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Driftwood Cafe

Blue Anchor Bay | On the Seafront, Minehead TA24 6LD, England
+44 1643 821697
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (56 reviews)
“cakes” (38 reviews)
“ice cream” (27 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Blue Anchor Bay | On the Seafront, Minehead TA24 6LD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gem of a traditional fish and chip cafe in Blue Anchor. Always busy and with good reason. But would a bottle of ketchup, mayonnaise and vinegar on each table be too much to ask, instead of handfuls if plastic sachets. Single-use plastic is on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jordanw36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the first time today with a toddler and a dog. All made welcome despite it being packed! Food was tasty and arrived in good time even though it was busy. It is tight space wise, but the atmosphere was great and a stunning...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Andyp917
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for a cuppa after a visit to the nearby Railway Station. Luckily found a table as it was jammed packed with a mixture of families and older people. We ordered chocolate cake for the kiddies, hubby ordered a cream tea and to my...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Liz J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve used this cafe for years but the change of ownership now seems to have a different attitude to visitors with dogs. A brave decision seeing as this is dog-walking country. After watching me enter, then order, then paying, the miserable staff told me I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Harvey W
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The cafe is in a very convenient position as you can usuallly park almost opposite on the sea front. It is a typical seaside cafe - reasonably priced, standard small cafe menu, basic and busy. Access is by a few steps which some of the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Stmartinsdiver
Reviewed 9 December 2018

The driftwood do a great full English with tea/coffee and toast and great view over the beach, can get busy but it’s worth the wait We had breakfast after a walk along the costal path a real delight after the walk, dogs allowed and made...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

What a gem of a cafe. Great fish and chips then a good walk on the beach. Staff are so friendly and cafe is spotless.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank chrissF7614ON
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Nice setting but disappointing breakfast. Bacon was fatty & only just cooked. I don't eat egg & asked to have something else to replace it but had to pay extra to replace the egg. The coffee was not the best, had a funny aftertaste which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 398julieth
Reviewed 24 November 2018

Always happy to come here for just a coffee and cake, or breakfast and lunch. Quality food. Super location. Clean cafe. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stephie-alice
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely, cheerful café on the seafront, perfect for lunch or a light snack. I had a toasted teacake for the bargain price of £1.50 and it was delicious. We were impressed with how quickly the tables were cleared and cleaned after visitors left, much better...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Roy N
13 September 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Parking on the roadside opposite the restaurant, also parking bays along the grass verges. It’s normally busy, but I’ve never failed to locate a spot!
24 February 2018|
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Response from Mandidebt | Reviewed this property |
A bit late but yes. They have a kiosk with yummy ice creams too
29 September 2017|
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Response from 909darrent | Property representative |
Hi, the Driftwood has both highchairs and booster chairs, Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 19:30
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blue Anchor Bay | On the Seafront, Minehead TA24 6LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Minehead
  • Phone Number: +44 1643 821697
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