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Monties Cafe & Guesthouse

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Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
+44 15394 42723
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in one Sunday in January for lunch - so it was quite due to the time of the year. Got a lovely seat by the window which is great for people watching too! Lunch arrived quickly and the atmosphere is nice and friendly. If we are ever in the area again we will visit! (Great milkshakes too!) Although... More 

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Thank Amy R
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Amy, so glad you enjoyed your visit to Monties and your lunch. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. More 

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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and friendly service. The soup of the day and sandwich were really tasty. A good spot for lunch!

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Thank Laura C
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Glad you had an enjoyable lunch with us over the holiday period. Hope we have the chance to welcome you again. More 

Parkgate, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Spotted this cafe in Bowness this afternoon. Being a Monday in November lots of cafes were closed & this was the first one we came to that was open & we weren't disappointed. Friendly staff, speedy service. Lovely hot tea & lots of it. I had a bacon & egg breakfast roll & my husband had the BLT toasted sandwich... More 

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Thank Liz G
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review and so glad you enjoyed your visit to our Café. We hope you come back and visit again soon. More 

Belper, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Popped in here for a cream tea - which was available with Coffee (thankfully). Two Scones with cream and jam, two drinks, and a small amount of change from a tenner! The scones were warm and fresh - and it was a nice relaxing atmosphere. Well worth a stop!

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Deborah C, Manager at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and glad you enjoyed your brief stop with us, hope we have a chance to welcome you again. More 

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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch while visiting from Ambleside. Staff were pleasant and we didn't wait long before being served. Carrot & parsnip soup was tasty but would have been nicer if it had been hot. Other half had a roast ham toastie with his soup and he said it was superb. I had a brown roll which was a bit... More 

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Thank GillyG178
Deborah C, Manager at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and our apologies that the soup was not to the correct temperature, I'm sure one of our staff would have been happy to exchange it. We do hope you visit again. More 

North West England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great breakfast. Bacon roll with lots of bacon! Very nice full English. Good service. The waiter just needs to crack a smile!

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Thank Mandy H
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your breakfasts at Monties and I do hope we have the chance to welcome you back again. I can only apologise that you were not made feel welcome by our generally friendly staff and this matter is now in hand. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Staff were efficient and the breakfasts came quickly. Decently priced and lovely food. Comfy and clean. Good coffee and amazing milkshake

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Thank Claire H
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review and I will be sure to pass your comments onto our Monties Team. Please do come back and visit again soon. More 

Rochdale, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We saw notice in window about no prams but cafe nearly empty and we had 7 week old baby. I asked if we could come in but the girl said to leave pram in passageway. I said we couldn't have a meal holding a very small baby and she just shrugged and turned away. So we walked out. We have... More 

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Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

i am very very reluctant to believe that this is an accurate account of the way in which you will have been treated at monties all our regulars have children and babies and I am on first name terms with most of them we have had families coming to monties for 20 years ive actually been the owner for 20... More 

Paisley, Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

breakfast was included in my stay at the oakthwaite but i was sent here if you wanted a cooled breakfast you had to go here. Great food although portions were small for a man.

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Thank Lindsay M
Deborah C, Manager at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

We do occasionally offer our guests at Oakthwaite (our sister accommodation) a "cooked" breakfast option at Monties. This includes tea/coffee, juice, toast and a cooked breakfast, sorry you felt the portions were small. More 

Cumbria, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

It was my husband's birthday and the day dawned beautiful and clear. We headed off to Bowness on Windermere and as it was still quite early, we thought we would find somewhere for coffee and toasted teacakes. We ventured into a few cafes, all rather pricey and overly busy until we came across Monties which is in fact, also a... More 

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Thank AH49
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this review

What a very nicely written review and thank you so much for taking the time to do so. We do hope you come back and see us again, maybe for longer next time! Belated birthday wishes to your husband. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 42723

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