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The Cafe Royal

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95 High Street, Annan DG12 6DJ, Scotland
+44 1461 202865
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this lovely establishment twice during a short break. Delicious food and excellent service we will be sure to return. Thanks Guys

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Thank Andreata_11
John P, General Manager at The Cafe Royal, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review. It's great to welcome back previous visitors. We truly hope to see you again over the summer. Cheers More 

Scotland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought I'd be having a salad when we decided to meet here for lunch today but when I rang this morning & spoke to John was advised I could have Gluten free chips (and they were amazing!!) Showing it definitely pays to ask before you go somewhere. Fantastic lunch!

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Thank 87Jay
John P, Owner at The Cafe Royal, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I will pass your appreciation to all our staff. We always try our best to accommodate special requests. I'm so glad you enjoyed your lunch. See you again soon! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never has anything ready. Can wait 20 minutes while everything is cooked. Yes the food is great and very fresh but surely they know their trade and busy times that it can be ready but still be served fresh. Food is served in boxes with a couple of clips keeping it closed which doesn't feel too secure so seems a... More 

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John P, Owner at The Cafe Royal, responded to this review

I'm glad you feel our food is great and very fresh. I don't make up the 5p charge, it's a government imposed charge. My suggestion would be to take a train to Edinburgh and speak to Nicola, she'll sort you out! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Earlier this month I visited with family for a evening meal. One of my family members is a level 1 celiac, for those who don't know what that is its a complete intolerance to gluten. I phoned up the cafe royal the day before and asked if they were willing to cater for this. The owner said it was no... More 

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Thank Michael E
John P, Owner at The Cafe Royal, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your glowing review. We take great pride in going the extra mile for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you once again very soon. The more notice we have for special dietary requirements the more likely it is we can accommodate. See you soon. More 

Clevedon, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here on a Thursday evening (NB that sit down dining finishes at 8pm). The takeaway fish and chip bar was busy, but there was plenty of space in the sit-down area behind. We ordered haddock chips and peas (huge portions, with the haddock cut thinner than usual and delicious) and haggis and chips (again very generous, with the haggis... More 

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Thank Mike M
John P, General Manager at The Cafe Royal, responded to this review

Thank you for your very generous review. We ensure that all reviews are passed to the staff, they take great pride in ensuring that all our guests leave happy. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. ps Just to let you know Fish and Chips is actually one of the 'healthiest' take away meal options, providing not... More 

Annan, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was there for a carry out meal the food was good but expensive service was slow but due to the food being freshly cooked this was ok

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting family we decided to stop at the cafe Royal for a bite to eat, I had the gourmet burger and my husband had the fish & chips, omg the gourmet burger was delicious😋😋one of the best burgers Iv ever had. My husbands fish & chips looked to die for, when I next visit my family il be definitely... More 

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Thank linzlinz81
John P, Manager at The Cafe Royal, responded to this review

Thank you LinzLinz for that absolutely wonderful review. Our gourmet burger is made with grass fed beef, free of antibiotics and is one of our most successful product launches ever! Our fish and chips are always freshly prepared using hand trimmed, angel cut Haddock, the best money can buy! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here and have to say can't wait to come back just for this place. Very friendly staff and beautiful food ... will definitely recommend to friends and family the fish was out this world. Everyone must try they do get busy but b patient as its worth the wait ...

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Annan, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous Fish and Chips , Lovely Staff especially John and Danny who go that extra mile for you , nothing is ever too much !!

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Thank SuzziiB
John P, Owner at The Cafe Royal, responded to this review

Hey SuzziiB All our local customers are important to us but it is especially heart-warming to receive such a lovely review from a local customer. We aim to be at the heart of Annan High Street, striving to serve our community to the very best of our ability. Thanks again. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with friends after hearing that this was a good place to stop. I have never seen haddock so thin before, surely it has to be cut in half to make a fillet stretch further? The meals were pricy too especially for not getting drinks in real glasses! Staff were not the friendliest either, a young man with braces... More 

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Thank annewilliams18
John P, Owner at The Cafe Royal, responded to this review

Our Haddock is hand trimmed Angel cut whole fillet, always fresh and the very best money can buy! It is impossible to cut haddock long ways. IMPOSSIBLE! I'm sorry that you found it too expensive for you but unfortunately you need to pay for quality. As for serving our drinks in recycled paper cups. This is a health and safety... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9
Cuisine
Cafe, Fast food, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 95 High Street, Annan DG12 6DJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Annan
  • Phone Number: +44 1461 202865
Description
Occupying the building on the site where Robert Burns wrote the 'diels awa' wi the exciseman', The Cafe Royal Annan was opened in 1967. We provide high quality food, from a Full Scottish Breakfast to Fish and Chips, Baked Potatoes, Salad and Filled Rolls. Open 7 days a week from 7am to 8pm. We have an outdoor eating area as well as a smoking shelter for our smoking customers.

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