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Esplanade Cafe 2 Greenock Road, Largs KA30 8NF, Scotland
+44 1475 675000
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nardini's was closed for a few years and I'm pleased it's opened again as we enjoyed it previously. It attracts loads of people particularly when the sun's out as there's always a queue for ice cream. On our last visit we went into the restaurant and we all had the pensioner fish & chips, tea and bread & butter, excellent.... More 

Thank Robert B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only stoped for ice cream on a rather miserable day at this iconic cafe. Great selection of ice cream and some quite unusual choices. Staff at the ice cream counter were a bit miserable and never cracked a smile for the whole time we were being served ... bit of shame.

Thank Chris B
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my husband had lunch with family on a busy Saturday and we was served quite quickly and the food came up very quickly and it was vey good food. Good food for good money. It was not packed and you was not feeling compact in a room.

Thank kelcianne
Paisley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why oh why in this day and age can a place this size not keep some gluten free bread in the freezer and defrost it to make gluten free sandwiches when requested? We have been to tiny cafes all over Britain who do better than this. Shocking!

2 Thank Lorna K
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the most fantastic almond amaretto sundae , it must have been a foot high ! Ice cream lovers paradise.

Thank suejonestocon
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here last week with my husband and children for my husbands birthday. As someone who is dairy fee, i didnt expect to have dairy free ice cream but i did expect to be able to eat there whilst my husband and daughter enjoyed an ice cream sundae. I was dissappointed to be told that they do not serve... More 

2 Thank Lana K
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch with my husband who is Gluten Free....When asked if the soup was GF, we were told it was but there is no GF bread or rolls. On asking why this was the case when GF bread is readily available we were told that they don't do it as there is not enough demand. However, we were given a... More 

3 Thank Calamero
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for 17 were put in worst position right in front of toilets and were frozen every time side door was opened. After spending alot of money for this meal was really disappointed that I couldn't get a single nugget as dessert you can only order fancy ice cream with that cheap cream etc on top. Spoke to... More 

3 Thank Gail C
Renfrew, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went In for a quick Lunch got leek potatoes soup of the day . no sign of leek In the soup just carrot very bland no taste what so ever I have enjoyed a shop bought soup better.Very bland and It was expensive .

2 Thank viki w
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely freshly cooked fish tea which included bread and butter,a pot of tea and 2 scoops of Nardini's ice cream.It was extremely good value at £8.15 each.The service was good and the setting lovely.Would highly recommend a visit.We were also offered the opportunity to dine in the restaurant (rather than the cafe) with discounts on offer..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 41
Italian, Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esplanade Cafe 2 Greenock Road, Largs KA30 8NF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Ayrshire  >  North Ayrshire  >  Largs
  • Phone Number: +44 1475 675000

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