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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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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Agree with the previous review ,Kat is the only server who makes a decent hot cappucinno with a nice milky froth on ,the other servers are completely useless especially the lad with the beard.!!! Urgently need retraining!!!

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Thank Theresa435
kent
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a convenient place for coffee and meeting up with friends as plenty of seating. Down side is the coffee is NEVER hot. We've lost count of the times we've returned it as have a lot of customers. We always ask the server to make sure it's extra hot and so far only one lady (Kat) has managed this... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When i come to Dobbies Garden centre (which is lovely) i often pop into their restaurant for a cup of tea and a treat. There scones and cakes are fresh and delicious. I haven't tried their hot food yet although it does look really tasty so I'm sure i will in the near future. Its a very pleasant atmosphere and... More 

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Thank HayleyBurton1984
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been there on several occasions, sometimes for breakfast and more recently for tea and cake. The staff are very helpful but it is rather like a school canteen. It is very busy and loud and if sat near the door, children have a tendency to leave this open. The breakfasts can be really greasy too and it's rather... More 

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Thank cm52cm
Medway, Kent
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for lunch; chose self-service salad bar with a salmon steak. There was a good choice of salad - leaves, tomatoes, etc. plus a variety of prepared salad dishes to choose from. I had Bombay potato, couscous with vegetables and a couple of others. As well as salmon, there was a choice of quiche, chicken, etc. Not the cheapest of... More 

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

Good morning, Thank you for taking the time to contact us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your salad at Dobbies, we do have a great choice of items as you have said. With kind regards, Karen Customer Service Advisor. More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there for a late Sunday lunch. We didn't go until three and most of the food was being cleared away at this time so I would recommend going earlier on a Sunday. I have eaten here a few times and every time the food has been distinctly average despite the fact it is quite expensive. It always takes... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for your review. Your feedback is important to us. We are really sorry to hear about your visit. That is certainly not the standard we look to achieve. Please feel free to highlight the problems you experienced to the Store Team on your next visit, they will be more than happy to look into this to avoid... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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294 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here on a Saturday afternoon around 1ish. We waited for around 10 minutes in the queue but considering it was a Saturday I didn't think that was bad. Two x large jackets with salad, 2 x soft drinks, £14 ish, excellent value. All the sweet stuff looked fab as well but didn't have any as was too stuffed!

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Thank DMT1982
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is local to me and I probably use the restaurant more often than shopping in the garden centre. The loyalty card is £12 a year and gets you 2 free coffees a month plus various discounts throughout the year. Worth having just to be able to pop in for a quick coffee when I need to kill time. The... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Your feedback is very important to us to enable us to improve in any way we can to deliver a high standard for our customers. With kind regards, Julie Customer Service Advisor More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just popped in to Dobbies, as you do. Busy as usual, lovely cakes and food as usual. Been coming here for a few years now, beginning to get tired. Tea pots chipped, no milk jugs, just plastic pots with milk. Merrigne with cream and strawberries. Strawberries, so cold they were nearly frozen. Hard and tasteless. Not the usual high standard... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for your review. That doesn't sound right at all. Please feel free to return to the store and highlight the problems you experienced, the store team will be more than happy to look into this and avoid it happening again. With kind regards, Julie Customer Service Advisor More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really lovely tea and the staff were really lovely and helpful. Only one little niggle was the wait

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1 Thank Lorraine R
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 had a lovely tea and received good customer service. Your feedback is very important to us to enable us to improve the waiting time you incurred. With kind regards, Julie Customer Service Advisor 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?