Richard Booth's Bookshop Café

SquareMeal Review of Richard Booth's Bookshop Café

A not-so-well-kept secret in Hay-on-Wye, this friendly café is squirreled away at the back of Richard Booth’s famous bookshop. It makes a pleasingly unpretentious & good-value spot for a quick bite in a town more known for second-hand books than for food. The setting feels bright & breezy, the cooking is straightforward, & the short, regularly changing menu is heavy on comfort food: Welsh rarebit, cauliflower, bacon & blue cheese soup, & braised lamb shoulder with cannellini beans, chorizo, tomato & smoked paprika are some of the tasty dishes that please at lunchtime, while the likes of lemon polenta cake cheer the sweet-toothed, coffee crowd. Also open for breakfast, when French toast with spiced apple compote & whipped vanilla yoghurt or an ‘open’ BLT go down a treat.

Good to know

Food Hygiene Rating

Location for Richard Booth's Bookshop Café

44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, Kington, Herefordshire, HR3 5AA

01497 820 322


Opening Times

Wed-Sat 9.30am-4.30pm Sun 11am-4pm

Reviews of Richard Booth's Bookshop Café

Share your thoughts with other diners

Write a review

Book a table

Call Richard Booth's Bookshop Café to make a booking on:

or visit their website

Other restaurants near Richard Booth's Bookshop Café

Check availability
Back to restaurant
Complete your booking

Book Richard Booth's Bookshop Café for people on at .

Select a special offer

These offers are optional, and there's no commitment.

Error adding booking details, please try later.

First Name is required field
Last Name is required field
Email Address is required field
Phone Number is required field
Diner First Name is required field
Diner Last Name is required field

By clicking 'complete booking' you agree to the SquareMeal User Agreement