Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant

4.2
539 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 539 people are saying
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3.9
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4.1
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nanny
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had the kids menu, plus salad/chips for adults. Chips portions a bit too small. Food was ok though.
It was very hot “outside” - a wooden area with Perspex cover - so some of us actually sat right outside on picnic tables. Hot weather anyway (heatwave) at moment.. so probably not normally a problem.
The music is tinny and awful. Top tip to Greendale management/owners:- Buy decent “Bose” surround-sound speakers, and turn it down!
Service slow.. but waitress worked hard and did her best (she was only one working in a very large “outside” seated area. So not her fault that order was taken at least 30 mins after we had sat down). Kiddies playground very handy, as children would have gone berserk - due to the long wait - without something to do.
I’d recommend, but not if you are in a hurry! We sat down at 4.20pm. Meal finished by 5.45pm. That’s really very slow! Especially with tired and hungry children.

JU
JULES
Cornwall
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on !!! Credit where it is due. Emily gave good service. Bacon was exactly how I love it ..... crispy -compliments to the chef . Overall great breakfast and hubby was delighted . Happy husband =happy wife . Well done . After previous visits faith is now restored .

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Jqwthkkneb
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was okay, lots of staff stood be hide the bar area talking waited minutes to be shown to our table and then another 20mintes for our drinks to arrive!! it was very warm and from what I could see they wasn't overly busy and they had plenty of staff. lots of tables left with dirty plates and no one came back to offer 2nd drinks. seemed over staffed but nothing was happening.

JC
JuliaC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely evening and the staff were amazing working in the heat

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JacquelineF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The outdoor seating area was very very hot with no fans. All the plastic seemed to contain the heat and it was very uncomfortable. I had a chicken, bacon and cheese toasted sandwich which had about 6 small pieces of chicken, hardly any cheese and was very dry. The chips were cooked in oil which needed changing. We also ordered a salad which had no dressing and very dry. Previously the foot had been very good before lockdown.

Staff were not that friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always great service. Thank you guys 👍😎

DC
vipDanielC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Though it would be a cute farm experience. It was not. Felt like eating in a cafeteria where you pay immediately after you order your meal. Food was fine. Don’t bother.

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Foodies
Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We always come that the service is poor when we come here. Staff are stood around chatting walking past you when you are waiting for a table. We had no one come to take our order for ages and then 3 staff arrive and spent 5 mins deciding who was going to take the order who had the card machine etc. Just feel they could be so much more efficient.

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TinaO
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Great food as per usual, staff friendly and attentive. Very hot in the cafe, could have done with fans or aircon..

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cfidz
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was lovely, we had the breakfast.
Team member I think was relatively new, so not 100% confident on swapping out food items on the menu so a few hiccups there, but over all it was still a lovely breakfast.

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Thameside
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely breakfast at Greendales.
Food always great quality. Sat outside on a beautiful morning.
Staff always friendly and professional.

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ShaneN
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Scallops where really nice as were the starters. Mushroom tagetelli was too much .
Particulary hot evening , really could do with fans inside .
Service was very very slow . Waited 20 mins for water & had to remind waiter on several occasions . Requested more drinks didn’t arrive .

JL
JayneL
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good menu choice. Waiters and waitresses were very busy and worked hard.
‘Outside seating’ was too hot under plastic corrugated roof. It would help if roof was able to be opened or shaded as we visited on a very hot sunny day.
It is a lovely venue and especially when the weather is not as sunny, the outside seating works well.

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KeithWye
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Hi the only issue is that 1 person in my group has massive dietary needs and as we were having breakfast with you, she needed to alter her breakfast as she highly allergic to egg, dairy and other items. She asked if she could have the vegetarian breakfast and change the veggie sausage to a slice of bacon and to have the eggs on separate plate so her husband could have them. She was told no to swapping the sausage to bacon but it was OK to put eggs separate.
Maybe there should be more options for people with special dietary needs.

JA
JACQUELINEM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I was surpirised at the gluten free breakfast option, this really has been improved upon and is one of the best value breakfast I've had GF.
The service is always slow but the staff are pleasant and friendly.
I don't understand why we are asked to pay upfront for our breakfast when they don't do this later in the day. If we wanted to complain how hard would it be to get our money back.
Overall though it is a lovely venue and we will be back.

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kerrynged
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We absolutely love the food, the staff are all amazing! We sat on the outside part - the only reason I’ve given 4 stars and not 5stars, it was so incredibly hot and there’s no air at all. It felt like we were in a greenhouse - we left early as it was just too hot! You need to sort out fans or air conditioning out there or people will start complaining. We really felt for the staff aswell having to work in these conditions.

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Bryony
London
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

No air conditioning for a hot day. I had fishcakes “on a bed of salad” but the salad was just lettuce and cucumber. Ordered a pint of thatchers - which was warm. Asked for a cone of ice cream and came in tub. Waitress’ mask was just covering her mouth and not nose. Very disappointed and will not be retuning,

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Donna
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked a table at green dale farm shop for lunch, entered the restaurant and the first thing I saw was a dog we walked straight back out, I am extremely allergic to dogs and animals it was a hot day And to be eating my lunch around a dog is the last thing I want to be doing, in my option dogs should be out side in a specific area not at a dinner table, the needs of others That are sensitive need to be taken into account will not be returning

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AlisonM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, chirpy staff and good prices. There were all age groups enjoying themselves :) looking forward to going back!

