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Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant, Exeter, Devon

Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant

4.2
4.2
2796 Reviews
£25 and under
British
In the heart of the East Devon countryside, surrounded by acres of farmland, you'll find the award-winning Greendale Farm Shop and it's family-friendly café & restaurant. The Greendale Farm Shop Café and Restaurant is much loved by visitors and locals alike. We offer a new extensive menu, created around many of the items sold in our shop and showcasing local produce from our farm and fishing boats. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are no problem and we have a children's menu for the little ones, too. We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as tea and coffee, delicious cakes and Devon cream teas.

Once you've eaten why not take a stroll along our family farm trail. The trails follow a level path that’s just right for pushchairs and little legs where you can say hello to all of the animals, including Oscar the Ostrich.

On Sunday and Monday evenings, from 3.30pm, our restaurant serves from our extensive fish and chip menu only.

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2 people

20:00


Booked 60 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Seafood, Grill
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 08:00–22:00 Sun 09:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01395 232836
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 2,796 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Devon

    Great for brunch

  • Devon

    Child-friendly

  • Devon

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Devon

    Great for scenic views

  • Devon

    Most Booked

  • East Devon

    Great for brunch

  • East Devon

    Child-friendly

  • East Devon

    Good for groups

  • East Devon

    Neighbourhood gem

  • East Devon

    Lively

  • East Devon

    Most Booked

2,796 Reviews
  1. KateB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, fresh and hot. Didnt have to wait long before it was served to us. Really tasty however would like to have perhaps two waffles rather than one for breakfast. Buttered toast was exceptional that I bought some in the shop! Would definitely recommend.

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  2. Nickname

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waited an hour for food So noisy could hear across the table Plus a dog yelping the whole time

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous meal at Greendale. We had a dish that was chipped.

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  4. JohnB

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The inside restaurant was cold so we had to keep our coats on not ideal

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  5. Venice

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went to Greendale with friends for brunch on a Sunday. I had pre-booked our table which was good as it was really busy. The staff were clearly really busy but our orders were taken really quickly and the food and drinks arrived pretty quickly too given the amount of people there. The staff were all really friendly and cheerful. Food was lovely and very reasonably priced.

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  6. SharonW

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Order taken from us at 1.40 p.m. Was informed it was a 20 minute wait for drinks, 30 minute wait for food. Food still not received at 2.30 p.m. When queried with staff, order had been lost (despite that it was all computerised). Lady did apologise and remove cost of coffees from order, but did not make our experience a good one! Appreciate that they were busy, but that is still no excuse for an order being lost!

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  7. NatalieA

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Wrong drinks brought to table and the breakfast was stone cold - not good when bringing visiting family to greendales as I always have a great meal but today left us disappointed and not worth the spend.

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  8. Galaxy13

    Devon

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived earlier than our table was booked but the person at the desk found us a vacant table. Service good, food and coffee excellent as always

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  9. ANGELAG

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly and quick service, I had fish and chips. Fish was lovely but chips were poor lots of hard little bits .

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  10. MichaelL

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A table for the six of us was reasonable y spacious and the food and service was very good, as with most busy restaurants/cafes the noise level in the main eating area was quite load, but still enjoyed the experience. Maybe next time we would probably choose a different table area, say the rear family room.

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  11. ClareH

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As I’d booked a table, I received a phone call to say their card machines were down and were cash only. Brilliant customer service.

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  12. Tilly

    Devon

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends and I went on a Wednesday evening for the 2 for 1 fish and chips. The meal was excellent just as if you were paying the full price no cutbacks on the plate.

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  13. NR46

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love going to green dale food and atmosphere

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  14. derek

    Devon

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service as always and a brilliant Sunday roast

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  15. PaulineS

    Devon

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I think paying £9 for a sandwich and then finding they don't put any butter on the bread is a bit steep so not many stars given

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  16. PhilipD

    Devon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic value for money. Service brilliant Sunday lunch very good hot and served on time

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  17. JuliaH

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Although I booked there didn’t seem to be a booking your end, I had the confirmation tho. Food was almost 3/4 until it came. It was lovely food. The room was ultra noisy.

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  18. SarahH

    Devon

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Awful. Waited 10 minutes to be served, 40 minutes for food which we weren’t told the wait and only came after I chased. It was a cold breakfast where they forgot half the items.

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  19. BethanyH

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing service from staff and lovely food. Great Farm shop too

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  20. Samuel

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very noisy, loud music, chaotic feel. Food is okay, prices are okay, nothing special. Given the environment I wouldnt go back.

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  21. SuzanneH

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely breakfast, great service, and lovely staff

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  22. SusanG

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great breakfast. Smashed avocado with 3 poached eggs, cooked perfectly.

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  23. HoneyJ

    Devon

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were friendly and the food good, although we were a little disappointed with a few things…it got dark and there was very little lighting over our table-we almost couldn’t see what we were eating! Only three drinks arrived for x4 people. We had to chase up the last drink (our waitress didn’t notice or query only x3 drinks for x4 people). We didn’t have any cutlery on our table when the food arrived. We asked for some and for x4 people, we were given x2 sets! We had to therefore ask for more a second time. One meal arrived a while after the others. Our son has a slight allergy to raw egg, we therefore asked that his fried eggs were well cooked (not runny): They arrived runny. We had to chase up the bill only to be told that we had to pay at the till (we were waiting a while so it would have been nice if someone had mentioned it or noticed us trying to catch attention).

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  24. VeronicaS

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    To start with, it was cold inside, not much different to the outside. We waited 1/2 hour for our meal to arrive. The pie and peas were fine but the chips looked like they had been kept warm for hours.

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  25. Dragon

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been several times here as we combine a meal with a bumper fish shop! The food is delicious ,I had the fish of the day;my husband had ham,egg &chips,both of which were enjoyed. Service was efficient,we had booked in advance but arrived early &were quickly shown to our seats.

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  26. LillieM

    Devon

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and service as usual .. Very busy because of half term and being a Friday !

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  27. JulieL

    Devon

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked a table for 6 people for breakfast, the breakfasts arrived minus the toast which came separately, I asked to change the beans for mushrooms , was given 1 mushroom ! My daughter asked to change an item for avocado, but was told she had to pay for it . The food wasnt very hot and there wasn't much to it for the money. After an hour and a quarter we were told they need the table back in 15 mins for another booking , despite paying £82 to eat here ! Wouldn't bother to go back here for breakfast.

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  28. JoannaW

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our steak was cooked to perfection . Everything about our meal was delicious

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  29. Lmudshark

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had high expectations for the fish and chip dinner, unfortunately it didn’t match them! Fish was just ok and the chips, although freshly cooked and plentiful left a lot to be desired. Quality over quantity should be the mantra for this well regarded farm shop.

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  30. MichaelR

    Devon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife had scampi and was Luke warm, the other dish was fish and chip with the fish over cooked. This was disappointing has we have had good food on past visits.

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  31. AudreyL

    Berkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    A lot of people had recommended Greendales, however it was disappointing. Service was sketchy, load of millennial wandering aimlessly, oysters were not served properly. With regard to food, my steak was tough & I brought it home for the dogs, chips were horrible. Dessert was good. It was cold in there. Probably won't return.

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  32. AndreaS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was surprised how popular the restaurant was on Valentines Day and was glad we booked. Eaten here several times and never disappointed. This time I had the burger made with some extra add ons it was flavoursome and delicious served with chips and salad and coleslaw. Portions are on the large side. Hungry hubby went for the 20oz steak which was cooked to perfection and again great tasting. Service was good, efficient and very friendly. We were so stuffed we couldn’t manage pudding but did the next best thing and chose 2 slices from the many delicious cakes on offer to takeaway with us! Was a very happy valentines night all round!

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  33. LeighB

    Devon

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Was not impressed with the lunch time menue not a very good choice and had to wait over 30mins for food to arrive have been for a evening meal which was quite different

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  34. LynnP

    Devon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Table service excellent waited quite a while for food. Pie, chips & peas - pie meat solid and hard to eat, chips cold. Ham, egg & chips - eggs and chips cold. Disappointing.

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  35. JaniceC

    Devon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good tasty breakfast. Generous portions. Nice atmosphere. Friendly helpful staff.

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  36. ianf

    Devon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a great place to eat for all ages we love our visits

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  37. KateT

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant but poor service. We had to ask for attention all the time .

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  38. BrendaB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Query over reason for ordering what I requested but quickly resolved as checking for allergen

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  39. DawnC

    Devon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely Sunday lunch a good place to meet up with family.

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  40. RuthB

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    4 of us had a delicious Sunday roast. 3 beef and 1 nut roast, with freshly cooked veg. Yummy

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 2796 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

20:00


Booked 60 times today
Google Map for Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant

Sidmouth Road, Nr. Farringdon, Exeter, Devon EX5 2JU

Additional information

  • Area
    Exeter
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 08:00–22:00 Sun 09:00–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Seafood, Grill
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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