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Our restaurant at Plantsplus Garden Centre is committed to serving fresh, homemade food and cakes using local produce wherever possible. Serving breakfasts, lunches, light bites, coffee and cakes, our extensive menu caters to all tastes. Our large, bright restaurant is suitable for groups, parties or events, and our outdoor seating area welcomes customers with dogs.
PRICE RANGE
$4 - $12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
British, Cafe, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Free off-street parking
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6 of us have just enjoyed a wonderful three course Christmas lunch. The food could not have been better and the service we had was excellent. The staff were friendly and very attentive. We all said we had enjoyed the whole afternoon and wouldn't hesitate...in coming back.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 19, 2021 via mobile

Myself , mother and auntie visited on Friday 17th December for our annual afternoon tea, not only was it tremendous it is by far the best afternoon we have had and trust me we have had a fair few. Not only did I receive an...email the day before explaining the various issues they had during the storm recently but we were assured it would be as close to the original menu as possible , it did not disappoint. A massive thank you to Sandra the restaurant manager she is without a credit to your business , the team were excellent and I for one couldn’t fault our experience, thanks again 😀More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 6, 2021

We have used Plants Plus since it opened and without doubt particularly in the summer this is the best Garden Centre in the area. In this day and age garden centres are defined by their Cafe as most people treat it as a trip out....We were there today and the wait to be served in the Cafe, together with a very limited choice left much to be desired. With a queue out of the door the service was deplorable. Not enough staff behind the service counter. A member of staff taking the money was also serving and this just led to a bottle neck. I did note that you have a catering manager and I would question the effectiveness of that person. Only brown buns, no scones, no teacakes,apparently had not been delivered yet they were selling teacakes in the Farm Shop! Someone needs to sort this before it starts to effect your business. This aspect of the business is what makes the difference in deciding do we go to Plants Plus or Dobbies, where the service and choice in the Cafe is so much better. The Silver pound is very valuable and despite your excellent Garden section the Cafe leaves a lot to be desired. Incidentally we were in the Cafe around 10.45am.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Garden C, Marketing at Plantsplus Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2021

Good Afternoon Many thanks for your review, its is always lovely to receive feedback both positive and also constructive. I am disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience in our Restaurant that day. If you could be kind enough to provide me...More

Reviewed October 17, 2021 via mobile

Lovely garden centre, with a real good choice of outdoor products to purchase both large and small. Staff were really helpful and even carried products to our car. The restaurant is superb with great offerings.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 17, 2021

Having used this Garden Centre café for many a year, my dear wife and I decided to call in again today, Friday 17th September, 2021. This 'Covid malarkey' has played havoc with our visits but today was the day we returned! BAD DECISION! Many of...the staff we'd gotten to know and trust have now left but I still ordered one Sausage Sarnie and two coffees. The sandwich I ordered was a Pork bap but the one we received was BEEF and it arrived COLD! No wonder this place is struggling! No interaction with the staff, very little choices of produce, almost no atmosphere at all! If you hope to stay open you'll need to 'up your game'! Very, very disappointing and no mistake! We've made the conscious decision NEVER to return (and we've been going there since the day it opened in all truth). Bitterly disappointed is an understatement! You need to employ kitchen staff who take a pride in what they produce at least, and preferably ones who actually want to work there, rather than the miserable buggers you've got in there at the moment! Covid, in its own way, has definitely separated the 'wheat from the chaff' and sadly, you failed to understand this! Definitely the end of the road for us I'm afraid as I definitely do not like WASTING MONEY!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2021 via mobile

I've only recently discovered this garden centre even though I've passed it hundreds of times. The range of plants and the prices are unbelievable. Today enjoyed a coffee and the biggest peach Melba cream cake I've ever seen in their restaurant. Other garden centres watch...out.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Garden C, General Manager at Plantsplus Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2021

Thankyou for your kind review of Plantsplus and were pleased you finally found us. I will pass your kind comments on to our team. Robert O’Rourke, Garden Centre Manager

Reviewed August 24, 2021 via mobile

Wow, we couldn’t fault the afternoon tea we had today, it was amazing! Everything was fresh and tasty. There was everything you could wish for in an afternoon tea. The best we’ve had! The staff were amazing, the cafe was lovely, roomy and light. We...had our table reserved and set beautifully. We would highly recommend going. Go on treat yourselves you’ll not be disappointed. (Just book 24 hrs in advance.)More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Garden C, General Manager at Plantsplus Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2021

Thankyou for your kind review of Plantsplus. I’m delighted you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant and will feed your kind comments back to our staff. Robert O’Rourke, Garden Centre Manager

Reviewed July 10, 2021

We were ‘checked in’ and shown to our table, then waited 25 minutes to be called to the counter to order. During that time we saw one couple leave (sick of waiting) and another couple told off by the waitress for not following the correct...procedure! They also left. Appreciate that they are trying to be Covid safe but think they need to get more staff and train them in customer service! Food was good when it did arrive but pricey for what it is. Will think twice about going back. Shame because it is a nice settingMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Garden C, General Manager at Plantsplus Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2021

Hello Helen, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that our administering of our Covid procedures fell short of your expectations and left you disappointed. Sometimes this can prove a challenge to us and I am sorry that we let it show when you visited....More

Reviewed June 18, 2021 via mobile

Wow never been here for ages but will definitely be returning very soon . Plants fabulous- selection and price. Restaurant and outdoor seating/ play area very good. Staff knowledgeable and friendly. Excellent Covid safety measures in place. Shop area organised and clean. Parking plentiful. I...would say this is best Garden Centre I have visited locally without a doubt! Recommend unreservedly!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Garden C, Manager at Plantsplus Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2021

Thankyou, Marilyn, for your kind comments and pleased you have visited us once again. You're correct, a lot has changed here at Plantsplus over the last year or so, we have made lots of improvements and additions to the Garden Centre and have plans for...More

Reviewed September 10, 2020

Visited this centre. Never got a chance to visit restaurant. Took our plant purchases to till. No Perspex screens, no distance between tills. Served by someone with no face covering less than a foot away to pay and slightly more than that to unpack. When...asked why there was no safe distancing was told “ If you were so concerned, you shouldn’t have come here!” Unbelievable! There were many elderly people also shopping. Do NOT go here to buy plants. We had planned to off load the plants and return for Lunch. Obviously couldn’t take further Risks, so can’t comment on menu or service.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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192nickc192, Marketing at Plantsplus Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2020

Thank you for your review, and your email to which I hope you received our response. We take the welfare of both our staff and customers very seriously and assure you that we have procedures in place in-line with the government guidelines. We do hope...More

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  • Food: 4.5
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