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Cloch Road | Cloch Road, Gourock, Inverkip PA19 1BB, Scotland
+44 1475 521536
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I often visit this garden centre food and cakes Usually lovely. What a Disappointment today I ordered the soup was told it was Lentil couldn't tell tasted slightly burnt was so thick the spoon could have stood up on its own.Appearance of soup very off putting!! Not everyone likes brown roll with soup no other option. Sadly will be thinking... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The garden centre has lots to offer from the minute you walk through the front door you will not be disappointed you can buy anything from plants to candles and books or furniture, you can also walk out through the patio up the the aviary they also have rabies and chickens the kids will love it They also have a... More 

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Thank mcgheeben
CARDWELLGC, General Manager at Cardwell Garden Centre Cafe, responded to this review

Hi McGheeben, thank you for your kind words about your recent visit to the garden centre. We're glad to read that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit. We are currently upgrading Pets Corner to make it an even better attraction for the Rabbits and other small animals and birds that we have here. We'll post an update on our website and... More 

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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Had two full breakfasts for the price of one from, 9am till 11 am. Very tasty.me and my better half both enjoyed it. She even stole some of mine.

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Thank Andrew M
CARDWELLGC, General Manager at Cardwell Garden Centre Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Andrew, thanks for leaving a review on our Tripadvisor page. Our 2 for 1 breakfasts sure are great value and we are glad to read that you both enjoyed them. We hope to get the chance to welcome you both back again soon. Many thanks. More 

Funchal, Portugal
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017

We were out for the day and stopped here as one of my favourite garden centres. We had a lovely tasty breakfast, the cafe was quiet and the staff were friendly and helpful. The garden centre was quiet too and we walked around through the plants. Lovely place to visit and plan what I would like in the garden next

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Thank Shonascotland50
CARDWELLGC, General Manager at Cardwell Garden Centre Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Shonascotland50, thanks for leaving us a review on our Tripadvosor page. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your visit and breakfast when you visited us as they certainly are tasty! Don't forget that our helpful staff are here to assist should you have any queries about the plans for your your garden. We look forward to seeing... More 

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

We normally call in for a main meal but today it was for a latte and scone and pancakes. We were tempted by the selection of cakes and tray bakes. The staff as always were helpful and polite. The restaurant is huge so finding a table is never a problem.

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Thank 624marionc
CARDWELLGC, General Manager at Cardwell Garden Centre Cafe, responded to this review

Hi 624marionc, thank you for leaving us a review on our Tripadvisor page. It is always nice to start our day by reading such a positive review as yours and we would like to thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind Regards, More 

Stamford Lincs
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134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We have often visited the garden centre which has a range of interesting merchandise as well as plants and gardening items etc. We usually call in for a light lunch or coffee during our visit. There are two lines to chose when queuing but we were quite confused how to order sandwiches. There were sample sandwiches on display at the... More 

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2 Thank JandrewStamford
CARDWELLGC, General Manager at Cardwell Garden Centre Cafe, responded to this review

Hi JandrewStamford, thank you for leaving a review on our Tripadvisor page. We are glad to read that you are a regular visitor to the garden centre and we would like to thank you for your repeated custom. It would appear that the confusion over sandwiches has happened as we have pre packed "grab and go" sandwiches that we prepare... More 

Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017

Dropped in mid January. The place is still recovering from the festive period with parts. of it resembling a bomb site. The place was full of "SALE" posters but looking at some of the reduced prices it made us laugh. Actually spotted a set of Christmas lights at £119. They have to be taking the "Michael".

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1 Thank 19JWM50
CARDWELLGC, General Manager at Cardwell Garden Centre Cafe, responded to this review

Hi 19JWM50, thank you for leaving a review of us on Tripadvisor. As you will have noticed when you visited us we were in the middle of a transitional period and also some major layout changes to make way for new exciting ranges. This inevitably does create some challenges with regards to the customer shopping experience but rest assured we... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016

I popped in today for a quick Turkey lunch. The group in front of me were all getting served with soup so I went past them to wait at the hot food counter, where there were no customers. The servers all ignored me completely and served all the people who had come in behind me. I thought I'd become invisible!... More 

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2 Thank jbsrdb
CARDWELLGC, General Manager at Cardwell Garden Centre Cafe, responded to this review

Hi jbsrdb, thank you for taking the time to leave a review on our Tripadvisor page. We are very surprised to read about your experience when you visited us as this is the first time that we have ever had a report such as this and it is most unusual. We would like to offer our sincere apologies for what... More 

Scotland
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488 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016

Visiting Cardwell Garden Centre to let my young daughter go to see the Christmas display and visit Santa's grotto has become a family tradition over the last few years. On our recent visit we went for a light lunch in the cafe. Slightly over priced, but you do get some good food (bake potato's, toasties and sandwiches with a lot... More 

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Thank wanderer_scotland
CARDWELLGC, General Manager at Cardwell Garden Centre Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Wanderer_Scotland, thank you for leaving a review of the garden centre and telling us about your experience at our Christmas Carnival and Grotto. We are pleased to read that you all enjoyed your recent visit and would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Kind Regards, More 

Lanark, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Popped in for lunch and a look around. The Christmas decorations around and on sale are beautiful, and cheaper as many other places. Unfortunately when we were in Santa was " away checking on his elves" but the carnival area looked amazing for the younger ones. Lunch was once again delicious, two turkey dinners and soft drinks for under £20... More 

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Thank ourmillie_11
CARDWELLGC, General Manager at Cardwell Garden Centre Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Ourmillie_11, thank you for your kind words about the garden centre. It certainly brightens up our day to read such a positive review like yours especially when you have to pass several garden centres and restaurants to get here. We would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and hope to see you back again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cloch Road | Cloch Road, Gourock, Inverkip PA19 1BB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Inverclyde  >  Inverkip
  • Phone Number: +44 1475 521536

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