Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant

4.3
208 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 208 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.1
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4.2
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Z1233
Cornwall
1 review
Dined a day 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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KylieR
Cornwall
1 review
Dined a day 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 a day 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 a day 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 a day 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.

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KellyM
1 review
Dined a day 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 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

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Foodie2021
1 review
Dined 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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.

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CharlotteW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Please hold the glasses lower down.
Awesome affordable treat. Will be back very soon

JH
JHey
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We live locally and are regular visitors to the shop/cafe. Always great food and the location is perfect.

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KimM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is great and serive is good seeing how busy they get

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VickiG
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Had a lovely morning in the cafe. I feel the service could be a little friendlier and food delivered a bit faster but I appreciate it is a busy and difficult time. The only thing letting it down for us was the manor of some of the staff, which again we noticed this in the farm shop on the til also. We will visit again and hope that was just a one off as I appreciate everyone has “off” days especially in covid times!

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SaraH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From booking online to sitting an d enjoying a lovely lunch, everything was so easy. Thank~you

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Gbean
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvellous Sunday breakfast! Good quality food and nice ambience

KL
KerryL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food.
Setting is perfect
Love visiting Greendale.

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EmilyS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, nice and warm with all the heaters.

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SophieB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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HeidiR
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another great visit to Greendale- good value, quality food and exemplary service in a great outdoor area which is well heated and organised

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LisaC
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 6 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
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 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 6 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CharlotteG
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 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.

SB
SaraB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MC
MaisyC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 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!

SB
SarahB
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined 6 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
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

PB
PaulineB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with very good and friendly service.

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KateW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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jeaney
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
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 on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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LauraL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
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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Greendale Farm Shop Cafe and Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 208 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.