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Cafe Balfe

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British, Scottish
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118 west blackhall street, Greenock PA15 1XR, Scotland
+44 1475 781666
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09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Greenock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant doesn't seem to have changed their menu recently. The steak sandwich I ordered was only warm and unfortunately I like my food hot.

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Thank Linda D
Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go here for lunch with my Pal and the food is always great and the service is fast, Just what you need when you don't have a lot of time.

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Thank shaundo
Greenock
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Cafe bale on numerous occasions. Food always great. Highly recommended. Service and prices good.

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Thank DebbyAnderson
Scotland, UK
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy. Staff very nice and attentive. Food was good. Only feedback would be don't put green bits on the kiddie chips lol

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Thank Christina O
Greenock, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place for value for money meal .Service is excellent.Defo worth visiting if your in town ,you can get a quick snack ,toastie breakfast or a meal menu has enough on it for everyone.

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Thank stevie m
glasgow
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132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You would never expected to find this lovely wee gem in the middle of greenock. Lovely food service fantastic ambiance wonderful, place was fulle of patrons and all seemed to be having a really nice time.

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Thank Glasgow95
West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Popped into here with the MIssus for a spot of lunch on route home from Edinburgh. This cafe is basic, but tastefully decorated although i think their tables have maybe seen better days as they were a bit stained. The service was terrific, as the waitresses were really friendly and very helpful. We only had Soup and Toasties etc, but... More 

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Thank MurrayBhoy
Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The last twice I have visited I have been truly disappointed with the food. First let down - The beef served with the Yorkshire pudding was tough, tasteless and all fat. The most recent visit the penne arrabbiata with chicken, the pieces of which were diced so small it appeared that there was none at all, had no flavour other... More 

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Thank glossybikertoo
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch with the kids. Had panninis and baguettes. All very nice. Quick service. Good atmosphere. Will return.

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Thank Sandancer77
Greenock, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Love the penne arrabbiata and the veg curry. Partner usually changes what he has every time but so far no complaints. The fries are great with the seasoning - could do with a bit more as without the seasoning they're bland and not that appetising. Love the caramel apple granny for dessert.

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Thank kimberly2702

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Scottish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?