Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant

4.4
169 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 169 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmilyS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, nice and warm with all the heaters.

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SophieB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service & nice warm heaters! We will be back :-)

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LisaC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We’ve given 5 star reviews for here before, but this time was disappointing. We brought friends and have raved about it to them. Our mains were all good and the senior waitress was really good at looking after us. However once she went off duty the young girls were just stood around chatting. We ordered desserts and 40 mins after placing our order, the waitress came along and said they were out of 2 of our choices. 40 mins?! Why it took that long to realise. Anyway we were pretty hacked off when one of the staff said we had gone over our allocated time on the table. If we’d been served quicker then we would’ve been gone in plenty of time.

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becgi
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We had prebooked a table, due to current restrictions and wanting to be under cover. We arrived at the cafe at exactly the time the table was booked for a spoke to a member of staff who advised they would go and check the table. We were left standing outside the cafe for 10 minutes waiting for them to 'find' a table. When we sat down at the table it clearly hadn't been wiped or cleaned as there were crumbs over the table. Initial service was good, and waitress polite. When the food was brought out (taking around 25 mins, despite the fact it was cake and a hot drink) it was initially taken to the wrong table, but when it finally arrived it was tasty, and clearly of very good quality.
Food tasty and atmosphere nice, just a shame about the initial experience. I was made to feel almost guilty about turning up for my booked table, and despite the current pandemic we are in the table almost certainly hadn't been cleaned.

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DaisyR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Staff were lovely but waited an hour for a drink, ordered and paid and were told 20 mins after they ran out of things we ordered.

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EmilyC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and our waiter, Mete was so attentive and friendly. Will definitely come again!

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CharlotteG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Really Enjoyed the food, service needs improvement as we had to chase our drinks order and ask for condiments, cutlery, our table to be cleared and the dessert menu.

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SaraB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous experience. Food was fantastic and service efficient and friendly. Thank you

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MaisyC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, it was a bit windy and rainy but that couldn't be helped! The gluten free toastie I had was lovely, a decent size considering it was gluten free!

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SarahB
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always service and food was fantastic. The weather was rubbish but the outside area very well done and protected and heaters very appreciated too.

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Perky
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Would have been nice to have been acknowledged by all the staff members walking past before finally being seated.

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PaulineB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with very good and friendly service.

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KateW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and great food. Leave room for pudding/cake!

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jeaney
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm , even though cold outside. Impeccable staff, my dog very welcome, food tasty. Overall enjoyable. Will recommend

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SueW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff working incredibly hard under a lot of pressure! An extra till at the food area would help!!

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LauraL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Was a good experience, the only thing was when I wanted to order more tea/ coffee I asked a few of the waiting staff on a couple of occasions and they told me they were unable to help because they didn’t have a tablet and then walked away without coming back or asking someone to help with our order. Other than that a great service

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MiriamS
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food. Friendly staff great to be out. We will be back!

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TERH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Efficient, personable and friendly.

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Lawro
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good classic food in relaxed family atmosphere with sunset being an added bonus

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice day out in this beautiful location, me and my partner had a nice meal, absolutely recommend the rump steak!

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Thameside
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for breakfast again.
Always good quality and reasonable value.
Staff always friendly and helpful.

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Ross
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, friendly staff. Only reason its not a 5 is that there was very noisy road surfacing work going on at the entrance.

I'll be back though because the food was great!

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TeresaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have found Greendales meals very good and the customer service good too. Would recommend this place to friends and families.

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SteveT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think you need to put a larger on that is not so strong like foster chilled you would sale more have a word with Matthew

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Kate
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Not accommodating for children with allergies, very slow service, poor communication

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Unfortunately this 2nd visit in 10 days was not pleasant.
Table booked for 3. 15 for 6
Been seated over 25 mins and no one had taken our drinks order let alone food.
Despite it nearly being 4pm (15.55) by the time our order was taken, we couldn't order from the evening menu (3 of our party wanted grilled fish),
We ordered muscles for 3 as a starter... Meaning one bowl and three lots of bread and butter. (We were not advised this wasn't available on the lunch menu at this time)
My daughter ordered the steak baguette medium rare, I noticed it came with fried onions so ordered fried onions to go with my Rump Steak.
Drinks arrived but the waiting staff was obviously unfamiliar with the drinks or serving etiquette.
The food arrived. 3x Fish and chips were fine but when my daughters baguette arrived it was medium to well done and with a portion of onion rings and no fried onions - my daughter does not eat onion rings.
My steak arrived with a bowl of fried onions that the new waiting staff told us were to go with the baguette. We advised they had been ordered to go with the rump steak, the baguette was overcooked and to be returned so the fried onions could be sorted for the new dish.
Some time later my daughters dish was returned. Steak cooked well but no salad at all, no mayo, the onions were barely shown the pan and were predominantly raw.
For reasons I am unwilling to go into online, my daughter was left very distressed and what was meant as a celebratory meal (as indicated on the booking) ended up unpleasant and awkward.
The ongoing building works did nothing to add to the ambience and the intermittent background music just added to the chaotic nature of the event.
I would recommend Greendale Cafe but with the caveat of my recent visit.

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ClaireS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music was a little loud at 4.00 in the afternoon, maybe softer music for this time of day

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JoyceH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Had to wait for our table to be seated and then waited 35 minutes for drinks and 40 for our food. Very disappointed this time . Had to ask for our order to be taken because no-one had been for 20 minutes

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YvonneP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a wonderfuk day yesterday, after our lovely meal, we walked around and said 'hello' to all the animals and birds. Then returned to the cafe and had a cup of tea.

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Raymondo
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Well ventilated and spaced, service and meal very good

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KarenQ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as usual, we will be back soon!

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KarenC
Dorset
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as always! Great to have the outdoor covered dining area!

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Donnie
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love what they have done with the seating area. Polite and helpful staff, doing a great job

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MikeM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food for 10.00 brunch was good and the service courteous albeit not speedy but this was OK given their workload and covid limitations, Good job we wore several layers of clothing as none of the staff could get the calor gas heaters to work!

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SharonE
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I love coming to greendale and normally I would give 5 stars for everything but yesterday I thought the service wasn’t great. We were sat at our table that we booked at 9.15 we waited 20 minutes before I had to ask someone if we could order some drinks and food she said yes I’ll be their then never returned so I asked someone else who took our order.
Then we asked if we could order some more drinks when we finished our food.
order was taken and payed for 30 minutes later I asked if we were getting our tea and coffee the waiter remembered us ordering it and asked what time it was so I checked my bank account to see what time the payment went through the waiter said ok I’ll check. that was 30 minutes ago he then went to see and came back with a pen and paper to take the order again.
As I said normally it is 5stars I give but couldn’t for service yesterday.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service, price and quality. Lots of COVID-19 precautions in place.

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AngelaC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We waiting over 45 minutes for our food and when mine arrived it was cold, I did send it back and was given a new meal.

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AlisonC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Greendale have worked wonders with their outdoor seating area - and it feels safe and comfortable and had lovely views!

The good is good - a wide selection to choose from, and it is all fresh.

Definitely worth a try if you are in the area - but you might want to book as it is incredibly popular!

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JackieP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The food and staff were lovely but our table was near the exit and was very cold and windy. Our food and drink went cold before we had time to finish the meal. I’m afraid that we will not return until the inside restaurant is open.

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Booth
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and extra cosy with blankets in the stormy weather.

FAQs

Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 169 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 reservations at the moment.