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Dobbies Garden World Restaurant

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Courteney Road, Gillingham ME8 0FB, England
+44 1634 224630
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 10:30 - 16:30
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Kent, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here for breakfast and lunch. Also had afternoon tea and cakes. Restaurant food is really good. Only downside is it is rather pricey and drinks (tea, coffee etc is very overpriced) The service is good, and restaurant is lovely to sit in. Looking forward to visiting in the summer as the outside garden seating also looks good. Also the... More 

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Dobbiescc, Customer Care at Dobbies Garden World Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant and the service your received was good. Your feedback is important to us and we do hope you enjoy your next visit. With kind regards, Julie Customer Service Advisor More 

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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice choice. Good size for the price. You can choose either a 7 or 10 piece breakfast and it comes with toast too. There is an option of gluten free toast but no gluten free sausages or other options for breakfast . But they do gluten free cakes if you were going for afternoon tea. Good selection of food and... More 

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Thank Jo L
Dobbiescc, Customer Care at Dobbies Garden World Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you felt there was a good selection of food and drink available when you visited and that you were pleased with the size of restaurant to sit and eat in. Regards, Julie Customer Care More 

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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been several times for various meals. Afternoon tea was expensive and not much on offer. Food was o.k but by the time you sit down after you have queued up to pay any hot drink is cool not hot. and the meal is sometimes not hot as well. Not cheap for a help yourself restaurant. Tescos next door is not... More 

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Thank Margaret E
Dobbiescc, Customer Care at Dobbies Garden World Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are really sorry to hear of your experience when you recently visited our store If you are able to return to the store the store team would be keen to discuss your experiences and show that this is not what they normally deliver. We are no longer owned by Tesco we were bought... More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great breakfasts and delicious fresh cakes. Browse around after always end up buying something. Always find something different from Dobbies

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Thank Marcia B
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always have to pop in the restraurant for tea and scones or a lunch time snack . Jacket potatoes with various fillings when trying to watch the calories are great but always tempted by the yummy cakes .

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Thank Laurie C
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Where should I start The waiting in line goes at tortoise pace .You look at the menu board and decide and then the unfriendly unsmiling staff say none left.You order again and wait and wait and once you finally get seated the meal is cold. You go in line again for a coffee as you do not want to order... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant inside of a garden centre is large and has a variety of quick foods. It is self service and various hot foods are available such as chilli and soup etc. We had a panini when my daughter and myself visited at lunch time and it was filled with chicken and salad and crisps accompanied it. We had 2... More 

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London
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Dobbies for afternoon tea, as it was the only place we could find that did children's afternoon tea at a reasonable price, most places were £10 and that works out expensive when one has 4 children. It was excellent value for money and with the help of adults we could not eat all the items, so were able to... More 

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Thank LondonParsley
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very expensive garden centre, but wide range on offer. Huge cafe/restaurant, but over priced, always long ques, nice seating areas inside & out. They do have offers on done cakes, scones buy one get one free etc nice coffee. Just always seems to be under staffed, i used to go very regular, weekends with family & lunch times whilst at... More 

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Sheerness
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to point out that today Friday the 3rd of February my partner and I took our auntie who is 86 for afternoon tea .We were very disappointed with the tea as it was not very good value for money at £7.50 a head , when the sandwiches and little cakes arrived it was so small it was... More 

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Thank Mark A
Dobbiescc, Customer Care at Dobbies Garden World Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear of your poor experience and this is not our normal feedback for afternoon tea. If you are able to return to store the store team would be very keen to discuss your experiences and show that this is not what they normally deliver. With kind regards, Julie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 16:30
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Courteney Road, Gillingham ME8 0FB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Gillingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1634 224630

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