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The Sun Cafe Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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25 Sun Street, Lancaster LA1 1EW, England
+44 1524 845599
11:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited today for a spot of brunch after an appointment. I ordered a cooked breakfast. The staff were attentive and polite and more than happy for me to substitute a few items. The cooked breakfast that arrived was beautifully cooked and presented. I love the atmosphere here. Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner with friends, family or solo... More 

Thank Joshua M
Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and service. I had the cray fish and prawns to start, sea bass for main and chocolate brownie for desert. Everything was spot on. One of the best meals in ages, highly recommend.

Thank Karen H
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Turned up without booking on a Thursday (Late night shopping) evening with our 2 babies. We were found a table with plenty of space and were looked after brilliantly. The food was amazing and decent value and the waiter was in constant attendance without being overbearing. Couldn't recommend more.

Thank BeardedJim
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite solo, ordered the salad off the specials board and wasn't disappointed. In fact it was the best Caesar salad I have had, salad was very fresh, great mix of leaves and the chicken beautifully cooked with just the right amount of cheese and dressing. With a glass of coke, all for £10.50, perfect thank... More 

Thank Guy C
Heysham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this restaurant on the back of other trip advisors reviews. It did not disappoint. There were 8 of us to celebrate my wife's birthday. The restaurant is nice and cosy with a good atmosphere. We all had starters mains and desserts all of which were extremely good. The food was well presented and tasted fantastic. I would absolutely... More 

Thank daviesp660
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We'd read great reviews on this place and last year we had brekki here which was soooo good! Thought we'd try it for an evening meal this time - the meal itself was lovely however the manager (apparently recently new) can only be described as rude! He wasn't at all interested in answering questions and everything was an effort to... More 

Thank BeckyC1986
Kendal, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We went on Saturday night for a meal with friends, a party of 14. Our table was booked for 8.00 and our meals had been preordered. On arrival we were totally ignored as the staff were busy with other jobs. We found our table as friends were already seated. Having waited 20minutes we abandoned being offed drinks and went to... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at the Sun Cafe many times over the years and can't remember having a bad meal, I guess we wouldn't return if we had! Breakfast, lunch and Dinner are always good but yesterday was just a quick mid morning snack! Bacon and mushroom sandwiches in white toast aren't on the menu but we ask for them quite... More 

Thank Chowbins
Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A warm welcome,a lovely menu-delicious starters [I had a smoked salmon risotto in deep fried crust}. Followed by sea bass which was so succulent and tasty I think it must have been line caught. Do look at the web site for more information about this talented chef and his style. We will return when next in Lancaster

Thank Richard-Annette
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Visiting Lancaster to see a friend she suggested Sun Cafe and as I had not been there since I left 5 years ago I was delighted! Not a lot had changed but saying that the service was as good the menu & above all the food was as excellent as always. We had a sharing platter & we were just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$54 - US$85
British, Cafe, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
18:30 - 21:30
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Sun Street, Lancaster LA1 1EW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 845599

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