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Galleon Beach Cafe

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On The Beach, Polzeath, England
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172 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

I had seen pictures on a number of occasions in the national press of David and Samantha sitting at the front of this cafe so we popped in to find out if it was special but found it to was rather basic.

Thank E8887TZmartinp
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Take away hot drinks and £1 re-fills make this the best value hot drinks on the beach. The wood fired oven pizzas are great - but do be prepared to wait for them. Aside from the above this is an overpriced beach chippy.

Thank mercury232
Exeter, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Love this gorgeous cafe they sell lovely soya latè. Perfect location right on the beach &really friendly staff

Thank Louise P
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I have been going to the galleon cafe for over 40 years. Great service, great food and on the beach.

Thank Dtb01
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Jan 1st visit with our two 3yr olds and the Cafe was almost empty. As there was no one sitting outside and no 'sandwich board' or obvious 'open' sign maybe some people made the assumption we initially had that the Cafe was closed. Anywho... Good menu and although the milkshakes for the girls weren't amazing the hot food was really... More 

Thank Rich A
Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

It's now an annual ritual for us to go to Polzeath beach on New Year's day & pop into the Galleon Cafe for a Surfers' full English breakfast. Egg, bacon, baked beans, hash browns, chipolatas & toast all washed down with steaming hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate followed by a walk on the beach & a paddle in the... More 

Thank MarcoPete
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were newcomers to Polzeath and after a good morning on the beach we needed food. Looking around there wasn't really a huge choice on the waterfront on a Sunday morning - don't know if there is generally more choice? Anyway we went to the Galleon, ordered tea and coffees, paninis for four of us. A little wait and food... More 

Thank Roni D
Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I'll keep it brief, like my visit! Why do us Brits put up with this overpriced, poorly presented, disappointing muck, just because it's by the seaside? Unless you are a surfer (or property developer) Polzeath is everything that's wrong with holidays in the U.K.! Even the stunning location is spoilt by the unchecked spread of the building work. Watched a... More 

1 Thank Chris D
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156 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Ordered teas and bacon roll/hot dog. After a few minutes went back in and they had forgotten the teas. Waited and waited for e food and after 20 minutes went in and asked. Was told 2 minutes. After about 5 minutes, food came and was very nice. But seriously, there were only 2 other people waiting for food so why... More 

Thank jnismith
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Situated on the beach at Polzeath, this is an ideal cafe to visit, especially if you like surfing too! We have been coming to this cafe for over 40 years, and it is a firm favourite with our children and grandchildren. You get good service and the food is just what you want if you are on a surfing holiday!

Thank David W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Pizza, Cafe, Fast food, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: On The Beach, Polzeath, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Polzeath

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St. Breward, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?