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St. Johns Garden Centre St. St. Johns Lane | Barnstaple, Ilfracombe EX32 9DD, England
+44 1271 343884
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited St. John's nursery with our 12-year old coeliac daughter and were pleasantly surprised at the choice of gluten-free options available for her. There were several choices on the main menu - not just the usual ham and chips as well as 3 different cakes. The fish and chips were excellent with a crisp gluten-free batter and well-cooked chips.... More 

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Thank kingsy54
Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

...... providing a garden centre and café, There are a great deal of plants available and the staff are very knowledgeable or know another staff member who is more knowledgeable than them!

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Thank wiselady1950
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I visited garden centre last Saturday and decided to visit cafe for coffee and cake. Huge mistake. Coffee ok, service ok however the chocolate cake was tasteless, dry and the worst cake I have ever purchased. Supposedly homemade the cook needs to revisit the cook book. I did email the garden centre directly but no one has had the courtesy... More 

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Thank Devonreviewer999
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting the garden centre we decided to have lunch. Very clean restaurant area and good helpful staff. Food excellent and at a good price. Recommended

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Thank John C
Bideford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I visit this restaurant regularly with my 93 year old mum-in-law. We both really enjoy ourselves here..Mums favourite is the cream tea, the scones are large and home made served with plenty of good quality jam and lots of clotted cream. Tea is loose leaf and and full of flavour. Mum also likes to take home a slice of one... More 

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Thank Rosemary D
devon
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277 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We ordered Paninis with a portion of chips. There was so much neither of us could finish it. Lovely food though, obviously on the pricey side but you'd expect that at a garden centre.

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Thank Chrissie R
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Had a carvery here .very expensive. The food was like a birds eye frozen dinner.tasteless very small portion. Drinks a rip off.

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Thank christopherhillwv
Exeter, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Wander through the brilliant garden centre, with all the Christmas decorations out plus the wonderland that is jungle Land! Then an wonderful meal in the restaurant. Coffees, cakes, snacks, meals....wide selection all reasonable priced and served very quickly by friendly chatty staff. Plenty of room and children are catered for. It is our first choice every time! Thank you St... More 

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Thank Netty456
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Largely expensive for what is provided and in comparison to other places, however offer a standard breakfast.

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Thank ryan b
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Reasonably priced food, big portions and friendly service. The food isn't very inspired but is done well and there's a good selection of cakes however I was disappointed with the coffee. Great service which makes up for any shortfalls.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Johns Garden Centre St. St. Johns Lane | Barnstaple, Ilfracombe EX32 9DD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Ilfracombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1271 343884

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