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The Restaurant at Sidmouth Garden Centre

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Stowford, Sidmouth EX10 0NA , England
+44 1395 578500
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 33
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Taking an elderly friend on an outing

My friend wanted to have a look around the garden centre, and had previously raved about the food served in their 'restaurant', thus we stopped for lunch. It is a self service, and this can be a slow process waiting to get to the till and pay. All the food on offer looked most appetizing, was well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The staff are really friendly and the food was good and Great value for money. The crab cakes were particularly good. A lovely place to go for morning coffee, lunch or Afternoon tea and lots to look at in the garden centre and shop.

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Sidmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We often eat here on a Sunday as it is not necessary to book ahead. The food is excellent and also the service. It is good value for money.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My friend wanted to have a look around the garden centre, and had previously raved about the food served in their 'restaurant', thus we stopped for lunch. It is a self service, and this can be a slow process waiting to get to the till and pay. All the food on offer looked most appetizing, was well presented and home... More 

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Fabulous food and a very welcoming atmosphere. Not an issue to make a kids size plain cheese sandwich with cucumber and carrot on the side even when not offered on the menu which was a welcome relief when you have a hungry but slightly picky 6 year old. Lots of choice and variety and plenty of staff so wait time... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I went to the restaurant at the garden centre today with family and friends, specifically for a cream tea. The scones seemed to be bigger than ever. Some ate them the Cornish way of jam first and then cream, some the Devon way of cream first and then jam. Either way they were delicious and enjoyed by everyone. A pot... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We arrange many business light lunches here as very local and convenient. Bright, airy and clean with a sun terrace (weather permitting!) and plenty of seating.

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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What a great little find! The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The cream teas were delicious, though the other cakes on display looked delicious. May have to come back and try a meal here. All in all the whole garden centre itself was a pleasant experience.

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Cheshire
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have visited this restaurant a few times and in the past have had a pot of tea with the excellent home made cakes. Today we ordered coffee (latte) which is produced with one of those push button automatic machines. The result was coffee that tasted like one imagines dishwater would taste. Utterly vile!! This is a shame because this... More 

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Tony B, Owner at The Restaurant at Sidmouth Garden Centre, responded to this review

We're so sorry you were disappointed with your coffee. We use fair trade coffee beans and fresh milk in all our coffee and it is made in an Italian bean to cup machine. For many of our customers the coffee is not only acceptable it's exceptional so your experience is hard to understand. If you'd have brought the coffee back... More 

Honiton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I have been many time since their opening..this says alot ! To browse the centre, have coffee and cake or a main meal.

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have lived in the area for about 7 months and have never been to this place as it is not near the bus stops and I do not have a car. Was taken there on Saturday and what a lovely surprise. Very good quality and quantity food - reasonable prices and served by very pleasant people. Lovely view over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Stowford, Sidmouth EX10 0NA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Sidmouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1395 578500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe, British

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