Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant

4.1
847 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 where you can say hello to all of the animals, 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 847 People Are Saying
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StephanieC
Devon
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely meal and evening here.
Bonus was the feee desserts!

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CliveB
Devon
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Make sure you book a table in advance, worked well.

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molly
Devon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

service was bad just walk pass use so many times they look over but just didnt come over when meal arrived it was cold i been lots of time to greendales but dont think i be back

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DeniseC
Devon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greendale near Exeter was easy to book, superb choice of starters, mains and deserts. Food was extremely good and staff polite, helpful and cheerful. Excellent seating arrangement inside and in heated covered and partitioned area. Felt extremely safe if you're Covid aware. Fantastic price and quality

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RichardO
Devon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Terrible experience with barking dog and screaming children. Sat for 15 minutes waiting to be served and eventually gave up in favour of take away fish and chips. Previous experiences have been much better than this but everything now seems to have gone to pot. There seemed to be enough waiting staff but it was obvious that they lacked any basic training. Wont be visiting again any time soon.

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SuzeP
Devon
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Been here many times and will be back. Good selection of foods on menu, maybe a bit pricey for the standard of comfort and style but always good quality and portion size good.
Love to browse in the shop, lots of tempting items on sale there.

Well worth a visit!

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SarahC
Devon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Food was over cooked maybe even reheated such a shame as the last time it was amazing.

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GeoffS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The gravy with the roast dinner contained red wine but this was not mentioned on the menu as it should have been. I am allergic to alcohol and many other people need to know that information and there should be an alternative . Fortunately I asked for a check to be made. No ordinary gravy was offered so the dinners was very dry. It was very disappointing.

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Swissnic
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

After being impressed with the Farm Shop and the Takeaway, we thought we would try the Cafe! We arrived and we greeted professionally, and drinks arrived promptly. We then ordered Haddock and Chips - which impressed us so much from the takeaway - only to be told they could serve that as it wasn’t on the menu. Feet away, the takeaway was serving exactly what we came to enjoy! We asked the manager if they could arrange it for us and he told us that “due to health and safety, they couldn’t serve food from the takeaway kitchen”. We decided to go home with a takeaway if that was the case.

Whilst waiting in the takeaway queue, a waitress who was serving us in the cafe came over with a tray and picked up chips, cod and scampi for the restaurant!!!

I am not sure why haddock was forbidden and scampi and cod was okay - but being directly lied too is a bit much!

I would recommend the Greendale fish counter, butchery, bakery and takeaway! The cafe is good for only coffee whilst you wait!

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JanetT
Devon
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Greendale is on our best list of places to eat. The waiter and waitresses are young and enthusiastic their service is always friendly and helpful. We have never had a bad meal and their fish is second to none.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous lunch as per usual from Greendale.

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KarenHoward17
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Used to love our visits here but since the refurb it’s been really disappointing. Food isn’t as good and portions sizes are half the size meaning it’s not good value.
My husband has twice had the fish and chips that you would expect to be the signature, best dish knowing they catch their own fish but it had clearly been stood a while before serving. Really disappointing and no longer somewhere we go will go out of our way to visit

KB
KarenB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for a visit. Good Value quality food. Quick service.

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Lynx60
Devon
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the scallops with black pudding and salad. Scallops cooked perfectly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Devon
10 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always

JC
JC1234
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely breakfast. Very impressed that the orange juice was freshly squeezed. A great quality breakfast.

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SamanthaG
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely evening with really tasty food, looking forward to next time

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Eddfsf
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Love food, all comes from the butchers so the meat is very good quality. Chips are from the fish and chip shop so again really nice. Depending on what day you go there are always different offers on, we had free deserts which were yummy!

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TonyP
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great it makes pleasant change to be served by friendly staff who seem happy and enjoy doing their job. The menu had a good variety, we decided on the fish and chips which was very good and reasonably priced.
We will be returning again soon.

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Jayney60
Devon
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

First experience of eating here.
Not impressed. Had to ask the waitress where our food was after 40 minutes and when she brought it to the table the chips were cold, burger luke warm.

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Julie1712
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Slow service but staff friendly. Food good and tasty and reasonably priced. Very busy which caused high noise levels. Certainly visit again

AJ
AndreaJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is always nice and value for your money Friendly Staff great service

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Becca
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was good, the steak was cooked as I asked. The service was very disappointing there were 4 serving staff and 8 tables taken yet I wasn't once asked if I wanted another drink and after waiting 20 minutes after finishing my main the plates hadn't been cleared so gave up didn't have any more drinks or a pud as I had planned and just got the bill. Going by other reviews I wasn't the only one it happened to, won't be going back

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Coulddobetterathome
Devon
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

The front person (Betsy was rude,unhelpful.)
The food was mediocre for the price and wasn't a good experience.
We buy the fresh produce at the butchery and are able to produce better flavours with the amazing produce at home.
Won't be coming again.
Need better experienced staff who 'welcome' customers who are not dismissive. The serving staff were delightful and helpful.

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Thameside
Devon
7 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for breakfast again with a friend of mine.
He had the full breakfast and I had their omelette which is always excellent.
Great quality food at reasonable prices.
Staff are always friendly and professional.

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LittleLis
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Visited in the evening, lots of staff about but didn’t seem to be serving. Waited a while to even order drinks… disappointed as usually have great service!

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KazM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

The food is usually good here and we enjoyed our meal.

There was a distinct lack of staff taking orders as after waiting some time the person who checked us in had to come over and take our order, meanwhile several staff were grouped behind the bar looking at phones and laughing about what they were looking at.
The person who took our order had to then rush back to the booking desk so did not take payment, luckily I’m honest so when we finished our meal I went over to the coffee bar and flagged a member of staff so I could pay.

JW
JuliaW
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dog friendly warm heated covered outdoor seating very good food

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Footie
Devon
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent, and very good value. The service was a bit slow, which could cause a problem to some diners.

JA
JonA
Devon
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The menu is basic but the produce is exceptional, we really enjoyed our meal and the service was A+

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RebeccaF
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleased with the food and service. Good value, onsite parking and can include our dog.

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Kelvin
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Unfortunately not all the drinks and food was available so had to make a second choice.
Service however was good and efficient.
Background music was too loud and we were unable to hold a conversation without shouting across the table.
Lunchtime choices were excellent but disappointed with the evening.

RM
RachelM
Devon
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quick and friendly service. Food was outstanding and nice size portions

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food and friendly staff. Reasonably priced and do a bandit plate for small children where they can just have bits of the adults plates at no cost. Only downside was we were in the covered area and it was cold, had to keep coats on while eating. Also raining so very noisy on perspex roof which made conversation difficult.

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NickiJ
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, lovely decor, great staff and service, food wholesome ... bit lapsing in fineness. I.e. chip 'side' dish was a ridiculously large portion, with under cooked and greasy'chunky limp chips. Could have offered half the size in perhaps a micro metal bucket using French fries! Bread roll with soup could have been a couple of slices of locally baked Artisan bread ...

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AdamR
Devon
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was terrible and the food was average, wouldn’t recommend.

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Devongirl
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab breakfast, quick service & staff friendly & polite

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was good, however the staff were very slow, not even happy or efficient.

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HowardB
Devon
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We stopped here for lunch on our way to our holiday in Cornwall and we enjoyed our meal so much we decided to stop here on our way home.
We would definitely stop here again.

JT
JoanneT
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Half of order came out and a wait of 10minutes before the rest arrived which was cold! Not overly impressed, never had problem before with breakfast menu.

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Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 847 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.