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“Pleasant Surroundings, great food.”

Abbotsbury, Sub Tropical Gardens
Ranked #98 of 291 Restaurants in Weymouth
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

I am a regular visitor to the restaurant. The coffee is exceptional as is the food and the service.
If you want freshly prepared local food, then this is the place to go. You can sit inside, on the veranda or outside where the birds will say hello to you. After, you can walk off the meal through the gardens.
Oh, and the homity pie is fantastic.

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Reviewed June 19, 2014

We have been to the Swannery at Abbotsbury before and can't believe we missed coming here. We bought a combined ticket for the two this time, and the children's farm if you want it, and had a delightful whole day out at a reasonable price ( although no discount for seniors, it wouldn't hurt to drop the £17 combined ticket to £15 for them, surely!). We had morning coffees at the Colonial Restaurant and then went back for lunch as we liked the atmosphere and the look of the menu. It was a warm sunny day so I suppose the gardens were shown to best advantage but they were stunning and with so many unusual plants. My elderly parents weren't able to make the climb for the view but there was plenty of other interest for them including the sculpture area. I took some photos here and my father has done a wonderful painting of the naked lady! We also had a laughing competition with the kookaburras which had us all in stitches. We also lingered in the plant shop which was well stocked and reasonable prices. Would definitely go again.

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Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stumbled across this place and nearly didn't go in. So very glad we did as its a real gem. Series of lovely gardens and an amazing outlook point giving fabulous elevated views up and down the coast. Great plant sales area too - great quality, unusual stock and at realistic prices. Had an unexpectedly enjoyable afternoon. Didn't try the restaurant but only because we ran out of time

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Reviewed May 23, 2014

We had been recommended to visit the gardens and we were not disappointed. It was a gorgeous warm, sunny day which was a bonus! Stunning gardens, full of colour and many unusual plants. Well stocked shop, friendly staff and wonderful lunch in the Colonial Restaurant, you will be spoilt for choice! A Dorset gem.

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Reviewed April 22, 2014

A visit to view the gardens, turned into a very careful search for tokens to exchange for easter eggs, we have never been quite so interested in flowers and trees at such close range. Beautiful gardens and the easter egg hunt an excellent way to get everyone involved. Would strongly reccomend to all ages. The cafe served a selection of favourites and homemade treats, with a wonderfully rich hot chocolate on offer, more Chocolate.... a perfect day out!

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