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“Great food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Potting Shed Cafe

The Potting Shed Cafe
Ranked #16 of 44 Restaurants in Grasmere
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, British, Contemporary, Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

We had a lunch here on Saturday 30th. Nov. food was fresh and tasty, my white onion soup was delicious and my partners tuna sandwich was excellent. Good atmosphere and efficient, friendly staff. Popular place to eat.B.T. Glasgow

Visited November 2013
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A soup lovers delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

lovely, lovely home made soup and the biggest scones and slabs of cake. Definitely worth a visit. Have to disagree with previous reviews. as our food was excellent and service quick.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank pip_and_dog
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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404 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Slow counter service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Carrot cake and cream scone ok but lemon cake too dry. Pricy coffee. Nice sitting area but stood so long at counter I would not go back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Heather M
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Typical overpriced garden centre food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2013

Grassmere is pretty, but also a tourist trap. This cafe epitimises that statement. Nicely presented cafe frontage where you order the food, you can see the kitchen busily working behind the counter and the cakes and display look lovely. A long queue has formed as the server is doing hot drinks, taking orders and the money, slowly, very slowly. Then you go and sit at the tables that haven't been cleared from the previous diners. Lovely looking banana cake and scones then suck the moisture from your mouth faster and more effectively than the vacuums of space. Sandwiches which are bland and forgetable. But my personal favourite was the £3.50 for the small garden pot of chips, wonderfully presented in that pot, but the pot contains about 15 chips. Just enough chips and time for you to do the math as you put each chip in your mouth and count the cost of each one.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MDowning1973
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“You'll find a better coffee elsewhere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Only had drinks here, a latte and a ginger beer, but the latte was too weak even for someone who likes weak coffee. Moral of the story: if you want a decent coffee, don't order one at a plant nursery.

Visited August 2013
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