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Cafe Balfe

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118 west blackhall street, Greenock PA15 1XR, Scotland
+44 1475 781666
09:00 - 23:00
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Greenock, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank glossybikertoo
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Sandancer77
Greenock, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank kimberly2702
Greenock, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Food is always brilliant, fresh and we'll prepared. Staff are welcoming and friendly. Load of space to take a pram in and have lovely big table for a bigger group

Thank joanne_5980
Greenock, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Staff friendly and a good varied menu. My wife always has the steak sandwich which she rates as one of the best she has had anywhere.

Thank Nathan672014
Greenock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Steak sandwich are fab favourite out of any where I have had. It's a nice clean place to eat out with family or catch up with friends. service is always good and friendly would recommend trying

Thank ang-vin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I was in cafe balfe last night for my 50th meal. There was a big group of us and we were all delighted with our meals. The food was of excellent standard and the service we received was very personal. They went out their way to make my birthday meal extra special. Will definitely be booking this restaurant for any... More 

Thank lindaj1966
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I got a pick up from cafe balfe i ordered the balfe burger macaroni and kid chicken goujons the order came to £19.45 . First of all the balfe burger no salad no sides just a plain burger and chips now they say this is there own made ? It is a lump of mince patted down and put on... More 

6 Thank Goodfoodallday
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The food is lovely and there is plenty of choice. You need to wait to be served quite a while depending of you're sitting in the back though.

Thank Nicky J
Greenock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal good service and nice cocktails our family really like it and great for kids meals and great deserts

Thank lily c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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
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?