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The Sun Cafe Restaurant

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25 Sun Street, Lancaster LA1 1EW, England
+44 1524 845599
11:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Granmaannie2015
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being local to Lancaster, I've always been aware of the sun cafe but for some unknown reason I've never ventured in. Well I'm glad we did wander in eventually. The cafe is lovely in every way. From the decor to the service and especially the food. I had a deli board which I felt was very good value for money... More 

Thank blueleaches
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I eat here fairly often for a special treat. Food and service is always fab. Wine menu and recommendations are great too. A fantastic all rounder.

Thank Chloe W
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I love this place. Whenever I try somewhere else in Lancaster/Lancashire it never compares. Absolutely lovely food, this time I had stuffed mushrooms to start and for my main duck cooked pink! Great wine selection (had the Malbec, yummy!). The service is always great and the atmosphere on a Saturday is really good, you don't get crowded in like some... More 

Thank Bella361
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I had a Lancashire cheese potato cake with salad, it was really lovely! Two of our party had the cooked breakfast & the others had steak & onion ciabbata's. All the food was lovely & served on very nice crockery. Plenty of teas, coffees & soft drinks & an excellent menu. I will definately return!

Thank oscar168
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited with a friend and we both chose our own platters consisting of 4 items. You can choose 4, 6, or 8 from a pretty extensive list- and share or not. Staff were lovely too

Thank Joanna C
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We came here as we know Vincenzo and Nick, this does not in anyway make my review biased, if you look I have so far only given bad reviews to warn people not to waste their money, so in this case credit were credit is due. The waitresses were all friendly and polite, the food was amazing there has only... More 

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Visited the Sun Cafe at night for dinner with family. We were greeted by a very lovely and friendly waitress who let us know the specials and of a new meal deal being offered which was approximately 2 courses for £18.50 or 3 courses for £22.50. I opted for a pizza from the Pizzeria situated over the road which used... More 

Thank JakeAE
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Really enjoyed a very good lunch at a reasonable price. I live in Lancaster and had never been to this restaurant but on passing we decided to try it. The menu was very good for lunch time and the staff were really helpful. It is situated on a very narrow street ( Sun Street) within the city but it has... 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, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?