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ChristinaG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely and service was excellent and the staff really nice - the new layout is great

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LyndaW
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went for fish and chips because they are really good. We booked a week in advance. We were told that we couldn’t have fish and chips or anything with chips because they had a large take away order! Very bad management. If they are going to prioritise take away orders over booked diners they should advertise this clearly. We left in disgust.

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JULES
Cornwall
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Sat outside as thought it would be safer. Tables crammed together . I could have reached out and took food from the gentleman's plate beside me. Even after being moved my partner was sat inches from the person next to him as partitions are too short. He was not impressed as kept his facemask on throughout and only lowered it to eat. Food good although it arrived before the drinks . Was told there was a delay on drinks so I chose to buy a drink from the shop until our order arrived .
Kind of lost its magic recently which is sad as it was my go to place for many years

DP
DanP
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good choice in pleasant surroundings especially on a sunny day sitting in the covered outside area.

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Luke
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious and good value. Service was friendly but very slow. Initially ordered quickly and food came out fast but as it got busier it was harder to get the attention of staff for drinks, condiments, dessert menu and the bill, meant we were waiting around for long periods of time. Staff apologetic and polite however. Overall would go again as it is a lovely venue with great food

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Maryh
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My friend and I enjoy our visits and this our first since before the lockdown.
The changes are excellent and we both felt very 'safe'.
The waitress service, taking orders at the table, and distancing was very much appreciated and we hope it is something you intend to keep for the future.
Betsy was most helpful and friendly.

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NICOLAC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very disappointing. We said we had a limited time due to traffic issues but the attendant still took a long time to take our order. Which did not make any sense as there were rather a lot of Waiting staff just standing around.

It was a long wait for for food and when we went to ask how much longer at the counter the response was not positive. When it did turn up it was a rush to eat and some items (soup in particular) was very disappointing.

If we had not have been in a rush we would have commented at the time.

Suggestion maybe have a senior person organising waiting staff better.

Having been to the shop on numerous occasions and purchased Takeaway Lunch which have always been good quality very surprised and would not recommend the restaurant

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Devonmaid
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I booked a table for my parents who were visiting from The Midlands as they thoroughly enjoyed having their breakfast there earlier in the week.
However, the evening meal was the total opposite regarding the quality of the food! The scampi was over cooked, the burger was also over cooked & the chips were scraggy ends or black potatoes, with presentation poor to non existent! On challenging the waitress they were told that they “must of got the end of the batch” but no offer to change or refund was made. Very disappointing as they were looking forward to having a meal.
A real shame as I recommended they eat there.
We eat there regularly as locals, so it’s a shame the food quality was off par & no acknowledgment given by the staff.

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NickP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and brilliant service. Would definitely recommend!

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Blossom
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table for midday and were greeted by polite staff. The food was hot, tasty and arrived quickly. The service was great, polite and friendly throughout. Care and precautions re Covid-19 were clear and it felt very safe.
One thing I will remember for next time is to request my sauce in a separate container (I had a jacket potato with prawns and Marie Rose sauce. As I’m a member of a slimming club I would have preferred to have less sauce but it’s my fault for not asking. My other requests ie no butter or salad dressing were no problem.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food at a reasonable price. Service was great

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EmilyK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, very well priced. Not much variation in meals but service was prompt and the ambiance was fab!

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Kelvin
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent but the waitress who served us was a bit vague. She did not know the menu and everything we ordered had to be repeated several times before she understood.
We ordered some water but had to remind her three times before we got it.
Will certainly go back though as this was a one-off poor service.

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CheshireHousewife
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I came here for the first time as it was my birthday. The young lad who I can’t even say greeted us because he didn’t he actually just said you’re sitting there and pointed to the table. We literally had been there one minute when a waitress came over and said can I take your order to which I said no we’ve just sat down. She came back shortly after, I asked if I could have the gammon without the eggs as I don’t eat these and swap the chips for a baked potato as I’m on SlimmingWorld. I didn’t see any problem with this as lots of places do it. She said she’ll have to ask and came back and bluntly said no you can’t do that, then said I can’t even hear you the music is too loud in here and left us to go and see about turning it down. She eventually came back and completed our order. Five minutes later another waitress came over and asked if she could take our order. Our drinks finally arrived after waiting twenty minutes then the food came. My husbands was nice he said but my gammon was very scrawny. The plates were cleared and a few minutes later the same waiter who bought our food to the table arrived with some more, now clearly the staff don’t know what they are doing here for one as he knew he’d given us food earlier. We watched a waitress go to the next table after they had sat down for less than a minute and we’re told to go away. Spoilt my birthday, overrated and underwhelmed. Won’t be returning.

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GillC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the right time day and possibly the people there! All was as we were advised and very enjoyable. Will certainly book again and again!

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Beth
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cake served was out of date, refund given. Music was loud right above table, turned down when asked. Prices are a little steep. Overall a lovely time, staff friendly and efficient.

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Angel
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed with the service, quality of food and atmosphere. Will be back again.

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PaulW
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

As always great food but service was s of a let down. Stood waiting too be seated and several members of staff walked straight past us without acknowledging. I understand they were understaffed and very busy but a quick word to say hello and someone will be with you as soon as possible, would have been acceptable. We still go back because the food is so good.

DC
DawnC
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food as always and friendly staff and a good selection on the menu

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GlenysS
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit often excellent quality food service excellent would not go anywhere else for a meal.Certainly got things right been amazing through pandemic.Thankyou so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks. Wonderful animals to walk around

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Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 539 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.