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Robson's of Lewes

22A High Street, Lewes BN7 2LN, England
+44 273480654
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (18 reviews)
“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
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22A High Street, Lewes BN7 2LN, England
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Meandering up the High Street, after spending 2 hours in Lewes, I spotted Robson's and popped in for a coffee. They have a really, really good menu, with a wide and tasty choice. Sat in the back, near the wee patio, which is very private...More

Thank Annette S
MAR0306, Owner at Robson's of Lewes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Dear Annette Many thanks for the review,I'm pleased you found us. Regards Mark

Reviewed 24 June 2017

On a busy hot day in Lewes, we looked for somewhere to eat that was not outdoor seating next to traffic/a car park/a major roundabout/renovations, etc. with a non 'poser' menu for a light lunch. We'd almost given up and bought sandwiches in Waitrose, when...More

Thank barnaclesBerkshire
MARK R, Owner at Robson's of Lewes, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Thankyou for such a lovely review.We pride ourselves in offering unpretentious food choices,all of which are homemade,at what we feel are reasonable prices,I'm so glad you agree.We will shortly be celebrating 20 years in Lewes thanks to customers like you who support the many independent...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

A nice unplanned visit. I had the Sussex Smokey which was yummy. My daughter had a cream tea, but disappointed that it didn't come with clotted cream, just butter and jam, the scone was hot and delicious. I had an Americana coffee, I asked for...More

Thank Allison T
MARK R, Owner at Robson's of Lewes, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Dear Allison Thanks for the review.I'm glad you enjoyed our Sussex Smokie,along with Welsh Rarebit it has become our most popular dish.Apologies that your daughter wasn't given clotted cream,which we always have, with her scones,I can only think that the staff member who took the...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing quality breakfast served here. Fresh high quality ingredients. Friendly staff and great coffee.

Thank P W
MAR0306, Owner at Robson's of Lewes, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

I'm really pleased you enjoyed the breakfast & thankyou for taking the trouble to post a review on Tripadvisor. Mark

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The staff are welcoming and friendly, the food is plentiful and good value (breakfast is particularly excellent) and the specials board changes all the time which is great for regulars. The main chef is clearly passionate about food and really happy to talk about it....More

Thank Georgia T
MARK R, Owner at Robson's of Lewes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Dear Georgia, Thanks for the review,I took great delight in showing it to Matt our chef & of course our other staff.Hope you will come & see us again soon. Best regards Mark

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way to visit Lewes Castle. The sandwiches were freshly made and delicious, we ate in with our two Children and although a small eating area to the rear of the shop, we felt welcomed and comfortable. They do have several...More

Thank LondonPixie
MARK R, Owner at Robson's of Lewes, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Many thanks for the great review.I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit.Hope to see you all again next time you come to Lewes. Regards Mark

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Cafés seem to come and go on Lewes High Street. Now that both Baltica and Lewesiana’s coffee shops have both disappeared, I felt that Robson’s of Lewes would be a grown up alternative to the benches and old hospital chairs that now reside in some...More

Thank Darryl M
MARK R, Owner at Robson's of Lewes, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thankyou for the review & for the constructive comments contained within it.I do hope that now you have found us that you will visit again. Best regards Mark

Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Warm friendly service. Sat in sunny window seat and enjoyed a tasty breakfast which we had chosen but was not on the menu.

Thank Neil H
MAR0306, Owner at Robson's of Lewes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Many thanks for the review,I'm pleased we were able to provide only the choices you really wanted for breakfast.Hope to see you again next time you visit Lewes. Regards Mark

Reviewed 22 March 2017

I thought that there were too many tables in such a small place. The servers were squeezing passed all the tables. There is a wide ranging menu with lots of tempting cakes to finish the meal. Sadly the toilets need a total refurb. The staff...More

Thank Sela-48
MAR0306, Owner at Robson's of Lewes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Thankyou for your review & I'm pleased you enjoyed the food.Unfortunately you came at one of our busiest times,often customers bring pushchairs which means tables are sometimes pushed closer together,we have another seating area which is normally less crowded.Hope you will come & see us...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Robson's is a little gem on the High Street. Breakfast ,lunch or tea and they cater for everyone. Menu or daily specials to tempt adults and kids alike and all budgets. It does get very busy, space is at a premium at lunch and in...More

Thank Footymum8
MAR0306, Owner at Robson's of Lewes, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

What a nice review,thankyou,Look forward to seeing you all again soon. Regards Mark

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 13
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22A High Street, Lewes BN7 2LN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Lewes
  • Phone Number: +44 273480654
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Traditional family owned Coffee Shop specialising in home cooked cakes & savouries.Sussex Cream Teas served daily with homemade scones & cakes.
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