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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lasted lunch on way back .

I've only ever been in here once before. Service was quick and a great selection of food on the boards . But when the food came out it was a little disappointing. My son had the sausage and mash and the sausages were quick dry and flavourless . I had turkey chasseur and the turkey was quick dry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mrs M B
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As always excellent food, served piping hot by immaculately dressed staff who are always polite, helpful and smiling. The menu caters for all needs and is reasonably priced.

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Thank Grannygreybird
Devon, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've only ever been in here once before. Service was quick and a great selection of food on the boards . But when the food came out it was a little disappointing. My son had the sausage and mash and the sausages were quick dry and flavourless . I had turkey chasseur and the turkey was quick dry and there... More 

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Thank Mrs M B
Honiton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely in the garden on a sunny day. Huge portions of cake enough for two people. Very pleasant surroundings.

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Thank RosieRoun
Exeter
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Visited this garden centre with a friend to look for Christmas presents and plants. The garden staff are very friendly and helpful. We decided to have a coffee in the restaurant. I had an Americano which quite frankly was poor quality - rather tasteless. The food did not very exciting - I would have bought a scone but they didn't... More 

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Thank Linda B
Exmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

A very nice little garden centre and restaurant. Such a shame it has been taken over by Wyevale. Just hope the will not introduce the standard Wyevale menu.

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Thank 7Brian154
Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Good homestyle cooking but it gets a bit crowded at times! Garden centre is great setting.There is a wide selection of cakes including sponges, flans, roulades, fruit. The hot food is behind counter so can be seen. You can also have toast. Decaf tea and coffee available. Wander round garden centre too.

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Thank 10Alice2014
Devon, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

There is indoor and outdoor seating (subject to the weather). Dogs are allowed in the outdoor eating area. The centre itself has recently been taken over by Wyevale nurseries and already things are changing. There is no one to meet you at the door outside anymore with brollies at the ready if it is raining. The restaurant itself has not... More 

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Thank Bangel2015
Tony B, Owner at The Restaurant at Sidmouth Garden Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback and I'm sorry you've seem to have had a distinctly average experience. Just to answer some of your points. Wyevale have continued to employ boys with umbrellas at the entrance I can only imagine they were elsewhere helping with a bag of compost or something. The Restaurant has not yet been transfered across and my... More 

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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

So we decided to stop off here for some lunch... Not quite what we were expecting. Slow service and not a lot of choice.. We both went for a bacon, Brie and cranberry panini which was ok but served with a salad which quite frankly wasn't fit to eat. Over all I think more pleasant staff and more swift service... More 

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Thank Ab_2926
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Never had a bad meal here service is also very good. It's clean with great food I have had breakfast and lunch here and never had a bad meal.

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Thank Ray T
Watford, Hertfordshire
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98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

My family and I have been here a number of times (as there is something to suit everyone) but our most recent was earlier this week. The service is polite and friendly and alternatives are accommodated wherever possible. I had the crab cakes which were really nice. They were served with salad and new potatoes and were very reasonably priced... More 

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Thank AliWatford

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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 4 - 19
  • Cuisine: British, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?