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The Garlic Farm Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, British, Gastropub
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Mersley Farm Mersley Lane | Mersley Farm, Sandown PO36 0NR, England
+44 1983 867333
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our 3rd trip to the garlic farm but our first time of eating in the cafe. What a treat. My husband and I shared the meze platter for 2 and loved it. Humous with black garlic, garlic mushrooms, garlic bread, stuffed olives, garlic cloves, roasted garlic plus more. The staff were very polite and helpful. We would definitely... More 

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Thank Dawn J
Winchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place for brunch & shopping. Had a lovely brunch, great friendly service. The shop is great, lots of lovely & fun produce. Would return & recommend.

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Thank MrsH4rr1s
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the cafe for brunch before travel home. The cafe is warm and inviting with a log burner as a centre piece. A peacock and a squirrel play run were playing outside so if you had children they would be occupied. We had the main breakfast which was the best breakfast we had ever had! So tasty with the... More 

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Thank Lynne-Louise B
garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to say such wonderful things about your visit! It's clear you all had a great time and we're so pleased to hear that. It makes our day over here to hear this kind of feedback. Hope to see you back at the farm again soon. Kind regards, The Garlic Farm Team More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd had lunch when we visited Garlic Farm and we'd only intended to look at the shop. But we had time to kill before the ferry home and the cafe accepts dogs in the conservatory side of the restaurant. Friendly welcome. Water offered for the dog. Only coffee but just waht we needed and food on neighbouring tables was going... More 

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Thank BrightonBelle_10
garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for your lovely words. We're so pleased you and your dog enjoyed your visit. You'll have to stop for some food next time! Hope to see you back at the farm again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pure garlic bliss! The Mezze plate was HUGE, the beer was crisp and the entrees were delicious! I strongly recommend that everyone have a meal or 12 at this lovely cafe which also happens to be connected to a Fantastic shop for the Garlic aficionado!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Noooooooo! Been coming here for a few years but not anymore! Went for coffee and a possible meal. Even though place only had a few people in I still waited to be seated just as the sign requested. Led to a seat given menus. Ten minutes later still no arrival of waitress. Three chatting away on the side. Held up... More 

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Thank sheilah m
garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Our apologies that our service was obviously not up to usual standards this time. It's so important to us to get this right and we appreciate your feedback and have taken all you have said on board. If you would be gracious enough to contact us directly we'll happily arrange to make amends. Kind regards The Garlic Farm Team More 

Isle of Wight
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the cafe several time and have come away impressed. Unfortunately our last visit, to have speciality coffee on a Sunday morning, was a real disappointing. On ordering our coffees we specifically ask for cream rather than milk and was told that would not be a problem. When the coffees arrived we were glibly told by the... More 

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Thank IsleofWightGolfer
garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

This is most odd! We usually always have cream on offer and only imagine that you were served by one of our trainees. Our utmost apologies, please will you forgive this error? We hope we can make it up to you on your next visit. Kind regards, The Garlic Farm Team More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here midweek for lunch with my dad. There were a few people in when we arrived but we're seated quickly. It did take quite a while for our order to be taken, which was a bit annoying especially after having to watch people who had arrived after us be served first. I did count that there were around three... More 

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Thank Hebe G
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch at The Garlic Farm Cafe on a Saturday in October. My salad with feta and watermelon was delicious and he enjoyed his cheese ploughman's. There was garlic ice-cream on the menu but we weren't tempted to try that!

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Thank Divingbecs1
garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback, we're pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. You should try the Black Garlic Ice Cream next time - it's not as scary as it sounds! Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. Great lamb, and the best sweet potato chips. How they have so many different meals, all based on garlic amazes me. I mean-garlic ice cream (which I loved by the way)! Definitely worth visiting if you are in Newchurch!

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Thank Jacob G
garlicfarmer-iow, Manager at The Garlic Farm Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. Glad to hear the lamb was tasty. Hope to see you back at the farm again soon. Best wishes, The Garlic Farm Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $21
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mersley Farm Mersley Lane | Mersley Farm, Sandown PO36 0NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 867333
Description
The Garlic Farm is all about garlic...We've been growing garlic on the Isle of Wight for over 30 years now and are the UK's largest specialist garlic grower. We are proud of our exceptional quality garlic which is renowned for its flavour, keeping quality and beauty. You only have to try our latest crop to see what we mean. We also travel the world to select the best possible garlic varieties to offer our customers. We sell our garlic through our farm shop, farmers' markets, our website and through specialist food retailers across the UK including farm shops and delicatessens. We welcome visitors to our farm shop and cafe on the Isle of Wight. Both have been constructed from Macrocarpa pine grown on the farm. All our garlic and farm-made products are also available on our website.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?