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Monties Cafe & Guesthouse

Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
+44 15394 42723
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“hash browns” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, British
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
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1 - 10 of 162 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The modern and interesting decor is, I'm afraid, the best thing about this place. Very basic breakfast. No option on the eggs (which came fried and over cooked, no seasoning). No gluten free bread available, which is pretty standard to have in an eatery in...More

Thank Julia T
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We were disappointed to read this review. Firstly, because our breakfasts at Monties are consistently complimented on and also with a regular local clientele whom enjoy them too. It was unfortunate that you did not read the menu correctly as we do clearly offer eggs...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We popped in for lunch and were pleased with food. I had blt which was well prepared. Wife and daughters enjoyed their meals. Nice place with helpful staff. Only gripe is that's its cash only and meal for family of four wiped out spending money...More

Thank furryhamster
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that we no longer accept card payments at our café. We are glad to read it don't take from the enjoyment of your family lunch.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here and it was great. Homemade soup was yummy, no complaints at all. Friendly staff and great value for money.

Thank JF1507
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for this lovely review and so glad you enjoyed our soup.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous café, with nice friendly staff, and the food is always excellent, and reasonable prices, I've been back several times, and will continue to do so.

1  Thank Phil P
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

What a lovely review. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this, it is very much appreciated and we look forward to each of your visits to Monties.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in here for lunch. The café is in a great location on the main road between Windermere and Bowness. The décor is very contemporary and quirky. The place looked very clean. We were approached by a waitress straight away and she was very...More

Thank Karen P
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a lovely review of your brief visit to Monties and so glad it ticked all the boxes for you. Yes we are very popular with both locals and visitors alike and its a great place to people watch over a coffee or lunch!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in here for a quick lunch. The service was quick and efficient. The food was excellent. Big jacket potatoes with a large helping of fillings. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank SiamLith
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Been here this morning for breakfast, passed this place lots of times but never been in before...great food and lovely staff, will be back soon x

Thank Julie221970
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Julie, glad it ticked all the boxes and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch on arriving in Bowness and we weren't disappointed! The cafe has such a lovely feel...a mixture of seating and tables...and wonderful service from the staff! The food is freshly prepared and of high quality with attention to detail. My omelette...More

Thank REW29
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! What a wonderful review and high praise indeed, I will be sure and pass all your comments onto our Monties team. The time spent to leave such a lovely review is very much appreciated and we hope you come back and see us again...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

While since we last visited Plenty has changed in means of decor a few more tables bright and breezy interior. Menu is pretty good with lots of choice for breakfast, brunch or lunch Windermere is such a busy place just nice to sit down and...More

Thank isobelsdad1507
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review and for the feedback, it was appreciated. We hope you come and visit again.

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Called in at the weekend, good coffee and a nice selection of basic grub. Not to expensive, very clean, comfortable and good service.

Thank John C
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you very much for your kind comments and taking the time to review your visit to Monties. We hope you come and visit us again son!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 42723
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Description
At Monties we offer clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation, together with a fantastic breakfast! We are open daily, serving breakfast, lunches, afternoon tea, drinks and homemade cakes.
We always aim to use as much local produce as possible for our dishes. Monties also have a great wine list so you can enjoy a glass of wine and watch the world go by!
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