Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant

4.1
578 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 578 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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ATDevon
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Poor service, lots of staff stood behind the counter not doing anything.
Had to ask twice for a kids menu, had to ask to order, ask to see cake menu, no one came back so didn’t have cake just went to the counter to pay.

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Stackiles
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sunday lunch was delicious!! The service was a little bit scattered and we had to ask to see if the menus were about too but was all okay. Really good value and nice fresh produce. Would come back!!

SP
SarahP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and such a great place to visit with the kids.

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Saveusmavis
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Salmon and scrambled eggs…beautiful …himself had the full English with added black pudding…always impressed with this place

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Our breakfast arrived before our drinks and cutlery so the food was tepid and my wifes order was wrong.a couple of minutes after the food arrived we got the tools to eat it. Tasted fine but felt it had been kept warm, fried eggs were hard and toast was cold by the time we got to eat it. I love Greendale but the food lets them down from time to time.

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BevG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We all had full english breakfast. The bacon was really hard and overdone. Apart from that it was nice

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Kaps
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Great venue, nice staff.
Food could be great and amazing. but just fell short a bit. They had lovely ingredients but couldn't taste the vegetables or the fish.
It lacked seasoning.

I had the plaice and new potatoes. It lacked more veg, I wouldn't mind paying more money for a bit better service and a bit better seasoning.

Service was ok, cutlery management was not there, we had to ask for more cutlery for after it was taken.
Not greeted to the correct entrance of the restaurant.
No indication of toilet.

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LauraE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Music was to loud, struggled to hear waitress when ordering. We were sat indoors by the external doors which was to cold and windy for my baby.
This won't stop us coming greendale again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice birthday breakfast, amazing, thank you

JQ
JeanetteQ
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I have been very disappointed with the meals that I have had.

Like the farm shop so I keep returning to the restaurant in the hope that next meal will be better

SO
SueO
Wales
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not enough staff, the lovely waitress we had was literally run off her feet, poor !
Had to wait so long for order to be taken & for drinks to arrive, was told Chef was on a changeover of shift !
Coffees were cold & never hot water we asked for !

KB
KarenB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, friendly, cheerful service with great food. New layout works well, and a browse around the amazing farm shop and visit the animals outside after dinner is always great fun. Fantastic for families as tons for children to play on.

IH
IanH
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, good service, particularly good for families

MG
MonicaG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were sheltered from the rain on an outdoor table, as it was partly open the ventilation was excellent. It was busy but the members of staff were very attentive and pleasant. The food was very good and excellent value. We shall definitely be returning.

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jaccira
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I normally love this place but it was so busy yesterday. Even though I had booked a table, we had to wait ages to be served. When the food came out it was not very hot. Such a shame. Staff were pleasant and helpful though.

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Spookie
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, clean and staff are friendly and obliging

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Had a very long wait for sandwiches and cheesy chips for me and my mum, then when the food did arrive after me asking where our food was, my mums sandwich wasn’t what was ordered, she ordered the cheese and ham sandwich, which came out as just a cheese sandwich, we complained so someone brought out the ham on a plate for my mum to add it to her sandwich herself! my chicken coronation chicken sandwich had a bone in it, this wasn’t stated on the menu as could contain bones! Iv usually had a great lunch with you guys, but yesterday was shockingly bad. I mean half an hour for a sandwich!

JS
JSJH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for breakfast today and as always the food was delicious, the waiting staff although all young are polite and attentive. The food is so much more reasonably price than many other places and yet the quality is much higher. Our favourite place to eat and we love the shop and farm as well. Thanks as always!

LM
LisaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

So easy to book table.
Pleasant young staff
Value for money.
Prefer it over darts farm.

AB
AmyB05
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Full of mums with screaming children. Very slow service. Slightly overpriced

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Spookie
Cornwall
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best to book a table, food good value for money staff friendly and helpful

SM
SandraM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Sadly one person in our group for breakfast is coeliac and suffered very badly later in the day with cramping which would mean that the gluten free service was not as it should have been.

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Thameside
Cornwall
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went for a meal early evening.
Quite busy as usual. Always popular.
Good quality food and decent portion size for the price.

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Raymondo
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Initial service a bit slow on taking orders but otherwise service very good

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Nina
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Really disappointed with our latest trip to Greendale considering we have been faithful customers for many years. I brought 7 for a family meal some of which had travelled from Manchester to visit. If I’m honest I was embarrassed. The drinks took half an hour to arrive and then they were completely wrong. I had to approach the bar to try and get them corrected but the young man there just turned around and walked off. I no further luck with the other young man there but luckily managed to grab a waitress who was keen to help. We still ended up with drinks we hadn’t ordered.
The food was ok, a few mistakes and an extra sandwich we didn’t order. Disappointingly the broccoli soup was cold and the sandwich that came alongside was hardly filled and without any salad or a garnish. Really poor value for money. The cream tea was good and perhaps the only redeeming quality.
The service really was a let down, far too many teenagers with no one seeming to lead them. I went from one to the other hoping for some help. Whilst I understand staffing has to be inclusive of all ages and abilities I think the balance at Greendale was completely wrong yesterday and we struggled to enjoy our time there, it was a real shame.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Slow service nice food

GL
GerryL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Most of food very good, too much “brown meat” in the crab sandwich making it very strong tasting

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derek
London
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy parking, extensive menu of good quality food at sensible price's.
Always good service in a relaxed atmosphere.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food lovely setting and staff are great.

MB
MariaB
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Disappointed that those serving food were not wearing a mask. it was busy and there were some delays in orders being processed. we regularly use Greendale but will not visit for now.

MC
MerriC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Food was nice, atmosphere good. Service was so slow though & no one checking everything is ok. Would have ordered more drinks & dessert if we’d had the chance. Had to go to the ice cream till to pay so we could leave.

AB
AngelaB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and drink were really great standard,so much to choose from and all of the food was delicious.

PB
PaulB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish and a great atmosphere. Staff friendly and a great shop for fish, meat and vegetables.

JT
JanetT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value for money, staff very helpful and polite, great place to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service every time 👍

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok but after being seated we had to ask for service, no one seemed that interested, I had a drink (cider) which was warm not chilled. Ordered food then asked to pay for food now, but what if I’m not happy with the food and I quote the waitress “well I think they ask people to pay first just in case they leave without paying” It just seemed to be no atmosphere didn’t really feel welcoming. Come in get your food and leave!

DE
DEREKG
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

beef burger very good as were the chips. Fish and chips fish 25% batter and very disappointing. Queue too long to get seated when other staff wandering around. Staff could be happier and smile. Service good apart from above.

LP
LucyP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It’s so nice to find a place that does a decent salad and not just hot meals, very nice crayfish and avocado salad although not sure on the grapefruit in it! Really nice.

KS
KarenS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was brilliant and the food very good. Will definitely book again.

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Nanny
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
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.

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Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 578 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.