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Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe

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Cott Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0HW, England
+44 1208 872668
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Christmas Lunch was excellent. The service was excellent. The was cooked and presented to perfection. Nothing was too much trouble for our waitress. Beautiful views, nice Christmas atmosphere and exceptional value for money. Keep up the standards as we will be back. Could do with extending the seating area as it was slightly cramped. Happy Christmas to all at... More 

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Dorset
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not your average garden centre. Lovely to visit but for us it would be a special visit rather than our normal eating places

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Thank Ellie735
Callington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and helpful staff, if a little rushed with all of these old folks popping in for lunch and a browse. Straightforward menu priced as per venue. OK for babes but might be a little difficult for bigger toddlers if busy. Resisted the offer of the rusting galvanised bins in the nursery - one for £120, two for £200... More 

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Thank Michael R
Black Torrington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm afraid it's gone downhill. There used to be at least a couple of hot vegetarian dishes on the menu, now there is soup! Todays offering was Ok - curried parsnip - but the roll that came with it was awful, almost sweet. We had to ask for a slice of bread to replace it. My Cornish brie baguette was... More 

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Thank Jeremy P
DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review and I am sorry that you were dissatisfied with your visit to our café. In our defence, I will point out that there are other vegetarian dishes on the menu, such as our daily vegetarian tarts and the delicious seared halloumi salad. Other vegetarian dishes are included in our daily... More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been meaning to pop here for a while and came for lunch with a friend last week. The decor is great - we sat on a lovely leather sofa. I had fish platter which was delicious - and plenty of food. I fancied most things on the menu so will be back to check the rest out soon.

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Thank MrsEdwardes
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I only knew of this place whilst passing a road sign pointing to it whilst on holiday near St Austell recently and how lucky we were. I have to say that I wasn't expecting too much as we drove up the narrow road to it but was extremely pleased we had taken the trouble once we got there. There is... More 

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Thank Frank R
DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review and for taking the time to post it. We are very glad that you spotted the road sign and ventured up Cott Road! The shop does look rather spectacular at the moment! We hope to see you again soon - the plant area looks particularly good in the summer... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to the nursery and cafe after walking to the castle. Quite a long walk, but worth it fir the views and lovely cakes, along with assortment of garden plants and seasonal gifts.

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Thank lynda w
DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review: the walk from Restormel Castle is a great way of building up an appetite for lunch or a cream tea! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Cornwall, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well designed shop and cafe both stocked with loveliness. The nursery has a good selection of plants and beautiful pots. Staff in every area were very nice in particular the nursery where some great advice along with nursery to car carrying was given.

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Thank Ninapup
DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to post your review and for your kind words! The plant staff were very pleased to read your post - your positive feedback really does mean a lot to us. Thank you. More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located fairly off the beaten track. Nice garden centre and pleasant restaurant, although menu not too my liking. Amongst the 'trendy' dishes it would be nice to see a few traditional items. Also rather over-priced.

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Thank JPJP33
Brixham, United Kingdom
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333 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A return visit to the Nursery reinforced our impressions that this is an exceptional plant centre, with far more to it than first meets the eye. If there are not so many plants as you find at some other garden centres, those here tend to be more unusual, in exceptional condition and very well priced, for their maturity. Often you... More 

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Thank MontrachetJ
DuchyNursery, Manager at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery & Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much indeed for taking the trouble to post another review and we are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. The chef is very pleased to hear your kind words about the croque monsieur and the plant team were very heartened by your comments on the plant selection. Not only do we all appreciate your review but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cott Road, Lostwithiel PL22 0HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Lostwithiel
  • Phone Number: +44 1208 872668

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?