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“Disappointing visit”
Review of The Orchard Cafe

The Orchard Cafe
Ranked #1 of 5 Quick Bites in Wareham
Price range: $5 - $26
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Set within the heart of Holme for Gardens, the Orchard is a light and airy destination with wonderful views across the Purbeck Hills. Light refreshments including coffee, tea, hot chocolate and our Holme-made cakes and scones are served all day. Don’t miss our delicious Dorset Cream Tea.Supporting our local suppliers is important to us and our lunch menu showcases just some of the fantastic produce available to us in Dorset. The “specials board” changes regularly to reflect the seasons and our locally sourced ingredients. Much of our fruit and vegetables are grown right here at Holme . We have a wide range of soft drinks including locally pressed apple juice, elderflower pressé, mineral water from the Somerset hills as well as a refreshing, classic Coca Cola.We're licensed too, so why not enjoy a glass of locally brewed beer, Dorset cider or a crisp white wine from the vineyards situated in the Dorset hills.The Orchard’s terrace area and pond side seating is perfect for al fresco dining. A tranquil spot to relax-a-while over lunch, surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looked forward to visiting here but was sadly disappointed. Very long queue, mainly due to having only one person taking the orders, making the drinks and then taking payment. All this, whilst a number of other employees were buzzing around yet seemingly doing nothing. This may also have explained the person’s grumpy attitude. Cakes were okay, a little stodgy, and there were no non-dairy options offered for the coffees. Having seen other reviews, maybe it is just me not being willing to accept poor service. However, found the whole thing quite amateurish and won’t go back

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

lovely tea and cake very yummy, fairly priced and lovely service. would recommend as a stop after visiting durdle door or lulworth cove

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Visited the Orchard Café again recently and so enjoyed our visit, from the well stocked interesting food shop to the lovely garden centre full of lovely plants and lots of items for the garden. The Café is first class with delicious food and a choice of several areas to sit, either in the café, in the covered area adjacent to the café or outside on the terraced area surrounding the pond which is stocked with large fish. After you have dined why not walk off your indulgence by strolling around the beautiful well kept gardens (small charge). Some days you can enjoy the small band that plays in the restaurant which only enhances the whole atmosphere. All the staff are most helpful and will make your visit so enjoyable.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank lofty190727
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

We decided to stop here for a quick bite to eat en route to lulworth cove. Big mistake, chose the scones with a pot of tea. I'm sure they we yesterdays as they were hard and made with poor ingredients. The strawberry jam they use was the cheapest quality available I'm sure. The tea was hot but that's it, tasteless and again of the lowest quality. Sorry not good enough.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank RobertD430
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

We found this lovely garden centre/cafe/farm shop during our holiday, staying in West Lulworth. A beautiful setting with a choice of eating areas; indoors, garden room, or garden terraces around a spectacular pond and beautiful borders. This seems to be popular with locals, be prepared to wait during busy times. There are a good variety of food options offered from snacks through to substantial main meals. A nice place to sit and relax them potter round afterwards. We will be back.

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Vikkie S
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