Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant

4.3
235 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 235 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sb20
Cornwall
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We had booked a table but still we waited a long time to be seated then 50 minutes before we even had a drink. Staff were polite but not attentive at all and music was very loud.

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DeniseD
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to have breakfast on a rainy Sunday morning

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KeironN
Dublin
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth booking it made it even nicer watching the rain!!!! Quality as always excellent

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Laura
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outside restaurant area! Didn’t feel cold, service was really good, very yummy hot food would definitely recommend to friends and family.

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PaulS
Orlando
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and attentive service. Had antipasta meat selection to share, then 10oz rump/pulled brisket burger followed by selection of ice creams. All excellent, good value. Felt v safe and cosy with outdoor heaters. Will definitely come again.

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ArturO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to be as always, good food, great staff and nice atmosphere in there. Will be coming back again soon. Thank you Grindale Farm 😉

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food great service

KW
KarenW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, social distancing and value for money

JA
JANETTET
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was only noisy as there was a hailstorm so very loud!!

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Foodie
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Farm shop not too big, lovely outside area with animals and chickens. Fish butchery and the cafe is stocked with all that you need.
Returned many a time

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ZoeP
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Very attentive staff - Emily was absolutely brilliant!
Definitely recommend. Lovely food.

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VivR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pouring with rain but we were dry and quite warm so all good

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ChrisG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Had a table booked for 8am nobody came to take an order till 8.50 pathetic

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HannahC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful food! Lovely covered area with heaters. Waitress was great! Will be coming back ASAP

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SharronP
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Would highly recommend. Will be making another visit soon

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Heather
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, warm seated outside area, great service! Thank you 🙂

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alanD
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greendale Farm Shop have constructed an excellent external dining facility which is weather proof despite being partially open to the fresh air. Calor gas heaters were turned on to make sure we were all warm and cosy!
The service and food was first class and Greendale rightly pride themselves on the quality of their locally produced meat and freshly caught fish from their own fishing vessels.
A good table booking system via Open Table which worked efficiently and easily.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening enabling to meet up with our friends again.

SM
StuartM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and great ambiance. Thankyou

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HelenS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely few hours at Greendale Farm Shop Cafe with a friend. Very helpful and efficient service and will defiantely return again and recommend to others. Thank you Greendale :-)

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SimonB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Birthday lunch
Thank goodness lockdown is eased
Very pleasant

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Stephanosis
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was good, food was excellent and the whole experience was as good as one could expect with regard to current Covid regulations.

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IanC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easy to book, Quickly seated, drinks arrived 20 seconds after ordering, the meal was great. What's not to like?

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Spookie
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth a visit plus they have an excellent farm shop

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LizC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We appreciate the effort made by all employees to provide a safe and secure environment but frankly my message meal ( Gammon steak ) was below the standard I expected.

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Z1233
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Some seats felt a bit close to other tables. The two seats on one side were past the end of the screen and close to the neighbouring table.

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HollyPalmtree
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Love the heated outdoor seating, friendly staff and yummy food

KR
KylieR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great to have a heater above. Could be hotter.
Nice to have a blanket.
Staff could be more attentive when queuing letting you know it won’t be long or speak at least.
Felt in the wrong place waiting for a while.
All in all it was nice

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sarahg
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Not much social distancing my chair was next to someone on next table right by doorway so people brushing past all the time shame cause normally no problem

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EileenB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Considering the torrential rain, we enjoyed our lunch in Greendale’s undercover area. The fish specials were superb.

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DavidA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

I booked for four people, on arrival told the system had only given us a table for two, first table offered we could not fit around it, the rain and wind had made most of the table and chairs wet, second chairs wet, bit off putting when there were tables for four out of the rain and wind vacant, also our order was mixed up so people had different to what we ordered.
Understand that Thursday the weather was inclement. But.

KM
KellyM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I usually love Greendale, and such an effort has been made to accommodate outdoor seating, it looks fabulous. However the last couple visits in the past 2 weeks the service has been quite poor. Always busy but seem to be many staff on. Drinks forgotten, meals wrong. And yesterday in particular seating inappropriate, granted the bad weather could not be helped but seated as a 3 one of us quite literally had to sit with the wind & rain on us, and seats were also wet! Not in my highest of recommendations at present!!

Also a clearer explanation of having to take payment on ordering would be advisable as both times I have visited this has come across as brash & rude. It should be printed somewhere clearly.

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Steph
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Steak burger was lovely, chips were not very hot but OK.

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Foodie2021
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

To be honest, really disappointed. I shop at Greendale weekly, I'm a massive fan of the place, after looking at the menu I felt we were in for a real treat.

It was poor throughout unfortunately. Orders were wrong - asked for bread for the table, got two slices of bread?!, asked to swap new potatoes for chips, ended up with new potatoes, then swapped out for chips and salad which wasn't what we'd asked for (we'd wanted to keep the mixed veg), cider gravy came late and didn't taste like a cider gravy, to name a couple of things. All fish overcooked, all meat overcooked. Chips didn't taste fresh.

The scallops to start and the mixed veg, when it did come, were both lovely. I would also like to note that we didn't leave overly unhappy, the atmosphere was good and we had a laugh with one of the waitresses at the end of our meal, the food and service was just really poor for what we'd expected.

I felt for the front of house staff, it seemed like a stressful evening, the kitchen clearly had a tough night, I didn't see anyone who I recognised as management, you could tell there was a lack of leadership and cohesion between FOH and the kitchen.

Real shame, maybe will try again in a few months and things will have improved!

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Jane
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met and guided to booked table very efficiently- lovely to have the heater option.
Our service was excellent and speedy and the food was lovely.

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KathyE
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service becoming very slow especially when you are limited to a two hour slot.

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DawnC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time to the new terrace at Greendale nice and warm and quite spacious

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Nobbynuts
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Staff where slow waited an hour to get drinks. Food was quick but still have to wait for service for another round of drinks when there seemed to be plenty of staff available but never asked if we where ok or needed anymore drinks

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HelenB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon tea for two, was so filling that we brought home the cake. Great value for money

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SueM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

the food is excellant and good value for money and service did not take too long considering the amount of people that were there.

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DianeW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good system for getting our table. Pleasant staff. Like the way Greendale have adapted to accommodate eating outside and making people feel safe. Food good.

FAQs

Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 235 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.