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Gretna Gateway Outlet Village Glasgow Road | Gretna Outlet Village, Gretna Green DG16 5GG, Scotland
+44 1461 339082
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

This used to be a good restaurant with good food and pleasant staff. It has had a facelift and changed its name. At the same time the service and quality has gone downhill. What used to be a regular stop off will now be removed from the list. There's a Costa Coffee and a Thorntons on site as well. Go... More 

Thank Paul L
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2016

We decided to stop here today for a midday cuppa and cake but was quite disappointed at the quality of the cakes. The scones looked lovely and were really large...but when you cut through them they were really dry and had no taste at all to them. The millionaire shortbread really lacked in toffee/caramel...but tasted quite bitter with the amount... More 

Thank BBaby2014
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2016

This is a beautifully clean place to eat with lovely fresh food and a good choice look for deals on coffee and cake there's a specials board offering hot food or there's paninis etc. Family friendly with lots of high chairs tables cleared quickly staff friendly and helpful would recommend this as a good starting place before hitting the shops.

Thank Kidda2014
Penrith, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2015

This is now called the Village Restaurant and is a place to avoid.Overpriced awful food which is cold by the time you get through the shambolic system to the till.Cakes and pastries on open display should be covered,no one wants food that has been prodded and sneezed on numerous times.Staff are not interested and have no customer skills.Avoid this awful... More 

Thank mitchm72
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118 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2015

We have used this cafe several times now. Can get very busy at peak times. Something for every one from a large range menu, some daily specials as a rule too.

2 Thank merseybankman
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

All I can say is no wonder it shut down and changed its name probably the worst meal in Gretna. Whatever it is called now it's a big improvement to mathiesons

Thank steven m
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The only thing fresh here was the air outside. Actually disgusting 'food' here. Everything seemed to be dry, tasteless and extremely overpriced. If i wanted to eat something like that I would of bought a pack of sandpaper and went to town on it.

Thank Hairy_sheep
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2015

Tasteless soup, and extra charge for the (dry, stale "comes in a plastic wrapper" )roll. You would have to be really desperate to use this cafe - cross the road and visit a hotel in Gretna rather than giving this place your custom until it improves its offerings! Not a great way to impress visitors to Scotland.

2 Thank half-full55
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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564 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2014

Me and my mam both ordered the tomato and basil soup and a roll. The bill came to about £13ish, and this also included two drinks. We thought the price was very reasonable. The soup was very hot and tasty, and the roll was very fresh. There seemed to be a few choices of sandwiches and hot food and a... More 

Thank acs1984
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2014

Visited the Gateway at Gretna whilst on a coach trip, was desperate for a cup of tea so my husband & I decided to go into this café which seemed ok from the outside. This café is vastly overpriced although we were hungry there was no way I was paying almost £4 for a sandwich, the £1.60 each for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gretna Gateway Outlet Village Glasgow Road | Gretna Outlet Village, Gretna Green DG16 5GG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Gretna Green
  • Phone Number: +44 1461 339082

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?