We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Disappointing visit”

Dobbies Garden World Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 113 Restaurants in Gillingham
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 11, 2013

We have been to Dobbies quite a few times and as we are members of the gardening club we tend to use the coffee vouchers on a regular basis. We also meet up with friends for some lunch regularly. We were disappointed today as china cups are no longer available. It is all self service from a machine with paper cups. Very few tables were cleared. We had to clear our own table and noticed other customers having to do the same. The table was sticky, it needed a good wipe and the chair was full of crumbs. Paper littered the floor, near the cutlery and condiments area. We won't come back in a hurry, vouchers or not.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank Annelies B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (386)
There are newer reviews for Dobbies Garden World Restaurant
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

350 - 354 of 386 reviews

Reviewed October 8, 2013

We have been a few times to this store, and are impressed by the variety of goods on offer. We took advantage lf the luncheon deal, and found the quality to be quite good. There is a wide variety of cakes, pastries, etc, displayed on refrigerated shelves with open, easy access for the general public. (The cream slices are quite nice!)
On the whole, not a bad experience, but we would agree with the other posters that A/C would be a great asset.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Jampielil
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 4, 2013

I agree with Ian GG on this one, this place really does need Air Conditioning. We have visited on several occasions this year during the summer and the heat inside has been really unbearable.
Sadly because tables outside have not been cleared fast enough, we have found that there have been lots and lots of Wasps flying about.
I think that the food is very overpriced for what it is, however the tea and coffee is reasonable.
My top tip : Buy a nice Tesco's Finest sandwich, Mixed Salad or Fresh Pastry from Tesco's which is just a few yards away, take it to Dobbies, grab yourself a clean plate, some knives and forks and eat it with the Coffee or Tea you have just purchased, and save yourself a fortune !.
REMEMBER : Dobbies is owned by Tescos, its all money in their till's at the end of the day.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank uk-connect
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I waited to be served for 15 mins and there was nothing and then one of the workers said " we are closed now " this takes the biscuit

    • Value
3  Thank Sean87654321
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 29, 2013

I like this place, It has some good offers for plants, is mostly under cover, has lots of parking. The café is very nice. I wish they looked after there chickens better - really don't think they should sell them! The two that are "pets" are friendly and well looked after and clearly loved by the girl member of staff who we met. But the ones for sale never have enough food and water and look bored!

Thank louisewomble
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Dobbies Garden World Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Dobbies Garden World Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing