Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant

4.2
444 reviews
£25 and under
British
Deep 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 cafe & restaurant. The Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant is much loved by visitors and locals alike. The cafe offers a new extensive menu, created around many of the items sold in it's shop and showcasing fresh, 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. The farm shop cafe and restaurant provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also offers teas and coffees, 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; you can potter over to feed the friendly chickens and ducks, visit Oscar the curious Ostrich and maybe take our vintage tractors for an imaginary ‘test drive’.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 444 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
3.9
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MariaB
Devon
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Very slow service , we ordered 2 sandwiches which took 45 minutes to arrive.

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RichardW
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food4service4ambience4

Table booked for 10am. We visit every Monday for a couple of hours and have a full breakfast. Waitress informed us at 11am this week that the table booked for 11.15 so we would have to leave.
Thought tables were 2 hour slots.
Didn’t feel we could make a fuss so left. Trying somewhere else next week.
Are tables two hour slots. We usually have a second coffee but had to go somewhere else this week.

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Lester
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I’ve been using greendale for several years
But the service is appalling the staff are too young and have no idea in hospitality
The owners should spend some time teaching them

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved the food, had the roast pork and my family had roast beef, very tasty good quality meat and vegetables all cooked very nicely and precented beautifully, just at right temperature, you enjoy every mouth full. Staff are busy place was full, I wanted tabled by window and didn't get it, that was my only disappointment, and it was very warm in the restaurant, like there was no air conditioning.

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SallyW
Devon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended on Sunday 19th June. Had a lovely meal. Service was very efficient and friendly. The food was delicious, nice and fresh. All round great experience.

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SarahH
Devon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely sunday roast, would recomend it, really good value

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LaceyP
Devon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Was really disappointed with the service today.
If it wasn’t greendale, a place my children love to visit, I would not be returning.

ML
MandyL
Devon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening....heavy rain on verandah roof does make conversation more challenging!!

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MarieC
Devon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely staff, fab fresh fish, and good sized portions!

JT
JenniferT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love it here but this was the first time I thought the chip ratio was out and bruised chips on the plate not pretty. But still highly recommended

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GinaS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Music was too loud and spoilt the ambience.
Get rid of it, no likes to eat and socialise with friends while competing with music more suitable for the teenage staff.
Music would put me off coming again. Pity, food and service was good. So would not recommend because of the music

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely place, very busy but plenty of staff, great food.

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SophS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very disappointed visit on Saturday morning.

3 of us ordered omelettes with onions, cheese and ham. When they arrived there was no ham to be seen in any of them. Questioned a server and they said it was in there. We had 2 pieces in each one. No apologises or anything.

Also one of them was a completely different colour to the other two, like it had been over done or reheated. This one also had very little cheese.

We have been before and the omelettes have had a side salad and coleslaw with it. Yesterday this did not happen. For £7 per omelette we were all very disappointed.

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Thameside
Devon
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great breakfast and good value.
Granddaughter loves the play area and seeing the animals after.

SM
SueM
Devon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is excellent, service is a bit slow but good experience all round

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DavidV
Devon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fish and chips are the best for miles around. Good value for money, very clean, lovely staff.

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MaryH
Devon
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent. Great food, very tasty and hot when served.

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angelam
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Annoying that crumble doesn’t include custard! You have to pay extra for it!

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jessr
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

overall a very good experience staff were helpful and food was prompt the only thing i could advise is more coleslaw on the plates rather than in little paper pots as it was literally a table spoon if that

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HazelB
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent especially with people that need extra help and extra time. Thank you.

CB
CarrieB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My daughter and I went for breakfast, abit of confusion about where to wait to be seated,we enjoyed quick service and lovely food.

