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The Restaurant at Sidmouth Garden Centre

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Café, Bakery, British, Family Fare
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Stowford, Sidmouth EX10 0NA , England
+44 1395 578500
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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    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
like a room with a view and dog friendly

This garden centre is so nicely laid out, good selection of plants and garden requirements catered for. The best bit about the place is on a sunny day it has a delightful outside seating area which is dog friendly. The food and drinks are great, average prices, but lovely view across the valley... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
zinnie1
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
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English first
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Home made cakes, steak & kidney pie and a range of snacks and main meals. Very good quality and also has daily specials. It is very popular with locals and can get busy at lunchtime but it is worth it. Also a great design shop and .... god plants too

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Hardly a better setting than the restaurant at the Sidmouth Garden Centre. With rolling countryside around, it's a good experience to sit outside on a sunny day and we have enjoyed many a coffee and cake in that sylvan setting. The coffee is usually ok, the hot chocolate delicious and the cakes pretty good - especially their 'brownie' - one... More 

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Branscombe, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Over-priced sandwiches and toasties and unhelpful, condescending staff. On the positive side, nice selction of cakes and the scones and cream teas were tasty.

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This garden centre is so nicely laid out, good selection of plants and garden requirements catered for. The best bit about the place is on a sunny day it has a delightful outside seating area which is dog friendly. The food and drinks are great, average prices, but lovely view across the valley from the outside seating area. Lunch, or... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Went with family this afternoon for tea and cakes. Superb choice of cakes and very friendly staff. Very clean and well laid out and wonderful views from the restaurant. Altogether a very pleasant experience. Thank you.

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Devonport, United Kingdom
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425 reviews 425 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We love the garden centre. Its very good for plants and has an excellent shop with some very interesresting items to choose from. The Christmas shop was very good this year and we bought a ridiculous dancing singing Christmas tree. It amuses and makes us smile in equal measure. We always visit the restaurant which has a very pleasant aspect... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I have been to this restaurant on many, many occasions. That probably tells you that the food is reasonably priced, usually of good quality and tasty. The staff however leave a lot to be desired. I understand that dealing with the residents of an area with an ageing population can be trying. BUT, I'm sure they deserve a smile now... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

One of our favourite haunts whether for coffee and cake or Sunday lunch. Always found staff friendly and helpful, they even welcome our loopy labradors in the summer when we can sit outside!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very friendly staff, clean restaurant. Breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea , either is a must. Plenty of parking and friendly staff on route to the restaurant. Portions are good and good value. Hard not to spend time browsing before and after a bite to eat. Vegetarian options are very tasty and made daily on the premises. Lovely area to sit... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Really enjoyed eating here, so helpful.. food etc all good as well, good views, and a lovely place to be... often go here for a coffee or tea, but then when its time for a proper meal... great!!

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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: Café, Bakery, British, Family Fare

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?