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Monties Cafe & Guesthouse

Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
+44 15394 42723
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“hash browns” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here this morning for breakfast, passed this place lots of times but never been in before...great food and lovely staff, will be back soon x

Thank Julie221970
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Julie, glad it ticked all the boxes and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for lunch on arriving in Bowness and we weren't disappointed! The cafe has such a lovely feel...a mixture of seating and tables...and wonderful service from the staff! The food is freshly prepared and of high quality with attention to detail. My omelette...More

Thank REW29
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow! What a wonderful review and high praise indeed, I will be sure and pass all your comments onto our Monties team. The time spent to leave such a lovely review is very much appreciated and we hope you come back and see us again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While since we last visited Plenty has changed in means of decor a few more tables bright and breezy interior. Menu is pretty good with lots of choice for breakfast, brunch or lunch Windermere is such a busy place just nice to sit down and...More

Thank isobelsdad1507
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review and for the feedback, it was appreciated. We hope you come and visit again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in at the weekend, good coffee and a nice selection of basic grub. Not to expensive, very clean, comfortable and good service.

Thank John C
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind comments and taking the time to review your visit to Monties. We hope you come and visit us again son!

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Arrived in Bowness for a few days and our normal lunch cafe was closed for the day so decided to try Montie's as it always seems to be a busy place. Served quickly....bacon sandwich, soup and a roll and a club sandwich with fries. Advised...More

Thank Sand_dollar_57
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Monties and for giving us a try. We do hope that it may become a regular stop for you in future visits.

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Have been here a few times and think it has changed hands recently. Decided to have the chilli and wedges which was very nice but not as spicy as I would like a chilli to buy, the waiter who took our order is a bit...More

Thank Marsdengirls
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Monties. Please be advised that Ownership remains the same as the last 20years and our only change has been to the décor and some slight improvements on our menu. We bake our scones...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Four of us together with toddler had breakfast at this cafe. The breakfast was good with the exception of an over done fried egg. The service was very good and it needed to be as we were a fairly demanding group with the toddler. Would...More

Thank Stuart B
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you for your review and delighted to read that your visit to Monties was an enjoyable experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon.

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Called in briefly for a mid afternoon cream tea. Served promptly and we'll prepared. Cash only so be aware although there is a cash machine right outside anyway. Good value and we'll be back.

Thank Kai B
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thank you, glad you enjoyed our Cream Tea and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 25 May 2017

We had breakfast here as we were staying at Oakthwaite. We got a warm welcome from the waiter as we arrived and were given a choice of where we'd like to sit. We both ordered the breakfast and it was one of the best we've...More

Thank LHep1
Deborah C, Owner at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you Laura for your lovely review and we were delighted to read how much you enjoyed Monties and our breakfast (very popular with locals and visitors). We hope you come back soon to enjoy that milkshake!

Reviewed 16 May 2017

close to shopping area at bowness, reasonably priced food, with friendly staff. breakfast has always been excellant with a good choice for smaller or heartier appetites, also a licensed restaurant so good for a little tipple later in the day

Thank gordonramsy
Deborah C, General Manager at Monties Cafe & Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for your review and glad to read you enjoyed your visit to Monties. Our "Full Montie" breakfast is very popular with both regular and visitors to Monties. We hope you come back and visit again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Bowness-on-Windermere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 42723
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Description
At Monties we offer clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation, together with a fantastic breakfast! We are open daily, serving breakfast, lunches, afternoon tea, drinks and homemade cakes.
We always aim to use as much local produce as possible for our dishes. Monties also have a great wine list so you can enjoy a glass of wine and watch the world go by!
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