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Dobbies Garden World

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Melville Gate, Lasswade, Scotland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Every time I visit the garden centre here I cannot leave until I have had one of their delicious Cherry and Coconut scones. Love them with some strawberry jam - heavenly. A nice cup of coffee to wash it down and at a reasonable price. Hard to find a free table as it was so busy but fortunately some one... More 

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Thank nocera1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently attended Dobbies for a nice Sunday lunch with the family and although it was busy we got a table no bother and the staff where great even though they where working at full pelt. Great price for how much we ate will definitely return.

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

Hi, We are delighted to hear that you and your family had a lovely Sunday lunch when you recently visited our restaurant. Feedback is very important to us and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. With kind regards, Julie Customer Service Advisor More 

Fife
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in for High Tea yesterday at 1.30. We were a large party Two great grannies, two grannies, my two daughters and my grandaughter aged 2. Within minutes of arriving a member of staff came to take my grandaughter's order, then ours. We were astounded when Rowan then received her very own 3 tier cakestand- her eyes about popped... More 

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Thank Dot F
Dobbiescc, Customer Care at Dobbies Garden World, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time when you recently visited our restaurant for afternoon tea and had a great day out doing some retail therapy! Regards, Julie Customer Service Advisor More 

Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our monthly visit to hubby's cousin in Prestonpans and we always go out for lunch. We thought we would try somewhere different so decided on Dobbies Garden World in Lasswade. It was very busy and noisy being mid term school holidays in Scotland,, however, we duly joined the queue and were served quicker than we thought we would... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for your review. Feedback is very important to us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your lunch at our restaurant and the wonderful selection of cakes we had available at your visit. It was good to hear that you were also served quickly. Regards, Julie Customer Service Advisor More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took 2 grandchildren who enjoyed the selection for children's lunch box. They are small enough not to clock the chocolate bars. Glad we went early as got very busy (half term). Staff very helpful. Good toilets. Only downsides - took ages to toast my panini and play area had a lot of litter.

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Thank Lorna P
Dobbiescc, Customer Care at Dobbies Garden World, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your feedback is very important to us. With kind regards, Julie Customer Care More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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885 reviews
539 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in on a busy end of Jan Saturday & the place had been hammered. No crockery, trays etc left but staff were coping well. Food is always average. Cakes look synthetic but it's a popular place. Had a tomato soup & fizzy water for just under £6, not cheap for a cafe. Could be better but big enough portions.

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Thank McAnnie1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

There is a large choice for breakfast and it is very reasonably priced. However timing is essential if you arrive at the wrong time it can take a while to get served. Also depending how long items have sat out they can be a bit dry. Food quality average Service quality average Location nice garden centre and outlets

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Thank caggieking
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and I took advantage of one of the monthly offers from Dobbie's namely 'Buy one lunch get the cheaper one FREE. My wife chose mince and potatoes and I chose Chicken & Mushroom pie which consisted of a piece of pastry that disintegrated when a knife was applied to it , 4 mushrooms and a small piece of... More 

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Thank Keith S
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Ordered breakfast, paid and had no where to sit. Finally got somewhere, no space atall, lots of tables left messy, cpildnt find a bin anywhere to empty table so had to put all the mess on an already messy table, breakfast was cold, bad quality, not enjoyed atall. Won't be back.

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Thank ttocs37
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Average cafeteria type food slowly served and by the time you get to your seat it's cold! I can't be any more complementary because this delay is a major problem at Dobbies that doesn't seem to be addressed in the times we've visited. Please Dobbies try and do something about this because the customers we spoke to were all of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Scottish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Melville Gate, Lasswade, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Midlothian  >  Lasswade

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