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LauraA
Devon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Staff where a little slow at taking our order and we had to wait a while. However food still lovely as usual

KH
KateH
Devon
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I normally love any excuse to go to Greendale. It's a fab place for any meal, especially the fish and chips, and a great place to take the kids. However I was pretty disappointed this visit.
We opted for breakfast, which we noted is "made to order" and noticed on the Veggie breakfast that sautéed potatoes are an option, though not noted on the meat full English. I asked if I could remove 2 items and replace with the potatoes. Was told no because of the price difference. I asked if I could pay for the potatoes and again was told no. I partly understand this bit also I do think that that's a bit rigid, especially as they then forgot one of the items on my breakfast! Nearly £8 for 1 sausage, 2 bacon and beans was certainly a moment.
The service is pretty poor at the moment too as they seem to have hired a huge amount of young new staff. Nothing wrong with this and I congratulate the company for giving young people a job, but I stood waiting to be seated (at the Please Wait to Be Seated sign) and was ignored by at least 5 people who I looked and smiled at directly. No one said hello or just one moment or anything, so some customer service training would go a long way.
I will be back to Greendale, because I love it so much, but it was just a bit disappointing experience this time around. Maybe I'll just stick to the takeaway fish and chips next time!

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Phil
Devon
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Sadly, the policy for playing continuous music at an irritating volume is persisting. Every customer in the busy restaurant is forced to talk even louder over each other and the music, creating an unpleasant unrelaxing atmosphere. Music at this style of establishment isn't needed at all. We sat beneath the new outside terrace which is a great addition. The food was good and service OK.

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BrianS
Devon
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Very slow service seemed very dis-organised no one seemed in charge

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KimberleyH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We waited an hour for our food.
When it arrived, I had ordered a croissant and when I asked about the jam and butter it was supposed to come with was just told there wasn’t anything. I asked if there was any other condiments (marmalade) and again told there was nothing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, food was absolutely delicious
Only critic is food took nearly 1 hour - but once served was very tasty

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SueO
South Wales
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

On this occasion our meal & service was disappointing !

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TomC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food was excellent and the price was very reasonable but the staff were rude and everything we asked for seemed to be to much like hard work as there was an excuse for everything we asked for not very accommodating

ML
MarieL
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really good for families. Not too overly priced. Food pretty good but not amazing. We were sat near a speaker and the music was a bit loud.
Overall good and would go back.

MW
MicheleW
Devon
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Food was good long wait for service as new starters there mix up with drinks order under age servers

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STAC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Service was really poor. Our drinks took 20 minutes to arrive, then when our food eventually came, the order was wrong and we had to wait agin to get cutlery.

Very disappointed

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We booked lunch here from my grandmothers recommendation. When we arrived three girls were by the till talking to themselves and with their backs to us. After a few minutes waiting I had to say excuse me and get one of their attention to acknowledge us.
When we ordered we had to pay straight away which was very unexpected and was quite disappointing as I had hoped to treat my grandmother to lunch and pay myself later however I couldn’t do this.
I ordered the ploughman’s and it was unfortunately not very nice. The cheese looked off, the bread roll was stale. The salad had no dressing. I was expecting fresh bread as they sell fresh bread in the farm shop. I asked the waitress for butter twice to go alongside the bread and I never received it. The waitress also didn’t check back to see if everything was okay which is why I was unable to say how unhappy I was with my food. Overall I would not go here again, which is a shame as the outdoor seating is lovely. It seemed like they have a lot of young and inexperienced staff who maybe needed someone to oversee them better.

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NikkiD
Devon
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Staff were initially stressed and blunt but some were friendly. Food was tasty but chips were cold. Music was so loud you couldn't hear anything! I'm a regular customer and greendale has definitely been better!

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HannahC
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ordered food and paid beforehand. Waitress told us they were out of what we had ordered. She then came back and said they were out of the drink we’d ordered too. No comment on price change/difference.
Food that we did have was brilliant, as always.

KJ
KarenJ
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dining area, good awareness of Covid precautions.
Fabulous menu, efficient and friendly staff, outstanding.

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TonyB
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was ok but had to wait a long time for drinks and food to arrive , staff were nice and helpful

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Lynn
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent amd friendly service from Mete. My friends and I are frequent customers at Greendale and there have been occassions in recent weeks where the service was slow and not quite up to their usual standard (toast not received woth breakfast) however, his time we were not disappointed. The service was quick and we were offered water, which was a nice touch.

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JoanneI
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit rushed only just finished our meal when questioned if we had paid

CC
CaitlinC
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

The food is pretty yummy here but the service is not great. The staff are always a sandwich short of a full picnic.

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Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 444 OpenTable diners.

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