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“Superb setting, poor pastry”
Review of The Walled Garden

The Walled Garden
Ranked #302 of 534 Restaurants in Exeter
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Hampshire
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Superb setting, poor pastry”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

The setting of The Walled Garden is superb, so we've been there several times. There's a great choice of fare on the menu and the home-made pies and quiches sound delightful. The filling of my steak and kidney pie was first class, all top quality. But the pastry was soggy, and it was the same on a companion's quiche. Maybe they microwave them to get them up to temperature and that always lets pies down, quite literally. They need to be hot and firm, then they would be perfect. Pie in the sky? I hope not, so I'll go back one day to find out. Choose something else and your meal could quite easily be delightful - it's certain that it won't be expensive.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A hidden gem!”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

This is a wonderful place with simple but delicious home-made food (pies, quiches, etc). There are a few indoor seats but the majority of tables are out in the beautiful walled garden in amongst the shrubs or under open shelters. Servings are well presented, tasty and plentiful. Their home-made ice cream is a must! To sit in the garden on a sunny day with fine food and with nothing but the sound of birds twittering or perhaps the bells of the nearby village church ringing is blissful. Their cream teas are also incredibly yummy - I've never seen so much cream!
Please check opening times on their website as they only open from April to October and generally from 10 am to 5 pm.

  • Visited July 2012
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