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Meadowdore Cafe

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COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.

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Cafe, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews curly fries meat and potato pie ice cream cakes toasties sandwich lots of choice rainy day quick service lovely food open fire pot of tea take away long walk bite to eat home made lovely lunch
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Reviewed 29 October 2020 via mobile

How do you start a rainy day in the Lakes? We started it with a lovely, fresh cooked breakfast at the Meadowdore Cafe in Coniston. The food was cooked fresh, it was a great portion size and the fire helped us dry out. The service...was great and friendly. The cafe is laid out to protect all during covid. Another plus was the large range of cakes to take away for lunch.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 September 2020 via mobile

Take away fish and chips were great. Friendly service and no need to queue at the chippy on a bank holiday weekend. Sandwiches were tasty too!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 20 August 2020 via mobile

Got take away( it was only doing takeaway at the time due to covid 19 ) for the family one night as kids didn't want to go out as it was raining. Good value and freshly prepared also has a great selection of ice creams

Date of visit: August 2020
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Meadowdore_Coniston, Owner at Meadowdore Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2020

Thank you for your lovely review; it's great to hear that you enjoyed our takeaway offering. We hope to welcome you back in the future!

Reviewed 14 August 2020

Last minute booking, staff friendly and helpful, even gave me there kitchen fan for our room on a very hot day, bfast delicious, room was nice with little extras, a cookie each and a chocolate, also fresh milk in the little fridge for our hot...drinks and bottle water, lovely little extras. We will definalty return soon 😁👌More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Meadowdore_Coniston, Owner at Meadowdore Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review; we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated all of our little extra touches. Thank you for your support; we look forward to welcoming you back again...More

Reviewed 1 August 2020 via mobile

Stopped for lunch with family, food was amazing and staff really friendly highly recommend. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Meadowdore_Coniston, Owner at Meadowdore Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2020

Thank you for your wonderful feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your lunch at Meadowdore Cafe, and we are so pleased that you found out team to be friendly and helpful. Thank you again - we hope to welcome you back soon!

Reviewed 31 July 2020 via mobile

Sat outside on a dry day and had lunch. great service and lovely fresh food - would definitely eat here again

Date of visit: July 2020
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Meadowdore_Coniston, Owner at Meadowdore Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2020

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Meadowdore Cafe, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future!

Reviewed 30 July 2020

We stayed in the family room for one night whilst visiting an attraction in Windermere. The room was clean and well furnished with everything we needed. Lovely to find little chocolates on our pillows on arrival. The room is nicely decorated and the bathroom is...clean with a fab mirror and heated towel rail. Would have loved the shower to have been a little more powerful. Breakfast in the morning was delicious. Lots of choice of cooked and cold breakfast options. Service was quick and again so friendly. Staff were all really good with our little boy which takes a lot of pressure off when travelling. The b&b is centrally located in a lovely village with lots of facilities and beautiful scenery. Easy access to lots of walks. We'd certainly stay there again when we next visit Cumbria. Thank you for a lovely stay.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Meadowdore_Coniston, Owner at Meadowdore Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2020

Thank you for your wonderful feedback, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us in Coniston. It's lovely to read your comments regarding our breakfast and friendly staff, which we will be sure to pass on to our team. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 22 July 2020 via mobile

Other establishments have opened but you stayed closed, which is disappointing. Also the chemical toilet is awful. Food was okay, all in tale away containers. The younger staff seem friendly but the older gentleman serving us was very miserable and not friendly. Maybe open up,...reduce covers and welcome your customers a bit more.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Meadowdore_Coniston, Owner at Meadowdore Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience of Meadowdore Cafe. Whilst we appreciate your offer of advice to run the business, you suggestions have already been considered and unfortunately, there risks to reopen fully far outweigh those to open our inside cafe...More

Reviewed 12 July 2020

Despite having to do takeaways only, the high standards of this outstanding café haven't slipped. We called in here several times when we were staying in Coniston last week and had the most delicious food ever - almost as good an experience as the 'eating...in' option when things were more 'normal' than they are now. There's a pretty extensive menu to say that everything has to be put in a takeaway box but all the things we had worked really well. Some of the outside tables have been removed to allow the accommodation of a socially distanced queueing area and we didn't feel crowded or threatened whilst we were there, but pretty comfortable and happy that the staff and owners were doing all they could to make us customers feel safe and welcome. All the food is home-cooked and beautifully so - just plain honest-to-goodness traditional English food. Try the Steak Pudding with chips and mushy peas or the Meat and Potato Pie - both of which were out of this world, despite being served in a takeaway box with plastic cutlery! I do miss the home-produced ham with egg and chips but you can't have everything and there are plenty more things to choose from, not to mention gorgeous cakes, pies and tray bakes. Don't be afraid to try this café. It's safe as can be, the staff are friendly, the food is great and if it's raining, you may be lucky enough to get the bench under the porch. Can't wait for it to open properly again but meanwhile, the takeaway is almost as good and the staff are trying so very hard to make the experience as normal as possible.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Meadowdore_Coniston, Owner at Meadowdore Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2020

Thank you very much for your continued loyalty and for taking the time to review your recent experience. We appreciate the support during these challenging times. Best wishes ~ Frances

Reviewed 21 March 2020 via mobile

We've been visiting The Lake District for many years and this café has become a "must visit". It's warm, welcoming and always very clean. The pea and ham soup is the best ever! Local people also use the café and that's always a good sign....The menu is extensive and everything we've had there has been excellent. Love it!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Meadowdore_Coniston, Owner at Meadowdore Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind and friendly review. We appreciate your support.

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As far as I know, they weren't going to open the inside of the cafe at all this year but as we went in July, things might have changed by now. The takeaway stuff is just as good - you have to eat it outside on the picnic... More
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