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Dobbies Garden World Restaurant

Courteney Road, Gillingham ME8 0FB, England
+44 1634 224630
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Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (37 reviews)
“paninis” (11 reviews)
“cream cake” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Courteney Road, Gillingham ME8 0FB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A nice catch up place, afternoon tea available, and with high tea which as to be booked in advance. Food is lovely with delicious cakes & beverages.More

Thank Katherine T
Dobbiescc, Customer Care at Dobbies Garden World Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review. We are pleased to read that you enjoy visiting our store and that you find the food and beverages we have on offer to be delicious. We do hope you will call in again to visit...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Having visited Dobbies for a cream tea on many previous occasions and enjoyed the experience, I looked forward to this visit with friends. The lady serving us was friendly and helpful and the scones and cakes delicious - but on this occasion the sandwiches were...More

Thank Wendy B
Dobbiescc, Customer Service Advisor at Dobbies Garden World Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded today

Good morning, Thank you for your review of Dobbies. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to our Gillingham centre, we pride ourselves on our high standards so this is something that we will act on right away. If you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Family outing for a special birthday and I have to say that the sandwiches, scones and especially the cake selection was very good. Bit disappointed that there was no tea selection although I was impressed that they did a separate food selection for the children...More

Thank jean g
Dobbiescc, Customer Service Advisor at Dobbies Garden World Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for your review of Dobbies. We treat all feedback with high importance and it is pleasing to hear that apart from the tea selection you enjoyed your visit to our Gillingham centre. This is something that we will look into in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Toasted sandwiches choice was poor with no chicken - asked for no dressings but it was covered in limp discoloured salad and coleslaw which I particularly asked to be left off. Lemonade which was prominently advertised was not available, cold drinks were not cold but...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to book if you want an afternoon tea here. Its a little difficult to find the number, but its worth it. We celebrated my wifes birthday here. We had the Luxury Afternoon Tea at £18 for two its very well worth it. You...More

Thank garysJ9232WS
Dobbiescc, Customer Service Advisor at Dobbies Garden World Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to review Dobbies. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed afternoon tea at our Gillingham centre. We appreciate all feedback and the centre will be delighted to hear your comments. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a large garde centre where you can buy groceries, cloths and lots of stuff for your house. After a good walk around it is nice to take the weight off your feet, by sitting in the restaurant with a nice cuppa. They do...More

Thank Geoff W
Dobbiescc, Customer Service Advisor at Dobbies Garden World Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning, Thank you for taking the time to review Dobbies. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoy all aspects when visiting Dobbies. Our cakes are very popular but very high in calories!! We hope to see you again soon. With kind regards,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in to meet up with friends for a bit of tea and cake. Restaurant food very fresh and tasty and had a lovely variety of cakes etc. Main shop sold a lovely high stand of merchandise and staff very friendly. However the gem of...More

Thank svg6667
Dobbiescc, Customer Service Advisor at Dobbies Garden World Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for your review. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to our Gillingham centre and that your guests were impressed by the meat purchased from the butcher. Thank you for your excellent comments and we hope...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

ArrIced at 11.15 for breakfast joined the Q when I thought I was about to be served they run out of eggs and bacon what was left looked past it's sell by date. Staff were not interested in cooking more so it was just too...More

2  Thank roberthall990
Dobbiescc, Customer Care at Dobbies Garden World Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review. Your feedback is very important to us. We are very sorry to hear of your poor experience and this is not the standard we look to achieve. Please feel free to highlight the problems to the...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Great piece of haddock well served a little small for the money but tasted good. Stag a bit slow. Sandwiches looked good but queue for them large. Perhaps next time.More

Thank PHE22
Dobbiescc, Customer Care at Dobbies Garden World Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review. Your feedback is very important to us. We are sorry to hear about the large queues when you recently visited the centre. Please feel free to highlight this to the Store Team on your next visit, they will be...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Have visited here many times. Have had an excellent breakfast. The coffee is good too. Our grandson loves fruit scones and so do we. Good surroundings, clean and comfortable. Staff are always very helpful.

Thank Paul J
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Response from sharon p | Reviewed this property |
I agree that a good manager will stop things falling into chaos. However my beef was watching people handling food with their hands, ignoring the tongs. I was aghast at one woman who picked up a scone, licked her fingers... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, 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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