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“Shame this place is so far from home”
Review of The Green Cafe

The Green Cafe
Ranked #1 of 89 Restaurants in Ludlow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: British, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Daytime, modern British café, interesting lunches, cakes and hot drinks, everything made on site apart from bread and jam.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Shame this place is so far from home”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

A tad late in doing this review, but the memory of our visit has not faded. Simply, if you are visiting Ludlow and are looking for top quality, but are not too concerned about luxury decor, book a table at the Green Cafe.

We went there on 6th April with some friends, having looked it up on TripAdvisor. Sat down a little later than booked, due to the restaurant being very busy, but the location - right next to the river - meant that waiting was not an annoyance. Luckily they put us indoors ... it might have been sunny, but it was still very cold outside.

I had the Seared salmon fillet, avocado, beetroot and fennel salad, rocket, lemon and caper dressing. My wife and both our friends had the Gnocchi, Italian style pork and garlic sausage ragu. Obviously I cannot speak for the Gnocchi other than to say they all enjoyed it. I can, though, praise the salmon to the rafters. It was exactly the right temperature, consistency, taste and every other attribute I could think of was just right. The only thing I'd complain about is not being able to have seconds, but that, of course, is a credit, not a debit. So often you eat a meal where the main item is good but the bits that go with it - veggies, salad or whatever - are a bit average. Not so with this salmon. Their choice of accompaniments was inspired. Pudding was just as nice ... soft centred meringues, bramley apple puree, whipped cream and caramel!

Having said all that, the astounding part of the whole experience was ...the price. If you went into The Green Cafe not knowing anything about its reputation, the decor and general look of the place would not give you the slightest inkling of the quality of the food, which is on a par with restaurants which would charge three or four times as much for the same level of cooking excellence. My salmon was a mere £9.50 and the entire lunch, for four adults and two children, came to around £85, and that included pudding!

  • Visited April 2013
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great lunch stop”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Stopped for a break on the way home from Anglesey and thought we'd try this cafe as we'd seen good reviews on Trip Adviser. We weren't disappointed - the poached salmon, egg mayo, asparagus and potato and caper salad was delicious as was the salt beef brisket bap. The rhubarb, meringues and fresh cream, together with perfect cappuccinos completed an excellent lunch. Their position as No 1 in Ludlow is well justified.

  • Visited May 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Walking around whilst on a weekend break, we stopped for a spot of lunch at this great cafe. Location, food and service all perfect, a must if you're in town!

  • Visited May 2013
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place to lunch”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

A lovely local place to patronise. A recent visit with my daughter did not disappoint.
We were served wonderful fresh and imaginatively cooked food. The service was friendly and attentive. This is a great location and the town is lucky to have such a venue.

  • Visited May 2013
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“The best!”
Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

A local suggested we walk down to the river and have lunch at the Green Cafe when we told him we only had an hour left on the parking meter. What a great recommendation. The cauliflower soup gruyere cheese was so tasty and the cheese plate wonderful. We have never had fresh rhubarb with creme filled meringue. With its hint of ginger in the sauce it was brilliant. The small cafe has everything going for it, interesting food, very friendly staff and a great view.

Visited May 2013
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