Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant

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1115 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 1115 People Are Saying
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3.9
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Pippa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We waited 20 minutes for someone to even take our order, then our food came before our drinks, and even then half our order never turned up.
We were never asked if everything was ok, and was also charged twice at the till. Very disappointed, with service.

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EmmaT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Waited over an hour to get two breakfast’s.You can’t mix items from veggie to normal breakfast. You pay £3 more from the smaller breakfast to the bigger sized one which only gives you and extra slice of bacon and an egg. Waiting staff are poor and not very attentive.

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LisaL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was ok but service very poor. No one came to clear the table or to check everything was ok. We wanted coffee and had to go and request these at the counter. Table still uncleared so coffees wouldn’t fit!
Very few people in but very loud music as we were sat directly under a speaker

JC
vipJacquiC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Twice in a row very bad service . First time phoned up and complained , still no better . Won’t be coming again

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RosieS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I booked a table inside…… when we arrived on time we were going to be taken to a table outside, however after explaining I had booked a table inside and there were at least three tables available we were shown to a table inside, eventually we had our order taken and 35 minutes later we had our food which was exceedingly disappointing, we all had fish and chips the cod was over cooked and not very hot and the chips should not of been served ( they looked and tasted as if they had been around for a while) also very few! We have eaten here before mainly breakfast which has been lovely! You were busy but we were very disappointed! Perhaps someone should check the quality of food before it is served to paying customers!

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Mazz7192
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very busy Saturday lunch time, service bit slow, but food good as always. Our regular place to eat for lunch.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Sitting out side and felt warm through out. Good view, solid food that is what the menu say it was and well presided.

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EllieW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great light bite for lunch, really lovely setting. Friendly helpful staff.

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annaw
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

With four teenagers our date nights are precious! We had a delicious meal, with the freshest of ingredients, served quickly. The service was attentive and friendly from Emilie, Tom and Lewis. We will be returning- thank you.

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Megajeff
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thomas Biden deserves a promotion after his excellent service

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AlisonS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tasty ingredients cater well for families
Good choice of menu

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Stefanotis
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a good lunch, but it was quite noisy inside and also quite chilly so kept our coats on. It would probably have been warmer outside with the heaters on and slightly easier to hear each other.

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MalcolmL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Excellent food, slow and amateur service, overpriced.
Will not return.

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Gail
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are regulars at greendale I like the food and seating but sometimes the service is unbelievably slow and they don't always get your order right we always seem to be there in busy times, but last evening it was quiet and service was really great they can do it but not under pressure...

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A3052driver
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I like using the "outdoor" space. It feels safe and as long as it's not a windy day it's warm & sheltered enough to make it an enjoyable experience even in January
Food and drinks are reliably good. Staff efficient, plentiful and pleasant.
Appreciate having gluten free options.

PL
PaulL
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to the restaurant and we were equally pleased this time too. the food was excellent and of good proportions. The service was outstanding with every one of the staff, showing signs of caring.

This is certainly one of our favourite places to eat now.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food quality always fresh

JT
JenniferT
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I never thought I would write a bad review. I’m not going to now, even thou My order was wrong. the waitress didn’t know what was included on the burger and no cutlery on the table. The one redeeming thing was the great service by Caitlin ( sorry but I think that was her name). A professional, understanding, first class front line worker. Food is always good and filling and hot

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GraemeR
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow. I noticed others being served quicker. I had the fish and chips. I have had better. The batter on the fish was bland and not crisp. The chips were limp and lacklustre. The staff were polite. Also I have beeb previously, the menu was changed with less of a choice.

