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Cafe Balfe

118 west blackhall street, Greenock PA15 1XR, Scotland
+44 1475 781666
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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British, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
118 west blackhall street, Greenock PA15 1XR, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a Saturday lunch here recently. The menu offers a good choice for lunch or brunch. I opted for nachos with chilli and my husband had a Balfe breakfast. All the food was tasty and well presented. Service was good.

Thank Mags562013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Cafe Balfe on numerous occasions and I have never had a problem until recently. The last time we visited, it took 40 minutes for our food to get to us, then another half an hour for the bill to get to us,...More

Thank gingercats1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a quick lunch, first time ever being in Cafe Balfe and it definatley will not be my last. Service was quick and very pleasant, lunch was very tasty and we all really enjoyed it. Looking forward to my next visit x

Thank julia h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always think it's a sign of good food is a place is busy midweek and cafe Balfe is exactly that. I have been a few times and ordered different dishes and they have never disappointed. The portions are quite big and the prices are...More

Thank kguiller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely atmosphere here, friendly staff. We only had cappuccinos but they were very good. The restaurant was busy and everyone seemed to be tucking into delicious looking food.

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Been to Cafe Balfe on numerous occasions every one was a winner great food, good prices and happy courteous staff. You will always find something to suit you no matter what time of day you go in and even the fussiest eaters will enjoy their...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Visited in august 2017. Friendly service from staff. Expensive main meals and alcohol, chips/ fries are inedible as slim fries over cooked although steak sandwich very nice. Average place to visit and decent service from the staff. Central location within greenock, just don't buy any...More

1  Thank soxdog1
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy coming here. Great quality food, food quick to come out and very friendly service. Sweet chilli chicken pasta is a particular favourite!

1  Thank PA1961
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Cafe Balfe is always great, food first class and great service. Have been going there for years and it never changes fabulous all the time.

Thank trishrowles
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Went in early afternoon to miss tea time rush my husband and I thought we would have a treat as we have been on healthy eating we both got fish and chips mushy peas tarter sauce what a disappointment £17 for ten limp chips peas...More

Thank isabellirvine
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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