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Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell, England
+44 1629 812807
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08:00 - 15:00
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been coming here for years, and left slightly disappointed this time Some of the menu items were off already (and we arrived at midday on a Friday...) but we weren't told this until 10 minutes after we'd ordered. Food was either overcooked (egg in the all day breakfast was rock solid, sausage overcooked) or not hot enough, the tables... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely restaurant in the centre of Bakewell, with really good home cooked food, including gluten free menu. It's upstairs, so not really suitable for disabled, but well worth a visit nonetheless. With friendly service, and Georgian atmospheric rooms, it's not to be missed. It's our go-to place for a good meal every time we're in Bakewell.

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Thank Sue B
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback it is very much appreciated. More 

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

Being celiac can always be a tricky mine field when trying to eat out. Here I had a wonderful cauliflower cheese tart and a beautiful brownie. They had lots of gluten free options and understood my requirements. Great little stop, would most certainly return if in the area again

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Thank hflicker1
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review, we have just today purchased some nice new gluten free meals & also some scrummy desserts, we hope to see you & your family again, thank you once again More 

Chesterfield
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

It was so lovely here. Feels like you're in a b&b. Very impressed with the vegetarian options and all at a good price too, nothing too expensive. The staff were very friendly and the chef even checked everything was alright. I will definitely be going back :)

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Thank KatieLouise2015
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive feedback it is very much appreciated More 

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in here this morning for a quick bite with hubby. The service wasn't the fastest but the waitress was pleasant enough. 2 coffees, 1 portion of crumpets and scrambled egg on toast is what we ordered. The coffee was great, hot and very strong. Crumpets were a little over toasted. Scrambled eggs were nice. Not huge portion though for... More 

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sutton in ashfield
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

My partner and I went to Byways this morning I ordered the full English and she had just a coffee, The Breakfast arrived less than ten minutes after ordering it and it was delicious the coffee was great too.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Visited with my daughter on her recommendation. Had a fab lunch and fantastic selection of tea.. Not T bags - proper leaf tea !! Good was lovely with a good selection. Lovely staff who made time to be friendly @ welcoming. Great selection of gluten free items. Lovely quaint place with s fab coal fire. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch

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Thank Sue L
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Visited with my family for brunch. We thought eating early we would beet the lunchtime crowd so arrived around 11.25. We ordered 2 breakfast rolls, poached eggs on toast, crumpets and a round of toast. Nothing too complicated. After prompting the staff numerous times the food finally arrived just under an hour later, by which time we were all rather... More 

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Thank Leighla62
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this review

Firstly i apologised for your trouble on the day secondly i deducted the poached eggs & crumpets of your bill & last but not least you were informed there would be a good 45 minute wait on your food which you agreed to. More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Camre here hoping to get some lunch, unfortunatly after 45 minutes had passed of waiting for one of the servers to come and take our order we decided to leave, althouhgh i think we should have left when we saw all the tables piled high with dirty dishes and all the staff just chatting and laughing in the kitchen area,... More 

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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this place as it seemed quirky - the tea rooms are up a flight of stairs. The lady who served us was extremely friendly and helpful, telling us the story of how the bakewell pudding came about by accident. We had the homemade broccoli and Stilton soup which was delicious, followed by the bakewell pudding, which was also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Bakewell
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 812807
Description
Cafe serving homecooked homely food.

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