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The Waterfront Cafe Bar

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Beach Road, Polzeath PL27 6SP, England
+44 1208 869655
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having walked from Rock, in need of lunch. Perfect service and enjoyed a delicious lunch. Quite a limited choice but chose well.

Thank Shirley1702
Northampton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long walk round from Rock we were hungry and looking for lunch. Outdoor seating on the raised deck offered a great view of the beach and out to sea. The service from the young ladies was friendly and welcoming. I had the celeriac soup and a bowl of chips and my husband had the fish and chips ..... More 

Thank Niddy11
Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was awful - they hadn't taken account of the good weather! So hardly any staff. Apparently the "Boss" was upstairs doing building work! We ordered drinks - still hadn't had them after 1/2 hour - went to ask and told they had forgotten. No one came to take our food order but people arriving after us got food... More 

Thank Janie Y
Coventry, UK
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanted a nice view of the sea out of the rain, this was perfect. We sat outside on the upstairs patio which is mostly covered. still some spray and wind etc, but perfect for what we wanted. My husband and I had baileys hot chocolates and they where the nicest hot chocolates I've ever had!

Thank Heavenly_chic
North Nibley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I visited here last weekend. We were staying locally so spent 2 evenings sat on the balcony drinking a bottle of wine , watching the sun go down. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. One young lady even remembered which wine we were drinking . Lovely relaxed atmosphere and beautiful interior. Loved it.

Thank Anne H
Sutton Coldfield, UK
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

visited here with the family.... had the most unwelcoming and unpleasant visit to anywhere I've ever entered anywhere in the world. I really dont understand why people choose a profession in hospitality if the are clearly not able to live up to the expectations of the industry. The service was really poor, staff really unhelpful and abrubt. The food was... More 

3 Thank UK007agent
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We called in here after a breezy walk on the beach for something to warm us up. We ordered some hot chocolates and a cream tea. After about ten minutes, the waitress came and told us there were no cream teas left but she could offer us a tea cake. We were disappointed but agreed as we needed some refuelling.... More 

2 Thank sliddicoat88
Truro, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Had a late lunch here New Years day which was fine considering they were probably exhausted at the end of the holiday, the fish & chips I had were fine but the burgers the rest of the party had looked better. A bit pricey by our Cornish standards but I am sure those from up country would not complain. Parking... More 

Thank John G
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is a regular Cornwall haunt in and out of season. We went as a party of seven for pre-booked News Year's Day lunch. Initial service was poor - mainly because staff were overstretched. Fantastic response from the owner and we enjoyed a fabulous meal. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank AmandaMcL
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We ate here last week, Friday before Christmas.. Pleasant meal after our 5 hour drive for our family Christmas break. One of our party is Gluten free and they accommodated well. Overall food was good. Staff were friendly enough but no real exchange other than the basic requirements, assume they all just wanted to go home for their own break... More 

Thank Michelle R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, Polzeath PL27 6SP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Polzeath
  • Phone Number: +44 1208 869655

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