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DarrenK
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A family favourite, food was cooked well with good quality produce, friendly environment, but top up your table condiments as all empty, refills were produced so all good really

AP
AdyP
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service1ambience4

I’ve been before and it was excellent on this occasion the service was very poor, the staff seemed very young and the service was very slow, it seemed an age for the food and drinks to come at a time when the restaurant was not to busy

JP
JulieP
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was slower than usual, but food was amazing

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the experience and want to go again

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Lastminuteeatout
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a spontaneous decision to dine here on Saturday evening, and we absolutely loved it.
The ambience was cozy and tables were well spaced out. The food was beautifully cooked and presented and the staff were really friendly.
Being January, the only thing we would mention was that the temperature was a bit cooler than we would have liked. We kept our jackets on the whole time, as did most others eating. They do have a couple of heaters on as you go in but these are not really sufficient to heat the whole seating area.
Overall a lovely meal and we will definitely be returning!

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NICKYM
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I had heard good things about Greendales but it didn’t quite live up to expectations unfortunately.
I ordered Homity pie which was just mashed potato in a pie crust, the salad was basic and didn’t have a dressing, and the coleslaw was not homemade as stated on the menu.
We started chatting to an old couple on the table next to us, but suddenly music started playing so we could no longer hear what they said.
However, the young staff were friendly and attentive, the coffee was good and the table was easy to book.
It wasn’t a bad experience, just an OK one that you could get anywhere.

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Jayne
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We usually have a good experience at Greendale. Yesterday was an exception unfortunately. We were seated next to the door with people constantly going in and out and many customers and some staff letting the door slam. The weather was atrocious and the people sat near the perspex screen had to put up with wet tables. I ordered a veggie pie and was served a meat one. On the way home my husband suggested that we were overcharged but without an itemised receipt it was impossible to check. It was a shame as our experience has been very positive up to then.

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Andy
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice, relaxed atmosphere too.

JA
JohnA
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ideal for a meal, any time of the day. The food is excellent and value for money.
Using local produce and own meat products, along with freshly caught fish, give a varied menu.

JD
JohnD
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My wife and I found the food very unappealing. We both had ham, egg and chips. The ham, all two pieces were dry and looked as if it had been left uncovered in whatever container it was stored. The chips were not much better. The quality did not justify the price.

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ZoeB
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, locally sourced, could have been hotter

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was lovely, as always, however, the service was very poor. We visited for my daughter's 4th birthday and it took ages to be served upon arrival and then a long time to receive our food, and also a long time to have our empty plates cleared away. We were going to stay for dessert, however, we were unfortunately put off by the long waiting times. We decided to grab a hot chocolate on departure as there was no one in the queue, however, even then it took nearly 15 minutes to gain 3 drinks despite 3 members of staff being behind the counter and no one else in the queue! We will return as we love Greendale, however, I would suggest improving your timeliness of service.

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Dawit
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It was cold in the restaurant. We waited over 3/4 of an hour for our meal. The fish and chips came barely warm. The waitress did not know whether grilled as opposed to fried fish was possible. Cod was the only fish available. My meal, the last of four, came well after the others. The waiter apologised.
Rock Fish and Darts Farm provide a better fish lunch at a comparable price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
10 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always.

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sarahw
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was poor, service very slow and the whole bill was horribly expensive. So disappointing, no where near as good as it used to be and so expensive for poor food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Inverness
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easy booking. Efficient check in. Friendly and helpful staff and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Specifically booked a table inside and were told there was no table and could we just sit outside - the empty tables were booked for someone else? Got a table inside as we protested,

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KeironN
9 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday lunch as always best meat around

CM
ColinM
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Asking to change your table seems a bit difficult everything else was much better, a pint of Greend'ale will worth it

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FionaV
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Despite the waitress reviewing our order at the table she did not get it right omitting an apple juice from the order. Once the food arrived there were items missed off the full fried breakfast and, although they were brought along once it had been pointed out to the server there was no apology and we all felt very disappointed that our expected treat of a breakfast out was somewhat marred by bad service and a lackadaisical attitude to customer service and quality of the overall experience.

JH
JonathanH
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good breakfast, great that you were open when so many other places around were not! Staff lovely and attentive too. J

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Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 1115 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.