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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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“quiche” (20 reviews)
“homity pie” (15 reviews)
“salad” (55 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 3 days 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 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This is my favourite restaurant in Lancaster. There are loads of amazing vegan options as well as the vegetarian menu that has lots of favourites like Homity Pie. The cakes are amazing too! Good value. Very popular and so make sure you get there early...More

Thank Jean L
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Lively, welcoming atmosphere, great service and wonderful food - - - and I'm not a vegetarian! No room for cake after a huge salad platter, but we will return.

Thank JahWigan
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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