Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant

4.1
554 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 554 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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3.9
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4.1
ambience
4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nina
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Slow service nice food

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GerryL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food lovely setting and staff are great.

MB
MariaB
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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.

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AngelaB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JT
JanetT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service every time 👍

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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.

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LucyP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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KarenS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Nanny
1 review
Dined 5 days 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 5 days 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 6 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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JF
JacquelineF
1 review
Dined 7 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
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DC
vipDanielC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
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 on July 18, 2021
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 on July 17, 2021
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 on July 17, 2021
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 on July 17, 2021
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.

JU
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

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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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Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 554 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.