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Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
+44 1629 812807
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Novaya Bukhara, Bukhoro, Uzbekistan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A very quaint atmosphere and on our visit a very popular restaurant. We had the vegetarian breakfast and poached eggs on gluten free bread both breakfasts were delicious. When ordering I forgot to mention that I do not have butter on my toast, the staff were very obliging and replaced it for me. Lovely friendly staff and well worth a... More 

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

Thank you very much for your positive review it is very much appreciated, we hope to see you again More 

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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Byways previously and enjoyed good food and service we were sadly disappointed this time. Our order was taken reasonably quickly but after nearly half an hour there was no sign of our lunch, just how long does it take to make a sandwich! We might have stayed had they bothered to provide us with the pot of tea... More 

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

I apologise for your disappointing visit all i can say is the staff will be told with immediate effect, sincere apologies More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolute disgrace!! After having a cold breakfast we were appalled to see the young man in chef whites on the phone outside smoking a cigarette talking about taking drugs rather loudly! WOULDNT VISIT!!!

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Thank willmathews2017
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this review

Iam sorry about your disappointing visit & suprised at your comment about cold breakfast as it is our best seller here. as for the chef i apologise but with having 2 chefs on that day i dont know which one your refering to, ( their both young) but both of which should of changed before going out anywhere, again sincere... More 

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my sausage and egg cob washed down with a cappuccino very much. Ok I was alone in the place at the time but staff were friendly and food took no time at all to arrive. It has a nice atmosphere, good pricing and worth finding.

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

Thank you for your positive review it is very much appreciated, we hope to see you again More 

Birmingham
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by the cosy tea room after a fruitless search round other places in the town. The menu had plenty of choices and you need to look out for specials and a separate board advertising scones that could easily be missed. The cheese scone was the best I have sampled for a few years-fresh and warm. The... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review it is very much appreciated, may we see you again soon More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Family of 4 ordered jacket spuds and drinks. 20 mins for drinks to arrive (after asking where our food was), another 10 mind for food. When it did turn up it was warm, not hot. Understaffed, no order of service. Two tables who ordered after us got their food before us. Quite disappointing. Perhaps us city folk have higher expectations?... More 

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267 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped of in Bakewell for breakfast and found this delightful little place, well worth the trip up the stairs. A well cooked and delicious full English breakfast with good service and coffee

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

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

sheffield
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Not good food. Both my husband and my sandwiches were dry and stale, I asked for white bread but was given brown. The clotted cream for scone was dry and crumbly. Never go back again.

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2 Thank Rak1983
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this review

I can assure you all our bread is fresh daily not dry & stale & as for the clotted cream it is a little crumbly on top but the correct consistency underneath, how can you say not good food when you simply had a sandwich we had numerous compliments on the food that day. Had you brought the error &... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I came here many years ago and was my first ever experience of a tearoom which then began my love for the places. We visited again yesterday after me giving a lot of compliments about the place to my other half to then be made to look silly as the whole experience was just shameful. We arrived and was greeted... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Visited this afternoon after being turned away from another tearoom in Bakewell as they were too busy. Mounted the staircase to a lovely welcome greeting and were asked to choose a table. Ordered a coffee,chai tea,carrot cake and Bakewell tart. All arrived promptly and were delicious,in fact I was rather jelaous that my husband had picked the Bakewell tart.Homemade by... More 

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

Thank you very much for your positive feedback, im glad you enjoyed your visit to us. Also delighted you enjoyed our bakewell tart it is our biggest seller as far as desserts are concerned, ill have to start making more, we do hope to see both yourself & your husband soon, thankyou once again More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
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 DE45 1EU, 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?