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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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Lostwithiel, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely surroundings, lovely feel to cafe but & I say this with sorrow "what has happened to the lovely varied menu?" Not impressed & still asking all the money, such a shame. I hope this is just a little blip. Food when finally served was of good quality, staff lovely & friendly. Just need to up your game with the... More 

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Thank Diane B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food always appetising and of good quality in the cafe. Have to wait a while for your order if busy. Nursery has a great selection of plants with knowledgeable staff to help if needed. An enjoyable visit every time.

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Thank Mistingglas
Oyster Bay, Australia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Duchy was lovely! We had a delicious lunch and dessert there today. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the location is picture perfect. And the nursery is extensive!! Highly recommended!

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1 Thank tomragen
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

On our quest to find a christmas tree we stopped here for a quick coffee. What a beautifully decorated café all ready for christmas, with a fabulous view over the fields to Restormel Castle. Very clean and the staff were incredibly helpful and resourceful of local knowledge. We had a really well made coffee complete with latte art (always a... More 

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2 Thank Emsee85
DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your kind comments and we're very glad you were pleased with your pit stop! Our latte artist is delighted to know her skills are appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you again for your review - it really does mean a lot to us! More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

The Christmas Lunch was excellent. The service was excellent. The was cooked and presented to perfection. Nothing was too much trouble for our waitress. Beautiful views, nice Christmas atmosphere and exceptional value for money. Keep up the standards as we will be back. Could do with extending the seating area as it was slightly cramped. Happy Christmas to all at... More 

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3 Thank David A
DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous comments and for taking the trouble to post them. Our chefs and waitresses are always cheered by posts such as your's. So glad you are looking to return! Thank you once again and a very Happy Christmas to you too! More 

Dorset
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

Not your average garden centre. Lovely to visit but for us it would be a special visit rather than our normal eating places

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1 Thank Ellie735
DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your post and for your visit. We love to be thought of as special and a "classy garden centre" but we'd be happy to see you regularly too! More 

Callington, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

Very friendly and helpful staff, if a little rushed with all of these old folks popping in for lunch and a browse. Straightforward menu priced as per venue. OK for babes but might be a little difficult for bigger toddlers if busy. Resisted the offer of the rusting galvanised bins in the nursery - one for £120, two for £200... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to post a review and for your kind comments about our staff, which are much appreciated. We do get quite busy at times so thank you for your understanding. We hope to see you again here soon. More 

Black Torrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

I'm afraid it's gone downhill. There used to be at least a couple of hot vegetarian dishes on the menu, now there is soup! Todays offering was Ok - curried parsnip - but the roll that came with it was awful, almost sweet. We had to ask for a slice of bread to replace it. My Cornish brie baguette was... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and I am sorry that you were dissatisfied with your visit to our café. In our defence, I will point out that there are other vegetarian dishes on the menu, such as our daily vegetarian tarts and the delicious seared halloumi salad. Other vegetarian dishes are included in our daily... More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

I had been meaning to pop here for a while and came for lunch with a friend last week. The decor is great - we sat on a lovely leather sofa. I had fish platter which was delicious - and plenty of food. I fancied most things on the menu so will be back to check the rest out soon.

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your fish platter and that you are tempted to return! A lovely review like this really does mean a lot to us - we all read Trip Advisor avidly. So thank you for taking the time to write this and we hope to see... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

I only knew of this place whilst passing a road sign pointing to it whilst on holiday near St Austell recently and how lucky we were. I have to say that I wasn't expecting too much as we drove up the narrow road to it but was extremely pleased we had taken the trouble once we got there. There is... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review and for taking the time to post it. We are very glad that you spotted the road sign and ventured up Cott Road! The shop does look rather spectacular at the moment! We hope to see you again soon - the plant area looks particularly good in the summer... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $24
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, 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?