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Dobbies Garden World Restaurant

Rutherford Road, Eureka Leisure Park, Ashford TN25 4BN, England
01233 619360
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Ranked #82 of 142 restaurants in Ashford
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Most recent review
- Jul 23, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The garden centre is well stocked and you can often find some great bargains in sale time, a special treat is the restaurant. Get there early though because with the pensioners discounts the great tasting food goes quickly. The afternoon cakes are a must and a delicious treat, many drinks available too from sencha tea to a cappuccino .

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Held an afternoon tea party for my parents diamond(60) wedding anniversary.had a wonderful time and the staff could not have been more helpful.they laid out the tables for 36 guests and we were able to decorate with banners ballons and photos, and lots of table confetti !! (sorry bout the mess !)it all looked lovely, the 'afternoon tea'was a great... More

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Dover, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Man I cannot believe the difference a few weeks makes. We are regulars to Dobbies and this is the worst is has been. The staff seemed harassed and unpleasant. Breakfast normally good was awful. Cold beans and eggs, in edible bacon and sausages really disappointing. I know it's cheap but u expect a basic level and this wasn't it. What... More

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New Romney, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Garden World is a lovely well presented showcase for all things garden with an excellent selection of food products and a beautiful restaurant displaying scrumptious food to die for. It's so hard to resist everything from the homemade meringues to the well cooked fresh hot food. The restaurant is very spacious every seating place has more than enough room... More

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Waited for 17 minutes to be served for two cups of coffee. The people before us had ordered two large drinks but the staff had no clean large cups. One guy was on the coffee counter whilst 5 others wandered around aimlessly. Eventually another girl came up to assist andseemed determined to take as long as possible to make the... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We all ordered toasted sandwiches but my grandmother who had a jacket potato which she had straight away, and were told that was fine, until around fifteen minutes later we were told there was no cheese, why did it take 15 minutes to see if there was cheese?! We then changed our order only to find out they had run... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Upon arrival we thought this is going to be a pleasant visit, nice array of goods, excellent butchery dept .THEN we go to the restaurant ,can't sit in as a baby was screaming, the mother failing to placate the child, so we sat outside after ordering toasted sandwiches and coffee. Take these buzzers, if they don't work we will bring... More

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Kent England
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Went to Dobbies thinking it was just a garden centre and decided to eat there. Have been there 3 times now to eat and more to visit and shop and have very much enjoyed the choice and value for money. Really enjoyed it. Had a cake that was a bit dry but on the hole worth a visit worth a... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a cafe in a major garden centre but it has a lot of freshly prepared food and a staggeringly cheap and plentiful breakfast option. A lot of the cakes are also available for home consumption (at about 35% less) from the adjoining bakery and the butchery is top class

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I have been to a number of these restaurants and Ashford is lovely, organised and the food well presented. Most of the Dobbies chain look the same, but the staff are friendly and helpful here. Unfortunately organisation of breakfast needs to be looked at, although lunchtimes are very busy and seem okay.

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