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The Garlic Farm Cafe

Mersley Lane | Newchurch, Sandown PO36 0NR, England
01983867333
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Ranked #8 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
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 NEW

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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

Hunter Valley, NSW
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We visited the Garlic Farm for the very first time recently and were so impressed with the place that we went back again to have lunch in the lovely café. Friendly service, lovely room and delicious food. This is a place we will visit every time we go to the Isle of Wight.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is the best compliment when people come back for more than one visit. We really hope you will continue to come back and tell your friends about us too. With very best wishes and hoping to see you soon. The Garlic Farm Team More

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Had a lovely meal in the restaurant at The Garlic Farm...however after we finished, and went to have a look around, we went in to the tasting room. A very very rude young lady accused my 2 year old Granddaughter of messing up the children's area, as we had only just arrived in the room it was very obviously someone... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're pleased you liked the food. It seems something went very wrong in terms of our customer service though and we're so sorry to hear that. We can't understand how this could have happened since our customers are always telling us how friendly and helpful all our staff are and they... More

Bembridge
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were attending the Pop up Opera last night and in the interval were given some very good refreshments of toasted garlic bread with a variety of foods to eat with it. The restaurant seemed well organised and was feeding about 50 customers.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We're so pleased you enjoyed eating with us during the pop up Opera and hope you will visit us again soon to try the rest of our menu. More

Sandown
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We had some long lost cousins come and stay, so we thought we'd show off the expertise of one of my favourite Chef's. Something has happened to the menu, it was lacking in choice, no specials for starters, the smoked mackerel not being available was a big disappointment. The main courses were also under-whelming, one cousin struggled to make a... More

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for us. We're so pleased you enjoyed eating with us during the Pop Up Opera and hope you will visit us again soon! More

Farnborough, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We enjoyed a delicious meal here on Saturday. We were visiting the island and were taken here by my aunt and cousin who both live on the island and raved about the farms food. It certainly lived up to expectation. Friendly staff, prompt and efficient service. Good selection of drinks. The food was just fantastic!! We all had burgers which... More

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

Thank you so much for writing a review for us. We're so pleased you enjoyed your burgers and look forward to seeing you again soon. More

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