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“Delicious Cakes and Cream Teas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olive's Garden

Olive's Garden
Hill Top Cottage Mile Hill, Porthtowan TR4 8TY, England
(0)7546485061
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Porthtowan
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Delicious Cakes and Cream Teas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Whilst staying at Porthtowan Tourist Park we visited Olive's Garden for a cream tea a really pretty setting and adjacent to Porthtowan Tourist Park. We had a delicious cream tea the homemade scones are yummy they also serve light lunches and homemade cakes when we spoke to the proprietors they told us they are hoping to do Sunday lunches soon we will definitely be going there again a lovely setting well worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
St Austell, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Olive's Garden only gets better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I reviewed Olive's Garden last year but this year's visit warrants another! Johnny has gotten even more inventive with his stunning cakes which makes it very difficult to choose - they all look so good! The garden has such a lovely, peaceful setting and for the inclement days they have added some very cosy, traditionally furnished rooms in the cottage. Well done Penny and Johnny you have my vote for the best ever afternoon tea venue.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We had read the reviews for Olive's Garden prior to travelling to Porthtowan, so we decided to visit for a late lunch. The setting is lovely, and there is the option for outside seating, although we decided to sit in the cosy tearoom. My son had the soup of the day with fresh crusty bread (not a morsel left in the bowl or on the plate!) and my husdand, daughter and I decided to try the baguettes which were all delicious. We then shared a couple of cream teas between the four of us, and this surpassed expectations! The scones were amazing - I cannot recommend them highly enough! Our hostess was extremely friendly - we will definitely visit again when we are next in Porthtowan.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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10 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“What a find !!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

If you want a proper Cornish cream tea then this is the place for you !
We were lucky with the weather so sitting in the garden with our three Irish Terriers was a pleasure. The scones are to die for !!
The host and hostess made us very welcome and would definitely return one day.

Visited May 2014
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“An experience you want to keep coming back for!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We have now visited Olive's garden three times making it a must for every time we visit Cornwall, the cakes are so delicious & beautifully presented. The owners Penny & Johnny are so welcoming that we look forward to visiting them as well as the food!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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