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The Potting Shed Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Healthy
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Grasmere Garden Village | Church Stile, Grasmere, England
+44 15394 35255
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we spent a good fifteen minutes waiting whilst one young girl served and nobody else came to help. the other staff looked but didn't help her.left in the end to somewhere else.it looked grubby too.

Thank Jan S
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always stop here on our way to Keswick had a lovely light lunch and coffee. Car park at the back is very useful. Also bought a plant

Thank susan w
Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous place especially after the weekend rush! There were the occasional ignorant few folks but they were from the big smoke so maybe that's how it is down there! Shame some people can't go with the flow and have to moan on about everything that breathes! I doubt very much that the Daffodils nor Wordsworth himself would have got a... More 

Thank dunnel47
Kendal, United Kingdom
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360 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As we were looking round the garden centre we stopped for tea for two. Horendous queues and very expensive tea. There are better places to stop for drinks in Grasmere.

Thank lakelover908
Penrith, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good menu and nice feel, a little expensive but I think that's just the lake district norm. Very clean and tidy and relaxing atmosphere after a lovely walk.will be back

Thank sarah l
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

Popped in after a long walk. The cafe was busy but we found a table at a window looking out at a stunning view. There was a good choice of cakes etc, we decided on the fruit scones with butter and jam. They were very tasty but you couldn't spread them as they just crumbled all over the plate when... More 

Thank Jackie S
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Great to see the Potting Shed is dog friendly. To stop for a coffee, lunch or to just mooch about the garden centre with our dog was a very pleasant experience. Lots of quirky gifts for presents.

Thank LancashireCraghopper
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Visited Grasmere village and as is often the case couldn't find parking. Saw The Potting Shed (with car park) so thought we'd give it a try. It was wonderful. Our light lunch was superb - delicious, plentiful, and beautifully presented. There's a great shop too.

Thank Marilyn0909
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131 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

We stopped here near the end of our walk around Grasmere. Service was prompt and friendly. Soup was delicious.

Thank Brian65
Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Called here today for lunch, soup was good, if a bit too salty for our tastes. Got a pot of tea for 2, £2.10 per person & only one tea bag in the pot which meant when you topped it up with hot water for a second cup it was very weak.

Thank Hazel H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grasmere Garden Village | Church Stile, Grasmere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 35255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?