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The Potting Shed Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, British,
Grasmere Garden Village | Church Stile, Grasmere, England
+44 15394 35255
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“scones” (48 reviews)
“soup” (31 reviews)
“granary bread” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Grasmere Garden Village | Church Stile, Grasmere, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On a very busy weekday lunchtime this cafe was one of the few places in Grasmere which had a table free. Our food arrived quite quickly and was perfectly acceptable. Prices were in line with the average in Grasmere for this type of food. Presentation...More

Thank Lucky13s
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to love this place. The food was great, huge variety but it wasn't pretentious it had good simple food and the home made chips (as seen in the pictures) were probably the best chips I had ever had anywhere ever. So imagine my...More

Thank Eleanor T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For many years we have enjoyed great meals at the Potting Shed, restaurant quality dishes at a garden centre! However, our latest visit on 21 August 2018, was a very bad experience. It started with the cafe itself which looked dirty and neglected. The tables...More

1  Thank MandF60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spacious cafe, fantastic cakes, scones, lunches. Dog friendly. The garden centre is also a delightful place to browse gifts, homeware and plants/garden decor.

Thank clairedaffodil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely shocking that there's was no gluten free cakes available. Definitely would not recommend.

1  Thank Lochlomond87
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Came in for lunch which was all freshly made and delicious. Not a huge range but ample enough for all of us to pick something. My ham and cheese sandwich was lovely but cheese was pretty flavourless but I do like strong cheese ham was...More

Thank Nkyw
Reviewed August 12, 2018

Waited in line for ever to order, only to then sit down and wait again. The food is made freshly to order, but waiting twice seemed excessive. The food and coffee is good if you have plenty of time on your hands and don't mind...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Guess it depends what your expectations are. Ours were reasonably optimistic- menu and cafe looked good. However when the food came it was pretty disappointing. Both soups (chicken and sweetcorn, and pea and mint) were underwhelming and my feta salad was boring. Large queue of...More

2  Thank shepleygang
Reviewed August 5, 2018

A peaceful Cafe with very good food. It has outside place for eating if you had dogs . I loved the pastry. It was a good location and car park for us to rest our tired legs before getting in the car and start another...More

Thank Zara I
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We called in here midway through s walk for a cake and coffee and were not disappointed. Huge scones, light, sort and delicious served with butter and home made strawberry jam and a cherry cake that had you lickung your lips.. Excellent coffee,bfrienfly service and...More

Thank KatyPh
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
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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