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Cliff Top Cafe

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Lee Road, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6HW, England
+44 1598 753366
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Braunton, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

a bit on the small side but good food right at the side of the cliff railway. Lovely view of the valley if you sit by the window. Great coffee and sandwiches with fresh ingredients.

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Thank Tricia G
Cliff Railway L, Cliff Railway at Cliff Top Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks, yes, small cafe but BIG views, built in the 1800's and Grade I listed ... More 

Bungay, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Had a scone with jam and cream before using cliff railway, very tasty, good service and very well presented. Scone was large enough for two People!

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Thank Sharon C
Cliff Railway L, Cliff Railway at Cliff Top Cafe, responded to this review

When they're on board, we need a full tank of water to lift those scones up from Lynmouth! More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great scenery from the top of the hill. Up from Lynmouth to Lynton on the old railway that had great views. Stopped here for sandwiches and drinks. Lovely food, great staff and a very enjoyable lunch.

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Thank Johntrombone
Cliff Railway L, Cliff Railway at Cliff Top Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! More 

Billericay, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I stopped here after I came up the cliff railway for a cream tea. The size of the fruit scone was amazing.....enough for 2! Friendly and efficient service

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Thank katemckillop
Cliff Railway L, Cliff Railway at Cliff Top Cafe, responded to this review

Big views, BIGGER scones! More 

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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Cliff Top Cafe has wonderful views of the Cliff Railway and the coast, in a lovely Victorian chalet setting. The staff are polite and friendly, and the offer is excellent.

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Thank Michael P
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Lovely place to sit and admire the view. Nice coffee and gorgeous ginger and treacle tart. It was interesting to watch the cliff railway going up and down which it did several times while we sat with our coffee.

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Thank ysggem
Cliff Railway L, Cliff Railway at Cliff Top Cafe, responded to this review

Hmm, the treacle tart, one of our favourites. More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We always stop here for a drink and watch the cliff railway. Nice big pot of tea and friendly staff.

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Thank nickied1
Cliff Railway L, Cliff Railway at Cliff Top Cafe, responded to this review

Look forward to seeing you again next season... More 

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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Paused here for lunch on a visit to Lynton & Lynmouth. Very good sandwiches and tea. Service slightly slow. Tables cleared quickly but not wiped.

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Thank Amanda E
Cliff Railway L, Cliff Railway at Cliff Top Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, tables noted.. the Grade I listed building doesn't afford us a very big kitchen for the busy periods but we're looking into new menu's and ways to help reduce any delays - hope to see you again. More 

Somerset
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

As a family we took the cliff train up which cost just under £20. As it was lunch time we decided to have lunch here..it was the worst ploughmans lunch I have ever had my daughter had ham I had cheese...4 half slices of toasted bread which I found strange mixed salad leaves 5 little cocktail onions pickle...I have never... More 

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Thank internetgay
Cliff Railway L, Cliff Railway at Cliff Top Cafe, responded to this review

Apologies that your visit wasn't as expected, your comments are noted thank you. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This café is right next to the top station of the Cliff Railway. We stopped there before descending to Lynmouth to refuel and enjoy the views. One huge fresh crab sandwich later we were happily on our way. The crab was obviously fresh that morning - the taste is a dead giveaway - and the bread had a wonderful taste... 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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lee Road, Lynton, Exmoor National Park EX35 6HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Exmoor National Park  >  Lynton
  • Phone Number: +44 1598 753366

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?