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The Garlic Farm Cafe

Mersley Lane | Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NR, England
01983867333
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Ranked #9 of 41 restaurants in Sandown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Description: The Garlic Farm is all about garlic...We've been growing garlic on the Isle of Wight for over 30 years now and are the UK's largest specialist garlic grower. We are proud of our exceptional quality garlic which is renowned for its flavour, keeping quality and beauty. You only have to try our latest crop to see what we mean. We sell our garlic through our farm shop, farmers' markets, our website and through specialist food retailers across the UK including farm shops and delicatessens. Our garlic is not available in supermarkets. We welcome visitors to our farm shop and cafe on the Isle of Wight. Both have been constructed from Macrocarpa pine grown on the farm. All our garlic and farm-made products are also available on our website.
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

'Everything is really amazing' is what my 16 year old daughter said about this restaurant. We make a pilgrimmage to this superb restaurant every time we visit the island, The food is superb - this time my wife and daughter were in exstacies over the bacon ciaubatta sandwiches. I loved the roasted garlic cloves. After eating we enjoy the whole... More

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garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Wow!! We couldn't ask for a better review. Thank you. We're so pleased to hear you enjoy coming to The Garlic Farm and that the food is getting such a great reaction from your family. We're obviously like minded-people as we also love the countryside and are so pleased to offer our farm to those wishing to enjoy it too.... More

Derby, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We were quite hungry when we arrived at the garlic farm so late lunch was the order of the day. It was a very busy day but despite this we were seated within minutes. The menu was interesting with a good choice for all palates. It seemed to be on the expensive side until the food arrived - that sorted... More

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garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our restaurant... and such a lovely one too! We're so pleased you were well looked after by our staff and we really hope you will visit us again soon. best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More

Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Since our previous visit several years ago, they have opened a separate small cafe for people like us who just want a coffee and cake, and not lunch in the main restaurant, what a good idea! After coffee we had a great time tasting lots of different chutneys and other produce before deciding what to buy. Our visit was made... More

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garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your lovely review following your visit to the farm. We're so pleased you enjoyed having coffee in our Allium Cafe. Thanks also for commenting on the birds of prey - we're pleased our customers are enjoying having them at the farm. Best wishes and hope to see you again soon. The Garlic Farm Team More

Ringwood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited the Garlic Farm for lunch on a Sunday having booked a table for 1.00pm. Parking was difficult. However there was an amazing wild flower meadow and it was a glorious day. The tables in the dining room are very close together so every time a waitress walks past one or other of the guests gets jostled, apologies no.... More

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garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your comments. It does seem that you didn't get the level of service and quality we usually provide and we're very sorry for that. You're absolutely right that Sunday was an extremely busy day for us and the chefs. I really hope you will give us the opportunity to wow you the next time you... More

Devon, UK
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We came here for a late lunch before visiting the Garlic Farm itself whilst on holiday. Even at 2pm on a Tuesday, the restaurant was still quite busy and buzzing. Not to mention the distinct garlic aroma wafting around. The staff look busy and well organised and we were shown to our table quickly and subsequently, upon request, moved to... More

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garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you! It makes us very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the farm so much. We make every effort to provide quality food and great service so it's great to hear when we get it right. Hope to see you again soon so you can try the other delicious items on the menu. Very... More

Fareham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My partner, friend and I all visited the cafe for lunch whilst on a break from the IOW festival. The food was lovely and we were joined by a Mummy Peacock and her little babies, who ran around under our outside table whilst we were waiting for our order to arrive. The staff were very attentive and we enjoyed the... More

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garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review following your visit to the farm. We're so pleased you enjoyed the food and the staff looked after you well. Hope to see you again soon. The Garlic Farm Team More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had lunch at the Garlic Cafe this past weekend. The staff were friendly and the service was good. We liked the idea of the garlic themed menu. I had one of the specials (vegetarian risotto) and it was fantastic! The garlic bread that came with it was the best garlic bread I've ever had.

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garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review following your visit to the Garlic Farm Cafe. So pleased you enjoyed the menu and the service. We really hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We walked to the Garlic Farm from our holiday cottage in Godshill, taking two hours to do so and were more than ready for a tasty lunch and a drink. We were not disappointed, firstly friendly and efficient staff and the best Caesar salad we have ever had served with a bottle of local beer. We chose to sit outside... More

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garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review for us. We really hope to see you again soon. Very best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More

Chelmsford
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A friend and I visited the Garlic Farm and café on our way to our hotel at Sandown. We thoroughly enjoyed the garlic tasting in the form of raw garlic, chutneys, sauces etc and were able to make decisions on what we wanted to buy. We then had lunch in the café which was exceptional. We ordered the Mezze Sharing... More

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garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review following your visit to the Garlic Farm! We're always so grateful that people tell us when we've done well and it means a lot to all team here to know customers have enjoyed themselves. Hoping you will visit us again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had a lovely cup of tea and a great piece of homemade cake. We had a very welcome break during a busy day's exploring.

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garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. Glad you enjoyed our homemade cakes. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More

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