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Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
+44 1629 812807
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08:00 - 15:00
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Camre here hoping to get some lunch, unfortunatly after 45 minutes had passed of waiting for one of the servers to come and take our order we decided to leave, althouhgh i think we should have left when we saw all the tables piled high with dirty dishes and all the staff just chatting and laughing in the kitchen area,... More 

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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this place as it seemed quirky - the tea rooms are up a flight of stairs. The lady who served us was extremely friendly and helpful, telling us the story of how the bakewell pudding came about by accident. We had the homemade broccoli and Stilton soup which was delicious, followed by the bakewell pudding, which was also... More 

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Aquitaine, France
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452 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Byways was recommended to us by a local and it was well worth taking their advice. We both had the full breakfasts and they were very good. Generous serves, good quality ingredients, cooked properly. Coffee was great. I asked for and got a STRONG flat white ... many Cafs seem to not understand the meaning of 'strong'. Service was timely... More 

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Thank LesH211
Rossendale, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Me and my partner have been coming here for few years now, ever since we visit Bakewell. It has gone down a bit! My chicken pie was good but only contained 3 pieces of small chicken. Its sad that I'm writing about this place like this.

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Thank Peter H
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We used to visit bejewelled regularly during my recuperation from a long illness, was a weekly treat and lunch at Byways was part of that visit. Since returning to work our visits are less frequent, so today we paid a lot awaited visit. How disappointing it was. The menu is much smaller, which is understandable in the economic climate but... More 

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1 Thank Jo H
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this review

Im sorry your visit didnt live upto expectations, we have cut the menu down, simply due to the size of the previous owners menu to the size of the kitchen & the eqipment we can house, but sincerely hope you can give us another try. If theres something specific you require we will try our upmost to accomodate More 

buxton
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch on day out, was very busy when arrived, waitress appeared after 5 minutes and we ordered are food, was told they had sold out of one of our meals, fine chose something else after 20 minutes our drinks turned up , 20 minutes later our food arrived ( by this time there was only us and a... More 

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4 Thank sarablondie52
Kelly B, General Manager at Byways, responded to this review

I do apologise that you didnt enjoy your time with us, you should of been told on arriving that there was a wait of upto 30 minutes,as you have mentioned we were extremely busy, & as a result did run out of a few items. The item you chose off the special board should of been wiped off which was... More 

Bakewell, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I popped in here with a pal for a late breakfast which was a real treat. The food was beautifully cooked, especially the mushrooms, and was more than enough to satisfy two hungry blokes. Well done to the cooks and staff here! Will call again.

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Thank Dick B
Grantham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Wenever we are in the Peak District our first port of call is Bakewell & Byways.....a great welcome &a fantastic food!Give them a visit you will not be disappointed.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I have been in there twice this trip to Bakewell, the first time I have a sausage and bacon sandwich that did not turn out to be a sandwich instead it was a bun, but was nice as it tasted spot on with a nice cuppa of tea how it should be serviced in a pot with tea leaf. Second... More 

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Thank Steve M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Gorgeous menu in a wonderfully quaint setting. I had the best Ploughmans lunch ever! Everything is homemade. Lots of choice, with hot and cold and daily specials. Great service, very friendly. Please visit this place for breakfast/brunch/lunch - it's very unassuming from outside and easily missed as you walk past. But you really wouldn't' want to miss Byways, so do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
08:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 15:00
Thursday
08:00 - 15:00
Friday
08:00 - 15:00
Saturday
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water Lane, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1EU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Peak District National Park  >  Bakewell
  • Phone Number: +44 1629 812807
Description
Cafe serving homecooked homely food.

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