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The Garlic Farm Cafe

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Mersley Lane | Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NR, England
01983867333
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Description: The Garlic Farm is all about garlic...We've been growing garlic on the...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery

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  • 194
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Garlic lovers paradise

This is a very relaxed and friendly restaurant,a little off the beaten track but worth negotiating the narrow lanes for. The sharing platter for two is our favourite and is surprisingly filling with some original ideas that are delicious. If you are looking for something a little different to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
pax2n
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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380 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is a very relaxed and friendly restaurant,a little off the beaten track but worth negotiating the narrow lanes for. The sharing platter for two is our favourite and is surprisingly filling with some original ideas that are delicious. If you are looking for something a little different to the normal offerings give it a try,we don't think you will... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and the trip down our lovely lanes was worth it. We would love to know how we could improve to get five stars though :-) With thanks and best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We visited the garlic farm during a day trip to the Isle of Wight. The food was unbelievable! We had the sharing platter which was enough for 3 people and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Kids loved learning about Garlic and watching the squirrels. So many great choices in the shop. Definately well worth a visit over lunch time!

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

Thank you for your very kind words. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and great to hear you loved the food. The platter is our most popular dish - we try to keep it changing though according to seasonal availability. Very much hope you'll visit us again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

Cropston, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

good menu, even if garlic predominates, with an enjoyable selection. Reasonably priced, good service.

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

Thank you so much for your review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit to the farm and we hope you'll be back to see us again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

It was a rainy day that we embarked upon a scenic drive around the IoW ! We stopped for coffee at a damp an grey Alum Bay and found an IoW guide book, in it was an advert for The Garlic Farm. Being lovers of the said smelly bulb, we thought it would be a good place to go on... More 

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

Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words following your visit to the farm. It's always so great to hear when people have enjoyed their visit. We do make an effort to provide high quality food and service so its great to hear it went down well! With many thanks and looking forward to seeing you back at the... More 

Portadown, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The cafe was quite busy even on a rainy weekday in February. We were still seated quickly and service was efficient. As vegetarians, we didn't have loads of choice, it was either a taster plate or a halloumi and mushroom burger... I don't like mushrooms so my decision was made! The taster plate comprised of a WHOLE bulb of roast... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your visit. We will work on a better vegetarian offer- in fact, quite a lot of our dishes such as the mezze are available as vegetarian options but perhaps we need to make this a bit more obvious to customers. Thanks again, it's great to know where we need... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Visited the farm on a drizzly February morning, so unfortunately couldn't really enjoy any of outdoor trails. Which is not a big problem as there's an interesting and informative little display in the cafe, a large scrumptious smelling shop and a really nice farm restaurant. I went for the Winter Garlic platter, a yummy but insane selection of vampire-repellant. Really... 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 us such a lovely review. We're so pleased you got the full garlic experience in our restaurant! We're very pleased you enjoyed the service too. Hope to see you back at the farm again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

With great food, friendly staff and a relaxed atmosphere the Garlic Farm is the perfect stop on the island for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We have visited several times and always been impressed with the quality and variety of food on offer. My only issue is trying to get out of the gift shop without too much damage to my... More 

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful words! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and that you were well entertained by the squirrels and peacocks. Hope to see you back again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Everything is garlic and whatever you chose will be excellent and in fact I am lost for words to describe how very good and fresh all the dishes are. We live on the island and eat here frequently and when my friends visit the first thing they say to me is please take us to the garlic farm. You really... More 

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

Thank you! We love to hear feedback and especially when our customers have had a wonderful time. Very much appreciate your words. It gives us all a good boost! Hope we'll be seeing you at the farm again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

Sutton, Surrey
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Popped in as we were passing for some cake and a cuppa. We had the mezze of cakes for two. Absolutely lovely! 3 (large) bite size pieces each of ginger cake, chocolate cake and lemon & coconut cake. Really moist, beautifully presented on a slate board with some berry compote. It was also a real bonus to watch the red... More 

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

Hello and thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed the cakes and the red squirrels. Aren't they just the most adorable things! They're loving their new play equipment we built for them. Hoping you'll be back soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

Fishbourne, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Garlic Farm is an Isle of Wight institution. They have spread their net far and wide - from the 20,000 visitors to their Garlic Festival of food and music, to award winning gardens at Hampton Court and food stalls at Glastonbury ... not to mention the Newchurch HQ where theres education, shop, gardens, holiday cottages, Allium cafe and The... More 

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

Hello and thank you for the wonderful review. So pleased you had a good time at the farm and enjoyed your crab ramekin. We think you pretty much got Dad (Colin) summed up in a nutshell too! We really hope you'll be back again soon and in the meantime carry on with the very accurate assessments... we couldn't have put... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mersley Lane | Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
  • Phone Number: 01983867333

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 23
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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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