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Otter Garden Centres, Ottery St Mary

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Gosford Road, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LZ, England
+44 1404 815815
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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy restaurant so some people must be happy but found it very institutionalised menu. If you do not eat cheese then menu is extremely limited. I chose cold meat - half a sliced tasteless sausage - would a smoke sausage not have been better? Ham excellent, not sure if it was a small slice of turkey or chicken -... More 

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely shop full of useful and interesting things. Nice day out, particularly on a wet day. The garden centre has lots of nice quality shrubs and plants and they have a very good Advice Counter to answer questions. Restaurant was good and they have a good queuing system which works well.

Thank Janet A
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It may be a nursery but the food in the restaurant is simple but good .The big breakfast sets you up for the day .If its wet don,t worry the shop stocks a variety of items including the basics for a number of hobbies

Thank johnpZ4299KQ
Honiton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on a Sunday for a young family meet. The restraint was pack but we were served in good time. Cost is a little steep for my liking for a garden centre cafe but I do think the price you pay is worth it. Food was nicer than I'd expected for a garden centre cafe and the quantity was... More 

Thank David P
Wellington, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The cafe is rather canteen-like but there is plenty to choose from. It is set in a huge garden centre which is really quite famous for miles around. All the staff members were helpful, as they needed to be, to direct people around the whole place. It is possible to spend at least a couple of hours here looking round... More 

Thank Victoria O
Taunton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whilst shopping for seeds and plants I felt peckish, so decided to visit the restaurant. I chose the roast beef, was given a number and went to find a table. Tasty carvery this is not! It resembled my school meals of 50 plus years ago, soggy roast potatoes, inedible Yorkshire pudding, a few small pieces of beef swimming in gravy... More 

Thank Michael H
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Waited 20 minutes to be served in cafe (restaurant is to good a word for the noisy canteen that it is). Only two on the meal tills at 1.00pm - one if which was a trainee being supervised, yest on the light snaks side six tills were being manned. Both queues were the same - long. Order soup to be... More 

Thank Robin P
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Well it looked the part on arrival but disappointed straight away,we both had the pork Sunday lunch,came with four veg,crackling and apple sauce,four roast potatoes and three slices of meat. Cold ,cold cold and cold only thing that was faintly hot was the coffee! Which was nice, Far to big and busy to worry about any opinions,and by the popularity... More 

Thank jasonRCrewkerne
London, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I'd previously visited this garden centre restaurant a few months back and found it disappointing so had slightly mixed feelings about trying it again. It's a large affair and, in my view, the ordering process doesn't cope too well with the number of customers (there is a queuing system in place). That said, on the day I visited it was... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

My girls love this place, we often pop in for lunch, great value and reasonably healthy kids sandwich boxes... coffee and a choice of too many cakes for me. Just on our doorstep... always busy, but the staff are polite and quick to take orders, clear away tables Can't really fault it

Thank mark h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gosford Road, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ottery St. Mary
  • Phone Number: +44 1404 815815
Relax in our garden centre restaurant with a luscious latte and a slice of homemade cake, freshly baked daily. Or why not enjoy a delicious homemade lunch with daily specials including, lasagne, fish & chips, steak pie and sunday roasts.
All our food is locally sourced and freshly homemade by our team of chefs.
Each of our restaurants also include an outdoor eating area which can be enjoyed (weather permitting).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?