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Cafe Balfe

118 West Blackhall Street, Greenock PA15 1XR, Scotland
+44 1475 781666
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak sandwich” (20 reviews)
“toasties” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 West Blackhall Street, Greenock PA15 1XR, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Got put at a table centre room with everyone on the outside of the room which made it awkward had to ask to change seats, got the sharing plater which came out in honestly 5 minutes flat which means it's not fresh and didn't taste...More

Thank Ross T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most inept and uninterested waitresses I have had the displeasure of serving me ,, starter was the smallest mussels I’ve ever come across pee wee Herman has bigger mussels , main course steak pie had to be returned as steak was cold...More

Thank Grant A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this eatery many times and it never lets us down. Top notch staff, very childfriendly and the food is very good with good portions.

Thank Galed A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

convenient location, disabled access, popular with families, varied menu, lovely food, friendly service Very popular with local people.

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit and will be the last . I Could not get a table at Twist so came here. Restaurant looked clean and welcoming but sadly that’s all that was good. I ordered soup and a Cajun chicken sandwich , the soup tasted like...More

Thank jayney2827
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Often meet friends here for coffee. Always manage to get a table and coffee is good. This week we had delicious bacon rolls. Service was good too.

Thank Mags562013
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Left after 15 minutes without being served. Bizarrely staff were sitting opposite just to add insult to injury, pity because it is generally good place to get coffee albeit sometimes busy, though not today

Thank paulbmwbloke
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We had a Saturday lunch here recently. The menu offers a good choice for lunch or brunch. I opted for nachos with chilli and my husband had a Balfe breakfast. All the food was tasty and well presented. Service was good.

Thank Mags562013
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I've been to Cafe Balfe on numerous occasions and I have never had a problem until recently. The last time we visited, it took 40 minutes for our food to get to us, then another half an hour for the bill to get to us,...More

Thank gingercats1
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Popped in for a quick lunch, first time ever being in Cafe Balfe and it definatley will not be my last. Service was quick and very pleasant, lunch was very tasty and we all really enjoyed it. Looking forward to my next visit x

Thank julia h
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Jim M
21 January 2017|
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Response from billy54scot | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure on glutton free options
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 West Blackhall Street, Greenock PA15 1XR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Inverclyde  >  Greenock
  • Phone Number: +44 1475 781666
this is a family owned rest which has been going for a few years, it is very popular with local people and very close to the cruise terminal
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