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Reviewed February 24, 2024 via mobile

Superb local pies for lunch today. Steak and Ale Radford’s pies were just the job for a warming lunch on a cold day in February. Served by friendly staff in a lovely clean cafe. Plenty of choice, some very tempting cakes which we will have...later!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed October 27, 2023

Extremely disappointing. First of all we love Leighton moss, this is purely a review for the cafe in the hope that they will improve and match the standard of the reserve. Visited for a quick bite to eat at lunchtime. Poor value for money-rarebit was...nearly £8 and consisted of half a ciabatta with cheese and a small spoonful of coleslaw and a few crisps. No salad or greenery. I would be embarrassed to serve this for the price people pay. Other food looked to be of a similar standard. Such a shame as the reserve is a lovely day out, but the cafe isn’t worth visiting in my opinion. Fingers crossed they can improve but we won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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RSPBLeighton Moss, Owner at RSPB Leighton Moss Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2023

Thank you for visiting Leighton Moss and for taking the time to leave your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not find your experience in our very popular cafe to your liking. Had you spoken to a member of the team on...More

Reviewed October 15, 2023

I hate to have to write this review as I genuinely love RSPB and Leighton Moss Reserve. Today I ordered a full English breakfast at £9.50, I thought it must be special at that price. When the food arrived I had 1 sausage, 1 bacon,...1 fried egg covered in a crispy skin, 1 hash brown, 1 tomato, beans, mushrooms and 1 toast all of which was cold. I was ravenous after having an early morning start and travelling 1.5 hours to the reserve. The hash brown and tomato was under cooked, the egg overcooked. I did want to take the food back however there was a large queue and a lot of busy staff in the kitchen. Whilst watching the kitchen I could see that food was being reheated in the microwave. On the way home I quickly started to feel unwell and have been vomiting, a very upsetting experience. I was fine before I had this meal, i don't intend to visit the cafe again after such a bad experience I'm afraid.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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RSPBLeighton Moss, Owner at RSPB Leighton Moss Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2023

Thank you for visiting and for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience in our popular cafe - we would have been more than happy to take on board any comments and exchange your choices had...More

Reviewed October 3, 2023

Have eaten here twice recently. Very disappointed both times. Dreadful ciabatta soggy and luke warm. Second time full english breakfast. Mushrooms stone cold sausage terrible, everything else very poor.Best thing was the coffee out of a machine. Pork and apple barm was ridiculous, fat left...on the pork and an absolute mountain of apple sauce making it impossible to eat without making a real mess all over the plate. I suggest stop trying to be something that you are not. Good plain soups and sandwiches. And hot breakfasts are not too much to ask for !More

Date of visit: October 2023
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RSPBLeighton Moss, Owner at RSPB Leighton Moss Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2023

Thank you for visiting and for leaving your review. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience in our popular cafe - we would have been more than happy to take on board any comments and exchange your choices had you...More

Reviewed August 7, 2023

We enjoyed a simple lunch here with our grandchildren. There was a reasonable choice which satisfied us all.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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RSPBLeighton Moss, Owner at RSPB Leighton Moss Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2023

Thanks for visiting Jane - we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch in our cafe! Our menu changes regularly and we source many of our ingredients locally, ensuring that we always have tasty and healthy options while supporting local producers! We hope to...More

Reviewed July 30, 2022 via mobile

I've always thought the food here was great but yesterday's quiche was tasteless cold and 'lardy'. Served up with an egg cup full of salad and dressing that I didn't ask for. £9.30 for this and a fruit tea doesn't feel like value for money....I'm sure you can do better than this. People don't mind paying for quality. You need to up your game.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2022

Hi - thanks for your comments, which we fully take on board. We do pride ourselves on providing good quality food in our cafe and we are currently looking into the quality of our quiches. If you are dissatisfied with anything while visiting in the...More

Reviewed April 12, 2022

I was there a few days ago when I went to the Reservation. Quite a big upstairs cafe, I was just a couple of minutes late for breakfast so had lunch. My jacket potato with vegan cheese and salad was gorgeous and the bottle of...lemonade was too. The staff were brilliant and very polite and friendly.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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RSPBLeighton M, Owner at RSPB Leighton Moss Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2022

Hi - thanks so much for visiting and for posting your lovely review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch - we do try to make sure that all tastes and dietary needs are catered for and we hope that you will be...More

Reviewed March 23, 2022

Called in after a long walk for a cold drink. We selected 2 cans of lemonade and took them to the till. We were charged £5 for these which I think is extremely overpriced! The lemonade was nothing special and left a bitter taste in...my mouth but that might have been to do with price.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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RSPBLeighton M, Owner at RSPB Leighton Moss Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2022

Hi - thank you so much for popping into our popular cafe. We're sorry to hear that you thought our premium lemonade was too expensive. Our food and beverage prices are comparable with other local eateries and we are particularly proud of the fact that...More

Reviewed December 24, 2021

This cafe makes a visit RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve a sensible choice for a wet day. Good choice of hearty food, friendly staff and social distancing well-managed

