
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We used to visit bejewelled regularly during my recuperation from a long illness, was a weekly treat and lunch at Byways was part of that visit. Since returning to work our visits are less frequent, so today we paid a lot awaited visit. How disappointing it was. The menu is much smaller, which is understandable in the economic climate but... More 

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1 Thank Jo H
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this review

Im sorry your visit didnt live upto expectations, we have cut the menu down, simply due to the size of the previous owners menu to the size of the kitchen & the eqipment we can house, but sincerely hope you can give us another try. If theres something specific you require we will try our upmost to accomodate More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Bakewell
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 812807
Description
Cafe serving homecooked homely food.

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