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The Potting Shed Cafe

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€€ - €€€
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Healthy
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Grasmere Garden Village | Church Stile, Grasmere, England
+44 15394 35255
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in after a long walk. The cafe was busy but we found a table at a window looking out at a stunning view. There was a good choice of cakes etc, we decided on the fruit scones with butter and jam. They were very tasty but you couldn't spread them as they just crumbled all over the plate when... More 

Thank Jackie S
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to see the Potting Shed is dog friendly. To stop for a coffee, lunch or to just mooch about the garden centre with our dog was a very pleasant experience. Lots of quirky gifts for presents.

Thank LancashireCraghopper
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Grasmere village and as is often the case couldn't find parking. Saw The Potting Shed (with car park) so thought we'd give it a try. It was wonderful. Our light lunch was superb - delicious, plentiful, and beautifully presented. There's a great shop too.

Thank Marilyn0909
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131 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here near the end of our walk around Grasmere. Service was prompt and friendly. Soup was delicious.

Thank Brian65
Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called here today for lunch, soup was good, if a bit too salty for our tastes. Got a pot of tea for 2, £2.10 per person & only one tea bag in the pot which meant when you topped it up with hot water for a second cup it was very weak.

Thank Hazel H
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We both had the chicken and mushroom soup with lovely granary crusty bread. You get a good size bowl of soup and a generous chunk of bread. Good service and nice surroundings. The Potting Shed Cafe is part of the garden centre and shop which has a great variety and selection of things to look at, worth knowing for a... More 

Thank Rosiecat55
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Visited this place for a breakfast before we set off up Helm Crag. Breakfast took around 10 minutes to arrive and was very tasty and good quality, all local produced products and filled us adequately. Service was very good and tables were spaced out and a good size. Will definitely be back.

Thank Andy P
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Always quality here and the staff are so friendly. The garden centre shop seems to be de-stocking and less choice.. not as much as last January

Thank Phil I
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Usually quite popular, it is a good place to relax out of the rain whilst visiting the garden centre. The food is reasonably priced for the Lake District.

Thank Skibum63
Bury, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

It was just one hour before closing on a Sunday in January, and we had just intended to stop for a coffee after a stroll round town before checking in to our hotel. However, the display of lovely cakes on the counter proved to be just too tempting, and we naughtily had a piece each! No regrets there!! I was... More 

Thank David 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
Cafe, British, Contemporary, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grasmere Garden Village | Church Stile, Grasmere, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Grasmere
  • Phone Number: +44 15394 35255

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