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The Sun Cafe Restaurant

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25 Sun Street, Lancaster LA1 1EW, England
+44 1524 845599
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Lancaster for one night only. a stop over en route from Scotland to London. Came upon this by chance, and thought the £19.95 2-course menu looked interesting and good value so went in. Very pleasant waiter served us. I had a starter and main, my wife a main and dessert. My Prawn and crayfish in Pernod, red... More 

Thank Christ0pherF
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191 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine meal in this friendly,relaxed restaurant which plays some good tunes. Couldn't fault the fillet of sea bass and had to try the cheese platter which came with honey as one of it's accompaniments-different & delicious.

Thank Blakkers
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Waitress rude & service so bad - imagine ordered coffee and it being cold and when you asked for a fresh hot cup they simply dipped the steamer into your original cup and gave it back to you?! Not hygienic. My scrambled eggs were served like a white stringy birds nest when i asked what kind of scrambled eggs they... More 

Thank restaurantcritic41
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for a night as part of our Valentine's trip to Lancaster and although the restaurant doesn't take bookings, they put a reserved sign on a table for us which I thought was a nice, welcoming touch! The restaurant was quiet but there was still a nice, cosy atmosphere and the staff were lovely and kind.... More 

Thank kathrynfawbert
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We recently dined here mid week (Though not on a special offer evening) My Wife mother in law and I had a three course meal. We started with stuffed mushrooms in Garlic and My mother in law had the crayfish, mains were the Chicken (Beautiful sauce) Sea Bass and the Steak for me, capped off with a bottle of Newzealand... More 

1 Thank David N
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Dropped in here one day for lunch. Not sure it's that cheap, but the food was amazing (pasta and fish). A little off the beaten track, but worth checking out.

1 Thank Fran M
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This was my first dinner at the Sun Cafe having had brunch there some time ago which was itself very nice. Although quiet, it was a wet Wednesday after all, the restaurant had a warm and inviting feel. The service was delightfully courteous, respectful and attentive. The waiter was happy to chat and provide information when asked but did not... More 

Thank Phil C
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

a truly fabulous place to have lunch and a catch up with friends. good fresh food and fab coffee choices something for everyone

Thank Shirl A
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I visited today for a spot of brunch after an appointment. I ordered a cooked breakfast. The staff were attentive and polite and more than happy for me to substitute a few items. The cooked breakfast that arrived was beautifully cooked and presented. I love the atmosphere here. Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner with friends, family or solo... More 

1 Thank Joshua M
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Excellent food and service. I had the cray fish and prawns to start, sea bass for main and chocolate brownie for desert. Everything was spot on. One of the best meals in ages, highly recommend.

Thank Karen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$54 - US$85
British, Cafe, European, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Sun Street, Lancaster LA1 1EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 845599

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?