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“Lovely Quirky Spot” 4 of 5 stars
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The Lavender Barn
Dog Farm, School Lane | Dunham Massey, Altrincham WA14 4TR, England
(0)161 928 5377
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Ranked #76 of 115 restaurants in Altrincham
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, British
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Lovely Quirky Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I agree with the previous review; the sanwiches, etc are a bit pricey for what they are - they come with "side salad & crisps" but I only counted four of the latter and the former was nothing to write home about.Tasty enough, but a bit more attention to detail would make all the difference. This having been said, the egg mayonnaise filling is freshly made and utterly moreish.
The coffee's really good and the cakes delicious. If you fancy something a bit different, try the lavender tea - it's fab! In the winter it's great to stop by for hot chocolate & crumpets after a bracing walk in Dunham Park.
The Lavender Barn is tucked away, just a stone's throw from Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens. Inside it's quirky and individual - one room like a farmhouse kitchen, the other like a family room at home - very comfy sofa.
If the weather's kinder it's lovely to sit outside, enjoying the views and the farm animals - ducks, chickens, rabbits, ponies.... great for keeping the kids occupied.
The bit I like best is the open barn area, set out with plenty of wicker furniture and perfect for indoors, outdoors sitting, particularly in the early evening when the swallows and swifts are swooping backwards and forwards to their nests.
It's a lovely spot, with friendly service that makes you feel right at home. No matter how busy they are, you're never rushed, never made to feel that you have to leave.
Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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“Pricey but a sweet peacfull place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Set on a working farm with a very cute little pets corner it was quiet and peaceful. Lots of seating for outside and in. I ordered a simple beef and horseradish sandwich though it came with crisps and fresh salad I felt a little over charged at £4.50 for the simplicity of it. However I suppose it's to be expected for the area but then I probably wouldn't return because of the price. I contemplated a cake and coffee but decided to travel to another local farm cafe to compare prices. All in all it was a lovely, quaint and chintzy.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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