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14-15 Butchers Row, Barnstaple, England
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120 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Barnstaple (from Exeter) for a day's shopping in the week before Christmas and dropped into Ballantyne's for a light lunch. The lady who served us was excellent, very personable and friendly. I had a coffee and one of their warmed Leek and wholegrain mustard sausage rolls which was absolutely delicious. My wife chose tea and a vegetable... More 

Thank oldrunnerExeter
Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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304 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This cafe is in a good central location with a nice ambiance but it lets itself down by slow service and being dis-organised. Despite only being 1:15 on a weekday in December they had run out of jacket potatoes - not a problem, the pate option looked good - except they didn't have any pate either. The mixed salads were... More 

Thank NormanLewis
Swindon, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

If you need something to fill you up and give you the strength for an afternoon of shopping, then this is the place for you. I had a vegetarian breakfast, which was absolutely amazing, except for the tomatoes that were on my plate, which I did ask to be removed when I ordered. My partner had the steak and stilton... More 

Thank lunarythym
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I must say before you read this review as negative it's not..... hubby had steak and ale, eldest had cheesy gastro chips and youngest a ham sandwich.... great service very attentive.... only thing missing was the Stilton in my steak and Stilton pasty..... seemed to be more potato..... great side salad and yummy green tea. Worth a visit.

Thank Jo A
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The café does great teas and lunches, and the food is all homemade and probably all locally-sourced.

Thank martimas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

After stumbling upon this place last year we made a bee line for it again whilst on holiday. Very polite staff, lovely clean eating area, nice menu that caters for most tastes. Husband had the eggs & ham meal & I had a baguette with salad & small portion of chips! Very generous portions, fresh, cooked/made to order & very... More 

Thank Willcock25
Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Fast service, greeted straight away and apologised for some of the meals being sold out, which was ok as we were just having cream tea. The meals we did see looked amazing, no scrimping on portion size. Cream tea was a substantial size with large portions of cream and jam.

Thank sarah m
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

A nice drop in for a traditional Devon lunch, whether it be pasties of cream tea. Not the cheapest, but good quality.

Thank KevRaven
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

A little slow but worth the wait. Had two coffees and drank them while waiting for coffee to be ground to take home. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely have a meal next time.

Thank Wendy M
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We only visited for a coffee and turned out we stayed for lunch! There are a variety of options for food - order from the menu or pick from the counter. Best bit definitely the (possibly) home-made chips which were fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Yu-um x 4 happy customers!

Thank Rachel P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Cafe, British, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14-15 Butchers Row, Barnstaple, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Barnstaple

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