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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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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very disappointed with our recent to Dobbies for Supper with Santa. Amongst other things Santa often had his red coat open for all the children to see his blue striped t-shirt and the edge of his beard. Made even worse when his hat fell off! Very disappointed with what should have been an enjoyable family afternoon.

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Thank lcat09
Kent, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into dobbies today had a roast at £9.99 the gammon was fab as for the rest of it , it was unedible frozen veg that was Luke warm and over cooked never again and I simply don't recommend any one to waist there money there as for that we done a bit of Xmas shopping only to get to... More 

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Thank katie d
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must book weeks in advance for the High Tea. Always booked out and busy. Excellent value for money. Great service from the staff, attentive, friendly, polite and will help out what ever is required. Good fresh cakes and fresh leaf tea. Although a garden centre great restaurant.

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Thank Geoff E
Kent, England
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went yesterday for the luxury afternoon tea. Well worth the money, the lady that was serving was very polite and asked for too ups at the right time. My mum is allergic to salmon so the waitress said she would put those on a separate plate. There was more than enough for two and even got a box to take... More 

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Thank DAB034
Rochester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a browse Full of tacky stuff for Christmas 😏 Went for hot chocolate in cafe Slow service. Need more staff on coffee & drinks counter at the end!!! The machines look Hi Tec. But making drinks takes ages!!!

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Thank KAREN B
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a popular place. The queue for drinks can be long and as the drinks are freshly made and if you have chosen a hot meal it could well be cool by the time you sit down to eat it. I believe there's only one checkout and again this is on the slow side and food cools whilst waiting. The... More 

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Thank April201204
James R, Customer Care Manager at Dobbies Garden World Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm pleased to see the points you have raised that are positive and I will ensure all opportunities for improvement as passed on to the store for consideration. Regards James Customer Care Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for the ‘Traditional’ afternoon tea on a weekend lunchtime and the restaurant was naturally quite busy with people of all ages, but not too loud or intrusive. Afternoon tea is served in a reserved section of the restaurant, with waitress service. It is very good value at £7.50 per person for the ‘Traditional’ afternoon tea which includes sandwiches,... More 

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Thank MangeTout2
Sittingbourne
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pre booked online which was definitely the smart thing to do - means you just turn up at your pre arranged time and your table is waiting for you - no queues Booked 1 adults luxury afternoon tea and 1 child's afternoon tea. Quantity wise there was more than enough for us - quality was acceptable for the price paid... More 

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Thank Melanie F
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place but find things quite expensive here compared to other garden centres but nice selection of goods

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Thank Tracey L
James R, Customer Care Manager at Dobbies Garden World Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We believe we offer good value across the store and we do indeed have our price match policy in place should you find something at a better price at another Garden Centre. If you add in the benefits of our Rewards membership and Top Deals, there is some great value to be had. Next time you're... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Dobbies has its own car park and the garden centre is quite good too but i was impressed by the size of the restaurant and the amount of people it serves. The food quality and choices are good and reasonably priced. It is layed out like a canteen where you queue and choose your food. I have been several times... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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?