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The Garden Cafe at Farringford - CLOSED

Bedbury Lane | Farringford, Freshwater PO40 9PE, England
+44 1983 752700
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (27 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Bedbury Lane | Farringford, Freshwater PO40 9PE, England
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1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 22 August 2016

Now this is a very strange dining establishment, it does not really achieve anything that we expected. It is very stark and lacking any sort of atmosphere all very new, quiet and untouchable not at all a family venue. We arrived at lunchtime with two...More

Thank Vintagemalt
quicksilver0934, Owner at The Garden Cafe at Farringford, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Thank you for your review. I regret that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. We have among our guests families with children of all ages who have returned to stay with us over decades, so much do they appreciate both the tranquility...More

Reviewed 7 August 2016

We ate outside on the decking as we had our dog with us, but this wasn't a problem as it was a beautiful day. The food was fresh, well-cooked and full of flavour. My partner and I both had a Chicken and Bacon Caesar salad....More

Thank Russell S
quicksilver0934, Owner at The Garden Cafe at Farringford, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your al fresco lunch. Hopefully you might return again soon.

Reviewed 27 July 2016

We have been here with our children three times now and have always enjoyed it. The service has always been good, the pizzas are excellent and the surroundings are beautiful. The children can play in the garden within site of the terrace, while we wait...More

Thank ejmilton
quicksilver0934, Owner at The Garden Cafe at Farringford, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thank you very much for posting a review. We are delighted you count us among the best places to eat on the Island. Thank you so much :) The surroundings will be even more beautiful when the walled garden is fully restored.

Reviewed 22 March 2016

Hostile, nasty, weird. Utterly baffled that this place should have a sign on the gate saying it's still a hotel and non-residents are welcome. You'd get a nicer welcome at Castle Dracula.More

3  Thank cwh210
quicksilver0934, Owner at The Garden Cafe at Farringford, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

These are strong feelings indeed, and yet it took you a full 8 months to post your review...Thank you for your trouble nonetheless. However, your criticisms are un-constructive, and therefore of no help to us, since you do not mention the circumstances that resulted in...More

Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Twenty of us booked for pizzas ciabattas and salads, although we had ordered ahead we sat for half an hour before anyone came to greet us or offer any drinks. The service was dour and surly and although the food was satisfactory we were made...More

1  Thank Jane C
quicksilver0934, Owner at The Garden Cafe at Farringford, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2015

Thank you for posting a review. Our waiter ensures that each guest is greeted upon arrival and shown to a table. I am sorry you feel that he was not sufficiently attentive to your party. Your party did not arrive all at once, but rather...More

Reviewed 6 August 2015

Not into Pizza's but had a cup of tea and a lovely chat with the waiter. Farringford is the home of Lord Tennyson. If you like fresh Pizza's straight out of the Pizza oven and to watch it being cooked this is the place. A...More

1  Thank Jackie M
quicksilver0934, Owner at The Garden Cafe at Farringford, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2015

Thank you for posting such a thoughtfully considered, well balanced and fair review. We have this season chosen to focus our attention where we excel, which is in the creation of our delicious homemade pizzas, making full use also of our pizza oven. Our pizzas...More

Reviewed 8 July 2015

Sat outside in the warm sunshine and tucked into a gorgeous cream tea comprised of a very generous number of huge scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam. A veritable feast with a big pot of tea. The waiter had mislaid his happy pills otherwise a...More

1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Having previously found it difficult to find a good meal on this part of the Isle of Wight I was delighted by this new restaurant. Very friendly service, good value and outstanding pizzas made before your eyes in the huge wood-fired pizza oven. Very nice...More

2  Thank nickypritc
quicksilver0934, Owner at The Garden Cafe at Farringford, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2015

Thank you very much for writing such a positive review. We are delighted that The Garden Restaurant was a happy discovery and that you enjoyed your meal with us.

Reviewed 2 October 2014

This was our second visit to the Garden Restaurant. There was only one other table occupied and we hovered around for quite a while before being acknowledged and a menu appearing. We had to request water also as,although glasses on the table, it wasn't offered....More

1  Thank Aileen E
quicksilver0934, Owner at The Garden Cafe at Farringford, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2014

Thank you for posting a review of your recent visit to our restaurant. I am sorry to hear that your experience fell short on several counts, but am grateful for the feedback as we are always looking for ways to improve our service. It is...More

Reviewed 15 September 2014

This restaurant has a proper, wood-fired pizza oven but, other than that, not much character. Other diners' conversations echoed making it seem very noisy. The main dish portions were large, but the menu choice - other than pizza - was a bit limited. The chicken...More

Thank JandP_Cotswolds
quicksilver0934, Owner at The Garden Cafe at Farringford, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2014

Thank you for posting a review. I am sorry your visit fell somewhat short of expectations. We welcome all feedback from our customers and have taken your comments on board.

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Restaurant Details

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Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bedbury Lane | Farringford, Freshwater PO40 9PE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Freshwater
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 752700
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Description
Welcome to the Farringford Garden cafe, which is set within the historic estate of Farringford, former home to Poet Laureate, Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Inside you will find a warm welcome from our friendly staff.We choose the best seasonal ingredients to create a truly delicious and affordable menu with something to tempt everyone. We offer a a sandwich menu for those with a smaller appetite. Our tempting pizzas are handcrafted and cooked in our wood fired oven. we recommend that you book your table. During the summer months the outside terrace is very popular with both self-catering guests and local residents alike.Our Garden Cafe is now closed for the Winter season. Thank you to all of our customers for another enjoyable Summer. We look forward to seeing you all when we re-open in the Spring!
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