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The Waterfront Cafe Bar

Beach Road, Polzeath PL27 6SP, England
+44 1208 869655
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (6 reviews)
“fish chips” (5 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Beach Road, Polzeath PL27 6SP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Gorgeous location, visited early evening for cocktails. The balcony is a lovely place to watch the sunset. The barman was polite but told us that they don't do Mojitos and gave us a menu to order something else! I can see that previous reviewers have...More

Thank Littlesongbird
Reviewed 6 days ago

I spent a lovely evening drinking delicious cocktails on the new open air bar at the top of the Waterfront in Polzeath. I was there with two friends to celebrate a birthday. The bar is run by Will who is passionate about his craft. He...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in a fab location with a buzzy atmosphere. It is let down by extremely slow service, poor customer service and some of the dishes were not as described on the menu.

Thank jandpcarden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us were booked in for an eight o'clock meal and we arrived to a busy restaurant with ten minutes to spare. The signs were already bad as we squeezed along the open deck patio to get to the entrance. Our table was in...More

Thank Rob T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had picked the sunniest day of half term to go to polzeath beach. The beach was beautiful although there were people everywhere. We decided to grab some lunch at the waterfront cafe bar. We got a table easily at around 12. We got menus...More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When this restaurant opened it was always on our preferred list but not any more. The location is good but the menu and service are in decline.

Thank digitallydim
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Manners cost nothing Visited here last year and had a lovely meal so thought we would visit again while we was here in cornwall 1. Menu is different to the website 2. When asked if it was possible to swap a topping on the pizza...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On holiday in the area and made the mistake of visiting the waterfront bar for drinks. Took order wrong and did not acknowledge the mistake, apologise or offer any reduction on bill. Waitress and grumpy manageress were unwilling to hear feedback and actually got a...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a hot chocolate as thought we would get a good sea view on a very cold June day. Half the restaurant was closed off and upstairs for over 18s only so no sea view which was annoying. Ordered drinks and waitress informed us...More

1  Thank Hollyotraveler
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed eating here. Views from the upper deck are amazing. The tide was out so really could just how big the beach is. Visited Polzeath many times as child it hasn't lost its charm. The Waterfront Cafe Bar service was excellent, the food was very...More

Thank ianstreet2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road, Polzeath PL27 6SP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Polzeath
  • Phone Number: +44 1208 869655
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