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The Y Restaurant

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Bridge Street, Guildford GU1 4SB, England
+44 1483 532555
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Frimley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I absolutely love to come here for lunch. I usually choose between a wide variety of sandwiches and or baked pototoes with delicious topping. Great location, light and airy with clean, colourful tables and chairs...including communal tables. Water and glasses always available. Try it and see.

Thank TillyC-S
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

We have visited the ymca cafe for many years but it has now had a makeover and changed into a canteen . Such a shame .we were there today and it was grubby and shabby already and the staff seemed disgruntled and disinterested . What a pity as it has always been such a lovely venue.

Thank Sally G
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

I decided to try this plaace only because I saw the sign so many times that I needed to check thet they really had an actual restaurant. Wow! It is not the cheapest but it's not too pricey, which I guess means it is just right! The food was surprisingly good and the restaurant is quiet and calm and overlooks... More 

Thank EnglishWolfHound
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

This is a great venue if you are in Guildford and looking for somewhere good to eat . They do great breakfasts and lunches and very reasonably priced . Nice friendly staff and a very clean place to et

Thank Sally G
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115 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

We had the whole indoor seating area to ourselves when we visited the Y cafeteria for breakfast one Wednesday morning. Too cold to sit outside overlooking the canalised river - but suspect it would be lovely in the summer. Large dining area , decorated in similar style to Premier Inn/Travelodge. We had a large coffee, a pot of tea, beans... More 

Thank GabrielleBurnie
Guildford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014 via mobile

Whilst in Guildford Town this is the place to go for a good meal that you will like. And relax in. The best thing is that you can see a selection of food ready to go or from a small menu get food prepared in their kitchen. To be honest any menu at a restraunt can have something on it... More 

Thank Vik1947
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Have visited this cafe/ restaurant a number of times, as a member of the public and twice when I actually stayed at the YMCA. It does feel a bit like a school cafeteria or one of those old Woolworths Cafes, but the food is fresh, and tastes it! The staff are friendly, the tea/ coffee is actually hot not lukewarm... More 

Thank HaychEm
Alton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

The food is wholesome and generous and reasonably priced - we would not recommend it to everyone because there wouln't be enough left for us

Thank anthony s
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

Spacious with nice river views. Nothing special about the food - self service. OK if you want a quiet place whilst shopping but it's not open in the evenings.

Thank Pam S
Woking, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

What a surprise being invited by friends to the Y Restaurant in Guildford. Lovely modern building set by the River Wey. The food was lovely and served by happy smiley ladies, It was reasonably priced, a nice selection of salads and the sweet was delicious most impressive was the table setting and cutlery definately worth another visit.

Thank Amy825

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 9
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Guildford GU1 4SB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 532555
The Y Restaurant is open to the public from 7am to 3.30pm Monday to Saturday. Breakfast is available until 11.30 am, and from noon – 2.30 a choice of hot and cold lunches is served, freshly prepared by our team of chefs. The restaurant opens on to a riverside terrace, ideal for coffee and cake after shopping in the nearby High Street. Friendly staff, generous portions and great value for money make this a popular choice.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?