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Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe

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Cott Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0HW, England
+44 1208 872668
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very popular and hence busy - would have been lovely to sit outside and look at the view, but all outside tables were taken. Food choices lovely and everything we ordered was well presented and tasted great. Our 11 year old daughter was disappointed at the cake selection as there was nothing she would eat, but we would have happily... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really liked this cafe as you can meander amongst the plants and gifts either before or after your treat.

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Thank Teresa K
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not your average garden centre cafe! The long, winding drive is worth the wait, as the building (timber framed) and food are fantastic. The service is also great. In the end we went twice and the famous seafood chowder was just as good the second time. The boy had delicious, "blump" (his word) bacon sarnies. Fish cakes were also nice... More 

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Thank Mark R
DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the trouble to post your review. It means a lot to all the team to see such positive feedback. So glad you found the food to your liking: the seafood chowder is a personal favourite of mine too and there's nothing quite like a blump sandwich! We hope you... More 

Torquay
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were out on a walk and stumbled upon this delightful place. Great shop and then we decided to have lunch. The menu choice was amazing, food outstanding and the service second to none. We have been there again recently and it was every bit as good as the first.

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Thank Tim B
DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review and for your positive feedback. Everyone here really appreciates it and we are very grateful for you taking the time to post it. Both the kitchen team and the waiting team were delighted with your kind words. We hope to welcome you back here soon. More 

Harrow, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here specifically for lunch, arriving late to miss the rush of people but it was still very busy. We managed to find a table outside. The staff were very helpful and friendly and were very apologetic how busy it was and there would be a wait for food. It was worth the wait, between the 4 of us... More 

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Thank barry2200
DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review and for taking the time to post it. The team here really appreciate your comments and we're glad that your decision to have lunch with us was rewarded! We hope to see you back here soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came upon this nursery and cafe quite by chance while out driving in the area. We stopped for Sunday lunch and were so glad we did! There are some wonderful sounding dishes on the menu which made ordering very difficult. The setting is beautiful.We were very lucky to be there on a very sunny afternoon and the views of... More 

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Thank Doreen S
DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting a review and for your kind words. We are very fortunate in our glorious setting and we're glad you enjoyed it too. The menu is very tempting and we hope you find time to pop back and try the other dishes! More 

London
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our third visit over the years to the Duchy nursery - while staying at nearby Restormel cottages (also part of the Duchy - and absolutely amazing!) and we loved it every time. The walk up from the cottages is steep but delightful. We had lunch as a family and were all very pleased: large sandwiches with fresh side... More 

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Thank VdM117
DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review which has been much appreciated by us all here. We're so pleased that you keep coming back to enjoy the Nursery and that you enjoyed staying nearby in one of the Duchy cottages. We hope to see you back here soon. More 

Roslyn Heights, New York
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I come for a visit to the West Country from the United States, I ask my partner if we can please go to the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Café. We have visited about 5 or 6 times now and we have always thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Cornwall, officially opened the Duchy Nursery &... More 

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DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review, which is not only generous but extremely well-informed! It was a pleasure to read. Thank you also for your return visits and we hope to welcome you back here soon, as does Peggy the cat too! More 

Truro, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for lunch and we were not dissapointed, what a shame that when I asked if I could have brown bread and not the white roll and was told I could....it came with the white roll, so I asked for the brown and it did arrive , we asked for a jug of water...it never arrived, so we... More 

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Thank Chantelle W
DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and that you enjoyed the food. Please accept our apologies for the jug of water and the roll. However busy we are, we strive to avoid such mishaps. We do hope you visit us again soon. More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here whilst on holiday in lostwithiel. There is a lovely gift shop which is worth a wander round although very expensive. The garden centre is stocked with lots of unusual plants and it was very interesting to have a wander round. We sat outside for some lunch which was fantastic, theres lovely views and we found the... More 

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Thank petrina d
DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to post a review. Our chefs and plant team very much appreciate your kind comments! We hope you enjoyed your stay in Lostwithiel and that you visit again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $24
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cott Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Lostwithiel
  • Phone Number: +44 1208 872668

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