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River Life Cafe And Bistro

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Bude Cycle Centre Pethericks Mill | Unit 1, Bude EX23 8TF, England
+44 1288 355994
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09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 09:00 - 21:00
Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Bude, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked along the canal first to get an appetite, then went in to River life hungry. We ordered full english breakfasts which can just short of incinerated. The bacon shattered when forked! The rest wasn't much better and the waiter mentioned that the chef wasn't in, so they couldn't do poached eggs-everything explained. We haven't been since.

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visited the River Life Café for lunch back in August and it was excellent with friendly staff, good service and great food, Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Karen E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a cuppa on my way to meet friends. So warm, cosy and welcoming I could happily just stay here! Nice cup of tea in a teapot that doesn't spill tea all over the table, accompanied by a lovely little homemade, flower shaped, shortbread biccie. Thankyou

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Thank milniesmum
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Very popular with locals, the breakfasts we saw served up look delicious. Pet and child friendly with very cheerful staff. Good base start for a nice canal walk

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Thank bernie p
Rochester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely friendly cafe and bistro. Lovely fresh cooked food. Came for breakfast and meant to come back for dinner because the menu looked lovely but didn't have a chance. Nice atmosphere.

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Thank jpj34
Bude, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Booked for Wednesday evening.....they are open during the day each day but only Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings until 9.00 pm. Despite Bude town being very busy as it was Jazz week, the restaurant served us 3 and to my knowledge, only one other couple that evening. This resulted in a lack of ambiance. The menu was fairly limited, but... More 

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Thank Brice27
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

went there for coffee and cake and worth a visit,, nice and relaxing and a lovely view of the river , cakes was very tasty and great coffee if i am in bude again will definatly visit again

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Thank Linda G
Leicester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Very friendly. Staff attentive and efficient. Really clean and comfortable. I only had coffee and home made cheesecake but it was delicious. I wished I was more hungry when I saw what others were having.

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Thank Ann M
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had a meal here this evening... We were dubious when we were the only diners there at 8:00pm but we had a brilliant evening. The food was delicious and portion sizes were very reasonable. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Definitely worth a visit. We will be back!

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Thank Sophie D
Lancashire, England
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Came here with the family last week, 4 adults and six kids all under 10. Great service, superb food, highly recommended The chef came out and spoke to my son and showed him his fine selection of chillies.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 19
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bude Cycle Centre Pethericks Mill | Unit 1, Bude EX23 8TF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Bude
  • Phone Number: +44 1288 355994
Description
Enjoy a relaxing Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner with family and friends in our cafe now under new ownership.

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