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Cafe Balfe

$$ - $$$, British,
118 West Blackhall Street, Greenock PA15 1XR, Scotland
+44 1475 781666
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak sandwich” (22 reviews)
“toasties” (4 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Bar, British, Scottish, Cafe, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 West Blackhall Street, Greenock PA15 1XR, Scotland
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

You would never expected to find this lovely weekend gem in the middle of greenock. Lovely food service fantastic ambiance wonderful

Thank Glasgow95
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We were only here for a coffee and a sweet treat although others around us ordered food that looked beautiful. The staff were very friendly and there is a nice relaxed feel about the place. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

My go to place in Inverclyde for a meal. The penne arrabiatta is to die for! (I’m weak so it’s a little spicy but I can deal with that) Food always comes super quick and staff are so friendly and efficient.

Thank lucymckeegan
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Relaxing atmosphere. staff very friendly and efficient. Food was delicious :-) Great night out with friends!

Thank lalajb
Reviewed 23 February 2018

This is a great place to go whatever the occasion. Food is great lots of selection and reasonably priced. The staff are lovely and very helpful great atmosphere as well.

Thank Maureen Q
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Not a great place to eat but wouldnt say out and out bad either just dont rate it a lot myself ,haveing been a few times i think its went down hill from when it first opened

Thank lizhunter1956
Reviewed 27 January 2018

It's more spacious inside than I thought it would be, with friendly attentive staff. They have a good varied lunchtime menu, with something to suit most tastes. We both had the BBQ pork panini which was delicious, filling and well priced. Did like the subdued...More

Thank johnnymac2017
Reviewed 23 January 2018

A nice relaxing place to have a bite to eat or a cuppa. The food, prices and service are very good with a nice relaxing atmosphere.

Thank enjoyinglife49
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Got put at a table centre room with everyone on the outside of the room which made it awkward had to ask to change seats, got the sharing plater which came out in honestly 5 minutes flat which means it's not fresh and didn't taste...More

Thank Ross T
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

One of the most inept and uninterested waitresses I have had the displeasure of serving me ,, starter was the smallest mussels I’ve ever come across pee wee Herman has bigger mussels , main course steak pie had to be returned as steak was cold...More

Thank Grant A
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Jim M
21 January 2017|
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Response from billy54scot | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure on glutton free options
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 West Blackhall Street, Greenock PA15 1XR, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Inverclyde  >  Greenock
  • Phone Number: +44 1475 781666
this is a family owned rest which has been going for a few years, it is very popular with local people and very close to the cruise terminal
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