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“A big catch up with friends”

The Udder Farm Coffee Shop
Ranked #4 of 28 Restaurants in Gillingham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Our team of talented chefs produces hearty breakfasts, seasonal specials, afternoon teas, Sunday roasts and homemade desserts from local produce, all freshly cooked to order. Open 7 days a week our cafe is fully licensed and offers disabled access, baby changing facilities, outside seating areas and a children's play area. Children are very welcome and we have a fantastic menu for our young diners. Whether you're stopping by for a quick cup of coffee, or a large lunch, the views across the Blackmore Vale and Duncliffe Woods are stunning and you are bound to leave more relaxed than when you entered. As all meals are cooked freshly to order please allow extra time when you visit, enjoy the views, sit back and relax, or why not connect to our free wifi and catch up with work or emails?
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We all had a good Sunday Lunch. Some had local Roast Pork. I liked my Salmon, new potato salad.
Puddings were a High point.

Lovely location and the shop is amazing too.
Plenty free parking. Nice Play area and views of Dorset.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to The Udder Farm Shop. Myself and my partner took his parents and our 2 year old daughter for lunch. We pre booked as we know it gets busy. It did. High chairs are available for smaller children, aswell as childrens cutlery. Although we didn't get the cutlery until I asked for a smaller bowl to put my daughters lunch into as the plate they served her dinner on wouldn't fit on her high chair tray. I had a jacket potato with tuna and cheese, my fella had the burger and my inlaws had the cottage pie. The lunch menu has a great selection and everything was really tasty. There is a play area on a decent sized piece of green. Its not a massive play area but it kept my daughter very happy. Although she did lose her footing in a hole on the edge of the play area and face planted the floor which resulted in tears and blood. So we went back inside for dessert but as my daughter was crying we asked for a moment before our dessert order was taken. But it was some time before a server returned. It was busy though, although I imagine this isn't something out of the ordinary. We had ice cream which was lovely, although one dessert was incorrect but it was righted very quickly. So overall the food is fab, the staff are really friendly but could maybe pay a little more attention to detail. The shop itself is great. Really great meat and deli counter. Quite a few gifty bits too. The frozen food section is great. You can buy things like pastries to cook from frozen. Some bits are quite expensive but you kind of expect that. Love it here though and will visit again.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This scenically located eatery is tagged on to an award winning Farm shop with views over fields, hills and distant woodland. There's an extensive play area available for those with younger kids giving the whole enterprise a super family feel.

Arrived without reservations for Sunday lunch and a suitable table was found for three immediately. It was actually a table for two, but to be honest in some pubs would have been set for four. Long story short all in the party felt our meal was a more intimate affair (in the best possible sense) because we were all facing each other and able to talk comfortably. No background music was a boon, so the only noise was the gentle hubbub of other diners enjoying each other's company and their meals. Probably best to book if the meal is an important "family event". Otherwise there's plenty to browse in the farm shop until space is available.

Sunday lunch menu, not surprisingly, is dominated by roasts, with beef, lamb, pork and chicken all available. Beef thrice came with three huge slices of deliciously tender topside each, cooked to the browner side of pink, which was ideal. Served with roast potatoes, gravy and Yorkshire pudding and a serve yourself dish of broccoli, green beans, peas and delicious buttered baby carrots. More than enough for all, without being uncomfortably belly busting. Great presentation, textures, tastes and service.

Desserts beautifully presented (if on a roofing slate). Only minor gripe was that, for this reviewer, the pistachio creme brulee was an unnecessary complication of a culinary classic. Served with delicious icecream and fresh raspberries what should have been a smooth, creamy, "vanilla-y" delight was a slightly disappointing granular affair that felt and tasted a bit like a marzipan cream - doubtless just what some folks like, but, for this reviewer, something of an over-gilded lilly...sometimes simplicity is best, especially with a classic like a creme brulee.

Otherwise this was an excellent and enjoyable meal which was good value. And the service to table was outstanding.

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Arrived at Udder Farm Coffee Shop for Father's Day family meal Staff were very helpful and kind sorting out seating arrangements for a baby and toddler. Service was prompt and helpful - sorting out food for the youngsters - nothing was too much trouble. There was a good choice of menu - including a choice of vegetarian meals. The Roast Beef was the best we have had with plentiful & beautifully cooked vegetables. Choosing from the excellent puddings menu was difficult but everyone was more that happy with what they had. There was also a lovely cheese board. The whole family - baby included really enjoyed their meal and we look forward to another visit in the near future. Well done .

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

An excellent venue. Clean & tidy. Friendly and efficient staff. Excellent food with very generous portions.

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