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The Whale Tail

78A Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XN, England
+44 1524 845133
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“homity pie” (13 reviews)
“falafel” (13 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
78A Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are a vegtarian the whale tale is the place to go. I am not a vegtarian but my partner is and he thought it is the best vegtarian place he s been too so thank you whale tale lancaster for your service and...More

Thank FrancisMLiverpool
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Delicious array of vegetarian and vegan food. Quick service and a selection of lovely cakes to finish. Wouldn't hesitate to return, even as a meat eater. :-)

Thank Martin4889
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant does the kind of veggie food that non-veggies love - the dishes always have enough character and subtle spicing to make the mouth water. The mixed fruit crumble with either custard of ice cream is another hit. Food always comes at the right...More

Thank RiodeJaneiroWanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Whale tail about 4 or 5 times now and every time I've been greeted with a friendly face and a vast array of vegetarian and vegan foods to choose from. Reasonably priced coffee - my boyfriend got a cappuccino for £2.50. Really...More

Thank Holly C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous find ( or rather a find having been recommended by the gentleman from the Tourist Information) and how happy was I? I felt like a child in a sweet store! I could choose nearly everything to eat and was able to have...More

Thank CoatHanger145
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just been for lunch with my husband. Very rude serving staff, bad attitudes like they can't be bothered. Very tired looking cafe, full of loud children so not a great place to go for a quiet couples lunch.

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a delightful experience. I met a friend here for lunch, and it was quite crowded. It speaks to the popularity of the place due to its excellent food and service. I had a Garlic, Lentil, and Leek soup, which was scrumptious, along with...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Love this vegetarian cafe - always great quality food and service. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and popular with families. Interesting to look around the shop downstairs too.

Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed 8 June 2017

First time I had visited Whaletail. So impressed a lovely menu which left myself and my friend spoilt for choice. As a life long vegetarian it was so refreshing to have a full menu to choose from. I had the falafel and my friend (not...More

Thank sarahrU1691QX
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This vegan/vegetarian restaurant is a dream come true! The food is amazing with the various uses of different vegetables to create such delicious dishes. I always recommend to everyone, even if you're not vegetarian or vegan there is something for you! It also gets local...More

Thank hayleyjayc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78A Penny Street, Lancaster LA1 1XN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 845133
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