Date of visit: December 2021
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2021

Thank you for visiting our cosy cafe Jill! We really appreciate your kind comments and thanks for taking the time to post your review. We hope to see you again very soon! Jon Carter Visitor Experience Manager

Reviewed December 15, 2021 via mobile

Cold winter walks and sitting in hides looking for elusive otters and Bittern bring on a special type of cold and hunger that can only be satisfied with warm food and lots of it. Despite the ongoing Covid difficulties and reduced menu, this lovely little...cafe still delivers. Choice of pies, soup, toasties, breakfasts , cakes and good choice of warm drinks to keep the cold at bay. We were staying locally so we were able to visit several times in one week. This gave us the opportunity to work our way through the choice of delicious pies. Served with mushy peas and gravy , our favourite was steak and ale, although the cheese and onion was very tasty too. Staff are friendly and welcoming and the cafe was spotlessly clean. Top marks RSPB!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2021

Hi Sarah - thank you so much for your kind words! We really appreciate you taking the time to post your review here. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Leighton Moss and that our cosy cafe was able to keep...More

Reviewed June 2, 2021 via mobile

We visited the cafe as part of our visit to the reserve which we usually enjoy. The cafe isn't fully open yet, only take away so tables are provided outside. It was a nice sunny day so that wasn't particularly a problem. However in my...view the one way system is Ill considered giving people the long walk around the building once they are loaded up with their hot drinks and snacks. It would seem more sensible to have the entry to the cafe through the shop or by the toilets and then have the shorter walk from side door out to the outdoors tables. I had a ham salad sandwich which was ok, however I noticed that the bread was a bit dry, I suspect not baked freshly that day. I suspect maybe they had over bought for the bank holiday if visitor numbers didn't live up to the predicted numbers. Disposable cups for the tea and coffee, which is not ideal going forward and I hope that normal service will be resumed very soon. My husband had the scone and jam and found that the scone was ok but again, not freshly baked. There was no knife or other implement to spread the cream and jam so he had to improvise with my tea stirring stick which doesn't quite feel the same special experience! We didn't feel we could go back as it would have meant taking on the long winded one way system. I don't understand why the cafe isn't fully open as we are allowed indoor hospitality now and there are lots of Windows to open up there. However, we were at least able to get some refreshment for which we were very grateful.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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RSPBLeighton M, Chef at RSPB Leighton Moss Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased had such a stunning sunny day to enjoy the reserve. On the day of your visit we were unfortunately short staffed due to staff illness and were unable to safely follow government guidelines in regard to...More

Reviewed October 1, 2020

Just popped into the shop to get a few things and found out cafe had reopened after closure due to pandemic restrictions. Enjoyed coffee and delicious date slice. Staff were excellent and attentive, highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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leightonm2013, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2020

Hi - thanks so much for visiting our recently reopened café and for posting your kind review! The team have worked hard to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all visitors and it is really gratifying to see such positive responses - we really...More

Reviewed April 13, 2020

Being RSPB members and living close by, we frequently drop into the reserve. After birdwatching we usually call-in at the cafe for either light lunch or afternoon tea. Also recommend ‘birdwatchers breakfast.’ Good quality drinks, cakes, sandwiches, soup etc. Friendly staff too. You needn’t be...a member to frequent the cafe. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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leightonm2013, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2020

Hi Clive - thank you for posting your review! I am very pleased to hear that you enjoy regular visits to our popular café and we very much look forward to welcoming you and others back as soon as possible. Please keep an eye on...More

Reviewed April 4, 2020

Have tried this cafe 3 times just to check it’s not been an off day. It’s really not for me, coffee & tea ( I’ve tried both) not nice, cake was stale. Yes I wanted to take it back but having a teenager with me...who looked mortified that I was going to complain I didn’t. To make it worse it wasn’t cheap. I’ve also had hot panini, that wasn’t good either. Can only think after so many hours getting cold & wet bird watching most customers will settle for anything. To be honest I wanted to give a rating of one but didn’t because the staff are volunteers I believe?More

Date of visit: February 2020
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leightonm2013, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2020

Hi and thank you for taking time to leave your review of our popular café. I'm really very sorry to hear that everything failed to meet your standards on each of the three occasions that you visited. Many of our customers come to the cafe...More

Reviewed March 11, 2020

no visit to RSPB Leighton Moss is complete without a visit to the Leighton Moss cafe. the food is exceptional (especially the lemon drizzle cake) as recommended on springwatch by Chris Packham. it is real value for money and the staff are more than willing...to go that extra mile to make sure that you enjoy the visit.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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leightonm2013, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2020

Hi Andrew I shall be sure to pass on your lovely comments to our hard-working catering team - thanks for posting your review! We try to cater to all tastes and ensure that we have a range of delicious home-cooked meals and snacks available for...More

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There is usually a vegetarian option and I think possibly vegan, definitely soups etc. They always have soya milk, not sure about oat or almond.
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